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I have had this problem several times. I have had a 'It has not been posible to connect to this number ' message while calling sure mobiles from overseas and even from across. I have noticed that Sure has several blank spots compared to manx telecom.Maybe the phones you were calling were in those blank spots.I'm still sticking with sure as their data charges are cheaper.

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I'm sorry say that however tempting Sure offers are, they are no where near as advanced nor capable as Manx Telecom.

 

UK Police actually have back-up Manx Telecom sim cards incase of a disaster that would block up all Telecommunications (due to people ringing loved ones etc.)as Manx Telecom's coverage is vast.

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I call bull shit on that.

 

If Manx Telecom's network is so amazing is it almost impossible to make a call on NYE?

 

How would having a Manx SIM help in the UK? The Police would still need to find space on the local network, space which will prioritised for network subscribers rather than roaming SIMs.

 

The Police also have these magic things called radios that let them talk to each other with no reliance on the mobile network.

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They are prioritised even more so than network subscribers. So are a few select sims that go to all the major chess pieces on the island.

 

Just second hand knowledge from a colleague of mine who used to work for Manx Telecomm.

 

By point being, Sure's networking cababilities are always going to be over-shadowed by one of the leading Telecommunication company's in Britain.

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I call bull shit on that.

 

If Manx Telecom's network is so amazing is it almost impossible to make a call on NYE?

 

How would having a Manx SIM help in the UK? The Police would still need to find space on the local network, space which will prioritised for network subscribers rather than roaming SIMs.

 

The Police also have these magic things called radios that let them talk to each other with no reliance on the mobile network.

 

Mountain Rescue in the Lake District use Manx Telecom phones because signals are patchy in lots of areas. The beauty of Manx Telecom's phone is that it doesn't matter if the best signal is Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile or Orange. Manx Telecom will find it. If Mountain Rescue were restricted to one UK provider, it would have worse coverage.

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Just second hand knowledge from a colleague of mine who used to work for Manx Telecomm.

 

Both MT and Sure do this:

http://www.surecw.com/safety/page-1

http://www.manxtelecom.com/business/mobile/services/strongest-signal-mobile.aspx

 

If you have an Orange simcard, then you can only use your phone where there is an Orange transmitter. If the transmitter falls over due to the weather, then you can't use your phone (apart from 999 calls where it will actually use another provider).

 

My using a MT or Sure simcard, it will use the Strongest Signal - be it o2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone etc. Thus it means you can nearly always be contacted or make a call.

 

By point being, Sure's networking cababilities are always going to be over-shadowed by one of the leading Telecommunication company's in Britain.

 

Sure is part of Cable & Wireless Communications. Loking at their website it states:

We are a global company with presence in 38 countries, and lead the market in 19 out of the 27 markets in which we offer mobile services, 25 out of the 34 markets in which we offer broadband and 25 out of the 27 markets in which we offer fixed line. We operate in a range of developed and developing territories.

 

As of September 2009, Cable & Wireless Communications, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, provided services to approximately 8.3 million mobile, 1.8 million fixed line customers and 600,000 broadband customers.

http://www.cwc.com/nearfar/our-regions.html

 

I think that the knowledge and support of a company with 8.3 million mobiles may prove useful to Sure......

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Indeed!

 

It's allegedly meant to be armed & fully operational by Christmas or possibly sooner.

I was getting tempted to go back to telecom as I was sick of not having 3g so that will be nice.

 

Will be interesting to see how they treat existing data users though once they have that working. There are a lot of "unlimited" data customers I think and I can't imagine they'll just suddenly allow everyone to have the same deal with the new 3g functionality....

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Just second hand knowledge from a colleague of mine who used to work for Manx Telecomm.

 

Both MT and Sure do this:

http://www.surecw.com/safety/page-1

http://www.manxtelecom.com/business/mobile/services/strongest-signal-mobile.aspx

 

If you have an Orange simcard, then you can only use your phone where there is an Orange transmitter. If the transmitter falls over due to the weather, then you can't use your phone (apart from 999 calls where it will actually use another provider).

 

My using a MT or Sure simcard, it will use the Strongest Signal - be it o2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone etc. Thus it means you can nearly always be contacted or make a call.

 

By point being, Sure's networking cababilities are always going to be over-shadowed by one of the leading Telecommunication company's in Britain.

 

Sure is part of Cable & Wireless Communications. Loking at their website it states:

We are a global company with presence in 38 countries, and lead the market in 19 out of the 27 markets in which we offer mobile services, 25 out of the 34 markets in which we offer broadband and 25 out of the 27 markets in which we offer fixed line. We operate in a range of developed and developing territories.

 

As of September 2009, Cable & Wireless Communications, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, provided services to approximately 8.3 million mobile, 1.8 million fixed line customers and 600,000 broadband customers.

http://www.cwc.com/nearfar/our-regions.html

 

I think that the knowledge and support of a company with 8.3 million mobiles may prove useful to Sure......

 

Nice to see someone knows what they are talking about....

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Just second hand knowledge from a colleague of mine who used to work for Manx Telecomm.

 

Both MT and Sure do this:

http://www.surecw.com/safety/page-1

http://www.manxtelecom.com/business/mobile/services/strongest-signal-mobile.aspx

 

If you have an Orange simcard, then you can only use your phone where there is an Orange transmitter. If the transmitter falls over due to the weather, then you can't use your phone (apart from 999 calls where it will actually use another provider).

 

My using a MT or Sure simcard, it will use the Strongest Signal - be it o2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone etc. Thus it means you can nearly always be contacted or make a call.

 

By point being, Sure's networking cababilities are always going to be over-shadowed by one of the leading Telecommunication company's in Britain.

 

Sure is part of Cable & Wireless Communications. Loking at their website it states:

We are a global company with presence in 38 countries, and lead the market in 19 out of the 27 markets in which we offer mobile services, 25 out of the 34 markets in which we offer broadband and 25 out of the 27 markets in which we offer fixed line. We operate in a range of developed and developing territories.

 

As of September 2009, Cable & Wireless Communications, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, provided services to approximately 8.3 million mobile, 1.8 million fixed line customers and 600,000 broadband customers.

http://www.cwc.com/nearfar/our-regions.html

 

I think that the knowledge and support of a company with 8.3 million mobiles may prove useful to Sure......

 

Wasn't aware of this. Maybe, then, there is hope

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