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#1 Shythawk

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

I sit in the North stand on the halfway line about halfway back.
My iPhone is on the Orange network but I always struggle once inside the ground to get a strong enough 3G signal to get the Sky Sports app to work.
Is it my poo phone or do other fans have same problem?

#2 HawardenOwl

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

My texts never go through and can never get on Internet!

Must be cause there is so many phones being used at the same time.

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#3 rustyowl

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

I'm also on orange and got a decent New phone but I have same problem

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

I'm on O2 and have the same problem with 3G

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

on 02 it was poo but now on vodaphone have no probs.

#6 Owl-S35

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

its because of the sheer volume of people on their phones at the same time, plus the skysports app is rubbish.

#7 owllincoln

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

Same problem on the kop with O2

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

on 02 it was poo but now on vodaphone have no probs.


I useed to be on vodaphone and it was rubbish, on 3 now and its much better

#9 fifaowl

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

I can send texts but I have no internet signal. Weird.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

I sit a few rows in front of you, and am on O2. Tends to be okay in the first half, but not afterwards when everyone is checking the piggies against whomever.

I reckon it's more contention than anything else.

#11 drburton

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

I think we can safely say its not your phone.......

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Same on Vodafone...fookin poo

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

I sit in the North stand on the halfway line about halfway back.
My iPhone is on the Orange network but I always struggle once inside the ground to get a strong enough 3G signal to get the Sky Sports app to work.
Is it my poo phone or do other fans have same problem?


Don't even go there :mad: , I've got a Blackberry Bold with Vodafone and every home match it nearly ends up on the pitch at half time trying to get scores from either the Skysports app or BBC website, I'm on the South by the way

Edited by WadsleyOwl, 29 March 2012 - 07:55 PM.


#14 Simmo200

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

Vodafone - North stand - Nothing every game

#15 Ever the pessimist

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

So many people draining the wi-fi at the same time.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:59 PM

poo

in south north and kop

i get about a bit

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

I sit in the North stand on the halfway line about halfway back.
My iPhone is on the Orange network but I always struggle once inside the ground to get a strong enough 3G signal to get the Sky Sports app to work.
Is it my poo phone or do other fans have same problem?

Sit in almost exactly the same spot (but Row 13). My iPhone on O2 reckons it has full 3G reception but rarely connects to any scores apps. Just about manage to get enough for live betting.

#18 Skyline

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

Was on Vodafone and could get nothing.

Moved to O2 and it sometimes works, but not very often.

I sit on the kop.

#19 TheOnlyWayisS6

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:03 PM

Nothing ever, Orange. North stand near Leppings. Dogger

#20 bigdan2003

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

It's the high volume of phones all trying use services from the local mobile cell/mast at the same time. And I'm sure the big concrete and metal structure of the stadium doesnt help!



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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

makes for good fun though, while everyones waitin for their shitty signal i changed my mates name on my phone to 'Sky sports goal updates'. Couple of weeks ago when united played brentford they were 2-0 up? everyone was a little bit pissed off about it, so we lightened the mood..Brentford scored 3 in 2 minutes before anyone could check and we got our mate behind us, i showed him my phone and he kept shoutin out the score everytime united 'scored', jumping up and down and everything, by the time the lads on the north had checked they must have though he was a bit retarded :biggrin: his face when we confessed was priceless!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Has nobody noticed the vodafone mast installed on the south stand? The signal is fine, but if 1000's fans want to look at the scores all at the same time, it just jams the network

#23 Shythawk

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

Thanks for all the info.
It's good to know its not just me who gets pi••ed off.

#24 barmyowl1212

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

The phone mass on south stand is Vodaphone.

#25 danblakemore

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

I thought the signals were blocked for fear of filming game?

#26 Big Fish

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

O2 also sharing the site with Voda

#27 JoeTheOwl

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

I'm on 3 and can always get a signal to text but never manage to get 3G. Just rely on texts to keep me updated on other scores.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

I've never had a problem with my 8 year old £20 Nokia......

#29 rob_owl_92

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

Im on Vodafone and dont get signal in either North or Kop. Then get a few texts after the match usually saying how poo poo Bennett is

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

Vodaphone. North. Full signal. 3G. Internet doesn't work.

Edited by B.A Baracus, 29 March 2012 - 08:42 PM.


#31 Jezza Helan

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

My phone signal is fine but internet is terrible.

#32 JonTheOwl66

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Yep. I'm on Orange and can just about text, but no 3G or internet in general really. Funnily enough, no problem at away grounds. Just Hillsborough.

Owlstalk needs to sort the new mobile mast.

#33 tilIdie

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

Im with O2 and Ive sat in same seat for 3 years in past year my signal doesnt even register where as past 2 years its been fine. What on earth is happening or happened to make our stadium so anti mobile phone?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

I'm on O2 and ok with text and can usually get on internet during first half but once we reach half time no chance.

#35 swfc261279

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

Orange.

Blackberry Torch.

Back of kop.

Perfect signal.



Come and join the EAST BANK ULTRAS, we've got the lot.

#36 bradowl

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

If its any consolation I have same problem at away games.

#37 owls66

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

Gi' phone reception back.

#38 Leicesterowls

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

I'm on giffgaff and sit at the top of the north stand near the away fans

Always poor signal in the ground. As soon as I'm out, full and 3g!

#39 antowl

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

Put your phone away and watch the match. Checking the scores every 5 mins won't change a thing.

#40 joshswety9

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

I'm on 3 with an iPhone 4S in north good signal but poo 3G I think it's the metal roof

I'm on 3 with an iPhone 4S in north good signal but poo 3G I think it's the metal roof

#41 DaveJonesBarmyArmy

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

same problem here

#42 Paul G Wisbech Owl

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:26 PM

I sit in the North stand on the halfway line about halfway back.
My iPhone is on the Orange network but I always struggle once inside the ground to get a strong enough 3G signal to get the Sky Sports app to work.
Is it my poo phone or do other fans have same problem?

Until this season I had not had a problem, last half a dozen plus games none of the texts I have sent have got through.

#43 evaD

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:31 PM

As someone has previously said, it'll be too many people overloading the same mast.

iPhone's notoriously poo signal won't help like :ph34r:

Edited by evaD, 29 March 2012 - 09:32 PM.


#44 tilIdie

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Orange.

Blackberry Torch.

Back of kop.

Perfect signal.



Come and join the EAST BANK ULTRAS, we've got the lot.

Im middle of kop and mine is pants

#45 owlcoop

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

Virgin , North Stand non receptive ,err sorry i mean no reception.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:45 PM

Isn't there a free wireless thingymabob we can connect to at the ground??? I think you need a password but I'm sure there is one.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:03 AM

For anyone with android phones download soccer lives scores, best app going to check scores, works majority of time u load it up.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:05 AM

I'm on Orange. I sit on the South stand, and get good HSDPA reception (I used to work in telecoms-and that's the fastest)

As mentioned before, if you have thousands of people in a concentrated area, all using the same cell, then network traffic is going to be severly affected, no matter what network you are on. It's a shame SWFC don't install 20-30 wireless hubs/routers for the fans so we can keep abreast of things. It would be relatively inexpensive to install.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:12 AM

Seems most of us are on Orange.

Whaddya reckon our chances are of getting them to adopt the marketing line:

'The future's bright. The future's BLUE AND WHITE!'

Far better than Orange methinks ;)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

I'm with vodafone and like everyone else the signal is rubbish.