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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 | 223 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 612 Reviews)
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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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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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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 360 / Capital of Texas | Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78731 |

Been with Sprint 8 years. When I moved to this location my reception was average (owned a Sanyo RL-8700 I believe). Then about 4 months ago I started getting many dropped calls and very poor and often no reception. I purchased a new phone (for other reasons than reception) and I still have horrible reception. I've never experienced this bad of service from Sprint. If fact, I can't remember having a dropped call while in Austin until 4 months ago.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Steck | Mopace, Austin, TX 78759 |

I've used Nextel for 6 years and been completely satisfied. Mostly use cellular service, not too much walkie-talkie. Dropped calls occur about once every 2-3 months. Frequently travel all around Austin, very few spots with out service. Very happy with service, almost never have to call customer service with problems.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Bee Caves Rd., Austin, TX 78746 |

Cingular Sucks do not get this service. Reception was much better with ATT. Now I know why there is a Class Action lawsuit filed by former ATT customers.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 183 | Riata Trace Pkwy., Austin, TX 78727 |

In the Riata Bldg Complex, this phone / carrier provides terrible service. I know that providers don't offer any sort of service level agreement inside buildings, but I sit right next to a window, and I my reception provides mostly unintelligibly garbage.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | General Williamson | 620, Austin, TX 78734 |

The only dropped calls / no service I've experienced are near Mt. Bonnell (due to rock cliffs) and on Bullick Hollow Rd. near Volente (very spotty service).

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Balcones / Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731 |

Cingular is absolutely horrible at the Hart Lane / Balcones area off of Far West. I have a couple of bars most of the time, until a call comes in. Then it immediately drops to no bars and I can barely hear the person on the call. Cingular has terrible service in this area.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | MoPac and 183, Austin, TX 78759 |

I normally get decent reception outside of my home. In my house, I get between 1 and three bars. I very rarely have a dropped call. I travel domestically and internationally and have good reception anywhere I go with this phone. Cingular customer service is a nightmare to call - buy aren't they all?

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Braker | N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78753 |

I can not make or receive calls from my home area any longer. I keep getting called failed or connection error when tring to dial out and can't receive calls in. I have called Cingular many times in the past 4 days and they say nothing is wrong with my service. i'm very diapointed in Cingular

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