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Itshim 26-04-2021 19:27

Whitchurch cardiff
 
Anyone here with virgin mobile that they use in this area.? Have a vodafone mobile used mostly in and around this area coverage is next to nothing in centre of village ( now a part of cardiff ) l can not get a signal at all ! Wondering if any point in changing :erm:

Taf 27-04-2021 10:26

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
Our daughter uses VM a bit further away, and has moaned recently about "only one bar". A few new masts have gone up these past few months just south of the village, but I have no idea who uses them.

If you pose your question on the community facebook page (Llandaff North & Whitchurch Daily Life Cardiff), you'll get responses I'm sure.

But expect some non-tech-savvy answers as people on there still complain about VM "turning the wifi off".

https://www.facebook.com/groups/954644197903602

Itshim 30-04-2021 18:39

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
Q
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Originally Posted by Taf (Post 36078084)
Our daughter uses VM a bit further away, and has moaned recently about "only one bar". A few new masts have gone up these past few months just south of the village, but I have no idea who uses them.

If you pose your question on the community facebook page (Llandaff North & Whitchurch Daily Life Cardiff), you'll get responses I'm sure.

But expect some non-tech-savvy answers as people on there still complain about VM "turning the wifi off".

https://www.facebook.com/groups/954644197903602

Cheers taf rather what I thought on vodafone and it is rubbish . No signal from outside co-op until I get to wbs . Just as bad on hel don have to go nearTA to get good service. Tesco here I come !:shocked:

alanbjames 01-05-2021 09:13

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
My son works in Cardiff from time to to time and said Virgin Mobile was poor there.

Hes now been on Gifgaf for about 2 years and never looked back.
Very Happy.

Taf 01-05-2021 15:50

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
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Originally Posted by Itshim (Post 36078455)
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Cheers taf rather what I thought on vodafone and it is rubbish . No signal from outside co-op until I get to wbs . Just as bad on hel don have to go nearTA to get good service. Tesco here I come !:shocked:


It was all a bit murky as to who they are using. I had a new SIM sent to me by VM ages ago.

This gives more details.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...dafone-uk.html

Itshim 02-05-2021 10:54

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
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Originally Posted by Taf (Post 36078540)
It was all a bit murky as to who they are using. I had a new SIM sent to me by VM ages ago.

This gives more details.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...dafone-uk.html

Clear as mud!!. I'm bottom line do not want vodafone as it is in my experience. With them know. It is rubbish in the area l most use it !

Taf 02-05-2021 12:52

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
The new masts out front of the TA are operational, but no-one knows which network they are for, and no-one reports any improvements.

Several networks are dropping 3G in the next year or so, so that means a new phone for me. :-(

A lot of home smart meters run on 2G, so that part of the network is being supported, though coverage will become more and more spotty. If your phone is 2G it is time to upgrade to 4G.

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The smart meter programme is due to be completed in 2024 and devices are expected to have a 15 year lifespan. Unless technological changes are made, this means the meters will be dependent on 2G until 2039. The same timespan can be applied to eCall-compatible vehicles, which can also use 3G networks.

The report also accepted the general industry view that 2G will be shut down before 3G. Although 3G has greater capacity than 2G, it lacks the coverage and power efficiency and has been superseded by 4G and 5G.

It is likely that other European nations will shut down their 2G infrastructure before the UK, meaning there will be some lessons to learn and best practices to adopt. The Forum is urging operators and regulators to work together to minimise the potential impact.

Potential solutions include the establishment of a single shared 2G network, clear switch off dates for the country’s three 2G services, and a cut off point for the sale and deployment of dependent devices and applications.
https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/2g...20until%202039.

Itshim 03-05-2021 11:54

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Taf (Post 36078604)
The new masts out front of the TA are operational, but no-one knows which network they are for, and no-one reports any improvements.

Several networks are dropping 3G in the next year or so, so that means a new phone for me. :-(

A lot of home smart meters run on 2G, so that part of the network is being supported, though coverage will become more and more spotty. If your phone is 2G it is time to upgrade to 4G.

---------- Post added at 12:52 ---------- Previous post was at 12:38 ----------



https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/2g...20until%202039.

Raff that was just saying we're l can get a signal in the middle of a few suburbs of cardiff would more luck in the centre of village using a red box!ˇ!!!! As an aside the village has a boots co op iceland peacocks and a number if other shops

Taf 03-05-2021 13:59

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
The only thing that attracts me to the village these days is a Big Breakfast in Cooper's Cafe, and of course, that has been closed for the past year.

I don't even drive through any more since the rehash of the junction outside The Plough.

I turned on my mobile earlier (it rarely gets used) and I could only get 1 bar intermittently in the house, and a solid 1 in the front garden. Our daughter gets the same. Something is going on.

Itshim 03-05-2021 16:47

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Taf (Post 36078692)
The only thing that attracts me to the village these days is a Big Breakfast in Cooper's Cafe, and of course, that has been closed for the past year.

I don't even drive through any more since the rehash of the junction outside The Plough.

I turned on my mobile earlier (it rarely gets used) and I could only get 1 bar intermittently in the house, and a solid 1 in the front garden. Our daughter gets the same. Something is going on.

Closest place to walk tó unless l go up and down the hill to llandaff north !

Taf 03-05-2021 17:22

Re: Whitchurch cardiff
 
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Originally Posted by Itshim (Post 36078700)
Closest place to walk tó unless l go up and down the hill to llandaff north !

Beppy's Cafe used to be nice. But one bad meal years ago put me off the place.


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