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So DD has been whingeing about not getting a good mobile signal in all the parts of Cambridge she tends to visit.

I was wondering if the panel have any comparative experiences of different networks around town?

She's on Three, and while it's OK at Christs, it's ropey at Queens'. I suppose I could suggest she ditch her bf in favour of a more local one, but that probably wouldn't go down well...

Ofcom apparently did some tests and published a map, but it's completely useless!
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The University uses O2, which may or may not be a recommendation!
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So DD has been whingeing about not getting a good mobile signal in all the parts of Cambridge she tends to visit.

I was wondering if the panel have any comparative experiences of different networks around town?

She's on Three, and while it's OK at Christs, it's ropey at Queens'. I suppose I could suggest she ditch her bf in favour of a more local one, but that probably wouldn't go down well...

Ofcom apparently did some tests and published a map, but it's completely useless!
I've also found Three to have poor signal in/around Sidwick site and generally westwards of the town centre.

My department has no signal for any mobile network due to giant electromagnets!

I've tried a Vodafone sim in my room when I need to make a phone call from there (as I had no Three signal) and that has been ok.

Not tried any other networks, but am also interested to know what's best!



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The University uses O2, which may or may not be a recommendation!
Mmm. What do you mean by “The University”? Is that staff phones of the administration?
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Three is notoriously terrible - at one stage they couldn't actually get Three signal inside the Three store in Cambridge... I've used both O2 and Vodafone and have had no issues at all with either of them. Both had strong 4G coverage across the whole town.
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Three is notoriously terrible - at one stage they couldn't actually get Three signal inside the Three store in Cambridge... I've used both O2 and Vodafone and have had no issues at all with either of them. Both had strong 4G coverage across the whole town.
Haha I was really surprised by how bad Three signal was in Cambridge, as at home I had great 4G signal everywhere with Three.

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Mmm. What do you mean by “The University”? Is that staff phones of the administration?
Staff phones of everyone I think. The Colleges may have their own arrangements, but the administration/Schools etc have a contract with O2.
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Staff phones of everyone I think. The Colleges may have their own arrangements, but the administration/Schools etc have a contract with O2.
I guess that at the very least puts a certain amount of pressure on O2 to maintain a good service. If they don't, then they could be in danger of losing what must be a very lucrative contract.

I quite like GiffGaff (who sit on the O2 network) so that might be worth a try, thanks.

Also wondering if this isn't something that a body like CUSU could do for its members (rather than whingeing about Tompkins tables!)
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I guess that at the very least puts a certain amount of pressure on O2 to maintain a good service. If they don't, then they could be in danger of losing what must be a very lucrative contract.

I quite like GiffGaff (who sit on the O2 network) so that might be worth a try, thanks.

Also wondering if this isn't something that a body like CUSU could do for its members (rather than whingeing about Tompkins tables!)
GiffGaff works great in Cambridge and their offers are pretty cheap. Your daughter will probably receive 3-4 giffgaff sim cards in Freshers' Week
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Also Tesco might be worth a look, as GiffGaff aren't so good when it comes to lots of data.
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DC1 is moving from Three to VOXI by Vodafone. 6Gb plus unlimited social meja for a tenner.

You have to be under 30yo. :shakecane:
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