my bad, last time i was there (march) was told outright that i wasnt allowed near the wrvs as this was a phase2 safehaven.
iv had all sorts of sim cards. orange was only good just outside cairo and the phone box near king george,
voda had a sweet spot near the birds block and sporadic everywhere else. o2 was dead everywhere. i found using an older phone boosted my signal by a couple of bars at least.
The only problem with the new internet suite is that you have to buy the vouchers for 'net access from WRVS or HIVE... if they're closed when you wanna get on the web, then you're fecked innit. Like I was on Thursday...
Still, a good addition to the camp. People still whinge about Blandford, but at least it's got good facilities. Unlike chuffing 14 Sig Regt.
As already said, there are T'interweb facilities available in the WRVS and the CyberCafe (it costs £1 for 30 minutes, purchased from the WRVS or the Hive which is next door to the shop).
As for wireless, then it depends where you live, if there is someone near you who has a landline, with wireless modem/router, then you could ask them if you can use it (for a small fee, of course), and if they aren't very smart then you may even be able to steal their connection.
There was talk at some time of having a wireless network installed though the camp but it was quickly disolved once it was pointed out that wireless access on a military camp let alone hq for comms was a bad idea and a security breach waiting to happen.
Infact i am fairly sure it against MOD policy to have a wireless network on any mod property.
There are many guys that are posted to Blandford that have wireless connections in their bunks, If you find one i am sure they will let you on for a small admin fee.
Or you could always drive down the MQ's at night with your lappy and pick up 1 or 2 nets down there!!
Might be worth taking kane and able with you and airport sniffer, (software)
I do know that next to the fire station in town as a 50/60% signall to a network and also the hotel at the bottom as access too. Thats as long as you dont mind sitting in your car for a couple of hours.