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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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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Turkey Creek | Ranch Creek, Austin, TX 78730 |

Reception with Cingular is fine. Verizon is slightly less but still acceptable, and T-Mobile is a zero.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 2244 | Cuernavaca, Austin, TX 78733 |

In my house I tend to get between 1 and (rarely) 3 bars. This doesn't stop Sprint from dropping calls CONSTANTLY! In the evening it generally drops calls in less than a minute. Even outside on the deck calls get dropped. The worst thing is that the phone gives no audible notice that a call has dropped, so you happily continue talking until the long silence clues you in.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 183 and 620, Austin, TX 78750 |

Works well in the apartment. Never had any problems. Seems to be better after Cingular bought ATT

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Enfield - Between Lamar and Mopac, Austin, TX 78703 |

I get 1 to no bars in my house and completely no reception crossing lamar on enfield.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Austin | Austin Area, Austin, TX 78741 |

I'm on the old ATT TDMA Network. I get reasonable reception most of the time. UNFORTUNATELY, I am told that Cingular is dismantling this network

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Hills | Mesa, Austin, TX 78731 |

Very bad reception along North Hills from Mesa Dr. to Wood Hollow. At my house near North Hills and Mesa, I am roaming much of the time. Toward Mopac, reception starts to pick up about Hart Ln. My wife's Sanyo 8200 gets a little better reception (she's roaming less - about 20% of the time) and reception is adequate sometimes.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Us 290 West | Congress To Hays County Line, Austin, TX 78704 |

I've been on the ATT / Cingular GSM network since 9 / 04. In the past month (7 / 06), the reception on US 290 between Congress and the Travis / Hays county line has been non-existent. Phone shows 3 to 5 bars; calls receive a "we don't recognize your number on our network, please dial 611 for service" message. At the local Cingular retail store I was offered the option to sign for a new 2-year agreement to be on the Cingular network. The ATT TDMA network is being taken out of service. I need a new phone, SIM card and contract to get service. I'll wait 2 months for my contract to expire, and try the TMobile network. I need GSM for service in UK.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | West Gate Blvd. | William Cannon, Austin, TX 78745 |

Poor to NO reception along all of West Gate Blvd. Another dead zone: Shiloh between Manchaca and Seminary Ridge Dr.in southwest Austin.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Quinlan Park and Lake Austin, Austin, TX 78732 |

Since moving onto the shores of Lake Austin 4 years ago, I have watched Steiner Ranch quadruple in size, all of my neighbors homes are are multi million dollar homes and they are building new neighborhoods on both sides of Quinlan Park road like crazy. You would think that at least one of the carriers would recognize the potential to get all the cell phone business in this area. We have had side by side comparisons of every provider during parties at my house. Not one of the carriers is capable of providing a strong enough signal to make a call. The most we could get is one bar with Cingular but the call drops within seconds. I contacted Sprint and informed them of the growth out here but they don't seem to care. I am forced to rely on lanlines only.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | S. !st and Mairo, Austin, TX 78748 |

Dropped calls and static is the norm. Have never had clear reception inside house, have to move around house to find halfway decent recption. Spot will vary. When traveling we have found that our backup phone (Tracfone Nokia) is not only more relaiable but gets better reception than Cincular. When our commitment with Cingular is over we'er switching!

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