I was at meeting the other day and the person I was with, was trying to tether to her mobile as the WiFi at the place we met was terrible. Her mobile however happened to be on a network that was also not getting the best of signals, so she was really struggling to do what she was trying to do.
If you are in the sort of role that needs you to be out and about meeting people to showcase what you can offer, do you have a backup plan for this sort of thing?
A MiFi hotspot maybe with a different provider to your mobile? A secondary mobile?
With a lot of mobiles having 2 SIM slots these days, it could be worth having two SIMs on two different networks in the same phone for emergencies to get online if and when needed.
- A) EE and THREE (as a general rule of thumb) tend to have similar coverage in the same areas as they often share masts.
- B) O2 and VODAFONE (as a general rule of thumb) tend to have similar coverage in the same areas as they often share masts.
So having network coverage using a SIM from Group A and a SIM from Group B could give you a much better chance of being able to get a 3G/4G/5G signal than relying one one network alone. In my mobile I have a FIXED network SIM in slot 1 (my main SIM with high usage allowance on), and a MULTINET SIM in slot 2 that can be set to use any of the 4 UK networks.
In fact the second SIM can connect to hundreds of networks around the world should the need ever arise.
This can be really useful as a backup if you need to get online while away from your usual place of work and you are unsure what the connectivity is going to be like. What’s more, if you are part of a team, you could share a pot of data for the emergency / secondary SIM in a phone, dual SIM router, or MiFi hotspot to keep costs down.
If this sort of setup could be useful to you feel free to get in touch here.