Cell phone reception is terrible. Always shows "LTE" with between 1-3 bars, and absolutely NO text or call capability. Would rather it just say, "No Service" than lie to me everywhere. Most of the time I need to leave my house and go out to the street corner to get acceptable coverage. Also, signal is non-existent near Fort Ord or Marina.Was this review helpful to you?
Traveled all over Monterey, Carmel and Seaside and never saw more than 1 bar on either my iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S5. Could not receive or make a call while indoors. Text messages took upwards of 5 mins to send. Internet was non-existent.Was this review helpful to you?
Great call / text reception. Have occasionally had internet issues, but that could have been the phone rather than the signal.Was this review helpful to you?
The tower is only a mile away, so very good T-Mobile reception in this area of Monterey.Was this review helpful to you?
Calls inside the house and out on the deck drop every few minutes. Also, whenever I'm on a call driving on HWY 1 South I always lose the call around Sand City and again in Marina I did not have this problem with AT&T a few years ago. Time to switch back.Was this review helpful to you?
The phone sucks just by it self. Reception though is marginal over all. Ive had a few dropped calls in my apt. and more where I work in Salinas. On average I have at the most 4 bars but a lot of the time down to 1 or less.Was this review helpful to you?
This is the location of a hotel I stay at a couple times a year. The problem is not particularly the signal strength, but the quality. I get 2-3 bars, which normally is adequate. At this location, however, even if I have 3 bars, the quality of the signal is so bad that you just can't have an understandable conversation. And then, inevitably, the call gets dropped. Fortunately, I have an unlimited roaming plan, and I just set the phone to "roam only" while I'm at this location, and I get 4-5 bars and good signal quality (probably the Verizon tower, which appears to be closer to central Monterey than the Sprint tower).Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T has better coverage than most carriers in the area. Ft. Ord has trouble across the board, but since I had a software update on my Nokia, I went from having 0-1 bars to 1-3. It works great throughout Monterey and Carmel, though Carmel Valley is problematic (get Verizon if you live past Safeway). I recommend it to most people, given the ease of use, the ease of transferring phones WITHOUT paying $200+ (goPhone+SIM), and the above average customer service.Was this review helpful to you?
very good reception, you can even make calls and use the internet when you don't have any bars out in the monterey forestWas this review helpful to you?
I never got good signal in my house (on Fort Ord, of course,) until I got my Razr. My husband's crappy Samsung never got any signal at all. After I got my Razr, I could talk on my cell phone in my house okay. I dropped calls sometimes, but not too often. All over Fort Ord, signal is spotty. If the wind blows, you lose the one bar you had. Hwy. 1 I had signal okay, but it would go in and out. Friends of mine had Sprint and AT&T and I would have to say even my husband had better reception than they did. A few ended up switching to Verizon. If you can, I would go with Verizon. It's better than anything else out there...Was this review helpful to you?