Phone geeks – which network?
Got my Nexus 4 arriving today, but still haven’t quite decided which sim only deal to go for. Best value (for unlimited data packages) seems to be either 3 or giffgaff (which uses the O2 network yes?).
Which will give me the best service in terms of coverage and connection speeds?Posted 5 years agogravity-slaveMember
Giffgaff is on O2 and gives up to 42Mbps (DC-HSPA+) which is the fastest the N4 supports. There is a coverage map in their site which should help she if you can get this.
I’m very happy with speeds and coverage, it’s decumbent far faster at downloads than my Desire in the same sim.Posted 5 years agorobdixonMember
02 and Vodafone are at around 90% 3G coverage whilst the rest are at 98/99% – that last 8% represents an awful lot more masts to fill in the gaps. Root metrics have been doing detailed 3G coverage checks for a few months now and three has come top for voice and data – they will also have their ultrafast version of 3G in more places than O2 and voda have old 3G by the end of the year. Personally I’d go for three or EE as they have more masts in more places. I’ve just given my work Vodafone back as I got sick of only ever having 2g when out and about – the 3G coverage is very poor and it’s quite noticeable on motorways that you can go 20 or 30 miles with no 3G on their network. Like others have said, try a few pay as you go sims first, and get the actual sim through topcashback.co.uk to get £50 or so cash back.Posted 5 years agoIanMunroMember
I’ve just been quite surprised how much difference the phone makes to the speed. Just got a nexus 4 (suprise, suprise) and stuck the giffgaff sim from my old HTC in the Nexus.Posted 5 years ago
The HTC would struggle to download a webpage without timing out, but with the nexus even BBC iplayer works ok.
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