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Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Tsonga
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Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Which would you recommend in terms of coverage? Oxford area and between Oxford and London.
I am on Virgin at the moment and never have any signal anywhere!
Thanks for any advice!  Smiley
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James
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

I've never had any issues in that area on O2.
James
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

What's making you leave Ellie Peter? Smiley
Blue - To be a bit more specific, I always had very good signal in Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead, Herts, plus all the way through to Aylesbury, Bicester and Oxford.
Tsonga
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Thanks for this!
I commute between Oxford and London a lot. My phone loses its signal as soon as we leave a station, while I see (and hear) other people chattering away on theirs throughout the journey. Perhaps I should ask them what network they're on!  Cheesy
O2 sounds good though. I have had mixed reports about Vodafone so don't really know what to think. We'll see what PJ thinks!
Any other suggestions?
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

I believe Orange are Ok too. I've visited a friend there by train a few times (from London), and whilst I can't guarantee that there is a mobile signal for the whole journey (namely because I haven't stared at my phone for the whole time), I've had no problems having a couple of text message conversations on the journey. The aforementioned friend (who's also on Orange) also uses the Oxford Tube a lot, and as far as I know she doesn't have any problems on that either.
Tsonga
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Sounds perfect! I understand from Carphone Warehouse that I need to get my mobile unlocked and then buy a sim card. And then I can finally make use of the phone!
I assume there is no chance of keeping my current number?
James
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

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I understand from Carphone Warehouse

Please watch your language.  There may be children reading these forums.
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Quote from: BlueRhizome
I assume there is no chance of keeping my current number?

You'll need to get a PAC code from virgin. Give them a call on 789 from your phone and they'll sort it out for you. You'll then need to give that to your new network. It should take about a week from that point for the number to transfer over to the new provider.
Tsonga
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Quote from: Jameseh
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I understand from Carphone Warehouse

Please watch your language.  There may be children reading these forums.

Sorry, don't get it!  Huh
James
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Carphone Warehouse own TalkTalk Smiley
Tsonga
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

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Quote from: BlueRhizome
I assume there is no chance of keeping my current number?

You'll need to get a PAC code from virgin. Give them a call on 789 from your phone and they'll sort it out for you. You'll then need to give that to your new network. It should take about a week from that point for the number to transfer over to the new provider.

Ah ok! Thanks for the tip! I had no idea!  Smiley
Tsonga
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

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Carphone Warehouse own TalkTalk Smiley

LOL! You got me worried for a second!  Grin
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

Quote from: Jameseh
Carphone Warehouse own TalkTalk Smiley

Please watch your language.  There may be children reading these forums. Grin
James
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

BlueRhizome made me do it Smiley
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Re: Best mobile phone networks - Oxford area

I would advise that you avoid Vodafone, I have been switched from O2, and we never realised how good O2 was until we switched.
Chilly