O2 launch new coverage checker

There's nothing more infuriating than buying a mobile phone or mobile broadband, only to discover they're as much use as tits on a window. And as we pointed out recently on Bitterwallet, it's not as if there's any guaranteed recourse if you find yourself in a post code with no voice or data coverage.

O2 are making a fist of assisting consumers in making an informed choice, by launching a new coverage checker. The interactive map allows the user to enter an address or post code, and then toggle between voice coverage and data coverage in that area.

It'll be no help whatsoever when O2's network service is seemingly switched off at random for several minutes at a time, but forewarned is forearmed and all that.

Bitterwallet - O2 v2


  • Delenn
    Just checked out a few places I use my O2 phone. Seems pretty accurate for those places, when compared to my person experience.
  • Paul
    It says I should have full signal in my flat...yet I don't - maybe its the lead-lined walls I feel ill
  • sdp
  • bonnie
    link - http://www.webmap.o2.co.uk/ ive just checked my postcode out and its rubbish, my network is terrible where i live, but apparently according to their site i have high coverage adequate for video calls... pfft im lucky if i recieve my text messages whilst at home let alone a poxy video call!
  • Mick T.
    Here you go, since paul couldn't be friggin arsed: http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker/
  • youngy
    @bonnie thats the old checker, new URL is as per Mick the Take http://www.o2.co.uk/coveragechecker
  • bonnie
    @youngy cheers for that, i would like to say its made a difference. old map or new map o2 are still shite.
  • Wafflehaus
    Shite for you, maybe. Most places I visit o2 have the best coverage, and I wouldn't be with any other company for my voice needs. When it comes to 3G they are lagging behind, so I use a different network in my smartphone. I wish there was a company that had decent 2G AND 3G in all parts of the country - sadly it doesn't exist.

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