Austin, TX Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 44 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 93 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 118 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 173 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 479 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 11500 Jollyville Rd.Apt 3021 | 24th St., Austin, TX 78759 |

T mobile. I don't like it anymore. Poor coverage and poor service. They just want money!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | University If Texas, Austin, TX 78712 |

I was under the impression, that when I bought my iPhone 5 I could occasionally use it. I now have a very expensive paper weight and a means of raising my blood pressure instantly. The service is worse than I've experienced with any other carrier ever, and I will be switching soon. I honestly don't see how Sprint is even a major phone company with this kind of coverage. I'd say 1 / 5 calls go through, and those aren't always audible. Seriously seriously disappointed.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Burnet Rd. | Hwy. 183, Austin, TX 78757 |

I've had T-Mobile for about 5 years now and I haven't had many issues with reception while in Austin. Only when traveling out of Travis County I have lower signal and speeds dropped to 2G. While using my Nexus 5 and on LTE I get download speeds anywhere between 20-35mbps. So far the best speed of 38 down / 15up was in the Anderson Mill / 620 area. I'm very satisfied with the service especially for the price I'm paying.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | East 1st, Austin, TX 78702 |

I have been experiencing dropped calls and trouble sending text messages. It seems no matter where I am in Austin I am almost always roaming. Thank goodness for wifi! Otherwise I would get absolutely no use from my iphone5! I am paying for LTE, why isn't it ever available???

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wells Branch, Austin, TX 78728 |

Really hate Sprint Data speed.. says LTE but slower than T-Mobile 4G... I

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Burnet and 183, Austin, TX 78757 |

Unlimited data yes, but it's unusuable. Looking to go to verizon. AT&T is bad, I hear T-Mobile hs gotten bad.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 4613 Sojourner St. , Austin, TX 78725 |

I have T-Mobile and the service is unreliable! I have iPhone 5s I looked on T-Mobile and it says on T-Mobile website I have 4G LTE where I live but only get E coverage and it shows 4G but it goes back and forward to 4G one bar to E coverage eventually! I have few drop calls :(

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hidden Hollow | Hart Lane and Spicewood Springs, Austin, TX 78731 |

Sprint map show our house as having full 3G coverage. However, the phones in our house are roaming. Wish we knew who was covering it.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Austin Aquarium, Austin, TX 78750 |

Verizon has best reception in Austin. I had AT&T and Sprint before. Actually My Dad had Sprint, his colleague has T-Mobile, and my Mom and I have Verizon. My Dad's friend has AT&T and Sprint and T-Mobile suck in Austin. Verizon is #1.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 183 and Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX 78750 |

Coverage map shows 4g, but 3g barely works. If I didn't have WiFi, the phone would be a brick. Was getting 4g at work near zilker and Mopac, 3g barely works there too.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 1122 S Capital of Texas Hwy. | Lost Creek, Austin, TX 78746 |

Need service

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Archdale Dr., Austin, TX 78748 |

poor signal in various areas of austin, dropped calls, can't see data (no connection error)

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 11th | Waller, Austin, TX 78702 |

SpeedTest.net reports 0.07m (70k - modem speeds) up and down and more than a second of latency on ping. Signal fades in an out and is basically unusable.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Manchaca and Slaughter, Austin, TX 78748 |

Pretty good signal most of the time. I work out north in the E. Palmer area no issues there either. I will occasionally loose signal in elevator not a big issue though. I do notice when visiting family in the McKinney Pkwy. area (far East William Cannon area) I'm down to one bar and data is very slow, but never any dropped calls. Switched back to Verizon 4 yrs ago from T-Mobile because T-Mobile phones sucked back then great prices no issues with coverage they just didn't have the best phones to choose from. Thinking about going back after contract is up.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | North Lamar | Braker and Lamar, Austin, TX 78753 |

Was told no coverage until 11-15-2013. Have not had reception since Friday, 11-08.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 45th St. | Duval Streey, Austin, TX 78751 |

very bad reception in this area texts won't go through most of the time, dropped calls, data plan unusable. I wish I checked the phone reception before moving in this area. Now I waste time everyday because I have to resend texts multiple times before they go though. It's really frustrating. It seems to be all operators as my friends with other operators have similar troubles

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ben White I35, Austin, TX 78741 |

Sprint LTE on iPhone 5. Download speed with full bars of reception has dropped 95% since May. Phone data plan is now mostly unusable. Sections of downtown require turning off LTE to transfer any data. This is not what I paid for. AT&T 3G on iPhone 3s was faster two years ago.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Parmer Ln and Mopac, Austin, TX 78727 |

Working well

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Shoalwood Ave. | 49th St. , Austin, TX 78756 |

Note: This review is for AIO, which apparently is owned by AT&T. Service is excellent, both for calls and data. However, there is NO tethering plan, so data must be used ONLY with the cell phone. I've tried virtually all the other carriers in Austin - Sprint, Verizon, and TMobile. They are all a joke. However, the moment someone introduces a decent service with tethering I will be gone from AIO.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Austin | Braker and Dessau , Austin, TX 78753 |

Extremely poor reception. Lucky if I can even get text messages... let's not even get started on dropped calls. Reception is practically useless all over Austin not just the north side.

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