San Diego, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 98 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 75 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 94 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 142 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 439 Reviews)
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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 8900 Balboa, San Diego, CA 92123 |

No data connectivity 95% of the time. If you live or work in this or surrounding areas, stay away from Sprint!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Talmadge | Fairmount Ave., San Diego, CA 92115 |

I moved to the area two years ago and initially the reception was fine until last year. Now I get intermittent calls (incoming / outgoing) when I'm on the 3rd floor of my home. I have to go down to the 1st floor to make a call but most of the time the chances of the reception getting lost within a few minutes of the call are 95%. Verizon hasn't been very helpful, they don't seem to want to help as Sprint did for their customers who lived in the same complex. They promote 4g and know that canyons tend to have spotty reception yet have not done anything to resolve it. Customers shouldn't have to invest additional money for a network extender.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Diego, San Diego, CA 92108 |

If you read sprints website they are doing a major overhaul on upgrading their satellite service. I called a rep and she said to call in and they can reset your phone and then when you hang up turn the phone off for 5 min and back on. That helped plus I was able to get back on to abc, cinemax and hbo. They should be done in july. They said to call once a month to let them know how service has been. So hang in there.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 32nd St. | University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104 |

Good reception 99% of the time. Good service for the lower price v other 3 major carriers.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | E 23rd Street, Yuma, AZ., San Diego, CA 92115 |

No Internet service at all on my new iphone 4S in Yuma. I bone here to visit my son and daughter in law and only get phone service? What's up with that?! No Internet? I live in San Diego and my internet is Blazing fast but Yuma? Fa getta bout it. Nothing!

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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Mission Gorge Rd. | Margerum Ave., San Diego, CA 92120 |

Switched to T-Mobile from Verizon. Reception with Verizon in this area was amazing, period. However, I switched for reasons that did *not* have to do with reception. I knew reception levels were going to suffer, and I was right, but it's not "that" bad, honestly. I live right in the middle of a 3-story apartment complex where it's admittedly difficult for any cell signal to penetrate. While on Verizon I was able to get an LTE signal anywhere in the house, with T-Mobile I am only able to get HSPA / HSPA+. And that's by the window / balcony; if I'm deeper in the house, I usually can't even hold a signal (voice or data). Once I leave the apartment complex, my signal jumps to full-strength LTE almost immediately, and generally stays there unless I go deep within another building. Bottom line: it's not perfect reception, but given the cost savings (and other benefits that I won't go into, here) over Verizon, I'm absolutely satisfied with it. Maybe over time, technology will improve that will allow their signals to better penetrate buildings.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Thorn | Fairmount Ave., San Diego, CA 92105 |

Sprint is the worst. Always droping calls and no signal bars at all. Internet also sucks. Just switched to cricket wireless and constantly get four to five bars with no droped calls. Also good internet speed and a lot cheaper. Very happy with cricket wireless

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | College and Stanley, San Diego, CA 92115 |

No reception at all, internet or phone, in the place I just moved to yesterday in Rolando (near College and Stanley). I can't wait until I get my new phone and switch to T-Mobile next week. Sprint and galaxy s3 a joke. I have spotty reception if I go outside, none at all inside my new place. Sucks too because I moved from being under flight path and had bad internet signal then too.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Aero Dr. | Sandrock Rd., San Diego, CA 92123 |

Boost Mobile aka Sprint coverage maps state that I have full reception at my home near Aero Dr. and Sandrock Rd, not true at all. Dropped calls, missed calls, the 3G is worse than dial-up. I also travel to Ramona 92065 alot and find full reception without the ability to talk or send txt : / Several Sprint towers are there, so I don't understand the probem.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | South Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109 |

I use Ting which uses the Sprint network. Coverage here in Mission Beach is good and much better than my friends AT&T - she gets 1-bar in my apartment versus my 4 or 5-bars. Overall I would recommend Ting for coverage and rates (I pay $18 per month and save a ton!) Here is a referral code link for $25 off Ting: type in z9r6ks1t0i4 at ting.com Save that money for something else!

