Now I can see a Vodafone 3G mast through my window where I am now sitting and I know that previously my Vodafone 3G dongle used to connect at very good signal strength.
However my Blackberry which is on the o2 network tends not to indicate a 3G connection from the same position, sometimes EDGE sometimes GPRS. The local o2 shop said that it may be that an o2 sim will hang on to a o2 mast and only go to Vodafone as a last resort.
Have just tried switching off the Blackberry and then switching back on when in definite line of sight of the Vodafone mast, yet still prefers non-3G.
So, besides that annoyance, am wondering where GiffGaff fits in this. Whilst GiffGaff operates on the o2 network, does GiffGaff get the "benefits" of Cornerstone?
Also, I have just been passed the application papers (I am a County Councillor) for Vodafone to replace their mast with one which I believe will also have 4G in addition to 3G (the paperwork is not clear on this).
Only downside is that from previous 3G planning application, my house is located in the maximum field strength of one of the three mast aerials, so wondering now whether I will suffer from TV interference issues, we use Winter Hill Ch 59 for MUX2.
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