South Lake Tahoe, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. AT&T 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 9 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 4 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 4 Reviews)
4. Verizon 1 star rating (1 stars | 7 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 26 Reviews)
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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Chonokis Rd.Near To Casinos, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156 |

igot 3 bars on my phone inside of the house and lte also with 28.5 mbps download and 6.5 mbps upload

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Blitzen Road, South Lake Tahoe (Christmas Valley), South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

I get very little to no reception for my Virgin Mobile that runs on Sprint network. Even with a cell booster from Wilson Electronics reception is spotty at best. I also can not find a Femtocell for V-Mobile or Sprint system (which would run via internet). I am about to ditch the service.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lake Tahoe Blvd.And Hiway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

I have had several TMobile phones while living in South Lake Tahoe. Most, if not all stores up here have stopped selling TMobile phones and refill cards due to the terrible coverage. Don't ask TMobile about coverage in this area unless you want erroneous information. They will tell you that there is very good coverage... ... ... There are many places within the main business corridor that there is little to NO service... ... .STAY CLEAR

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Gardner Mountain (Hwy 89 and 50) | Hwy. 89 and 13th St., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

Been dealing with Verizon for YEARS, trying to figure out how to get better (barely 1 bar) cell reception. Horrible and unreliable service in this area. Have to stand in the middle of the street in order to attempt reception.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Marriott Hotel, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

7-5-2013 Oh my God. It's my third day and I cannot send a text or an email here.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Sacramento Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

around my neighborhood is horrible. around town its average but certain places below average. no LTE here

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oregon Ave. | Keys Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

I have a Virgin Mobile plan which uses Sprint. I usually get 2 bars in my driveway, 1 bar near a window, and none inside the house. I use it when on the road and it's good for that but not as as my main phone at home.

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Virgin Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | The Y, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151 |

where I live on emerald bay road sometimes it drops the call but usually all over aouth lake and stateline I have no problems unless I want to use my data then it can be kinda spotty. Other than the phone itself being a piece of crap virginns service seems better than most. My neighbor has to go outside and at least I dont have to do that lol he has metro pcs.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | South Upper Truckee | Memory Lane, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

NO RECEPTION at this end of Christmas Valley on any of the streets including Memory Lane So. Upper Truckee Rd past Portal, Grass Lake Rd. Beaver Brae, ect.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Seirra Blvd. | Osbourne, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

T-mobile in south shore sucks there are random dead areas around Seirra Tract and the neighborhood by Barton hospital also Al Tahoe blvd and the schools around there.The weird thing is that there are horrible areas and almost perfect reception in others right next to each other

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

Great reception from ATT in South Lake Tahoe! (I know what you're thinking, a decent review for ATT?) In the Keys (where I currently live), you can expect to get 4-5 bars. Coverage is pretty good on highway 50, and even on the mountains of Heavenly Ski Resort. Coverage on most beaches. You can expect to get 3G almost everywhere. A recent speed test of the 3G here received 4.4 Mbps, which is damn good! Lastly, almost all of the residents here are ATT subscribers. ATT doesn't get 5 bars because occasionally your calls can drop, and recently a cell tower went down for almost a full day, but otherwise great service.

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Cricket

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 50 | 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

Crickets website said I would get perfect reception here, walked all over the placenear the y area, up the 50 to third st etc.. no coverage.. now lets see if I an get a refund...

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sierra Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

T-mobile worked great when I first got it 3 years ago. Since then I swear they have sold 1 / 2 their towers. I'm lucky to get a bar at best. I ended up getting a phone that works with WiFi too. Too bad their wifi connect with the phone sucks too. AT&T is the way to go for sure.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Bonanza AVe | D St., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

There are a few dead spots in town, at the newspaper building for one, but overall the reception is wonderful. I even get good strength at Sierra, all over the mountain, and at the base of Kirkwood.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | F St. | Margaret, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156 |

ATT says this is a good coverage area near the Y no way! The only service that works here is Sprint and they have poor coverage all over town. Cingular was very good on the Nevada side until they hooked up with ATT and now dropped calls all the way to the top of Spooner Summit They are going backwards! However they are still the best in town

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | F St. | Margaret, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156 |

ATT says this is a good coverage area near the Y no way! The only service that works here is Sprint and they have poor coverage all over town. Cingular was very good on the Nevada side until they hooked up with ATT and now dropped calls all the way to the top of Spooner Summit They are going backwards!

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 3628 Pioneer Trai | Stateline Hwy. 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

First of all Cingular now the new AT&T has the best coverage in south lake tahoe, you can get five bars almost anywhere while Sprint has the worst u only get one bar almost everywhre u go including nextel. T mobile has good conerage too making in #2 here at south shore and Verizon has kind of a moderate reception not too good not too bad so in south shore Cingular or AT&T is the best

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mandan | Apache, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

The Sprint representative told me I would get reception at my house on Mandan, but I don't even get it in the front yard, down the street, or anywhere in the neighborhood until I get to Lira's. I can't get reception at my workplace off of Elks Point Road, and I regularly drop calls in town, like sitting at the Bijou Longs. Sprint utterly sucks, and they give lousy service when I've asked them to address these issues.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | South Shore, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

Cingular by far has the best coverage in the south shore area. I live here so Ive been around this town from corner to corner and theres practically nowhere a signal cant be picked up. Within the city limits it is not uncommon to get 5 bars (full signal) everywhere. Cingular has excellent placement of towers in the area and most operate on the 850 band for added coverage. South shore is definitely Cingular-land.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | S Lk Tahoe "Y", South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 |

Coverage very good throughout the city of South Lake Tahoe. Coverage spotty around Emerald Bay, but better at lake level and with a clear view of the Cave Rock and Round Hill areas of Nevada, where I believe the tower is. Good coverage in most places close to the lake from Homewood north to Tahoe City and Incline Village.

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