Have been with Sprint here for over 9 years. Service is always hit and miss when they are making upgrades or changes to their network. While on the new LTE these past 6 months, I've had 1 dropped call per week. Same goes for the data speeds, drop to 3 G or experience excessive wait times for 4G to kick back in. Searching through other carriers plans and coverage areas throughout Texas as I travel for work and sorry, but Sprint has the best plans financially and greater coverage.Was this review helpful to you?
Cell coverage outside is full bars, fast 4G LTE averages ~15mb down and ~20mb up using speedtest.net app on my Galaxy S3. Coverage inside the house is average, I get 2-3 bars, but spotty LTE. 3G gets me ~1mb down and ~1mb up. Using my phone at work, The University of Texas, is horrible. I work at Speedway and 24th Street. My phone will have 1-2 bars outside with useless internet, and either no service or roaming inside the building. While outside, facebook.com will take take literally 5 minutes to load, google.com will take about 3 minutes to load, it's FAR slower than old school dial up. Because of this, my phone dies and has to be recharged 3 times a day. When I'm at home, I can go all weekend on 1 charge. With my experience with Sprint at my work, I will not be renewing my contract, I will be switching providers.Was this review helpful to you?
I am able to get good reception indoors and out thoughout the pflugerville area. The only exception is inside walmart. Sometimes I will drop calls but rarely, and text messaging is always solid. However I know some family members that have newer smartphones and they seem to have more problems. So I think signal is good its mostly about what phone you choose. Good LuckWas this review helpful to you?
I move around daily through out Pflugerville Schools. Most of the time I can not make a call out of any of the schools although others on other networks can. This has been with three models of cell phones. Nextel finnally had to install a repeater in our main support building in order for communication.Was this review helpful to you?
Sometimes drops calls no matter how many bars I have. Could be the phone. I may try another. I am considering changing carriers.Was this review helpful to you?
This used to be a place I dropped calls, this isn't a problem anymore. I looked to my right and see that evidently Sprint or NEXTEL has put a tower up in this location. Nice job you guys. I live in the Blackhawk subdivision, used to be I had to go outside to make a call and it not be dropped. Not anymore.Was this review helpful to you?
Since the last posting in the Black Hawk subdivision, Sprint / Nextel has put a tower up, this occured in December. It has been populated with the cellular array in the month of May. As of June 19th, the Nextel side has been put on line with very good results. We now have coverage all over the Black Hawk Subdivision. There are no holes at all. I must commend Sprint / Nextel on listening to the request of their customers. Yes, I can think that this was in the plan all along but I also believe that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. All I know is as dissatisfied as I was with NEXTEL, I can now say, staying with them now will be a pleasure. I have neighbors with CINGULAR, VERIZON and whatever else and have been told they have very poor coverage. NEXTEL and SPRINT now have great coverage. Thank you Nextel! I've been with them for 8 years now, I'll be with them further on now... ..JRWas this review helpful to you?
Currently there is almost no coverage in this part of Travis county. I have to be outside my residence in order to use my phone. I called in August and was advised that there is a tower to be built two tenths of a mile from this location, that has happened although they have not populated this tower as of 4-6-06. Now in defense of Nextel, today, they have contacted me and the engineering team is working on resolving the problem.Was this review helpful to you?
On good days get 1 bar and get plenty of dropped calls, thought I would get better reception with a better phone upgraded from a Nokia but the service is the same if not worse.Was this review helpful to you?
I live at the corner of 685 and Kelly Lane in Pflugerville, Texas (also where Texas 130 and I-45) will intersect. The two large neighborhoods (Black Hawk and Falcon Pointe) have at least 2000 homes in this area, but Cingular cell phones will not work due to very poor coverage. I and many others have called but Cingular has done nothing to fix the problem. The claim we are right between two towers. Something needs to be done with so many people that live in this area and with two new Interstates opening up next year. They are loosing money because no one can use their phone.Was this review helpful to you?
Generally good around Austin, Occasional busy signals during peak hours. Highland Mall inside Discovery store full bars. Sprint and Nextel lucky to get 1. Had T Mobile, Nextel and Sprint, so far Cingular is better. Wife has Verizon, no complaints either. Verizon Tower 1 / 4 mile away. Picked Cingular over Verizon because of better native coverage in East Texas. Ocassional travel to Los Angeles Area. Sprint and Nextel Very poor reception as So Cal the worst in the nation for cellular reception. Will Try Cingular there and post results.Was this review helpful to you?