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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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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 183 | Anderson Mill, Austin, TX 78750 |

Cingular reception in my home is never more than 2 bars, outside it is 2-3. Every conversation has at least one disconnect if talk is longer than 30-45 seconds. At work, near Zilker (5th floor office), reception is always great. Lots of drop outs on Mopac between Zilker and 183. I travel in and out of state; reception has been at least as good as Austin's in most cities. I switched from Sprint two years ago thinking Cingular must be better... I am not so sure about that! Coverage area is better, but with constant drop outs and waivering signal strength it doesn't matter. Cingular customer service has been friendly, but incompetent... suggest avoiding bill consolidation with ATT / broadband. Also, I'll never own another Motorola phone.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Downtown, Austin, TX 78701 |

It doesn't work at all in my office building downtown, which is real convenient. It doesn't work at all at home in Westlake which is real convenient. It works in 30 second intervals between work and home which is real convenient because pretty much every call is going to get dropped. Cingular = terrible service in Austin.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 40th St. and Ave.D (Hyde Park), Austin, TX 78751 |

Constantly dropped calls. Had to always go outside apt for reception. T-Mobile and Cingular much better for this area.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 620 | Great Oaks, Austin, TX 78717 |

I have been with Sprint for about 8 years and have lived in this area the whole time. My reception has always been average to above average and has improved over the years. I have pratically never had a dropped call, nor have I missed any and I work from home a lot. I made a decision on OVERALL coverage in TX and in the US to go with Sprint years ago and they are only getting better. It seems to me that Sprint is one company that is really working on improving their network, so it is only going to get better. As with any service, the handset you use can have an effect also.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Southwest Pkwy. | William Canon, Austin, TX 78735 |

Dropped called while driving along Southwest Parkway. No reception inside home in Lantana Hills (near SW Pkwy. and Wm Canon).

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S Pleasant Valley Rd.& E Riverside Dr. | East of I-35, Austin, TX 78741 |

This is the location of my new apartment and I can't seem to call anyone from there. If I try to make it work, I can sometimes have a couple of minute conversation, but it's full of static and interruptions of silence. Aaaaaagh!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 620 / Lohmans Crossing, Austin, TX 78738 |

Longtime ATT customer and with its predecessor. Extremely unhappy with reception since Cingular merger - no signal strength in my home and in several locations along my daily route. Looking to finally switch to TMobile or Verizon.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Knollwood Dr. | Northhills, Austin, TX 78731 |

Poor reception all over NW Hills and especially at my house. Apparently no carrier can cover my home as I've had friends on just about every network try with no success.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Far West / Woodhollow | North Hills Dr., Austin, TX 78731 |

But also NO reception al lot of the time inside my apartment. My phone seems to work around town but as soon as I want to turn into my apt complex it starts gargling and drops the calls. I feel lucky when I am home and a call goes through. I get a lot of messages pop up on my phone like "No Network Coverage" and "Network Busy". My bars will jump around from 3 to 1 to 0. If I'm making a call, its usually shoots to 1 bar to 0 real fast. I have trouble receiving all my calls as well. I want OUT of my contract. I bind myself to them in a contract for 2 years, but ironically they cannot gaurantee service indoors or outdoors. Oh yeah and their customer service dept SUCKS!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Austin, Austin, TX 78750 |

Fewest dropped calls - yeah right. It is torture to try to have a decent phone conversation. Don't even think about picking up the phone if you are inside, near hills, or driving. Not to mention the multiple whole network blackouts I've experienced lately. I will never again own a Motorola phone or have a Cingular plan.

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