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We have been with Giffgaff for many years but lately the signal is poor,  down to 1 bar again today.  Do they have a problem? 
Don't want 5g just a decent 3g or 4g signal.
What is best for UK cover?   We live in NE Lincolnshire and travel around a lot.
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  • knightstyleknightstyle Forumite
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    Thanks but that map is simply not a true representation of the coverage,  here in Gainsborough, outside the house we get 1 bar, in the woods up the road no reception at all but that map is blue over the whole area.
    Is there anywhere we can get a true picture?
  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Try different network sims .
    None give 100% UK cover .
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    That is what I am thinking but which network?  It is obvious they lie about coverage so need independent information.
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    That is what I am thinking but which network?  It is obvious they lie about coverage so need independent information.
    The only way outside bodies would get that kind of information is if the network itself provides the information as they own the masts and know what their signal coverage is. Ofcom who regulate the networks have to rely on the networks to give them information on coverage. 

    As JJ said you will need to try different network sims if your really concerned on having a good signal everywhere you go. No network gives 100%.
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    Maybe you just don't have a decent 4G signal where you live. My Dad lives in Lincolnshire and his 3G/4G signal is terrible in his house and his phone is always pretty spotty, we both use Giffgaff and I have to drop mine down to 2G whenever I'm down there.
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    Red_ArmyRed_Army Forumite
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    Giffgaff uses the O2 network so if the O2 network coverage is poor where you are ask people who are on a different network what their signal is like.
    According to Downdetector there is problems with O2 right now so that could be the problem.
    There are only 4 networks in the UK, O2, EE, Vodafone and Three.

  • mobileronmobileron Forumite
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    For years i have suffered with a poor signal in my village and even worse in my stone house.
    Lat year BT and others are now offering a service,where the calls will go via your wifi router in the house,check if your phone has wifi calling and switch it on.
    Never lost a call since.
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    That is what I am thinking but which network?  It is obvious they lie about coverage so need independent information.
    They don't lie about coverage they simply estimate the coverage because they have no real way of knowing exactly where there will be signal unless they collected data of where everyone was and what signal they had which people would complain about because the networks could then track their movements. Also don't forget the device your using also has an effect because some mobiles have better antennas than others.
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