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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

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Old Sigmatel Building, 360 Between Mopac and Ben W, Austin, TX 78704 |

I get 2 bars here, and can make calls, but folks on Verizon are on roaming in this valley!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Barton Skyway | Mopac, Austin, TX 78746 |

My reception starts to drop as soon as I turn off of Mopac onto Barton Skyway. The parking lot area of my apartment will provide 1 or 2 bars, but I have to stand in certain areas. Walking down the sidewalk will cause a dropped call. Inside the apartment, I'm lucky if the phone will detect any service at all. Since moving to Austin, I've had to subscribe to Vonage to get decent phone service at home.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Barton Skyway | MoPac, Austin, TX 78746 |

Used to live off South Lamar and Panther, then moved to Barton Skyway on the Mopac side, now coverage is alot better. 5 bars always. Capital of Texas highway going west can be spotty, but overall, good service. Some garble around Dittmar and Manchaca, but easier to point out the 2 or 3 problems, but no one reallly complains about calls withe me

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Cellular One

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 620 and 2222, Austin, TX 78732 |

Very spotty coverage with poor audio quality. The phone doesn't drop very many calls, but the audio quality is horrible. I will be switching soon. In the process of seeing who people think provides the best coverage in the Austin area... is it Verizon?

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Palmer Lane | Tomayo, Austin, TX 78729 |

Good reception, great phone. Had the phone and service for 4 months, no complaints.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sunset Valley, Austin, TX 78745 |

At work (Arboretum) and around town I generally get good reception. At home (Sunset Valley) I get poor reception indoors (it doesn't drop the call, it just drops every third word) and fair reception if I step outside (useable but still dropping an occasional word).

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | All Around Town, Austin, TX 78704 |

I am really happy with my service, I use an Edge card in my laptop and can be on the network 100% of the time with my reception never dropping past 1 / 2 way, and I am all over town and go to and from San Marcos occasionally. There are a couple of places where calls will drop for just a moment, which is normal because of the geography of this area.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S. Congress @ Live Oak | S. Congress @ Elizabeth, Austin, TX 78704 |

Ok AT&T / CINGULAR, I know you guys can figure this out, but going down the hill between elizabeth and live oak st. on s. congress either drops or loses alot of signal strength. This is right on the most major street in the middle of town, come on.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Manchaca | Between William Cannon and Slaughter, Austin, TX 78748 |

Calls drop while as soon as you pass the post office on manchaca past william cannon till after Dittmar crossing toward slaughter..

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Y at Oak Hill, Austin, TX 78736 |

I just switched from Sprint to Cingular and the coverage is MUCH worse. It's not nearly as bad for me as some others have described, but clearly nowhere near what Sprint was. With Sprint, (on an older Samsung A460) I would only drop calls in a few areas around town (like north 360 around 2222). But with Cingular I just get a lot of breakup in the convos. Not really any drops but just some robotic modulation from hell. Im REALLY hoping this improves once they combine the Cingular and ATT towers around the end of the year (fingers crossed)

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