dylanobrien1991 Hi Dylan, I have to agree, despite there being whispered promises of WiFi calling coming by end 2020 along with the 5G.
Whether 5G puts in an appearance before 2021, apart from the people who are lucky enough to afford a 5G capable phones, I expect that the majority of giffgaff users will be stuck with their less than perfect 4G data connection, probably something that the network operators aren’t really giving much of their available attention or investment to in deference to the new, shiney, consumer pleasing 5G provision.
Conference calling? What is the story, a mobile phone provider today and up until having no facilities for this simple but very much taken for granted function of modern mobile phone systems. This was something that I really could not believe when new to giffgaff, having spent some time trying to initiate a conference call, I ended up having to resort to searching the internet to find out that it wasn’t possible!
I can’t go full luddite and suggest that the 5G is delayed, for these issues to have time and energy devoted to them, ( mostly because I know that would probably mean a never ending wait) it is already a “slow boat from China” here with giffgaff, whereas my work phone is picking up 5G in almost every town or city I have visited lately.
Let us hope that this new data transmission protocol delivers the promised improvement in our upload/download speeds and doesn’t end up like our 4G is, so often slower than 3G was 10-15 years ago. (when I recall getting a much more reliable connection with faster speeds than I am getting most of the time today or for that matter for some years now)
I realise that giffgaff is a virtual network and is stuck with whatever O2 provides to some extent, although I wouldn’t mind the kind of money that O2 must get from giffgaff for a month, on the basis of this I would hope that giffgaff does apply as much pressure as it is able to. In order to achieve the type of service for us that is comparable to that experienced by O2 customers