Mobile broadband

Jonathan Stowe jns at
Fri Dec 19 10:51:03 GMT 2008

2008/12/19 Simon Cozens <simon at>:
> Sam Smith wrote:
>> Or use a different one so you have different
>> coverage chances; depending on how far into the middle of
>> nowhere you'll be.
> Another question: Bloody hell, people, what have your mobile phone
> providers been doing for past five years? I'm used to getting 3G
> coverage on top of mountains, on the underground, and on an uninhabited
> island in the middle of a lake. Looking at coverage maps of the
> southwest, it looks like it's going to be a coin toss at best to get any
> kind of fast data connection.

They blew all their money on the spectrum auctions and  had to scale
back their coverage ambitions.

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