Albuquerque, NM Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 50 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 38 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 62 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 26 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 214 Reviews)
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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Ventana Ranch / North West, Albuquerque, NM 87114 |

Horrible. I was suckered into joining a family plan by Sprint. (My family is wonderful) Sprint has been a frustrating experience with no reception. Looking now to get out of this mess.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Constitution | Washington, Albuquerque, NM 87110 |

Moved to ABQ from So CA last month. From the day I got into ABQ, I've had problems with internet connections. Internet connection was spotting at best throughout the city. Unable to use navigation apps consistently, which I have to depend on. I have contacted Sprint almost on a daily basis. Last talked to Jackie Supervisor for Accounts. She was rude and condescending. I am requesting waiver of early termination fees as Sprint service here in ABQ is poor in regards to data. I need a service which will provide consistent access to internet. I have been with Sprint since 2010 in So CA. Never had a problem with service nor a reason to contact customer service. Now that I need to relay on internet access, I've received unreliable service and poor customer service.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Comanche and Tramway | Montano and Eagle Ranch Rd. , Albuquerque, NM 87111 |

Finally 4g lte reception along Tramway,I did a speed test and was getting 27 mb download and 9 upload, Amazing! Finally sure signs that Sprint is moving forward. I was also able to get 4g in the area of Eagle ranch road from about Montano Northbound for about 1.5 miles then signal fades, I was able to record about 3 mb download, not the greatest but for now it should only get better. It's been a long wait, hopefully itwas worth it!

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Central and Eubank, Albuquerque, NM 87123 |

I finally am receiving 4g lte coverage from Sprint. I was driving home yesterday and my son told me, I have 4g on my phone, I did look down at my phone and sure enough I was receiving 4g signal. It's almost the same footprint of the wimax signal. But the signal soon faded once you heading westbound passing San Mateo Blvd. I'm sure Spring is testing 4g in area and hope Albuquerque lights up around here with 4g soon.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 5151 San Francisco Rd.NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 |

I had Sprint for 2 and half years and it was the worst service ever! Shoot I'm pretty sure Cricket is better than them. Anyways, I switched over to T-Mobile and I am beyond satisfied with their service. I have 4g lte everywhere I go and their data speeds are fast. Sprint is a joke because back in 2012, I was told lte was going to be out soon and not once have I gotten lte. My calls kept on dropping, texts didn't go through at times, and I couldn't watch Youtube videos or load a web page. I recommend T-Mobile because they are basically the same price as Sprint but they actually have a network that works great! Thank you Tim Tebow for influencing me to switch!

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | San Mateo and Gibson, Albuquerque, NM 87107 |

For all you Sprint cry babies out there Sprint now has the first wave of LTE in Albuquerque, go to the surround streets near the airport, montano and coors, and downtown area all have been reported and I personally have took my device there and yes Sprint is slowly turning on one tower once it's complete. I talked to centurylink and Sprint officials, now the whole 4G LTE upgrade will be fully complete in June 2014 and this will include the ABQ metro area! Sprint is currently broadcasting in 1900ghz LTE band 41 signal.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Paseo Del Norte and Golf Course NW | Paseo Del Norte and Golf Course NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 |

After looking at the Sprint coverage map for Albuquerque Westside, I can see why the service is so bad--there are only two towers covering Cottonwood Mall and south to I-40. Also, there are rumors going around about Sprint upgrading their ABQ service to LTE, but that is not in the forseeable future. Most of what ABQ is seeing now is 3G 'equipment upgrades' which probably equates to installing the newer equipment from the LTE upgrades in other states to ABQ. If you decide to purchase a VM phone or Sprint service, and live on West-side, make sure you keep your 30 day return receipt and note phone and data reliability. My experience has been marginal to bad, but I already spent over $1,000 for three phones, which apparently can't be switched to any other service--even though I paid for them. Arrgh.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Coors and Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM 87120 |

Switched from Verizon because of plan cost and data limitations to Virgin Mobile, about two years ago. Initially, VM signal at my house was marginal, but useable. The low signal caused the phone battery to last only a day. When I have been out of town, in Phoenix or San Francisco, the Sprint network there is great, and the phone battery lasts two to three days. In the last few months, phone coverage on the West side has gotten substantially worse. There are times when phone just won't work from my house at all. The phone might show 3 or 4 bars, but it won't connect a call. Not sure what is going on. Hopefully, Sprint is in the process of upgrading towers to LTE, which is the rumor. Not going to stick with VM, which has a 'reasonable' cost for 300 minutes talk, and unlimited text and data for $30 / mo, much longer if service doesn't get better.

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Cricket

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Tramway | Central, Albuquerque, NM 87123 |

I've been with Cricket for about 8 years. When I first started with them, they were the only cell phone carrier that offered unlimited talk time. When smart phones came out, they added unlimited text and data, no contract required. I don't travel around the city as much as I once did, but two of my friends stop by, one has Verizon and the other has Sprint and I am frequently he only one with any bars. The other big attraction is that my bill is lower than either one of theirs. My friends both plan to change when their contracts are finished.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Interstate 25 South at Montgomery, Albuquerque, NM 87102 |

T-Mobile is the WORST! I tried calling 911 three times to report a dangerous situation on the interstate. I had 4 bars and the first 2 calls to 911 were dropped. I called T-Mobile to file a complaint and find out what was wrong and they were useless. I finally had to file a complaint with the FCC. That says it all!

