Tag: signal

Nissan release a phone killer

You’re driving. The phone beeps. You know you’ve received a notification. It could be something important. It could be about those jeans you ordered, or it could be a Facebook update from someone about a burger they’ve just eaten. You’ll never know, because you’re driving…. ..but you just …

Three launch native WiFi Calling

Three have today launched native WiFi Calling on selected devices here in the UK, and this is just another step in the direction to #makeitright Before now, Three have relied on a separate downloadable application called Three inTouch to get customers a better signal using WiFi routing. Whilst this …

Anywhere you roam, you’ll always take a signal with you

Long-term readers will know that we are particularly annoyed about the continuing patchy signal problem across the UK. We hear networks claiming that they’ve invested many millions to fix it, and they tell us it’s getting better, but even though we have 4G, we still struggle to make …

Got an LG G3 on O2? Notice any signal strangeness?

So, I wanted to put this out there as I think I could be going mad.  I have an LG G3. It’s on O2 and, for reasons I can’t quite explain, it keeps dropping signal. I’ve done the usual tricks – swapped the SIM card, reset the phone, …

Thinking of getting a signal booster? Wait right there..

You young kids might call it “bantz” now, but I was having a “discussion” on Twitter with a few people about the in-building penetration provided by networks operating on 900MHz. The likes of O2 and Vodafone both seem to get through the walls of my home but, using …

Life without a signal. Actually, not that bad.

I’ve been somewhere magical this weekend. A place with absolutely no signal. I’ve been with a group of mates and between us we had all the networks covered. One had an EE phone and amongst us we also had an O2, Vodafone and Three device. Not one phone …

Three inTouch WiFi app now in beta

Mobile signal is, pretty obviously, critical for calls and texts. However, there are times when you just struggle to get signal in your location. Maybe there is really bad weather, maybe you live in an old house with thick walls, or maybe you just live too far away …

Welcome home, Brits get mobile service in the Channel Tunnel

Can it really be 20 years since the Channel Tunnel was completed? Already? Well, to celebrate, and better late than never, Eurotunnel have completed the installation of mobile services in the North tunnel. It’s similar to the service offered in the South Tunnel, which the French operators installed …

We’re jamming, I hope you like jamming too

The internet can be a scary place at times. So scary, in fact, that we could do with some hastily cobbled together requirement for random cookie warnings on every site and a ham-fisted ISP-level website blocking system. Nah, that’d never work. When all else fails, we can at …

I just want a signal!!! – Opinion

Most of the major networks have now announced their 4G pricing models.  They vary a little but, with one notable exception, there is a premium for the new technology as well as limits. Data is the new king.  No longer do we want more and more texts bundled …

Customer service the way it should be.

What do you want from your smartphone? The answer to the above question is different for every single smartphone user but there is are some common trends.  Decent battery life, a wonderfully bright screen, a one thousand megapixel camera, a full qwerty keyboard and so on and on. …

Put it up: Vodafone gets signal in The Shard

It’s a common problem – you hit a certain floor and all of a sudden, you’re finding it hard to get signal on your phone. Imagine you’re in The Shard, the tallest non-natural structure in Western Europe. It’s a lovely sunny day (I did say use your imagination), …

Pong Case for the Samsung Galaxy S III – Review

We’ve already seen the Pong iPhone 4 / 4S case and recently had a nose around the iPad case too. A case, you might think, doesn’t take a great deal of explanation or reviewing. However, the people at Pong are quite clever. All of their cases, including this …

Vodafone Sure Signal network booster – Review

Do you have a bad mobile signal in the one place you want to use it most? It’s a more common problem than you may think. Whilst networks do their utmost to provide the best service they can, it’s hard for them to legislate for people with basement …

iPad Case Review – The Pong

This week we’ve been given a number of iPad cases to test. This one seems to have stuck to the iPad the most so far – it’s the Pong, or just “Pong”. What’s special about it? Is it the fact that it’s presented in a posh white box? …

Three UK Looking Into Femtocells?

On checking through the Three Blog tonight on a very interesting post about the future of the network and where the company are moving forwards, one of the team ‘Kaz’ has posted a reply to a comment from a customer which you can see below. At present Vodafone …

Got a signal problem on the weekly shop?

It’s not often that I write a rambling post… well, OK.. perhaps quite a few of you would disagree with that. The thing is, I’ve noticed something. This weekend we were shopping at the local Tesco. It’s the usual scene, you put a few items in the trolley …

Where not to make a call

Remember the BBC Coverage survey? The stats were obtained after several thousand phones ran an app to check on signal strength. After all the results came in we got an interactive map to show what the coverage is like throughout the UK. But hey, wouldn’t it be good …

Android Signal Survey app updated

Yesterday we mentioned the BBC Survey into 2G and 3G signals across the UK. An app by Epitiro is being used on Android devices to collect data as you move around but some already have concerns about how much data is sent and how often is polled. The …