21-03-2012 12:49 PM
Really considering this...
I ordered a white ipad 3 thru the eforum team, opened the package there was a black one inside, even though the receipt says white, rang vodafone and they were happy enough to switch it, but after trying this one i quite like the colour.. but ive found 3g speeds to be really slow (around 1meg or less) even with full signal and actually seeing the telepone 'mast' sometimes it just wont even load a page!
Now i know this could be the ipad but im seriously considering jumping ship after 8 or so years to three, espicially after 191 customer service and now them messing me around with a sure signal price, telling me all sorts lol and with my local store now turning into a place where hungover dozy, like laying all over the desk, 'vodafone employees' like to hang out who actually dont have a clue about the job they are doing!
so before i put the ipad in it return pack, whats peoples thoughts on the 3g speed, does vodafone offer the fastest/best 3g around? shall i keep my faith in voda just for the eforum team?
21-03-2012 01:00 PM
With Three you will need to be sitting under the mast.
Have you tried speeds in a different location? It could just be that the speed you would like to achieve is not available with the coverage /usage in your location.
21-03-2012 01:08 PM
i think this is the problem! i know three has goodish signal, and in some cases better than vodafones where i am, but there seems to be so many bad reviews about them (like 191 )
havent had a chance to try it somewhere else yet, arrrr confused need to make a decision quickly! if u see a mad man driving around with an ipad hanging out the window with a speedtest app running or standing under masts dont worry its only me! lol
21-03-2012 01:20 PM
why is it that london and other places seem to be constantly upgrading broadband and phone signal and pay the same price as people who cant get theses super quick services
really get on my nerves how networks seem to only bother with london and major citys, surely it would be better upgrading the country and having a good fast signal everywhere and not just in one place, wouldnt they get more customers? the money is just wasted upgrading one place all the time where speeds are already fast! rant over lol!
21-03-2012 07:52 PM
As for speeds mine is fine everywhere I want it to be (all out of a city my the way), the only place I have no signal is at my home but I have wifi there so no really issue.
21-03-2012 08:15 PM
21-03-2012 08:18 PM
21-03-2012 08:42 PM
As for London I see your point but I guess we just hear more of upgrades there is again there is more people it will effect. Also as 3G becomes more and more used, especially in built up areas it needs to be upgraded and as London is the most built up area of the country it needs to be the quickest to keep it the place businesses etc want to work from.
I'm sure when 4G eventually finds its way to main stream the rest of the country will slowly be improved.
22-03-2012 02:43 PM
Thank you for your posts and it is great to see you..
We are constantly looking to improve our network in all areas, you can check your coverage and you can also rate this under the map and this is fed directly to our network team.
Not sure that changing the colour or memory of the iPad (unless there was a fault) will make a difference with the signal however I do hope that you decide to stay with Vodafone as we have awards for our coverage coverage.
The Sure Signal is a fantastic device for 3G coverage however if you have WiFi at home this would work extremely well for your internet usage.
23-03-2012 09:16 PM
30-03-2012 01:51 PM
30-03-2012 02:10 PM - edited 30-03-2012 02:16 PM
I've logged the post you've made this afternoon, here, to be looked at by the team. So that we don't duplicate information, we'll only respond on the linked thread.