Which mobile network should I swap to?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by stephec, 11 Aug 2019.

  1. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Because only you know the wifi password at home, but the cafe wifi password is chalked on the blackboard behind you...? :whistle:
  2. Read earlier post regarding this.
    It's remarkable how much info can be gleaned from packet sniffing.
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  3. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Packet sniffing can be done on anything unencrypted, wifi or wired. Obviously easier on wifi, however. I dare say Google is the worst offender, and not easy to avoid, either.
  4. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Inside my skull
    In which case the VPN provider gets to read all your traffic with ease.
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  5. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Inside my skull
    Tesco including PAYG have roaming on by default and in Europe your minutes allowance works same as being in UK.
  6. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Exactly. There's only one way to ensure privacy on the Internet. Don't use it.
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  7. Cletus Van Damme

    Cletus Van Damme Previously known as Cheesney Hawks

    Plusnet (uses EE network) or Talkmobile (Uses Vodfones network), are the best value for money I have found. Talkmobile customer service was pretty good in my experience.
  8. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    Exactly. Before I retired the company I worked for had a very rural base. We used to employ a large seasonal workforce some of whom lived on site. I came in one Monday to find all our monthly broadband allowance had been used - this never happened. Turned out a couple of the Polish lads living on site had been downloading films all weekend.

    If someone wants to hack they will. I never do anything with my phone outside the house which needs to be secure. Why would I do banking in a cafe or pub? Using the same example my main bank account requires both laptop and phone present to carry out transactions, my second account requires laptop or phone plus a card reader. Who would bother to carry all this stuff around?

    Online security for the individual is commonsense not something to panic over.
    Last edited: 13 Aug 2019 at 08:00
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  9. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    "potentially hostile environment"? What, Suffolk? It's not exactly the Bronx. I suppose you might run into some Morris dancers...
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  10. meta lon

    meta lon Guru


    Id mobile, not bad
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  11. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Is that with data rolled over ? Been with id for a few years,im pretty sure I get 8gb a month for a tenner ?
  12. the_mikey

    the_mikey Legendary Member

    I recently switched from Three to O2, nothing exactly wrong with Three, but I was unsatisfied with 3G/4G coverage, especially in parts of Wales and border areas that I visit frequently, and coupled with their recent price hike I decided to switch, so far I'm quite happy, coverage has been reasonable (not perfect but then who is?) and works in places where I had no coverage previously, I can't comment on speed as most of my mobile use doesn't really challenge the network speed limits, I'll probably switch again in twelve months as it never seems to pay to be loyal.
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