Orange and T-Mobile play nice and share 3G signals

10 October 2011

The 3G satellite, this morning

Everything Everywhere is going to let customers of its T-Mobile and Orange brands use both networks' 3G signals.

Isn't that nice?

This comes on the back of the companies allowing customers to use both networks for 2G voice and SMS purposes.

"Not only will customers be able to talk in places they weren't able to before, they'll also now be able to access the internet, social networks or download emails at improved speeds, in more places," Everything Everywhere chief Olaf Swantee said in a statement.

Lovely name that.

There's also going to be "additional 2G improvements" so that everything else runs better. Customers may recall that, when the 2G network-sharing switch-on happened, they had to register to the other network's signal. This time around, this isn't going to be the case.

What will happen now is that you'll receive a text message telling you that you can now use both signals, and all you have to do to make this happen is switch your phone on-and-off.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile


  • ElBuc
    The whole 2G thing is a joke - I am on T-Mobile and the signal at work was fine. Then when Everything Everywhere started the T-Mobile signal turned to shit - one or two bars at most (on my unlocked phone - the SIM card tells the phone that T-Mobile is the home network to use). The Orange signal is much better with full bars, but you have to manually switch networks, only for it to switch back to shitty T-Mobile five minutes later. As soon as the iPhone 4 prices drop a bit I'm switching to O2 or Vodafone.
  • Ben
    Might be better to switch your phone off-and-on as if you switch it on-and-off it would probably not get any signal. 3G or otherwise.
  • JC
    Shit networks for shit people!
  • Joe B.
    O2 - You must be insane if you are switching for better coverage. O2 have the shittiest coverage of any of the networks.
  • Whisky
    About fucking time!

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