Re: Everyone's fingers burnt with Everything Everywhere
"Do you actually have an EE phone that stays connected to the masts and keeps the number in service?"
Haha. Good one. Except that wasn't a joke of course. I had the misfortune of moving to EE earlier this year. It lasted 6 weeks, and I forced them to terminate my agreement and allow me to move back to my previous provider (3). Should never have left - went from having signal almost everywhere, and data that just worked (and texts, and calls), to a service that was utterly terrible in every way.
Services just didn't work (Blackberry Blend) - would connect once in a blue moon once I had EE, streaming my TV from home... no chance, totally unreliable, signal... always CLAIMED to be there, but in reality calls went to voicemail, messages were delayed, and even when it was "working" I'd suddenly get no IP throughput for 2-3 minutes and then every now and then around 30 minutes.
EE blamed the area I was in (although in that time I went on holiday up north, and had the same issues there as I did at home), my handset (although same handset worked fine on 3, had been reconfigured by EE and reprovisioned to the EE preferences, and in any case I had the same issues with another handset (went there, tried that), my home connection (for the streaming issue - really? My "connects at" 80/20 and gets "78/18" real world throughput service randomly couldn't cope with streaming (but an FTP could get 18 meg if I was lucky so not a route issue), and so on...
Moved back to 3, same handset, same areas, works fine. During my time on EE, I spent most of it tethering my phone to my other handset which still was with 3 so I could do stuff.