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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-07-25 18:14
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There is a story on the Inquirer website that rights to sell the iPhone 3G may pass from O2 to Orange sometime in the not too distant future.

I have to say that the resulting phone really needs to be renamed. To Cox's Pippin, since it'll be an Orange Apple.

L'Inq here
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User: autopope
Date: 2008-07-25 20:38 (UTC)
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Hmm. I would be much happier about signing for an iphone contract with Orange than with O2, leaving aside all other issues (like whether the jesusphone is actually ready for prime time yet).
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User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-07-25 22:19 (UTC)
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We were on Orange, but deserted about a year ago. The central Royston area had lost a tower (a car rammed it), the local nimby tendency wouldn't let a new tower be erected, so between the lack of new capacity and loss of existing capacity, we were usually unable to get signal at home.

So we made sure demand declined.

Apart from that, I generally liked Orange, and if we hadn't lost what had been good coverage, we'd have stayed.

She went for 3 (best option for low usage PAYG), I went for Vodafone. I think we're both happy (well, I was once that half hour phone call to my Mum from Hiroshima got down-costed to 75p).

For the iPhone itself - at last it can actually work in Japan, now the 3G has turned up. But whereas the iPod Touch is a gorgeous piece of kit, I did tend to thing the last iPhone wasn't worth paying all the extra for.
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User: megabitch
Date: 2008-07-25 22:18 (UTC)
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*grumble* can still only get voda in this house. To use any other network means going into the garden (or sitting on the windowsill).
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-07-25 22:20 (UTC)
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I remeber one place on the Welsh borders. 3 bars in one room, no signal the other side of a doorway.


It doesn't help that you're in quite a steep sided little valley. To get any signal in there probably requires a tower in just the right direction. And I should imagine that DAB reception is pretty crap there too.

Edited at 2008-07-25 10:21 pm (UTC)
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