Everything Everywhere to allow 3G mobile broadband roaming
Who wants to carry mobile broadband dongles from a few operators to ensure coverage around the UK while travelling? The good news is that Everything Everywhere may be making life a little easier for these travellers next week as it permits customers of both the Orange and T-Mobile 3G network to use each other's network.
"This is a significant achievement and demonstrates the latest milestone in our network vision and customer promise - to provide more things, to more people in more places than any other company in Britain."Olaf Swantee, CEO of Everything Everywhere
Unlike with the voice/text changes previously, roaming onto the alternative data network will not require prior registration, with users informed of the option via SMS. So long as Orange and T-Mobile are not already on the same mobile mast in an area, it should improve coverage for customers, and at times of congestion will give people the option of trying a different network.