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Lake Murray Blvd. | Lake Murray Blvd. and Navajo Rd., San Diego, CA 92119 |

I have been a Sprint user for over 13 years. I wanted to upgrade my phone and they said I had to upgrade my plan (I was on a $35 / mo.). So I bailed out and stuck with the Sprint network and went to Virgin. ($40 / mo. 2.5 Gigs. web, data and way more minutes than I use) I don't know why others rate Sprint bad ? I get a strong signal all over San Diego, LA, Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, San Fran. Yuma, Palm Springs, Oceanside etc... I would have gone to a different network if the Sprint signal was bad, so far so good ! :->

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 54 East Freeway | Brentwood Exit, San Diego, CA 92139 |

I have been with Sprint for over 10 years, but in the last few years their service has gone down hill and they completely suck... I can literally watch my phone signal go from 4g to 3g to no bars at all and I did was roll over in bed. Im always getting dropped calls and and missed texts. I can be at work in Late Jolla and sit next to other people with same exact phone which is a GS3 and they have full service because they have another carrier... I have complained and nothing ever comes of it. Im supposed to be giving birth in a few weeks and worried ill be an area where I can't call anyone to take me to the hospital cause my service sucks.. Im now looking into Verizon but have to wait 5mos to change providers because I don't want to be charged the extra fees to diconnect my service that I pay 100 for an unlimited everything plan and don't get any service from... They are such a rip off.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | I805 | I15, San Diego, CA 92116 |

At work in Oceanside, my reception is spotty. At home in San Diego, it's great! I don't know if it's my Galaxy S3, but my gps NEVER works. On the iPhone 4S and Droid X the gps is perfectly fine.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | All Over the County | Euclid, Bonita, Mexico, South Bay, Escondido, San Diego, CA 92114 |

After 13 years being with Sprint and getting 20% reception (data, text, calls) I was forced to get an additional line: Verizon. I'll tell you, I've EXCELLENT reception for everything all over the County, no matter what I am. Also when I travel to Mexico I can use the phone to make calls (under international plan) with absolute clarity. The bill is quite higher but this carrier is absolutely reliable. Customer service is great and the bill is so easy to understand, it has per line charges. HIGHLY recommend it.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | All County | Encanto, Imperial Beach, Bonita, San Diego, CA 92114 |

I've 5 lines with Sprint and my friends also have Sprint. We live in different parts: Encanto 92114, Bonita, Imperial Beach, 92154, Chula Vista 91910. NONE of us have reception, we drop calls 80% of the time, data is almost not existing, we often don't receive calls or aren't capable to send / receive texts. We've Note II, S4, S4 Mini, S3, I phone 5s, Motorola Photon. The Airave is obsolete since even the antena sitting outside in the middle of the yard can't lock in GPS. I was forced to get a another line with Verizon so I could communicate with our customers. What a HUGE difference, we've reception EVERY WHERE (Even in remote areas, we can also use the phone when we go to Mexico and works perfect), bill is more expensive but what good does it make to pay for unlimited data if you can't ever use it?

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Scripps Ranch Blvd., San Diego, CA 92131 |

At Scripps Ranch Blvd- Wife calling home from poway- Phone rings, but dead air space, no audio. 3 weeks ago, calling from San Diego Airport, curb side Terminal 1, could not make call to waiting limo service to come and pick us up, Will be switching back to AT&T by months end.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Balboa | Moraga, San Diego, CA 92117 |

I do not receive calls at home. Often text messages don't come in or go out. If not on WiFi then no data. Leaving Sprint as soon as contract is up. Horrible service.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | South, North, East, West County of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92139 |

I've been with T-Mobile for over 5 years. the service was good until a year ago, it changed. the coverage is awful! my phone don't work in bonita mall! at southwestern college, i'm lucky if I get any bars! the WiFi sucks, I tried many places to connect. it doesn't work or very slow to connect. i'm planning to switch, once my contract is over! Yes, i'm still one of the remaining customers who is stuck with a contract. Cancellation fee is $200 each line and I have 3 lines so I rather wait or hope another company will buyout our contract soon! it's embarrassing to say, I have a high tech phone and today I see many flip phones work better than mine!

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Linda Vista Rd. | Fulton St., San Diego, CA 92111 |

Never had good reception here and there's no 4G at all, even though they've been selling 4G phones for years. San Diego is the 8th largest city in the nation and no 4G? Really Sprint? We have 4 lines and our last contract expires in Feb 2014 - not sure which carrier we're going to but definitely NOT Sprint. In the meantime I'm filing an FCC complaint and YOU SHOULD TOO!

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, CA 92109 |

I was going to SeaWorld for the summer and I made calls and Verizon's reception is Outstanding and perfect. Better than Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS. Sprint, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS are too cheap. AT&T is good but too spotty like, NOT RELIABLE. Verizon has perfect dropped calls like fewer or no dropped calls.

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