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Roaming in NL works terrible!

I have a oneplus 8t and am using it in the Netherlands.

 

However recently roaming works really bad!

I have to switch off the data connection 10 times per hour and reconnect in order to have somewhat connection.

What do I need to do to fix this?

 

Roaming is turned on, as I do have some data sometimes. 

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Re: Roaming in NL works terrible!

What network? Big changes in the Netherlands at the moment with both the closure and winding down of 3G depending on network.

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Re: Roaming in NL works terrible!

I seem to be connected through T-Mobile in NL?

Is that good? 

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Re: Roaming in NL works terrible!

Should be. They took the route of closing down 2G in November, but 3G is running on less bandwidth and 4G is OK

You could see if you can connect to one of the others, although 3G on Vodafone shuts down next month.

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Re: Roaming in NL works terrible!

Won't I be charged more if I hand pick a different provider in NL?

 

Does Virgin have deals with the others (KPN, Vodafone) as well? 

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Re: Roaming in NL works terrible!

Won't be extra for selecting a different network in the EU

Virgin don't have roaming agreements of their own and go through Proximus as a go between. You will have to try each one in turn to see if you are accepted 

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Re: Roaming in NL works terrible!

I've tried both T-Mobile and Vodafone at 3g and 4g, but the service is terrible. It just hardly works!

What do I need to do to have normal working Internet in NL?

My girlfriends Internet is working just fine, no issues at all. So frustrating! 

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Re: Roaming in NL works terrible!

Hi there @Plumtree2

 

Thanks so much for your post - sorry that you're having some roaming issues whilst abroad. Roaming is not guaranteed I'm afraid as you're connecting to a 3rd party; we do not have control over the quality or connection once you are outside of the UK. 

 

As our users have advised earlier in this thread, there are changes in Holland currently with 3G; however as @enlli mentions, you can do a manual network search to attempt to connect to another network to see if that helps.

 

It's also worth noting that masts in the area prioritise local networks so sadly if it's at capacity they won't connect to one but should get back on once space clears up. It could be that your girlfriend is connected to a different network to you or that she connected before the mast was at capacity.


For more help, please pop over to our Roaming Help pages

Cheers

 

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