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Standard User brandscill
(member) Fri 21-Feb-14 12:54:30
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Three 4G Maps not accurate


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Hi

Has anyone else found Three's 4G coverage maps to be fairly inaccurate?

I know that on the red circled areas there is no 4G despite saying otherwise.

This is primarily in the Manchester area, found the coverage in London to be much better.

Edited by brandscill (Fri 21-Feb-14 12:54:49)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 21-Feb-14 18:34:09
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Re: Three 4G Maps not accurate


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Depends on how the maps are plotted, i.e. software based on the mast location, which may be wrong if the local topography i.e. big building is not accounted for in the mapping system.

Do they have a report issues with the map system?

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 21-Feb-14 18:44:37
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Re: Three 4G Maps not accurate


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In reply to a post by brandscill:
Has anyone else found Three's 4G coverage maps to be fairly inaccurate?

No better or worse than any networks 3G or 4G maps (Vodafone, O2, or EE).

They're all computer prediction. I'm pretty sure the "predicted outdoor" is a wild guess. The "predicted indoor" is a slightly better guess.

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Standard User brandscill
(member) Fri 21-Feb-14 19:10:25
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Re: Three 4G Maps not accurate


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They don't sadly. I was discussing with the twitter team but they've given up.

Worse still is they said the signal in the area isn't the strongest and that's in regards to 3G. I said then perhaps the coverage page shouldn't say very good overage for 3G if they're aware it's not but no response.

I've emailed now to see if I can get it either changed if wrong or an answer as to whether there are faults.
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