Tucson, AZ Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 3.2 star rating (3.2 stars | 57 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 67 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 59 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 106 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 338 Reviews)
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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rita Ranch, Tucson, AZ 85747 |

We get 0 to 1 in the house. You have to go outside to get enough bars to send a text. And, you gotta get in the car and drive out to Valencia to get enough bars to make a call. Most of my daughter's friends can come to our house and use their Alltell and Cricket phones. This is very inconvenient for us. We were told in February that Cingular would be installing up to 100 towers in Tucson area by year end. From reading the posts on here about Cingular, I am thinking they lied. As soon as contract is up, I am dropping them. Tin cans with string work better than Cingular. As for their advertising, instead fo touting best results for not dropping calls, it should be "you can't drop a call that you never received." Maybe I should go in to advertising!?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sun City Vistoso | Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85737 |

Can't use my phone inside my house. 20 feet from house service is only in the OK category. I fired Alltel in favor of Cingular and in two months I'll do what most of my friend have done - switch to Verizon. Cingular and GSM is great in major metropolitan areas but!!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Swan / Sunrise (La Paloma), Tucson, AZ 85718 |

Driving in this area is truly a hassle. Cingular works in every other state with no problem.

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Cricket

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | La Canada | Ina, Tucson, AZ 85704 |

My cricket phone is usually reliable, there is only two places I have trouble, In walk ins at resturants (most of us don't have to deal with that) and my house, not any other place on my street, just my house.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sabino Canyon and Sunrise, Tucson, AZ 85750 |

Absolutely awful cell reception pretty much throughout the foothills and nearly non-useable at the house north of Sabino Canyon.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ina | Chapala Dr., Tucson, AZ 85704 |

We get very poor reception inside our house and have to go out in the backyard to make calls. Long distance calls are the worst - they drop off after only a few minutes. It's a pity, since we are paying for national service but can't use it. Cingular customer service justs shrugs us off, saying there is very diverse coverage in our neighborhood.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Campbell and Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719 |

Cingular (AKA ATT) has the worst reception in the UA area I have ever experienced. Calls are consistantly dropped on Campbell between Grant and I-10 on both mine and my wifes (Brand new phones). Cingular lost my buisness to Verizon when three calls to their "TECH" line resulted in substandard explinations for such poor reception. I honestly had better reception on my analog phone in the early 90's! Cingular really needs to get their act together.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Tucson | Elm, Tucson, AZ 85716 |

This is my second phone with T-Mobile and it seems that the reception has gotten worse. I drop calls in my house all the time. I like to move around while I'm talking, but I cant do that because the other person says I cut in and out. Even outside, I have to walk away from my house or stay in one spot. I've told T-Mobile this twice and they suggested removing the battery while it was on... ..that didnt work. I thought it was the phone until I read all the previous comments.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Craycroft / Kolb Sunrise | Sunrise N S E W, Tucson, AZ 85750 |

Don't know what good this does, I can only hope Cingular executives read this. If there was a better alternative, I might switch. Service north of Sunrise along Craycroft / Kolb... forgetaboutit! No service along Sunrise west of Craycroft until Swan. Dropped calls consistently along Orange Grove around Orange Grove Middle School and east of 1st Ave. Barely any coverage on 1st Ave from Orange Grove south to River Road. Broadway Blvd! HORRIBLE coverage! Cingular needs to get busy and put up repeaters and towers around town NOW! Maybe a class action suit would get Cingular's attention!?

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 22nd | Houghton, Tucson, AZ 85748 |

Every service has dead spots as does Verizon, but it happens so infrequently that I am rarely affected. I use phone service as well as broadband service for my laptop. As a UA student, it is true that Verizon has a dead spot on campus. They are not perfect, but in my opinion, You can't beat Verizon in Tucson. Also, you should research phones before buying them. As a Verizon user, my buddy is sorry he didn't. I make calls where he can't all the time. It's a full package, one bad piece will prevent the call. Good phones aren't free or cheap, but expensive ones aren't full proof either. Do your due diligence!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Valencia | Between S Camino De La Tierra and S Mark Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746 |

My calls get dropped 75% of the time, when I drive through this area. They should add a repeater in this location.

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Cricket

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Picture Rocks / sandario | Picture Rocks / pelto Path, Tucson, AZ 85743 |

Calls rarly get cut off during busy hours during the day, otherwise o.k. For the price ya can't beat it

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Kolb | 22nd St., Tucson, AZ 85710 |

I have had Cingular since AT&T sold out to them. I have never been more disappointed since that day. When I first heard that Cingular and AT&T were merging, I was kind of excited, roll-over. However, after close to two years of dropped calls, horrible service and them telling me I need to buy a new phone to get roll-over, I am through. One would think that since they acquired AT&T, that their coverage would be untouchable, and it should. For it to get worse, unacceptable. I do not want to here that their equipment is not compatable, reprogram it. My contract with them just in this month(September 2006), I am deciding between Verizon and T-Mobile. I am surpised that Cingular is still in Business. The phone I used was great. I will never go back to Cingular.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | River and Oracle, Tucson, AZ 85704 |

I get 0 to 1 bar in my house, but usually a network reject or no service warning. Outside I usually get 1 to 2 bars. Travelling aroung town I vary from 3 -4. Big cities I can get 5 bars. T-Mobile sucks! I will be switching to Verizon or Sprint as soon as my contract is over!

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Glenn | Campbell, Tucson, AZ 85719 |

I was disappointed with T-Mobile's poor reception in my house and in various areas in Tucson. I switched to Verizon three weeks ago and have yet to drop a call. I took a trip to Washington DC and my service was great there as well. If you're into EVDO service, that has not yet made it to Tucson, at least not my area. But for voice reception, Verizon is top notch in Tucson!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ft. Lowell | Columbus, Tucson, AZ 85712 |

Can't make a call without walking across the street. Real convenient for those late night booty calls.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Fort Lowell Swan, Tucson, AZ 85712 |

Dropped calls all the time. Occasional call to someone on my contact list and end up connected to someone else's conversation (NOT the person on my contact list that is listed on my phone screen) No service in most of my house and a lot of areas of Tucson. I complained a lot and eventually they let me out of my contract so I switched to Verizon. So far so good. Much better service.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Houghton | Prince, Tucson, AZ 85749 |

If I stand on a chair on my patio, I may get coverage. But when I do, again it drops.

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Cellular One

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Valencia / I-19, Tucson, AZ 85746 |

I just cant believe all the lies by Cingular, as I have read and personally heard. The service stinks. It seems they make enough money from all of us here who gets terrible reception, to put in a tower or two. But I guess we have to learn the hard way. Since they refuse to do anything about it. I have Dropped Calls daily. no reception at all daily. Its just terrible. They would sure fine us to stop their service early, but to bad we cant find them for their awefull service.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Valencia Rd. | Houghton Rd., Tucson, AZ 85747 |

I live in Rita Ranch and I get only 1 bar. The slogan about raising the bar does not apply here and for what I can see most of Tucson.

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