I will have to take a photo of the mast. It's a horrible ugly tower thing on an industrial estate, where you couldn't believe that they could fit any more of the white rectangular transmitters on. But after looking at it now, I can see that this site: http://pedroc.co.uk/Vodafone%20mast%20guidec.jpg
probably tells me that the whiter-looking, squared-off panels are the new ones:
they likely replaced all the hardware at the base of the tower and the cells on the top of the mast (i assume you got 3G as well now)
And yes, it falls back to 3G (sometimes HSPA+, sometimes just HSPA) in the remote parts where 4G fails.
It's like a different world, really, going from having GPRS which of course is absolutely useless, to having internet when walking around the town. My parents both have non-3G phones and their signal has improved so they can always make a call, now - it's about time, the mast covers over 10,000 people.
Again, I will get a photo of the disgusting ugly thing (I'm all for mordernisation, but this thing really is ugly) and let you see what's happened. O2 haven't updated their own app yet to show that we are covered with 3 and 4G, and it's been nearly a month now. You'd think they'd be very keen to do that as quickly as anything else.
Thanks for the replies, everyone, I don't know much at all about mobile transmitters, so it's been very helpful.
is the site in 2009, which is so irrelevant that it might as well be the opening scene to 2001: A Space Odyssey, with Apes throwing femurs at it. Comparison to today will follow when I can be bothered to waste my energy on O2.
Edited by gazzyk1ns (Sun 27-Mar-16 06:05:11)