Mobile problems may be solved

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  1. bigfoot

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    Running it on my phone. Quite surprised how much it reports I do have a 3G signal to be honest.
     
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    considering we've only had mobile phones for the last 20 odd years and we did quite well without them before that, i cant see the problem of a bit of patchy signal coverage.
    annoying, but not the end of the world.
     
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    Its only for those with iphones and therefore useless.....
     
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    Who bought the first mobile, and why.

    they had no-one to talk to :Laughing:
     
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    errrr no, it's for those with androids, but agree, it's useless, takes no account of handset, and whether indoors or out .. or doing 90mph :Doh:

    I'd rather they spent money on providing a better home broadband .. this is during the day.. of an evening it drops to less than 2.. this is third world speed.. an absolute disgrace that we are spending cash on overseas development when we don't have a modern communications network of our own :Angry:

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    Ring a land line? :RollEyes:
     
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    :Doh: never thought of that :Blush:
     
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    More knowledge is better than less knowledge. Hence I'm happy to take part.

    There are lots of houses now going without fixed lines as they have mobile connectivity, so why pay twice for something they rarely use.
     
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    Downloading government funded spyware into your phone....hmmm......let me think for a nanosecond...NO WAY :Eeek:
     
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    Sorry my mistake. I knew it was one way or the other...just made the wrong choice...

    My comment still stands that its useless for most of us...I want a phone not a mobile computer...
     
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    However, if you take the time to check what information is being sent out you would know it was harmless ;)

    Easy to do with Android and to block anything you don't want to go out.

    It is sending out nothing that doesn't already go out to the mobile towers. In fact far less as it does not send personally identifiable information. Just the reference so it can tack the single device and then the network provider, 2G/3G type, location and transfer speed.
     
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    Unfortunately its a case of your phone is not capable of doing what they need, so its not a case of excluding people. Dumb phones can only do dumb things, which for many is plenty. However the rest of us can generate data that will hopefully result in you benefiting from future targeted network improvements.

    Apple's case is because the walled garden of Jobs will not allow it interaction with the phone they need.
     
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    mobile connectivity in our neck of the woods is a joke .. No 3G and GPRS is patchy.. lucky to make a mobile phone call let alone use data.. .. and the land line is wet string strung across the fields.. I believe , not a joke, installed by the army during WW2 for communicating with the coastal bunkers :RollEyes:
     
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    Can be patchy around here too.

    Hence why I am more than happy to help evidence where it is and they need to invest to benefit everyone, no matter what type of mobile connectivity they need.
     
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    Problem with that being, BT are so behind the times (along with other telecoms) they won't let you have a Broadband connection without a landline, they tell you it can't be done when in fact it can!

    It angers me!

    We are waiting on Fibre being installed in our area, exchange is done but not available just yet. Then I will dump BT and go with virgin who offer a Broadband only line :)
     
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    By dropping the land line I mean going to 3G for getting on line via dongles and 3G routers.
     
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    Ahh yes.

    3G in my area wouldn't be good enough for that unfortunately :(
     
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    Sorry, but don't be so naive, once you let any software in you don't know it may be doing behind the scenes. For one it will know exactly where you are at any time, ok that is done already in certain circumstances, but I am not assisting in that. :thumb:
     
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    think you will find that is done and kept on record at hmg instance

    by mobile operators by use of your phone position between the masts

    whether its smart or dumb

    so if you have a mobile switched on someone is able to see where you is:Eeek:
     
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