Guest Post: The importance of service range in choosing your mobile provider

by Bharat Suhagiya, a blogger who works closely with GSM Booster

Mobile phones have turned into one of the most valued possessions of people today. With instant communication and being in constant touch becoming an imperative feature of people’s lives, there are few ways in which one could imagine life prior to the advent of these mobile devices. Be it youngsters in college or busy executives or the elderly who are retired, mobile phones are necessary for them all and are, hence, heavily utilised. One of the most important criteria, however, is service range.Once you decide to have a mobile phone, you have to make a choice from the mobile service providers.

In the United Kingdom, for example, there are over 11 major mobile service providers who offer their service.

In such a case, would it not be difficult to make a choice between those providers? How do you select that provider which offers the best service?

The outcome is that you would not always find someone who is an outright winner in the race for your business – given that all of them continuously try their best to satisfy the customers.

You have to choose the best one according to your requirements.

Service range

The most important thing that you have to clarify is whether a provider offers service across the whole nation or only in certain regions of the country.

Now this is vital because if you are going to be confined to a particular region, only then you would be comfortable using one provider.

However, if you travel frequently, you might be in for a frustrating time making that particular selection.

In most cases, you can check up with the provider about the areas where coverage is available. The majority – like 3 UK – provide detailed coverage maps on their web sites.

The simpler way to go about it, however, would be to go with a service provider who offers you service across the entire country.

Otherwise, why would you want to waste your time on finding the regions where a particular provider offers limited coverage, unless it offers some great deals?

What you have to watch out for is that if you are moving out of the coverage area, you might either not be able to make or receive any calls or be charged additionally to do so.

One way out of this dilemma is to consider a signal booster. For example, you might need to be connected to one particular mobile operator for work purposes.

But at home, that particular operator might offer a very poor signal or offer no signal at all.

In the first case, you might want to consider a signal booster. In the second case you could consider using a femtocell such as the Vodafone Sure Signal.

With a femtocell, you create your own ‘personal base station’ by connecting the femtocell to your fixed line broadband connection.

When it comes to mobile networking and its signal issues, I can boast considerable knowledgeable.

I have done extensive research on O2 signal boosters from GSM Booster here as well as Vodafone signal boosters here.

I have checked their performance in terms of resolving the network related hindrances.

Not all of my research has only been confined to performance testing of these products.

I have even spoken to the customers and listened to their point of views on how these products work and the kind of benefits that they have heralded in the customers’ lives.

I would argue that these products are highly effective and resolve the call drop issues effectively.
Author’s biog

Bharat Suhagiya has always been fascinated by mobile communications and had decided to make his career in the same line very early in his life. He had detailed knowledge about the industry even before it started manifesting in the consumer space. His dedication to this field since that time reflects in the kind of work that he has done and the respect that he garners within the industry.

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3 Responses to Guest Post: The importance of service range in choosing your mobile provider

  1. Paul Wade says:

    I am not sure when Bharat says “….In the first case, you might want to consider a signal booster…” he has done his homework? Here in the UK unless a signal booster ( or sometimes called a cell enhancer) is provided by the Mobile operator themselves, then it is illegal to use one and if you do then you are liable for a fine or even imprisonment. I suggest you check the OFCOM website before you buy one.

  2. admin says:

    An interesting point, Paul.
    However, GSM Booster even gives a UK address as 152 – 160 City Road London EC1V 2NX.
    So they are hardly hiding behind a web storefront.
    Prehaps Ofcom has changed its viewpoint again?

  3. David Harris says:

    It’s worth pointing out that although it isn’t illegal to sell this equipment in the UK it is illegal to operate it. I work as a cell planner for a UK network operator and I can assure you that when any network operator discovers illegal cell enhancers it is always reported to Ofcom for enforcement action as they have a detremental effect on the wider network and so need careful planning to avoid problems.

    Most operators now offer femtocells (£89 at EE & £100 at VF) and these will provide much more reliable and consistant service for anyone with a typical broadband connection.

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