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TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« on: Dec 03, 2010, 00:29:23 »
The TowerUp reception checker tool allows you to find out if your new mobile phone is going to work before buying it and signing a contract. It also lets you see which provider will give you the best reception in the places you go.

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #1 on: Dec 03, 2010, 00:30:33 »
Karmic find - stickied.  :thumb:
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #2 on: Dec 03, 2010, 08:24:39 »
I tried my Post code in their checker and it gives this :

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        O2              No signal   15.07 kilometers
   Vodafone   No signal   15.17 kilometers
   T-Mobile   No signal   45.87 kilometers
   3              No signal   15.18 kilometers


The map also shows the "nearest tower" ..... which is totally wrong.

I have had 3G reception since 2005 at this location and my new phone is on GPRS.


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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2010, 08:50:11 »
Tried mine and the info was spot on showing where the masts are and the fact O2 is poo where I live.

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2010, 10:28:41 »
Very useful :thumb:

It's been suggested that I get a 3G dongle for those occasions when BT play up, so it's saved me some money:

   O2   Poor   1.41 kilometers
   Vodafone   Poor   1.42 kilometers
   T-Mobile   Poor   1.41 kilometers
   3   Poor   1.43 kilometers

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2010, 10:38:54 »
My results were pretty accurate.  Not a great signal where I live, but excellent 3G and 2G half a mile down the road.   
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2010, 10:54:17 »
The TowerUp reception checker tool allows you to find out if your new mobile phone is going to work before buying it and signing a contract. It also lets you see which provider will give you the best reception in the places you go.

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I tried my postcode and it said O2 no signal, which is absolutely ridiculous as I can O2 indoors or outdoors without any problems whatsoever with a strong signal. I fact when I moved here 5 years ago the only providers that had coverage was O2 and Vodaphone.

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #7 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:02:23 »
I tried my postcode and it said O2 no signal, which is absolutely ridiculous as I can O2 indoors or outdoors without any problems whatsoever with a strong signal. I fact when I moved here 5 years ago the only providers that had coverage was O2 and Vodaphone.

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That is like mine, I have a repeater station just up the road and there are several new masts in the Purbeck area, 3G has been fine here for 5 years.

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #8 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:09:32 »
Same for my area, also says weak or no signal for all providers on 2G and 3G, yet I get a good signal on both on my T mobile phone.
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #9 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:23:47 »
Hmm, this site is newly registered so it may be the data is as yet incomplete, looking at the registration details we see this :

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           Registered on: 27-Nov-2010

Registrant's address:
        The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their
        address omitted from the WHOIS service.


But on the web page we have this :

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TowerUp is brought to you by Dynamically Loaded Ltd. - a worldwide leader in cell ID and WiFi location data. TowerUp is powered by Nearify, a location based service framework.

Following the link to Dynamically Loaded we find it is a trading organisation providing business services.......




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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:32:17 »
I suppose an individual can register a domain and let a business use it? Might be worth passing on to Nominet, though, Dorset.
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:34:44 »
Its not very accurate for me. Says poor service all round yet right now I've got full signal on Vodafone and O2 was usually either 4 or 5 bars.
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:36:19 »
I suppose an individual can register a domain and let a business use it? Might be worth passing on to Nominet, though, Dorset.

Not too sure Rik but it seems totally wrong to me that a site that is clearly an integral part of a business can be registered as " a non trading individual".

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« Reply #13 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:42:05 »
That's why I was thinking of passing the info to Nominet, let them decide whether it's acceptable.
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:48:39 »
Email sent, will see what transpires.

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #15 on: Dec 03, 2010, 11:55:55 »
I'll be interested to see what their response is, Dorset.
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #16 on: Dec 03, 2010, 14:03:17 »
I thought we'd been over this recently with another similar website , it was discussed that mobile phone companies had stopped giving accurate data regarding mast location a few years ago.
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #17 on: Dec 03, 2010, 17:08:40 »
I'll be interested to see what their response is, Dorset.

A response has been received already, Nominet have investigated the query and have served notice upon both registrant and registrar that they must amend the details to meet their criteria , or Nominet will change the entry themselves.

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #18 on: Dec 03, 2010, 17:12:53 »
Good for Nominet. :thumb:
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #19 on: Dec 03, 2010, 19:20:45 »
It would be contravening the Nominet registrant agreement if they are in fact a business.




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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #20 on: Dec 03, 2010, 19:22:05 »
A response has been received already, Nominet have investigated the query and have served notice upon both registrant and registrar that they must amend the details to meet their criteria , or Nominet will change the entry themselves.

Good for them.

I know of another site that is doing the same.

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #21 on: Dec 04, 2010, 10:38:20 »
Same for my area, also says weak or no signal for all providers on 2G and 3G, yet I get a good signal on both on my T mobile phone.
When you only have two masts in your area its not hard for them to get wrong obviously. Saying that O2 said I should get good 3G coverage in my area, when my O2 mast is 3.6km away   ::) I get 2g not even Edge, so even the big boys get it wrong

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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #22 on: Dec 04, 2010, 14:16:23 »
It was correct about 1 thing though.

I used to use Virgin which ran on T-mobile and the reception was very poor where I live and still is it seems.


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« Reply #23 on: Dec 04, 2010, 14:55:14 »
I'm curious that Orange didn't show up when I checked.
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Re: TowerUp: UK 2G/3G Mobile Broadband Reception Checker
« Reply #24 on: Dec 04, 2010, 14:58:26 »
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