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    ID Mobile, LIFE, Giff Gaff or Three?

    My 24-month o2 contract is now finally finished!
    I'm happy with the phone I've got but looking for a one-month rolling contract with atleast 2gb of 4G data, not really fussed about minutes or texts.
    Read so many conflicting reviews about 4g network coverage for ID, Life & Giff Gaff, what do you think is the best one to choose?

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    you can normally find sites online which show their coverage as a general point.

    the beauty is they are all one month rolling contracts so perhaps take out the cheapest tariff on all of them and try them out?

    You'll get everyone saying different things, will always vary based on where you are and phone and what you do etc.

    your experience will be more important than anyone else.

    EE, tried them all. best coverage good data package and cheap!

    gsj87

    My 24-month o2 contract is now finally finished! I'm happy with the … My 24-month o2 contract is now finally finished! I'm happy with the phone I've got but looking for a one-month rolling contract with atleast 2gb of 4G data, not really fussed about minutes or texts.Read so many conflicting reviews about 4g network coverage for ID, Life & Giff Gaff, what do you think is the best one to choose?



    Thought Life was 3G only, ID runs on 3. I have O2 on a Iphone 5S for work and EE on a Motorola G (3rd gen) and 3 on a Motorola Defy+ (3G), depending on where I go EE generally has the best coverage off all three.
    Edited by: "OBH6UK" 5th Jan 2016

    Go for EE.
    Not the cheapest but worth it for the 4G coverage.With GiffGaff you'll love starting to browse,then see your data signal drop down to E. Shocking.

    Go for LIFE Mobile mate, you can't beat their tariffs at the moment. I've recently moved to them and they offer coverage too. 3G only, but very good value for money. Currently uSwitch running a promotion through their site for discounted tariffs.
    1500mins
    Unlimited texts
    1gb data
    £6/month

    3000mins
    Unlimited texts
    3gb data
    £10/month

    have a look at bt mobile they use ee mast for coverage

    Giffgaff runs on the O2 network so you will get the same network coverage as you did with O2, never tried the other networks mentioned.

    I'm going back to ID mobile from Virgin as Virgin have too many dead zones in Brum (including in houses). I've been with Giffgaff and 02 but get terrible coverage in Coventry where I work, and hardly get 3g. A workmate who sat next to me was on 02 and got 4g in the office, I got 2g with Giffgaff. ID mobile had 3G and 4G in various places in Brum and Cov and as much as I think they are pants with customer service, their coverage and data speeds are great and I've only hit a couple of dead zones out in the middle of nowhere.

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    Steve Mac

    I'm going back to ID mobile from Virgin as Virgin have too many dead … I'm going back to ID mobile from Virgin as Virgin have too many dead zones in Brum (including in houses). I've been with Giffgaff and 02 but get terrible coverage in Coventry, where I work, and hardly get 3g. ID mobile had 3G and 4G in various places in Brum and Cov and as much as I think they are pants with customer service, their coverage and data speeds are great.



    I'm actually from Coventry so thanks for the advice! I think I'll give ID mobile a go and if it's crap, atleast it's only a one month contact which I can get out of.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone!

    gsj87

    I'm actually from Coventry so thanks for the advice! I think I'll give ID … I'm actually from Coventry so thanks for the advice! I think I'll give ID mobile a go and if it's crap, atleast it's only a one month contact which I can get out of.



    I work in Finham and have been round Warwick, Longbridge, Rugby, Binley, Hatton, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Leamington etc... and have only ever come across 2g once but that was when I was really far out near Banbury. That said, I've been in some very remote places and still got 3g with them!

    Only person who can really answer this question is yourself. See some people saying about EE,Virgin,BT etc if you asked myself my answer would be to avoid them all at any cost since they have no network coverage at my home (unless you use there wifi calling apps). Though I doubt you live next door to me! Ask around your friends and work colleagues what they think of the networks they on people who live near you,work near you travel around the same areas. Or check the operators network coverage checkers.
    Then question to ask once you narrowed down to certain operators is who gives best package/value for money/internet speeds/customer service etc.
    PS, BT is eventually (if it all goes through ok) buying out EE anyhow. Possibly O2 then being bought out by Three as well.
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