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    Default Extra Revenue for Saints idea?

    Bit of a waffle so I do apologise.

    So, at the TWS on matchdays I’ve noticed that the mobile phone data connection is very poor, it makes simple tasks as checking the other scores on the BBC website or a simple WhatsApp message to a loved one a long drawn out affair. This is obviously not Saints’ problem nor issue, but I think it takes away from the “matchday experience” especially as there’s not much going on at halftime these days. I’ve looked on the following website and found that there are 3 / 4 mobile phone masts approx. 1 KM away but because of the sheer mass of phones in the area on matchday this creates a choke point on the network(s).

    https://www.mastdata.com/37/37_map_m...WA9%203AL&Z=14

    I was thinking that Saints could turn this negative into a positive. Could saints try and have a mast installed at the TWS and charge one of the networks monthly for its use? Or better still, saints could solve the problem themselves by creating wireless access points around the ground for the fans to use. This could be chargeable of say £1 where you connect on and create a login, so the club get your email address details. This could then be used for targeted promotions in the future not just for saints’ fans but for visiting oppositions fans for tickets etc. Or you could tie in paying £1 for the fans WIFI with the halftime draw tickets, so you sign up to the WIFI and you get entered the halftime draw too or they could ping out the team sheet before KO. On sign in you have the saint’s homepage to load by default creating more traffic to the website and therefore you could demand more from sponcers as the site traffic would be higher. You could even run a quick post-match click and collect service from the club shop. There are loads of stuff you could do with it I suppose.

    Just an idea for another revenue stream and data gathering for the club that’s all

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    I'm on Vodafone and don't have any issues?

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    Never had a problem with phone signal at the ground on Either O2 or Vodaphone. No doubt people would complain about phone masts being erected near/in the ground. Can't say I'd be against it if it raised a few quid.

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    I'm on O2 and I rarely have a good data connection at the TWS

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    No issues with EE in the South Stand - good signal.
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    I'm on EE and get a limited but passable signal in the North Stand.

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    And no issues with EE in the north stand either I can access a live game on sky ok maybe a change of provider is the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armourer View Post
    And no issues with EE in the north stand either I can access a live game on sky ok maybe a change of provider is the answer
    It seems to be worse for me when I'm under the stand. If I'm queuing for a pint at HT I tend to get my phone out to check Redvee and find that it won't load properly. I normally find that it's fine pre-match when I'm in my seat, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    It seems to be worse for me when I'm under the stand. If I'm queuing for a pint at HT I tend to get my phone out to check Redvee and find that it won't load properly. I normally find that it's fine pre-match when I'm in my seat, though.
    Must admit I've not tried it down there im checking on other games or live feed at half time from my seat.

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    I'm on pay as you go and never use it?

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    How did we all survive at the game before mobile phones eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dux View Post
    I'm on EE and get a limited but passable signal in the North Stand.
    Same here, it was slow checking out the availability of GF tickets at half time on Friday ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Div View Post
    I'm on Vodafone and don't have any issues?
    Ditto. Mate next to me on O2 has no signal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rehnn View Post
    I'm on O2 and I rarely have a good data connection at the TWS
    Same here. Can never get the half time scores to load.
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    Im on EE. Have full bars if 4G in west stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkers89 View Post
    Im on EE. Have full bars if 4G in west stand.
    Me too. Never have a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMo View Post
    Same here. Can never get the half time scores to load.
    Try to guess them & see how close you were when you check them after the game
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray77 View Post
    How did we all survive at the game before mobile phones eh?
    We were too busy changing ends and buying stewed hamburgers with watered down tomato sauce to play on phones

    Seriously cannot see the benefit of a phone mast at TWS. I'm not sure giving the fans leukemia would be considered a benefit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    We were too busy changing ends and buying stewed hamburgers with watered down tomato sauce to play on phones

    Seriously cannot see the benefit of a phone mast at TWS. I'm not sure giving the fans leukemia would be considered a benefit

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    Whilst listening to other results from some blokes badly tuned in radio in the rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upside View Post
    Whilst listening to other results from some blokes badly tuned in radio in the rain
    Haha yes there was always someone shouting the scores out. It was their moment of glory

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    Southstander with no connectivity on O2 but I get regular updates on scores and betting odds if I eavesdrop those sat behind me. Can’t imagine I’d be willing to pay for internet access but I am of that generation that can walk down the street without having my eyes glued to a screen.

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    Sell all your best players to the NRL is what Wigan do for extra revenue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rommel View Post
    Sell all your best players to the NRL is what Wigan do for extra revenue?
    But then use the profits to pay rent to the landlord. Viscous circle of cash...

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    The solution seems to be switch from O2!

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