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How many GSM networks really exist in PL? Virgin, Lyca, Play, Era, TMobile, Nju, what else?


Paul293
1 Oct 2014  #1
How many GSM networks really exist in PL? Virgin, Lyca, Play, Era, TMobile, Nju, what else?

It is extremely confusing, Poland is probably the only country in Europe
that has more than 10 GSM networks or so... :/

Thank you for your help

Oh I forgot Heyah and Lycasmobile...
Monitor 14 | 1,821
1 Oct 2014  #2
You're correct that Poland has one of the biggest number of mobile operator, thus big competition and low prices. But you're mixing virtual operators which just rent infrastructure and do simple sales and advertising with real operators who poses infrastructure.

Those real are just 4: Orange, T-Mobile, Polkomtel (Plus), Play

Moreover these 4 have many brands, like Nju is a brand of Orange.
smurf 39 | 1,982
1 Oct 2014  #3
Virgin, Lyca, Play, Era, TMobile, Nju, what else?

Orange also & Plus GSM

Virgin aren't here though, never heard of Nju. Does Lyca really count though, that's mostly for international calls. Which I don't really understand why people would use when they can use skype/google hangouts etc.

Era is now Tmobile

Thing is, those smaller ones like Heyah and Play actually piggie back on larger networks. Heyah have no masts/signal receivers/reflectors of their own, they just buy large lumps of airtime from Tmobile (I think)

Play have an infrastructure, but they will use others's towers when necessary.
Play are the cheapest, but their reception outside of towns and cities is truly awful.

Heyah are the spawn of Satan IMO, constant spam text messages and calls. They recycle their numbers quickly too, I think if a number hasn't been topped up in 6 months, they disconnect it and resell it. I was getting phone calls for about 6 months from banks looking for the former owner of the number, until I changed to a pay monthly phone.
Shdu
1 Oct 2014  #4
Nju: njumobile . pl but unfortunately entirely in polish and very chaotic website :(

Oh and these days just newly launched: Plush...
ender 5 | 398
1 Oct 2014  #5
Virgin aren't here though

virginmobile.pl
smurf 39 | 1,982
1 Oct 2014  #6
virginmobile

fair enuff
didn't know that
Velund 1 | 395
11 Oct 2014  #7
Who have best coverage in rural areas around Warsaw and along Belarussian border? I suspect it is Polkomtel (PLUS), but not yet sure.
Can anyone advice?


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