T-Mobile and Orange UK customer were promised back in October 2010 that both sets of customers could use the other carriers networks. Now 18 months later this is now a possibility as Everything Everywhere allows the switching of networks automatically.
Orange and T-Mobile customers can now switch to another network automatically if they start to lose their 3G connection, the company is calling the service 'Smart Signal Sharing'. If neither network can support 3G on a device, it will also automatically use a 2G network .
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."via