02 network down but what about airwave ?

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Re: 02 network down but what about airwave ?

Postby Metradio » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:40 pm

Years ago we had the odd occasion when our ambulance service VHF repeater got struck by lightning, this was a time before mobile phones, we had to work off public phones, patients/neighbours phones and hospital phones. most of the time we just got on with it, but we had the odd time when we were sent to an unconcious patient and arrived at an obvious incorrect address, then a mad scramble to find a phone to get the correct address or control to send another vehicle if quicker...

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Re: 02 network down but what about airwave ?

Postby m0lsx » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:48 pm

G4RMT wrote: O2 went down. It can happen. Airwave has gone down plenty of times, but nobody notices.When it does, the officers use their personal phones - I guess this will continue. Or just put a non EE based PAYG mobile in every police car, just in case. Much cheaper.

This new EE contract was very poorly conceived. If a sub £50 phone can take 2 sims, then why could they have not specified that as a minimum requirement of the contract? If communications matter, then only a fool relies upon a single system with no back up.
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