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    According to this coverage checker:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker

    I only have 2G in my hometown (I live in a very rural area), no 3G or 4G.

    I am moving to London for Uni in September, what would happen if I got a phone on contract on 4G and then came home for Christmas for example to visit family, would my phone be completely useless for the week I came back to my hometown? Would I not be able to phone or text people? Or would I just not be able to use the internet?
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    (Original post by ddtown)
    According to this coverage checker:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker

    I only have 2G in my hometown (I live in a very rural area), no 3G or 4G.

    I am moving to London for Uni in September, what would happen if I got a phone on contract on 4G and then came home for Christmas for example to visit family, would my phone be completely useless for the week I came back to my hometown? Would I not be able to phone or text people? Or would I just not be able to use the internet?
    It should switch from 4G to 3G to GPRS. I have an iPhone 5C and it does that but I'm not sure! It wouldn't be useless, you'd be able to get signal and service and you should be able to use the internet but it just might be a little slower than usual or not work at all in some areas.

    I'm sure it will be fine though !
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    Having a 4G phone just lets you access the 4G signal when it's available. In other areas, it'll just act like your current phone and you should be able to call/text Make sure to search around to see if any other networks have better coverage in your area.
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    (Original post by ddtown)
    According to this coverage checker:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker

    I only have 2G in my hometown (I live in a very rural area), no 3G or 4G.

    I am moving to London for Uni in September, what would happen if I got a phone on contract on 4G and then came home for Christmas for example to visit family, would my phone be completely useless for the week I came back to my hometown? Would I not be able to phone or text people? Or would I just not be able to use the internet?
    It will work like any other phone would, dropping down to the highest band of service available. If you have wifi at home this app could solve any problems of not being in an area with signal (http://www.o2.co.uk/apps/tu-go), as it redirects calls over wifi. Or, if you use Facebook/WhatsApp etc instead of the phone to talk to your friends that will use the wifi anyway.
 
 
 
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