MSE News: Sainsbury's to launch mobile phone network with Vodafone

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"Sainsbury's has teamed up with Vodafone to create 'Mobile by Sainsbury's', which will launch later this summer..."
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Sainsbury's to launch mobile phone network with Vodafone

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  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    BOGOFF ????

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  • MishomeisterMishomeister Forumite
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    Would never consider Vodafone or any company using their appalling network.

    My work phone is on Vodafone an I am so often out of signal. This is in London not some rural village in Scottish mountains.
  • Handsome90Handsome90 Forumite
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    Would never consider Vodafone or any company using their appalling network.

    My work phone is on Vodafone an I am so often out of signal. This is in London not some rural village in Scottish mountains.

    Is that Central London? Are you sure that doesn't happen to other networks in that area?
  • MishomeisterMishomeister Forumite
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    Handsome90 wrote: »
    Is that Central London? Are you sure that doesn't happen to other networks in that area?

    Different parts of London.

    Vodafone are the worst. At least comparing to O2 and T-Mobile
  • Kite2010Kite2010 Forumite
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    The real news will come is when they come out with the tariffs.

    No point if they come out with tariffs which are complete and utter rubbish.
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    Ironically, Vodafone is the best in the highlands.
    Does your work phone have 3G900?
    Would never consider Vodafone or any company using their appalling network.

    My work phone is on Vodafone an I am so often out of signal. This is in London not some rural village in Scottish mountains.
  • reduxredux Forumite
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    The MSE article ends:
    Fellow supermarket giant Tesco launched its Tesco Mobile service with O2 in 2003

    That was after the previous version of Sainsburys Mobile then, which had already existed for a while, from early 2001, with an innovative scheme which compared to a couple of dozen other monthly tariffs available and automatically matched the best, before they did a deal with Carphone Warehouse in April 2003 which altered it a bit

    So it's odd that other news reports have it that Sainsburys will become the third UK supermarket chain with a mobile virtual network operation, when it was the first.
  • d123d123 Forumite
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    Vodafone voice coverage is pretty good in my experience (across the North of England), but the data network is diabolical, even with a strong signal it's slow and unresponsive when compared to all the other networks.
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  • ZhugeEXZhugeEX Forumite
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    d123 wrote: »
    Vodafone voice coverage is pretty good in my experience (across the North of England), but the data network is diabolical, even with a strong signal it's slow and unresponsive when compared to all the other networks.

    Vodafone have improved a lot data wise recently. But they still have huge areas of the UK with patch data.

    Also they're not using the latest HSPA+ standard which is a bit of a let down.
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    I switched off 2G 1800 MHz and 3G 2100 MHz on my phone.

    I found the signal strength, battery life and data speed all improved when on O2 and now Vodafone (Ovivo) using 2G/3G at 900 MHz only.
    ZhugeEX wrote: »
    Vodafone have improved a lot data wise recently. But they still have huge areas of the UK with patch data.

    Also they're not using the latest HSPA+ standard which is a bit of a let down.
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