I’m beginning to think we’re jinxed when it comes to mobile phones.
Last week I posted about the dilemma I have now that Three have turned off the mast closest to my house. I left Orange because it was so unreliable so staying on Three when I can only pick up Orange on my Three phone is no good and T-Mobile doesn’t work in my house.
Well now it’s becoming more of a pressing issue because Orange have also just switched off a mast and you’ve guessed it, it’s the mast nearest my house. Getting an Orange signal isn’t a problem but making and receiving calls and sending and receiving texts is a problem and data connections are a rarity because the already overloaded Orange network is now maxed out all the time.
So in a nutshell, I’ve got a choice between O2 and Vodafone. I’ve been asking on Twitter and Facebook and so far pretty much everyone has said Vodafone. O2 are apparently having the same capacity problems as Orange and T-Mobile. But what about Vodafone? Everyone can’t be happy with Vodafone otherwise there’d be nobody on the other 4 networks! Their data allowances are rubbish, as are their upgrades but what about the network?
The coverage checkers for O2 and Vodafone both show reasonable coverage for where I live – not as good as Orange, T-Mobile or Three – but there’s not much difference between the two. So it’s just down to reliability, customer service and value for money but which one should I choose? O2 or Vodafone?