this useful link shows the coverage pages from the major mobile data providers and I continue to be amazed that they can say they provide coverage. Even just trying out 3G coverage in Belfast is disastrous. (note: some links have moved so just search around a little).
Orange, my constant companion and thorn in my side, claims 3G coverage all over Belfast. Which is why the majority of the time I’m connecting using GSM internet and getting a whopping 3K a second or something. The little 3G coverage indicator on the phone is constantly available right until I actually start to connect and then it drops out and with it goes my speed.
This is why 3G isn’t going to the answer. This is why we need someone to provide metro-WiFi in Belfast.
Worse…we ain’t even got decent 3G coverage and they’re all talking about 4G now. It’s all a smokescreen in my opinion so they don’t have to actually finish deployment of anything.
— Annoyed mobile internet user