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EE’s 800 MHz frequency

Does VM have access to EE’s 800 MHz frequency? I’m not talking VOLTE or Wifi calling as I know these aren’t supported, which is a real shame, those would make VM a very strong contender.. I’ve read many professional reviews on line and they all say that VM has exactly the same coverage as EE, also surely VM could be false advertising with their claim of 99% 4G coverage if they don’t have access to the 800 MHz frequency?

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No 800MHz (band 20), EE have not shared that out too any of their MVNO's yet :-(

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Re: EE’s 800 MHz frequency

I’m currently with 3, but I live in an area of poor coverage although I live within the London area, also with 3 Central London is terrible for data, non existent in zone 1.. 

Spoke with 3 yesterday and they are allowing me to leave without penalty, I have 6 months of 12 month sim only 30GB plan, I’ve already got my PAC code, I’m tempted by VM £18 45GB plan, but having no access to 800 MHZ, no VOLTE and no Wifi calling is kinda putting me off! Would I be worse off joining VM?

Anyone have experience in Central London with VM?

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Used to spend a lot of time in town a few years ago with my Virgin sim, data was crap in places then - cannot speak about now.

Maybe try picking up a Virgin PAYG to test before committing?.

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Trouble is VM pay as you go is restricted to 3G?

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Your right :-(    Never thought about them still being only 3g in 2018 😵

 

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So taking everything into account with VM, I’ve decided to go directly with EE, got 30GB sim for £20pm.. Thought that was pretty decent 

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Re: EE’s 800 MHz frequency


@a_ukboy wrote:

Does VM have access to EE’s 800 MHz frequency? I’m not talking VOLTE or Wifi calling as I know these aren’t supported, which is a real shame, those would make VM a very strong contender.. I’ve read many professional reviews on line and they all say that VM has exactly the same coverage as EE, also surely VM could be false advertising with their claim of 99% 4G coverage if they don’t have access to the 800 MHz frequency?


I'd be very interested in seeing any reviews where VM is claimed to have exactly the same coverage as EE. I've seen plenty that say "Virgin uses EE" or somesuch, but they're usually carefully worded for precisely this reason.

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But if they don’t have access to the 800 MHz frequency then surely they don’t have 99% coverage? Missleading advertising?

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Re: EE’s 800 MHz frequency

Wouldn't be the first time... 

Roam like home... 

Only you won't get 4g.

I'm sure there are other misleading statements. 

The 800mhz is best for indoors, better signal through walls, etc. 

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