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    • SuperAllyB
    • By SuperAllyB 30th Jun 17, 9:03 AM
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    SIM for Florida holiday
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    • 30th Jun 17, 9:03 AM
    SIM for Florida holiday 30th Jun 17 at 9:03 AM
    Our family have just booked a fortnight's holiday in Orlando.

    We are with PlusNet mobile and there rates for US don't seem very competitive.
    One daughter is a typical modern teenager who gets anxiety issues if without 3g signal, or phone charge drops below 50%.

    All our phones are SIM free - 2xMotoG5, iPhone 5S and iPhone7.

    Thinking of getting PAYG Feel at Home sims from 3, but wondered if we would be better getting a SIM out there - just looking for advice on where to start looking.
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    • d123
    • By d123 8th Jul 17, 10:38 AM
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    Easy.

    1. New EU law;
    2. 3 has forced other carriers to offer similar non EU options.
    Originally posted by ahxcjb
    EU law forced the companies to offer free roaming in the USA!

    Wow!! I'd never have guessed!


    I suspect I'm the only one on this board that has requisite technical knowledge to understand the complexities of running a successful LTE network.

    To help you out; only EE has LTE spectrum at low, mid and high band.

    The rest have a mediocre allocation at mainly low band (of which they have not even half the allocation of EE) with Vodafone owning only high band (completely useless outside of heavily built up areas).

    Let me know when your 'research' is complete.
    I suspect you know a lot less than you think if:

    1) you think UK allocation has anything to do with speed of service (or type of technology offered) while roaming on foreign networks.
    2) you know as little about the spectrum allocation of the networks (especially Vodafone and what frequencies they are rolling their 4G network out on).

    You might want to check what network assets the UK networks have in the USA and also the exact spectrum allocations available to those networks are in the UK (extra hint, the OFCOM site should help with that).

    PS
    When I started working in the mobile industry the company I was working at was a new company called Mercury One2One...
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    • ahxcjb
    • By ahxcjb 8th Jul 17, 11:25 PM
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    EU law forced the companies to offer free roaming in the USA!

    Wow!! I'd never have guessed!
    Originally posted by d123
    Your reading comprehension abilities leave a lot to be desired.

    1) you think UK allocation has anything to do with speed of service (or type of technology offered) while roaming on foreign networks.
    See what I wrote about your reading comprehension abilities? Well, here we are again. You are linking my comments on the state of UK networks [1] with roaming agreements. It's you that is making that link - not me.

    [1] Pointing out why people should not bother 'checking out' what 3 or Vodafone offer.

    2) you know as little about the spectrum allocation of the networks (especially Vodafone and what frequencies they are rolling their 4G network out on).
    If you think Vodafone's miniscule deployment of their 800MHz (2x10MHz) frequency in major cities such as, er, London counts, then you would be woefully mistaken.

    You might want to check what network assets the UK networks have in the USA
    Zero; that's why they have these interesting things called 'roaming agreements'.

    When I started working in the mobile industry the company I was working at was a new company called Mercury One2One...
    Yeah, I guess whilst you were working _retail_[2], and I was working at NSN implementing GSM, I really missed out eh? *tries not to laugh*

    [2] Sorry, had to stop laughing.
    • d123
    • By d123 9th Jul 17, 12:08 AM
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    You realise that this thread is only about roaming in the USA?

    Ask yourself what your rambling rubbish has to do with that...




    Oh, and by the way, you probably really should go and read up a bit more if you think Vodafone's 4G rollout is just 2x10Mhz of B20...
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    • ahxcjb
    • By ahxcjb 10th Jul 17, 9:02 PM
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    You realise that this thread is only about roaming in the USA?
    Originally posted by d123
    I provided the answers the OP needs in post #9.

    Ask yourself what your rambling rubbish has to do with that...
    This is the third time I have had to highlight your reading comprehension abilities to you. When you engage on topics outside that which the OP is asking, you should expect a reply accordingly.



    Oh, and by the way, you probably really should go and read up a bit more if you think Vodafone's 4G rollout is just 2x10Mhz of B20...
    I've never stated the Mhz - again, you keep making assumptions. I've simply stated they have limited LTE spectrum on which to create a successful network. When they manage to provide LTE outside of major cities, let me know.

    Currently, with the sole exception of EE, the state of mobile affairs in the UK is laughable.
    • d123
    • By d123 10th Jul 17, 11:51 PM
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    I've never stated the Mhz - again, you keep making assumptions. I've simply stated they have limited LTE spectrum on which to create a successful network. When they manage to provide LTE outside of major cities, let me know.

    Currently, with the sole exception of EE, the state of mobile affairs in the UK is laughable.
    Originally posted by ahxcjb
    you reallly are looking stupid, by the way, hello, I'm here to let you know.

    Now you might want to go and look at Voda's spectrum allocation and current 4G coverage, it's been more than just cities for quite some time.

    You do make me laugh with your strange ideas, so I do hope you carry on...
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    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 11th Jul 17, 3:53 PM
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    Ok. Just stay away from the US then, and chill in your own country that does not have all these bad things.
    Originally posted by mrcamp
    I'm going to the US (again) in a few months.

    Slightly annoyed the Brexit loons have caused the $1.30 exchange rate but otherwise looking forward to it.
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