Nevada City, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Sprint 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 2 Reviews)
2. AT&T 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 9 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 5 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1 star rating (1 stars | 2 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 19 Reviews)
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Cricket

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cascade Shores | Red Dog, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

I hate to call all the complainers "sheep" but they are. They rely on the carriers to provide them with various devices to boost signal as well as lots of excuses at a high price. I am a cell technician who represents a equipment supplier not connected with the carriers. I install better equipment than they offer with a satisfaction guarantee. No extra monthly charges from the carrier. I wont install unless I know it will work. Just moved to Nevada City. Will advertise soon.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lake Vera Purdon Rd. | Selby Lane, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

I occasionally get text messages, but no cell phone reception to send or receive calls, vm or send texts. I bought a Verizon signal booster, which cost $150 and takes about 10 minutes each time I plug it in to connect to a signal, then I get 4 bars. The box has all kinds of warnings because it is like having a cell phone tower in your house, so I only plug it in when absolutely necessary. In a power outage, it's back to no reception.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hills Above and Behind Lake Wildwood | Bitney Springs About 1.5 Miles Up the Rd.Or So...t, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Seems ATT has plenty of eq and pwr but not customers up here. So during the summer when their customers come up here things work well enough. Come Sept 21 the towers are on low pwr and no bars and no 3g even. You can't call out untill an incomming call or voicemail alert powers up the transmitter aimed in this direction, then you gotta be quick to dial out before pwr is cut. In an emergency this could be a killer.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Chalk Bluff Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 |

cell tower is almost 3 miles away! we get enough data bandwidth to watch youtube videos

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 14437 Lightning Tree, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Good location for a cell tower. 60 mile view to buttes, backs up to national forest. Limited connection now.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Idaho Maryland Rd. | Madrone Forest Dr., Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Reception is always iffy at my mother's house. We got a "3g Micro Cell" at her house (mini personal cell tower). It plugs into the DSL line. But it doesn't go through the computer. A vast improvement! My iPhone is getting NO SERVICE for the 3rd day now. Unfortunately, AT&T will not allow my phone (which is and AT&T GoPhone) to access the Micro Cell.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hwy. 20 | Dow, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

We are two miles northeast of Nevada City. I get 1-2 bars with the iPhone 3G on AT&T. Data speeds are fine, but Voice calls are unreliable.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Near Summit Ridge Rd. | Banner Quaker Hill Rd, Cascade Shores, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

I live in Cascade Shores well above the store. Technically, this is outside of the Sprint service area. They did provide me with an Airave and it works beautifully as a home based repeater for my cell phone. I do get cell reception but it's spotty at best here. There is a dead spot up on the Cross Rd. just past BQH where the school bust stop is but it's a very small spot. The signal improves the closer you get to Red Dog Rd. I also have a 3G iPad and draw off the AT&T tower. The signal with that is also flaky... often drops to EDGE from 3G.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Banner Mtn, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

I had no coverage during the November storm, spotty since then, and no coverage for the past month. AT&T says the towers are damaged and keep giving me dates when they will be fixed but never are. What gives with these people? How much are we going to take?

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cruzon Grade | Tyler Foote Xing, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Had the same experience as another poster here: used to have 2-3 bars, and suddenly it's 1 bar, and I have to stand outside for that. Verizon's explanation: you're 9 miles from a tower; there must be trees in the way. Of course, nothing physical has changed here... .A Verizon employee finally admitted that increasing traffic diminishes access AND speed.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Sacramento St. | Prospect St., Nevada City, CA 95959 |

A T and T good in many areas, but not this one, where I live. For clear calls I have to use a land line or internet. My interaction with the company itself is exceptionally good when I run into a problem. However, there is simply not coverage at my home location. More towers, please. Other locations are good!

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Tranquility Ln, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

i hate my phone and need to know what cell phone network to look in too cuz I need a new phone I dont get any reception at my house and it sucks

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Bitney Springs Near Springs | Rough and Ready, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

At home my service is excellent! Around Grass Valley..certain areas are "dead"... .rough and ready hwy... is poor... .other than that ATT wireless has been pretty good.. which is great since they promised to get real High speed service to my area 14 years ago... and without my epensive one user at a time data plan I'd have to use Highest Net... which is both expensive and bad.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Banner Mountain | Nevadacity, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

great reception on banner, and pretty good reception in nevada city. definitely nothing to complain about, unlike having Verizon here which was terrible.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bitney Springs | N. Ponderosa, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Coverage is spotty at best. My phone worked better 3 years ago. Don't really know if the service has changed, or if it's the phone. I'm going to switch to AT&T.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Quaker Hill Cross Rd. | Red Dog Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Much improved compared to when we moved here. Verizon used to be the carrier of choice in this area but not so much any more.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Broad St. | Broad and Commercial, Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Variable signal. Sometimes it works fine with 1-2 bars. Often can receive a signal but the signal is lost during the call. Outside is slightly better than inside. Very inconsistent signal.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Pittsburg Rd / Lower Banner Lava Cap Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Surprisingly my cell reception has improved in the last year. I do upgrade my phones firmware every so often which seems to help. For the most part I get 3-5 bars all over, with a few dead zones. My phone is awful however, didn't like it almost immediately after getting it. My husband has had several of the Motorola flip phones and been happy, but he doesn't like this one either. Looking at moving up to a Smart phone with PDA but looking possibly to ATT because of price.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pasquale Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 |

Tough area for reception. Use a tri-mode Motorola. Worthless. Analog signal appears strong but unable to receive or send.

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