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1. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 76 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 122 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 138 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 222 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 611 Reviews)
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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Oak Knoll Dr. | Danwood, Austin, TX 78759 |

I have had my Sprint service and brick cell phone (ok, I'm a Luddite) for over a decade and had excellent reception inside and outside the house (hardly ever fewer than 3 bars). For about a month or more now, I see no bars at all either inside or outside. If a call comes / goes through, it is dropped soon enough and cell phone is frequently beeping, looking for service. What is going on?

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Tom Green St. | 32nd St., Austin, TX 78705 |

I live on Tom Green St. between 33rd and 32nd streets, and no one that has AT&T is able to use their phone in my house. Even going outside on the patio doesn't help. The only reason we've been able to get by using iPhones is that we have a microcell, but it has its own problems (cutting out, long delay during calls). I bought a Verizon iPhone 4 when they cam out, but Verizon also has no service in this area. I even called them and they finally admitted that we're in a "known area" of poor service. My wife and I both had Sprint before getting iPhones and we had zero problems. We're considering switching back for Sprint iPhone 4Ses, but we're in contract with at&t.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Parmer Lane | North Lamar, Austin, TX 78758 |

What happened to my Sprint reception today? (10 / 25 / 2011). I have always reveived perfect reception and today it is changing to 0 bars or 1 bar... I have had Sprint for 15 years and have always found them to provide the best coverage all over Texas as well as the US... what's going on?

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Scofield Ridge Pkwy. | Winwick Way, Austin, TX 78727 |

SPRINT works EXCELLENT for me in the Scofield Ridge Subdivision of Austin, and everywhere in North and Northwest Austin. I had AT&T but canceled after years with them, due to constant dropped calls and other technical issues. I've had Sprint now since 1 / 2011 and have had only 1 dropped call since. Sprint has added more towers for cellular, and are now utilizing their NEXTEL towers as well for cellular service I'm told. OVERALL: EXCELLENT SERVICE

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Manchaca | W. Cannon, Austin, TX 78745 |

It really is a mystery to me. I have 0 bars inside my house, and at times 1 bar outside my house. I can drive a half mile away and have 4g. I've complained but no one can come up with an explanation. Other services also have bad service here as well.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 183 and McNeil, Austin, TX 78729 |

My contract is finally up in Aug and I can't wait to switch. Between the phone and the lack of service I might as well be using homing pigeons for communication. I can't believe that AT&T has the nerve to charge what they do for 1980's cell coverage in the Austin area. If you want to be an isolationist then get the AT&T service because you won't ever be able to talk to anyone.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Slaughter | W. William Cannon, Austin, TX 78748 |

I never get more than two bars on my phone. Coverage is sketchy and I frequently have dropped calls.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Yaupon Dr. | Texas Plume Rd., Austin, TX 78759 |

We recently moved to our new house on yaupon and texas plume. The reception is virtually non-existent. I have been using ATT for several years now and this is the first time I am having issues with their service. Very rarely the call gets connected and within a few seconds, the call is dropped and the phone shows 0 bars. I am almost certain we will switch to a different carrier in a few weeks.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wier Loop Rd. | Thomas Springs, Austin, TX 78736 |

I just got Cricket the other day; was very excited about the unlimited plan and free Android phone. I've spent the first three days on the phone with customer service and back and forth to the store, trying to figure out why I can't make any calls at my house, even though I am within the coverage map. The roaming signal always appears too. I have no problems with the phone "in town" but out here, it's terrible! The customer service people are aggravating and keep asking me to reprogram my phone, even though I've already done it 10 times! Even when I sit outside or walk out into the front yard, the reception is still poor; people can't hear me and I can't hear them, and a simple conversation takes much longer than it should.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hamilton Pool Rd., Austin, TX 78738 |

Absolutely no cell service what so ever near Destiny Hills.3g is no use at all. What good is any supposed great phone when carrier has no interest in providing services. Terrible to deal with. Went back to land line and dial up. At least it works and is dependable.

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