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O2 & Virgin Media To Merge

LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I'm very surprised that they only had 53 stores in the first place. Obviously not a major part of their business. I suspect most of the mobile/TV/cable business is done online.


Certainly in my case, I renew my mobile contract with VM using live chat on the website than go into the shop. It's much more convenient bar Yodel having the contract to deliver expensive handsets.
TV
TVMan STV Central Reporting Scotland
I’m with sky mobile and just had a “network provider settings update” notification, maybe they’ve changed networks?
GM
Gary McEwan STV Central Reporting Scotland
TVMan posted:
I’m with sky mobile and just had a “network provider settings update” notification, maybe they’ve changed networks?


They're still using O2. I'd maybe check to see if Sky Mobile have now enabled WiFi Calling. It's usually something minimal when they push out network updates.
TV
TVMan STV Central Reporting Scotland
It appears to be something to do with roaming as a new sim applications option has appeared in the mobile data settings on my iPhone which leads to a roaming selector to choose if you are abroad
NG
noggin Founding member
TVMan posted:
It appears to be something to do with roaming as a new sim applications option has appeared in the mobile data settings on my iPhone which leads to a roaming selector to choose if you are abroad


Ah - I remember Sky's roaming options being far worse than O2 when they launched, which was the major reason I didn't switch from O2 to Sky Mobile. (They didn't have equivalents of O2's £5/day flat rate options for a number of countries I travel to outside of Europe)
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Have Sky Mobile said they're switching networks? It seems inevitable, but I've not seen any announcements.
VA
valley
Have Sky Mobile said they're switching networks? It seems inevitable, but I've not seen any announcements.


Why would it seem inevitable? I imagine they would be happier staying on O2 rather than jumping to EE.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Sky and Virgin Media compete in other markets - it feels like they'd be unlikely bedfellows in mobile.
JA
Jake Central (East) East Midlands Today
Sky and Virgin Media compete in other markets - it feels like they'd be unlikely bedfellows in mobile.

As do Sky and BT (EE).
VA
valley
Jake posted:
Sky and Virgin Media compete in other markets - it feels like they'd be unlikely bedfellows in mobile.

As do Sky and BT (EE).


Exactly my point!

Maybe Sky Mobile could join Three (can't see that happening, their network is falling apart) or Vodafone (possible), but I don't know what they would gain from doing that. If you vox pop'd the average Sky Mobile customer they probably wouldn't be able to tell you that O2 are supplying their mobile signal.

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