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Topic: Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park
Posted by: Chris Martin
Date/Time: 21/10/14 18:36:00

"Was really surprised by the watchdog story this week which showed that in any operators t&C's it showed they don't have to provide you with an in home service and if you wish to leave (to try another operator) then they can ask that you buy out your contract in full."

Typical Watchdog reporting though as a few simple facts help to explain why that's reasonable in most cases:

1. Most people are walking round with 500-700 phones in their pockets. The operator buys the phone and effectively gives HP to the consumer. If they didn't ask the consumer to buy out the contract for early termination they would make a substantial loss - with other consumers ultimately paying for that through increased prices.

2. Operators can't always restore service in the event of a fault - things like cranes being erected can interrupt line of sight communications for backhaul on masts. With each mast costing anything up to 1/2m and everyone protesting each and every planning application there sometimes aren't any ways of solving the problem.

3. Operators can't always mitigate for the construction of homes. The wavelength used for 3g is especially susceptible to things like steel beams, the oxide film on double glazed windows and foil backed wall / roof insulation. No matter what operators do, the design of some homes means that a good signal may never be achievable - so if a consumer moves from a home with "good" coverage to one with poor coverage due to the design of the building, should the operator really pay for that?


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
O2 reception in Grove Park20/10/14 19:15:00 Russell Pearson
   Re:O2 reception in Grove Park20/10/14 19:53:00 Nigel Brooks
   Re:O2 reception in Grove Park20/10/14 21:35:00 Scott Doyle
      Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 10:37:00 Russell Pearson
   Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 10:57:00 Andrew Craig
      Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 11:19:00 Nigel Brooks
      Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 18:36:00 Chris Martin
   Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 14:35:00 Kevin Tanner
      Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 17:45:00 Russell Pearson
         Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 18:17:00 Kevin Tanner
            Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 20:59:00 Gordon McDonald
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park21/10/14 21:24:00 Russell Pearson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 07:26:00 Nigel Brooks
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 07:27:00 Nigel Brooks
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 08:35:00 Michael Robinson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 08:58:00 Gordon McDonald
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 09:17:00 Chris Martin
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 10:39:00 Russell Pearson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 11:01:00 Nigel Brooks
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 11:27:00 Russell Pearson
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park22/10/14 12:54:00 Nigel Brooks
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:O2 reception in Grove Park29/10/14 16:34:00 Russell Pearson

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