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Monterey, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. AT&T 4 star rating (4 stars | 1 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 3 star rating (3 stars | 3 Reviews)
3. Verizon 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 7 Reviews)
4. Sprint 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 7 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 18 Reviews)
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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 2042 N. Fremont, Monterey, CA 93940 |

Extremely unhappy with the lack of Verizon reception in this part of California. This is very surprising since we never had issues living in East County San Diego and Verizon is THE GO-TO cell provider for Wyoming where we live now. Even in a town of 20 we get better service than here.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Monterey, Monterey, CA 93940 |

Lived all over the Monterey area and have always received great reception just about everywhere.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Casa Verde Way | Montecito Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 |

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.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hilton Garden Inn | Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 |

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.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | DLI, Monterey, CA 93944 |

Great call / text reception. Have occasionally had internet issues, but that could have been the phone rather than the signal.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | El Dorado St. | Cass St., Monterey, CA 93940 |

The tower is only a mile away, so very good T-Mobile reception in this area of Monterey.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Near MPC, Monterey, CA 93940 |

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.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Dela Vina Ave. | Fremont, Monterey, CA 93940 |

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.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 300 Pacific Ave, Monterey, CA | Del Monte, Monterey, CA 93940 |

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).

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, CA 93940 |

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.

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