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Santa Monica, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 32 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 26 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.1 star rating (1.1 stars | 20 Reviews)
4. AT&T 0.8 star rating (0.8 stars | 37 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 120 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Colorado Ave. | Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 |

I can't get a signal to use a map or listen to music on my 2 mile drive from work to home ever, 3 mo's calling Verizon no help, over it.. T mobile or Sprint in West LA for reliable signal ?

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 9th St. and Santa Monica Blvd. | Between Arizona and Santa Monica Blvd. (behind the, Santa Monica, CA 90401 |

Verizon Wireless service was perfectly fine (4-5 bars) when I lived on Driftwood and Speedway at the oceanfront in Marina del Rey but when I moved to the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and 9th Street, it took 9-days to get Time-Warner out to the house to setup my Wi-Fi / Cable service. So considering I spend almost $500 PER MONTH on my cell phone bill so I'll have the maximum available data availability for Internet access before I pay by the megabyte, I decided to use my phone as a Hotspot. The first 36-hours, everything was fine; I had almost the same speed of service I had at my previous residence. Then, by the morning of day three, suddenly, my service STOPPED. Period! Nothing! Out of nowhere, for NO REASON. I have ONE BAR showing Verizon LTE (that jumps to 2 bars for 1-2 seconds every 15-20 minutes) and unless I want to make a phone call or send a text message... my phone is USELESS. My unlimited data plan is WORTHLESS, too. Oh, but I'm still paying the $498 bill every month, of course. But I can't get so much as ΒΌ megabyte of usage out of my phone. It is as if the network has just shut-off my phone and REFUSES TO ALLOW ME ACCESS TO THE INTERNET WHENEVER I AM AT HOME. Talk about a bunch of f***ing scum bags! Someone at Verizon is MAKING THIS HAPPEN. And if they aren't, well... then thats just more evidence that Verizon Wireless is nothing but a pile of sh*t who COULDN'T CARE LESS about their own customers! Which is why I'm switching carriers IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 4th and Ashland, Santa Monica, CA 90401 |

Inside building, no services or spotty... maybe 1 or 2 bars but continually breaking up and can't understand on either end of the conversation. Data reception poor also (4G --seldom, 3G or 1X typical)

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Montana Ave. | 9th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402 |

Reception is average at best.. I get dropped calls or poor reception almost daily.. I'm not happy with the high monthly charges AT&T charges as well.. Will be leaving soon after 7 years of service..

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ocean Park | 6th St., Santa Monica, CA 90405 |

Very inconsistent. Calls drop all the time in my apartment, though better if I'm outside. But I don't want to talk outside. And Verizon is so expensive!

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Santa Monica Entrada To PCH, Rose Bowl Pasadena | Thousand Oaks 101 Hwy. Between Ventu Park To Kanan, Santa Monica, CA 90403 |

Heading to PCH in Santa Monica via Entrada, calls are dropped 100% of the time. I take work calls on the road and this limitation disrupts my work and it is beyond annoying. I've even had to take a different but longer route to work because of Sprint's crappy reception. At the Rose Bowl the data network is nearly non-existent. Text messages are delayed. While friends with other carriers carry on with their smartphones I'm left with a useless phone that can't surf the internet or receive messages while watching my football team play. Very disappointing. I'm so upset with Spring that I am ready to dump the contract and go with another carrier. Apparently, most of the other carriers are crap too according to the reviews on here.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lincoln and Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA 90405 |

Sprint on the westside is atrocious. I have been a Sprint customer for 15 years and I am officially switching carriers now

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ocean Park Blvd. | 16th and Ashland, Santa Monica, CA 90405 |

Awful. Great service with Verizon until November 2013. Then 40-60% dropped calls at my home... my work office! Imagine how frustrated I am trying to conduct business on this iPhone 4... Verizon says its the towers, my kids think its because its an oldish iPhone model and the tower signals are not calibrated to the older phones??? Any help on this is much appreciated... ! I am going crazy and all Verizon offers is a discount on a $200 signal booster. What crap.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wilshire Blvd. | Euclid St., Santa Monica, CA 90403 |

PLEASE ADVISE... HELP NEEDED! I am thoroughly frustrated by my experience with T-Mobile. I have spent hours on the phone with them troubleshooting, resetting the phone, replacing the phone (when practically brand new). I am convinced that the problem is not the phone, it's the network! I have numerous dropped calls in S.M. and other areas as well. Often, I receive "not registered in network" messages when trying to make calls. I cannot access the internet at home (and other locations) unless through wi-fi. My research reveals that the CDMA networks (that Sprint and Verizon use) are superior to the GSM network used by T-Mobile. I have had ongoing conversations (all documented) with numerous supervisors at T-Mobile requesting to be released from my contract (exp 8 / 14). Many of them promise to call back and never do as I keep trying to escalate my case with them. I feel I cannot leave T-Mobile until it is agreed that I won't responsible for paying the $120 balance due on my Samsung smartphone and the $200 termination of contract fee. Why should I have to pay these fees when I have no choice but to leave T-Mobile for lack of decent service? They are not upholding their end of our contract, so why should I? I won't be able to use the phone with another carrier. Why must I continue to pay close to $100 per month for such poor service? Sprint will buyout the contract; however, it will still cost me $120 for the balance due on the phone. Any suggestions?

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 14th | Montana, Santa Monica, CA 90403 |

At best, reception is poor. Often it's non-existant. T-Mobile state that we have 'excellent' service in this area. They don't really give a hoot..

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