I've been with Cellular One / alltel for almost 8 years. I have occasional dropped calls in buildings or when going between mountians but it's LOTS better than my husband's AT&T / Cingular GSM. I've traveled within AZ to Cottonwood, Cornville, Sedona with average to good reception almost everywhere. I also traveled to MN this summer and had good reception in almost all the areas in South Twin Cities metro area as well as Rochester. I look around but I don't think that I can beat what I've got.Was this review helpful to you?
This area is fairly a dead area for Qwest it would seem.Was this review helpful to you?
If you are thinking of getting Sprint and work at that large complex at 56th St. and Mayo, dare I say the name - AMEX ? then do not get Sprint. No one in our building can use their Sprint phones. The phone spends all day seaching for a tower and by 3 in the afternoon the battery is dead. Step outside and reception is clear as a bell. But what good is a cell phone if my family needs to reach me in an emergency and I am away from my desk if this phone does not ring or even let me know I have a voice message ? I am changing, I don't know to which company yet, they all give 14 day cancellation and I will use it to the fullest to get the company I like best.Was this review helpful to you?
Varies between 1 and 0 in this area. Wife's T-Mobile reception seems much betterWas this review helpful to you?
I moved here from MN and it looks like people who join Cingular from outside AZ have good quality and those that sign off in AZ have bad reception. I am overall satisfied with Cingular. Once in a while the call drops else the service is fine both at home and office in Squaw PeakWas this review helpful to you?
This phone is a nightmare. Dead spots in my home, dropped calls, and wherever I am, It sounds like the other person is in a tunnel! Terrible!Was this review helpful to you?
I was an AT&T Wireless customer for over 5 years and was very happy with my service. Ever since Cingular merged with AT&T my service has declined greatly. I have virtually no service in the Central Phoenix area. Dropping calls is a way of life. If you are talking to another Cingular customer it is even worse! And every time I call the customer service reps give me a different answer. Everything from it's my phone (which I have had exchaged twice) to, it's because I am not a REAL Cingular Customer and still have an AT&T Phone (supposedly you have to transfer to Cingular Service to get better service) It doesn't appear anyone really knows. Myself along with my friends and family who have Cingular intend to switch to another carrier as soon as our contracks are up. So of the places I have experienced no service: along 7th ave between Osborn and Missouri / Central and Van Buren / I 10 at the Broadway Curve / I 10 and 40th St. / I10 and the 51 / 202 and 143Was this review helpful to you?
No problems with Sprint PCS. Reception good and no dropped calls. Internet access is good. Satisfied with service.Was this review helpful to you?
Cingular SUCKS! Don't fall into the Raise the bar ad crap - no signal anywhere I hate this company.. as it shows.. RUN!Was this review helpful to you?
I live in an apt, so maybe that's the reason I always drop calls. Good reception outdoors, very bad indoors. However, my girlfriend has Cricket, when she uses her phone in my place she has no problems. I'm thinking of switching carriers.Was this review helpful to you?
Cingular sucks everywhere in Phoenix. I lose calls constantly, and their support is bad. Verizon gets 5 bars where I'm getting 1 in Cingular. Their support is annoying, but not as bad as ATT, however with a phone who the support reps have repeatedly said was terrible, they've refused to replace the bad phone. Screw them, I'm moving over to Verizon with the E815. A real speakerphone and a good phone. Good. To. Go.Was this review helpful to you?
Virgin uses the Sprint PCS network--which has spotty reception in Phoenix. Where it works, it works very well, but there are many gaps. Also, this phone has poor reception in marginal areas. I've read that later Audiovox phones are an improvement.Was this review helpful to you?
Using the old AT&T (now Cingular) TDMA network, I have many dropped calls in my house. Reception is good once outside. This phone worked well at my old place, but now I need to look at alternatives. Based on comments from friends, I don't believe that Cingular's GSM network in Phoenix is mature. I'm going to try Verizon.Was this review helpful to you?
Cingular claims to have more bars in more places Bwah hah hah hah. What really sucks is I have a 2 year contract. I lived in CO and Cingular worked best there, but since moving to Phoenix, well lets just say I am going to have to have 2 cell phone carriers. Thanks so much, Cingular.Was this review helpful to you?
Coverage is spotty... Reception goes in and out frequently. If it were consistent it wouldn't be so frustrating, but it's not. Full signal, no signal. Leaning towards one, two bars normally.Was this review helpful to you?
It's getting a lot better when I first got here in November my cell phone didn't get any signal and now I loose calls if I move around a lot but much betterWas this review helpful to you?
For about 14 months I got NO service at my house; then one day all the bars appeared. T-Mobile must have brought a new tower online that they were promising. Now I can roam through my house with great reception. (Just got the Samsung phone / previous phone was the Motorola V300; I've heard Motorola phones don't have good built-in antenna reception.)Was this review helpful to you?
The houses in our neighborhood are on a hill that blocks reception from cell towers in the area. Line of sight could hit a tower at 22nd St.and Glendale if anyone decides to drop a cell in the area. Closest cell to best of my knowledge is at Glendale and the Squaw Peak freeway. (NOT ON the MAP) The tower is pretty huge and is owned and operated by (I believe) Arizona Department of Transportation (as are many cells along the freeway, which was built with some serious fiber trenched along it.) I can't get calls usually inside the house. If I go out on the driveway, in one or two spots I've found, I can keep calls from disconnecting every few minutes. HELP!Was this review helpful to you?
No reception traveling 56th St. between Indian School and Camelback, continues west on Camelback to 44th St.Was this review helpful to you?
Cingular service is not clear where I live. I can't take phone calls inside my own home. When others try to call me they tell me that I am constantly breaking up, that I sound like I'm a robot, or that they can barely hear me at all, and I'm practically screaming into my cell phone. I had Sprint before I switched over to Cingular. I would not recommend Cingular to anyone living in the Central Phoenix to North Phoenix area.Was this review helpful to you?