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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 | 221 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 610 Reviews)
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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hart Ln | Far West Blvd., Austin, TX 78731 |

granted that I live in condos that were built in '73, I still can't get calls inside my residence. I drop 4 out of 6 calls, can't send text messages, and standing on my front porch doesn't help. My reception THROUGHOUT the Far West area is really bad. I was happy with my Sprint service while I lived near UT's campus. Since I have moved, i've had nothing but problems with my reception. I have to wait until i'm leaving my condo complex ( I don't know why I don't just call it an apartment... but technically... ) to check voicemails and return calls. I even went so far as to purchase a sprint-badged / branded passive repeater. It ALMOST helped. My roommate uses T-Mobile (i think), and he has few problems. Looks like i'll be picking a different carrier at the end of my contract.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Barton Springs Rd. | Robert E Lee, Austin, TX 78704 |

T Mobile had next to no reception during ACL. Most of their competitors brought in mobile cell tower trucks to park at Barton Springs, but they didn't. I live nearby and it took ten tries on average to make calls and 10-30 to send text messages. I have now dropped them for Cricket. Unlimited minutes! Everyone should offer that. I had it for two years in Boulder and loved it. I put 4000 hours on a Nokia, rarely a dropped call. $30 a month now for unlimited text and daytime minutes.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fort Benton Dr. | Cobblestone St., Austin, TX 78735 |

There has been a dead spot in the 5300 block of Fort Benton Dr.for years. I wish AT&T would fix it. Indoors, you get no reception.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Exposition | Westover, Austin, TX 78703 |

I have owned 3 Nokia cell phones and every single one works perfectly in my house. I dont find much of a problem with At&T

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Enfield / Mopac | Exposition, Austin, TX 78703 |

Sucks... .which is why I still have a landline in the house. Dropped calls, little to no signal. Seems provider "downgrades" service for older phones to induce you to buy a new handset - anyone know about this?

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lacrosse | Cap Stone Dr., Austin, TX 78739 |

no service indoors. spotty and dropped calls outdoors. called customer service for last six months but no change.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Boulder Ln | FM 620, Austin, TX 78726 |

After moving here from NYC last summer, I was amazed at how bad the service is all around. I had Verizon in NY (the only service to have in NYC IMHO), and here I was getting 2 bars. So I thought I'd switch and got some decent reviews from people about T-Mobile. At the west entrance into Canyon Creek on Boulder Lane, there is a spot that drops calls like clockwork. It used to happened with Verizon and it happens with T-Mobile. Always. At the house, I get 1 bar at most, and that is mostly when the phone is either charging or fully charged. As soon as I loose a bit of juice, I drop down to no reception. Driving around, I get 1-2 bars at most, but.. it is still usable and I have not experienced that many dropped calls, or inablity to SMS or email.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 183 and 620 | Lake Creek and Mellow Meadows, Austin, TX 78750 |

I've had some minor issues with Sprint in the past but nothing compared to what I'm dealing with now. By far, the most expensive cell phone carrier and where I live my reception is horrible.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Enfield Past Mopac, Austin, TX 78703 |

Abysmal. When I'm at home and my phone's in my pants, forget about it. When it's sitting on the coffee table, I will still commonly have calls dropped altogether. Like another poster mentioned, I can stand in one spot and watch my reception go from 5 bars to none, within a few seconds. Sometimes I'll place a call, even when I have decent reception, and the call will just cut out as soon as I make it, with no warning or error message or anything; I just look down at the phone and it's at the menu screen. This is probably partially a problem with the phone software, but I think it has more to do with the awful network. Also have absolutely zero reception within my office at 78723 (NE Austin). Unfortunately I've got another year and a half left on this contract... . but fortunately I'll be in DC for most of it, where reception is okay.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Red River | 32nd, Austin, TX 78705 |

My phone always has 5 bars but that means NOTHING! When I am trying to listen, every other sentence is too garbled to understand (incoming) so I always have to say "say it again" or "no clue what you just said". VERY VERY VERY frustrating. Not too many dropped calls though; only about 1 in 6. (but then again sometimes I can't make the call in the first place) Cingular claimed the phone was bluetooth too... its not... it just has the ability to use about 1 out of 8 headsets... LAME

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