Everything Everywhere has completed the final stage of the ‘big switch-on’ integration project it started in October 2010. Orange and T-Mobile customers will now be able to use the other network automatically if they start to lose their 3G signal; a service the company is calling ‘Smart Signal Sharing’. If neither network can support 3G on a device, it’ll drop back to 2G until 3G is available again.
Olaf Swantee, CEO of Everything Everywhere, said “Smart Signal Sharing marks the completion of the Orange and T-Mobile signal integration project, which provides our 27.5 million customers with the widest 2G and 3G coverage available in Britain today. The launch is yet another proofpoint to our commitment to provide our customers with the best network in the UK – now and in the future. Our continued investment into the network, including the launch of 50% faster 3G speeds through HSPA+, allows our customers to access the internet, social networks or download emails faster in more places than ever before.”