| | Re: Orange blocking roaming on some networks??
"Jules" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Have just been abroad to Netherlands and France, roaming with Orange
> contract 6230i.
> In both countries my phone would not allow me to use some of the
> networks there even though I know Orange has a full roaming agreement
> with them.
> In the Netherlands: allowed were Orange NL (no surprises) and KPN (?)
> Barred were T Mobile NL and Vodafone NL. If I tried to connect to them
> manually phone (Nokia 6230i) said No Network Access.
> So, have they reduced us to the 2 networks in each country they get
> the best deal from?
Don't know but I did encounter the same problem in India and Sri Lanka
earlier this year (and then in Belgium and the Netherlands in May of this
year). Whilst in Sri Lanka I ended up using a Virgin account because of a
lack of network access on Orange despite the fact that, according to
previous experience, the Orange account should have been able to roam on all
I called Orange who explained that the problem "may" (!) have been due to
the fact that I was using a pre pay account. I'm not convinced by this and
although I didn't have contract account to test with I know that the pre pay
account used to work on a wider variety of networks.
Just more bollocks from Orange if you ask me - they used to provide a good
service but now offer far less value for money and service quality than
T-Mobile (which is saying something).