Orange / T-Mobile network sharing

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  1. scrapbook

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    If I search for networks on my phone I have the option of T-mobile (current provider) or T Mobile Orange, as well as 02 and Vodafone of course.

    I assume in order to share the orange network I need to select TMobile Orange? Do I also need to select data roaming?
     
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    Set it to auto and it will change between the 2 when needed

    And for data just enable data roaming if its not letting you use the internet when on the orange network
     
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    This works reasonably well - just bear in mind that in the current implementation of network sharing, your phone will always prefer its home network and roam only if it can't get signal on your home network. So your phone will hang on to a very weak t-mobile signal in preference to a strong orange signal. This is the situation I have at home and work, so I manually choose the strong orange signal.
    They do have plans to improve this so your phone will just go to the strongest signal, whichever network that is, but not sure when that will happen.
     
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    Thanks.

    My T-Mobile signal at home is pretty flakey so it is useful to have the orange option which seems pretty strong
     

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