I’ve been with Orange for 10 years. Now, I’m seriously considering changing to Vodafone.
Why? Is it because Vodafone has all these 3G services, mobisodes, and the endorsement of some bloke who can kick a ball?
No. Absolutely not. It’s because their phone masts have more powerful signals – so you get reception where others fail.
For whatever reason, my Orange phone recently has gone from lousy reception to dire. I can’t get a signal by the window in my home, which makes working from home pretty hard. Calls drop, even in places where I could get them before.
Whereas at Center Parcs last weekend the only people who were able to yak on their phones all the time were those on Vodafone. I spoke to one guy who’d tried all of them (not while there); Vodafone gets better reception pretty much uniformly.
They wasted their money on those 3G licences, didn’t they? Orange especially.