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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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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 620 and 2222, Austin, TX 78726 |

Third Sprint phone in this area, and it finally gets reception. Two bars ar home, but hardly ever a problem. A motorola, LG, and a Nokia I used before this all didn't recieve or make calls within a mile of my place. Sprint customer service is no better than a big warm pile of crap!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mesa | Spicewood Springs, Austin, TX 78731 |

1-2 bars most times. Click to send / receive and it drops to one every time. Miss many calls, drop many calls. Truly sucks. My contract is up in April and Cingular will never see me again. I was a very happy AT&T customer, but life has never been the same since the switch.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | North Austin, Austin, TX 78758 |

I almost never have problems with my Verizon service anywhere that I go to in Austin, which includes north Austin (Parmer and Metric area), campus, and the Westlake area. Westlake area gets a bit spotty because of the hills, but anywhere else, unless I'm in an elevator, very clear, no dropped calls.

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

Cingular has been great most places I go, except at home where I need it the most. We dropped our land line and went with the Cingular family plan but reception in the house is iffy. We can usually call out and recieve calls but the sound is not clear and we have expeirence dropped calls. I went as far as to get a repeater from Fry's (Wireless extender YX-500-PCS) but it would only work when we were on a digital signal, which was only part of the time. I took it back but I have been thinking about getting a more expensive model that works on the 1900 and 850 signal (PowerMax DA4000SBR $400 on ebay). I am waiting because we heard from a friend that the tower at William Cannon and West Gate is not turned on and that it will be in April 2006. I don't know if that is right or not but I am going to wait till April and see what happens.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | City Hall, Downtown, Austin, TX 78701 |

Used to get good reception. Now none. Tower troubles?

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Northeast Dr. | Access Rd.Of 290 East Bound, Austin, TX 78723 |

After replacing the Motorola V600 with the black Motorola V3 from Cingular, reception out of the box the reception is 5 bars. I did notice that after several days of heavy usage, the signal would drop down to three bars, and sometimes two bars, but this was remedied by simply turning off the phone, taking out the battery and the sim card and holding the end / power button for approximately 30 seconds and then reinserting the sim card and then the battery and restarting the phone. As for overall performance, the phone itself has withstood several drops as well as some soda being spilled on the phone. These occurrences have not affected the phone or reception at all with the exception of the above mentioned problem. For being a former AT&T Wireless customer that was bought with the merger of AT&T Wireless and Cingular, I was extremely dissatisfied with the performance resultant of that merger since the two seperate networks often clashed for dominancy and I got stuck out in the cold. This has been completely fixed since now I have had very good performance with the new Cingular Network.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S 1st and Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704 |

I get decent reception while "out and about" in Austin. Reception sucks in my apartment building and I have to go outside to answer or dial out. No reception driving to work on Southwest Parkway. Spotty reception at work (Lake Travis High School) but still useable. Great reception while visiting relatives in Houston.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Avendaro @ Canyon Creek | 620 Near East Entrance To Boulder, Austin, TX 78726 |

Can't get reliable service inside my apartment at Avendaro. Have to walk outside into the parking lot to get 1-2 bars. Even then, it's horrible reception.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rae Dell / Montclaire | La Casa, Austin, TX 78704 |

T Mobile works fine around the country but not at my house. Also had poor reception with ATT after their switch to GSM network. poor choices for folks in Zilker Barton Hills may try Sprint next

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Brodie Lane | Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78748 |

Livei in Shady Hollow. I travel all over Travis, Hays, Williamson and Bastrop counties. I get good reception in about 95% of Travis and Williamson, about 75% in Hays and Bastrop. I get o-1 bar inside my home. I have to get next to a window to get a call or go outside in certain spots of the yard. Just about everytime I go near a window, very near, I get a missed call message. etc. Who has good reception in Shady Hollow? (Company, phone, etc.)Thanks in advance!

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