T-mobile coverage at Chicksands

#1
Can anyone tell me if T-mobile coverage is any good at Chicksands, please? I'm thinking of buying a new mobile, but don't want to find that I have no reception when I get to Phase 2 training. It looks OK on the T-mobile map, but I'm particularly interested in 3G availability, as I'd like to use it to get internet access in my room (unless anyone knows if this isn't allowed?). Any info would be welcome. Cheers. :D
 
#3
Hi, Yeah I understand the library offers internet access, but I've been unable to find out if it is permitted to access the internet on your own laptop in your room. I was told there are no phone lines for it, but as long as there is 3G mobile coverage I'll invest in a phone to go with my laptop. Can't see it being a problem, but I just thought there may be some restrictions on using non-Army computers.
 
#4
i doubt it. the modern army is not THAT draconian. i've always had internet wherever i went. your only limitation is probably the coverage... but i'm guessing - hopefully someone there will answer.
 
#6
You will be allowed to use your personal laptop in your room sure.

Be careful though with 3G.. it's damn expensive. I used my 3G mobile to connect to the net on my laptop at chicksands, but on Orange after the first 1000Mb (they give you a big wad of data as an intro to the service) it's £1 per Mb after. Not sure what T-Mobile offer..

The coverage on chix is pretty good - depends what floor of the block you move into - if you're in the bottom floor it might be dodgy as some people complain they cant get a signal down there. If you're up top you'll be reet.
 
#7
You can get a phone line installed in your room. Call BT (new installations), and they will send an engineer out to run a line for you. Loads of people do it. Just make sure you check your bill each month, some unscrupulous buggers tend to cut in to other people lines to make free calls, or have been known to piggy back on unsecured wireless connections.
 
#9
In the good old days, the KGB would have installed them for free but, hey, now you have to pay BT to come and do it. Well, thats super powers for you eh ?
 
#13
Op_Int_and_Spy said:
Back in my day, even if we'd have had the internet, we'd have been too busy drinking, shagging and fighting to surf the net........ sigh, thems were the days........ :?
Well said!
 
#14
Call BT and ask for the MOD desk which deals with MOD bases...
They will send an Engr which takes up to 2 weeks and costs 75 squid to fix the 2 wires in the green box IVO block 421.
Max speed to shefford exchange is 1MB/s as of now, though will improve with time.
Tiscali do an 'all you can eat' package for 14.99, which is uncapped providing you don't take the pi$$... (plus 10 to BT for line rental).
It's a min 12 month contract which deters a lot of folks except for the bootnecks who all seem to have internet access...(and provide it to the armys so called I.T experts, the illustrious 'royal signals' as well!)
Good luck.
 
#15
A_NONYMOUS said:
Call BT and ask for the MOD desk which deals with MOD bases...
They will send an Engr which takes up to 2 weeks and costs 75 squid to fix the 2 wires in the green box IVO block 421.
Max speed to shefford exchange is 1MB/s as of now, though will improve with time.
Tiscali do an 'all you can eat' package for 14.99, which is uncapped providing you don't take the pi$$... (plus 10 to BT for line rental).
It's a min 12 month contract which deters a lot of folks except for the bootnecks who all seem to have internet access...(and provide it to the armys so called I.T experts, the illustrious 'royal signals' as well!)
Good luck.

I doubt they'd install a phone line in a phase 2 training accomodation building though...
 
#16
Who said anything about a phone line?
Theres stacks of wifi access points at DISC with varying levels of security....
Some are hidden, some are visible. But they're all there.
For a small fee I'll let you jump on mine.
 
#17
A_NONYMOUS said:
Who said anything about a phone line?
Theres stacks of wifi access points at DISC with varying levels of security....
Some are hidden, some are visible. But they're all there.
For a small fee I'll let you jump on mine.


i bet you say that to all the guys ;)
 
#18
You won't get a phone line in your room. I had to sort of hang out of the window or stand outside Abbots to get any signal and I was on the top floor of 401. Can't remember which service provider I was with though so I'm probably not much help.
 
#19
why_did_i_do_it? said:
You won't get a phone line in your room. I had to sort of hang out of the window or stand outside Abbots to get any signal and I was on the top floor of 401. Can't remember which service provider I was with though so I'm probably not much help.
That's a new one.

"I'm just hanging round the bar to get some good mobile coverage."

Yeah right :wink:
 

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