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Paseo and I25, Albuquerque, NM 87109 |

Switched from Verizon to Sprint kinda of a downgrade but overall my bill is lower, I HAVE TRULY UNLIMTED DATA!😄3G is ok in ABQ not gonna say its perfect but its great, some dropped calls and text issues but in general I see people having issues with Sprint I really dont see how they can be???? I really have to say Sprint is much brighter than expected.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Coors and Delany, Albuquerque, NM 87121 |

I have to say Sprint has improved on cell coverage dropped calls are decressing and call quality improving data is intermitent ran several speed tests around ABQ some parts of ABq get 33kbps but in my area and work area I'm getting 1.45mbps down.89 mbps u. And work area near montgomery and wyoming I'm getting 2.89 to 3.56 mbps down and 1.89 mbps up which is a.HUGE improvment on 3G data been informed ABQ should see LTE on the east side of the river by mid febuaray to Mid March and the rest of the city and metro area will follow by the Sprint store on coors near i40. Due to this 4g lte upgrade of installing new network vision towers and upgrading and installing new equipment on legacy towers which causes 3g disruption, dropped calls and poor call quality Sprint is giving me and other people on Sprint compesation by crediting my bill 25 dollars which makes my monthly amount lower. Bill has never changed n I've had a 8 / 10 experience with sprint. Will suggest them to anyone just dont get with Verizon they are a nightmare from hell.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Downtown Abq, Albuquerque, NM 87107 |

I regret leaving Sprint for verizon, I'm getting frequent dropped calls, texts dont go through, and 4g lte is no where to be found near bernalillo, my bill has gone up, I have roaming charges and they wont credit or fix my bill, they said 4g lte will be also in gallup and roswell where I travel I go through dead zones from clines corners to roswell along 285 and i40 from abq to gallup service is spotty. I know one things for sure Verizon DOES NOT HAVE UNLIMTED DATA!seriously 8gb a month and throttle speeds thats not unlimted. Come tax returns porting back to Sprint and leaving Verizon behind! Wont suggest Verizon to anyone! Get Sprint, AT&T or Tmobile.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Paseo Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM 87109 |

Our Company recently dropped Sprint. We had over 50 phones that were used throughout NM. The coverage area was horrible! We switched to Verizon and I am happy to say that we have not had any issues and the coverage is great! Unfortunately, my family is still on a Sprint plan due to our contracts. We have been promised by Sprint that changes are coming. So far no changes... ... In fact, I am pretty sure that the coverage is getting worse! Sprint recently shipped us an Airave which helps at our house. As soon as we leave the house, its painful... . Hopefully Sprint picks it up soon. I cannot believe that anyone would support Sprint on this Forum!

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | West Side Albuquerque | Unser / Tower, Albuquerque, NM 87121 |

I have been a Sprint customer for 5 years. Network reception has gone from bad to worse. Renewed one of my 4 Iphone 5 contracts 5 months ago because the sales person told me Sprint wase finalizing upgrades to the ABQ Cell Towers -DONT BUY THEIR LIES!- Bunch of crooks, that's what they are. :(

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Cottonwood Mall Area, Albuquerque, NM 87114 |

My service for the last 2 years has been much worse than people I know with other carriers. 2 to 3 bars usually right in town and sometimes 1x. Sprint has told me twice that 4G LTE service would be active here in the ABQ Metro area in a few weeks but that time has come and gone. Pretyy dissatisfied with the cellulasr service in Albuquerque, NM.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Coors Blvd. | Montano Rd., Albuquerque, NM 87120 |

Great coverage anywhere inside of Albuquerque! And since they've added 4G LTE to the metro area, my data speeds are phenomenal! I honestly cannot believe anyone else would stay on a contract with a carrier that charges them up the wazoo for the same, if not worse, coverage than what I get, AND with unlimited unthrottled data!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rio Bravo, University, Albuquerque, NM 87106 |

Extremely dissatisfied with Sprint. Connection is slow or non-existent. Dropped calls on a daily basis. Tells me I'm "roaming" when I'm still within city limits of Albuquerque or Rio Rancho. WTF?

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Cellular One

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Coors | Montano, Albuquerque, NM 87120 |

Verizon service is unusable once you cross Montano to head up to Volcano Vista. We live in Montecito and you cannot make calls, text or use the net. I wish I had another option

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lousiana | Lomas, Albuquerque, NM 87110 |

I have had Sprint for about 5 years, but when I moved from Missouri to Albuquerque, the service has been TERRIBLE! I use a lot of data on my phone so unlimited data is good. The speeds, however, render the phone virtually worthless. Since the S3 doesn't have a WiMax antenna in it, Sprint's "4G" doesn't work. Most places around ABQ, I can get 3G, but in other places (like driving across Lomas), it's 1x or nothing. I ended up buying a Verizon Jetpack Mi-Fi device just so I can get some use out of my phone. It's stupid that I would even have to consider doing something like that and carrying around a second device with me just so I can use my phone the way it's designed to be used. Not to mention, it's another bill that I shouldn't have to pay. Verizon 4G speeds are wonderful. Sprint, meanwhile, charges $10 / month / phone for their "Superior Wireless Experience" fee. I have never once had a "Superior Wireless Experience" and it is absurd that that's what they are charging every user $10 / month / phone for. I called Sprint to have them take off the $10 fee from our phones. They gave me a 1-time credit of $20, but I still am required to pay the fee every month. Forget watching NetFlix on your device or even a freaking YouTube video. Sprint data in ABQ is the absolute worst. -Rick

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