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Albuquerque, NM Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 49 Reviews)
2. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 81 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 71 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 33 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 280 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Unser To Coors / I-40 | Petroglyph Ntnl Monument, Albuquerque, NM 87120 |

I can't use this phone west of Coors to save my life. Every call over 30 seconds gets dropped. I am looking for service that will work on the west side as this is very frustrating for me, I also have a T-Mobile sidekick and it's having issues as well. The sidekick server has not provided continuous service since early March 2005 (a month now of getting messages 1-4 days after they are sent). There is a spot on Coors between I-40 and Montano that kills calls also, it does it ever time. Grrr.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lovelace Medical Cenrter | San Mateo, Albuquerque, NM 87108 |

I don't get a single blocks on the signal side on Cingular. I am planning to try verizon.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Menaul | Eubank, Albuquerque, NM 87112 |

I had very few problems with my Sprint PCS service in Albuquerque. I don't always get a strong signal but very seldom has a call ever dropped. Unfortunately, service in the local Sprint stores isn't very good.

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Cricket

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Juan Tabo and Montgomery, Albuquerque, NM 87111 |

Cricket has the sorryest service on the planet to many air pockets for cricket loosing calls all the time would not reccomend thier service

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Lomas and Tramway, Albuquerque, NM 87123 |

This is an update to my 8 / 5 / 2004 review below. I am now using both T-Mobile and VZW (work phone). VZW has put up 2 new towers on lower Tramway (at Menaul and at Lomas) so the reception issue east of Tramway south of Montgomery has been solved. I have also noticed T-Mobile is starting to have service issues it didn't have before... delayed voicemail and text messaging, the network has lost connection with the phone... I think they are having growing pains. VZW has also put up new towers on the West Side (Paradise Hills and Rte 550 near the casino) and will soon in south Rio Rancho, so most of its Albuquerque dead spots are fixed. I still like T-Mobile because it is a little cheaper and still pretty good, but now Verizon is equally good in Albuquerque. Combined with how much larger its network is, I would recommend Verizon Wireless as the best choice for most people.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Irving NW | Golf Course NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 |

I've been quite happy with T-Mobile's coverage. I've never had a dropped call, nor experienced a dead spot between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in over a year here.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Sage | 86th, Albuquerque, NM 87121 |

T-Mobile seems to have the best coverage in the city of Albuquerque (meaning the fewest dead spots and / or fewest drops in signal quality).

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | University Area, Albuquerque, NM 87108 |

Sprint really screwed me over. I got a plan I liked before moving here from the east coast. Before purchasing the plan, I told them I would be moving. They said that I would be able to change to a local number at no cost to me. When I arrived, they had changed their service plans. In order to get a local number, I would have to sign up for a new plan. That meant another one year minimum contract, a higher price, and a change to evening hours start. When your eveing hours start at 9 PM instead of 8 PM, it becomes too late to call the east coast and borderline too late for the midwest. Suddenly, my evening hours would be totally worthless to me. I was forced to choose between a number that was long distance to everyone here or the plan that I wanted. Sprint, you really suck.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Paradise and Golf Course, Albuquerque, NM 87114 |

Verizon is a great provider. I travel the whole state for work and pleasure. I can get reception in places that amaze me sometimes. Verizon may not be the most affordable plan but you get what you pay for!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Alameda and Jefferson, Albuquerque, NM 87113 |

Started new job near intersection. Calls are frequently dropped and often are treated as roaming even though I am close to I-25. No choice but to find new provider. Considering between Verizon (best coverage / solid reception) and T-Mobile (best phones / average coverage).

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