EE vs O2 for signal coverage and problems

By Daniel Chubb - Mar 17, 2015

When it comes to purchasing a new tablet, or cell phone, you might already know exactly the brand you want. The first choice would normally be between an Apple iPad, or Android tablet, and then it’s about the UK or US mobile network that’s best in your area. Today, we wanted to look at Everything Everywhere versus O2 for signal coverage and of course common problems by city.

EE vs O2 for signal coverage – whether we are talking about a tablet or mobile phone, signal coverage is vital for both devices and this depends on the area you live in or will be spending most of your time. There’s complaints about no EE signal and also problems with O2 every day, but what network would be best for your needs? Before purchasing, you should take a look at a couple of online resources that could save you from issues later on.

Last year, we reported on one EE network outage that saw well over one hundred comments from our readers finding the mobile network down in their area. This network isn’t alone, but it’s the long-term issues thanks to dead spots that you want to watch before choosing a network for tablet or phone.

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You can use the official EE UK coverage checker to find out exactly how this network should be performing in your city, or town, within the UK. There’s map covering from Dover to Aberdeen, and of course massive population areas like London and Bristol. EE still claim they have the “biggest and fastest network in the UK” at the time of writing, take a look at their search tool to see if it’s right for you today.

There’s a similar system in place on the O2.co.uk website, which can be seen here with a very similar coverage checker. This also allows you to see 4G, 3G, and 2G coverage at the same time for tablet and mobile devices.

Problems reported within EE and O2 status updates – while it’s great looking at information offered by the official UK networks, this shouldn’t be the only place you check before deciding on a mobile network for any device. We’d strongly recommend joining in community debate and reading feedback on websites like Down Today, which report EE and O2 signal problems thanks to consumer feedback. This will in-part help with choices, but remember to take everything into account from both official sources and customer feedback.

Would EE or O2 be a better choice for your UK mobile operator on tablet or phone? Use the information provided above, then share what you think is best for you with the location your are in below. Also, we would love to hear the reasons for your choice.

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