Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile/Orange) To Begin 3G Network Sharing

Last year Orange and T-Mobile combined forces to create one large network. The company is called Everything Everywhere although T-Mobile and Orange are still keeping their own brands within that name. Late last year Everything Everywhere began sharing 2G connections across networks allowing registered users on either network to automatically hop over to the other network when signal strength was bad on their own network. This was only 2G though.

We now hear that 3G will begin switching on starting next week.

Although being able to roam across the other network has its benefits, the main thing that was lacking was decent data connections. When 3G gets switched on it will allow Orange customers to use the T-Mobile network for 3G and vice versa.

The switch on isn’t all happening next week though as Everything Everywhere will actually be moving region by region over the next few months. We suspect it will likely be done by the end of the 1st quarter 2012, but it could be earlier.

“Customers are always on the move and demanding instant access to information wherever they are. Not only will customers be able to talk in places they weren’t able to before, they’ll also now be able to access the Internet, social networks or download emails at improved speeds, in more places.”


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