posted by murrayjames on May 10, 2012 | 8 comments
Why did I ever choose this network? Spotty network coverage, dropped calls, intermittent 3G service. Arghh!!

Had to get that off my chest. I feel much better now.

EDIT: 妈的,I'm in a coffeeshop and I can't send a simple txt message. This is ridiculous. I'm a glutton for punishment. After two years, I refuse to change networks because that means losing my phone number...
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j.stewartwallace on May 12, 2012 | reply
Hi, are you sure? It could be different here but if you are on a contract I know you can sometimes take your phone number with you. It takes a little while but you might want to ask.
Brendan on May 12, 2012 | reply
Where are you? I've had pretty good luck with Unicom 3G in Beijing, but their 2G coverage sucks pretty hard.

So far as number portability goes: they've been talking about it for years, but as far as I know there's no way to do it in most places around China at the moment -- there have been rumors that the MIIT will force operators to implement it around the end of this year, but they've been talking about this literally since I started following tech industry news in 2005.
murrayjames on May 13, 2012 | reply
I'm in Chengdu, 凑合吧。
Echo on May 14, 2012 | reply
Haha, we can change its name to 联不通 :)

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
murrayjames on May 14, 2012 | reply
That's great. I'm gonna steal that :-)
zhujunqiang.2007 on May 30, 2012 | reply
联通信号确实不好,要想信号好用移动。联通主要是上网速度比较快。