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    Re: News - BBC publishes 3G survey findings

    I took part in this, but have doubts about the accuracy of the data.

    That is they are reporting where I live to be 3G on the three network. I get barely any signal in my house and very weak 2G signal outside and I really expect there no to have been many people in my area recording data.

    Several times when looking at the App, it has a map section and that used to regularly show the wrong location, showing when I was in work on full 3G that my current location was at home...

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    Re: News - BBC publishes 3G survey findings

    Not only that but it doesn't show how massively overcrowded the mobile networks are....having a signal is only half the battle these days!
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    Re: News - BBC publishes 3G survey findings

    Quote Originally Posted by go.mole View Post
    I took part in this, but have doubts about the accuracy of the data.

    That is they are reporting where I live to be 3G on the three network. I get barely any signal in my house and very weak 2G signal outside and I really expect there no to have been many people in my area recording data.

    Several times when looking at the App, it has a map section and that used to regularly show the wrong location, showing when I was in work on full 3G that my current location was at home...
    Yes, I agree its not accurate.. at my home address I get a good O2 3G signal and have had a weak Vodafone 3G signal in the past. This map implies I don't get any 3G on any network.
    Maybe its work in progress this map but maybe Ofcom should be doing this rather than the BBC.
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    Re: News - BBC publishes 3G survey findings

    Wish they'd fix the lines on the ground tbh :\
    I've gone from 24mb in a rural area to 3mb (at best) in a built up area with no plans for infinity or fibre in the near future. sucks.

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    Re: News - BBC publishes 3G survey findings

    The BBC shouldn't go back to reporting the news, because it is totally incapable of doing so accurately.

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    Re: News - BBC publishes 3G survey findings

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Not only that but it doesn't show how massively overcrowded the mobile networks are....having a signal is only half the battle these days!
    Exactly. I work near the Westend in London where I may get a full 3G signal, but due to Over-Utilization the connection speed is just as bad as if I had a single bar on the signal.

    Just because there is 3G avaliable in an area doesn't mean it's avaliable to be used affectively.

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