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Orange and T-Mobile enable customers to roam on each other's network

By Yousif Abdullah on 6 Oct 2010 01:45 pm EDT
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Starting today, Orange and T-Mobile enable customers to opt-in to roaming between each other's network following a joint venture by the two called Everything Everywhere earlier this year. Currently the service applies to the 2G network only but allows for voice and text communication on both networks. By sharing networks, Orange and T-Mobile create a single, large network infrastructure consisting of over 30 million subscribers allowing the UK to pick up signal in locations that previously had no service.

Orange and T-Mobile advise that customers can safely ignore roaming indicators or warnings on their mobile phones, as long as they are within the boundaries of the UK. As such, no extra cost is associated and customers continue to be charged cross-network rates to call the other network. Any CrackBerry readers on either Orange or T-Mobile? Voice your opinions or success stories in the comments below!

More Information for Orange customers and for T-Mobile customers.

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Orange and T-Mobile enable customers to roam on each other's network

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I'm on tmobile and I noticed that my phone was switching over to Orange earlier on in the day. I was actually thought my 9700 developed another problem because its got a really annoying problem where its signal keep going from full 3G to SOS at random and never goes back to 3G. Its really annoying to say the least.

I'm not the only one with a 9700 doing that with the signal. I spoke to Orange and they said that I should have my phone switched to just run on the 2G option - sort of defeats the purpose of having a 3G phone. They did also say that this sharing of networks might also help. I am keeping an eye on it.

not living in the UK...

... BUT this sounds like good news, esp if/when this applies to data, even if they cap roaming data to 2G

Full integration which will include 3G is being worked on for 2011 and will also mean that your phone (Orange or T-Mobile in the UK), will next year just connect to whoever is providing you with the strongest signal.

There are no additional costs for either phase, its charged the same as if you were on your home network.