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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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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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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | NW Austin=>downtown, Austin, TX 78750 |

i spend all my time either on the UT campus, in northwest austin where my apartment is, or some where between. out doors I never have a problem, although I used to with my Samsung e105. the only place I ever had problems with zero signal while others had a signal (sprint / verizon users) was the second floor of the UGL building on campus, and my dining room in my apartment. when I switched phones fromt he Samsung e105 to my ngage, the quality of signal and signal strength went way up, and I never lose service, drop a call, and can finish calls without screaming "call me back" hoping the other person got the message. the quality of the antenna seems to range greatly from phone to phone, and I must have been working at 2 extremes of the spectrum.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 12349 Metric Blvd., Austin, TX 78758 |

Called TMobile about this and they admit that the reception here is not all that great. They have logged an issue with the Engineering dept and hope that in the future they will have a tower installed here.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | All Over Town, Austin, TX 78733 |

All this weekend, ATT network has apparently been completely down. No matter where I go, I have no coverage. Unbelievable.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Oltorf | Alvin Devane, Austin, TX 78741 |

Calls always gets dropped when driving past the AMD building and the metal pedestrian overpass. But after my old phone quit, Sprint sent me a new one (same model) and it doesn't drop the call anymore, so I guess it might be a phone thing.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Manor | Walnut, Austin, TX 78722 |

Cuts me off constantly. My first very bad experience with Sprint reception, after living in multiple cities. Didn't expect that in Austin, the techie city. Come on, Sprint!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shady Hollow Estates | Brodie, South of Slaughter, Austin, TX 78739 |

VERY poor service indoors, barely acceptable outdoors. Looks like no one gets good service on T-Mobile, or anyone else, here.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Wells Branch Area, Austin, TX 78728 |

Have been with AT&T TDMA since April 2000, still using our 5+ year old Nokia's, and have always gotten great reception. Can only remember a handful of exceptions due to being in some very remote areas in the extreme outlying areas in our 4 or 5 county area. I'm talking the middle of nowhere. Was an old GTE Mobilnet customer, there service was abysmal, and the switch to AT&T was the best cell phone move I ever made. Want to update our plan and go to some newer phones, apparently none of which use TDMA, so would be stuck with GSM or CDMA. But after reading this board, am wondering if I should just stick it out with TDMA until the digital service around here gets better. Am self-employed and use the phone for business, so can't afford to be dropping calls or having no signal. From what I gather, Cingular must have the worst service. Don't see many Verizon complaints here, so am wondering if they're coverage is that much better than the others. Any Verizon subscribers out there like to chime in?

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AT&T

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

Was with AT&T and switched to Cingular GSM. It is wretched. Not only in my home area, but all around Austin. My friends did the same with same phone and all report lousy results. Calls drop the minute you hit Hudson Bend on 620 coming from the dam and it's hit or miss from there on. Don't bother placing a call on Southwest Pkwy. unless you plan to pull over. I've lost signal with a direct line-of-sight to a tower. My office reception at Braker and 183 is worthless as well.

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