San Antonio, TX Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 26 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 40 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2 star rating (2 stars | 51 Reviews)
4. Sprint 2 star rating (2 stars | 73 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 206 Reviews)
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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 1604 | Stone Oak, San Antonio, TX 78232 |

Went from a Cingular bag phone (3 watts of magnificent analog power!) and two Verizon phones to a Cingular family plan. It took three visits to make the change. The bill looks like three separate single accounts instead of one family plan. The GSM (I assume) is a buttload of echo and / or delay, and enough distortion so that I have to ask who is calling when my VSOP rings up. The phone has no good shortcuts and you have to follow a long menu trail to do the most common and trivial things - do the programmers actually USE these things before inflicting them on the paying public? Could be a great phone, but jeeez, is outsourcing to the lowest bidder always the best option??

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | FM78 | Mission Hills, San Antonio, TX 78244 |

I had been with Sprint for 4 years on my son's account and on July 20, 2006 we decided to get a phone under our own name and I can't tell you what a nightmare it has been the past 12 days. In the past, I never had a dropped call in 4 years (maybe 2 at the most) and was using my cell phone as my ONLY phone, my home phone, calling on it day and night. Since signing up under my own name on July 20, I have had 5 different phones and not one of them could hold a call. Everyone was dropped and if it did stay connected long enough to complain to customer service, it would cut in and out so bad I couldn't even argue the point with them or explain what was going on. They were rude and not helpful AT ALL. Plus they charged me 67.00 for a 29.99 monthly plan on August 8 and I haven't even been with them 2 weeks! I would NOT recommend Sprint if you live in my area and if you plan on using your cell phone in your home.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | I-10 | 1604 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78256 |

I recently moved to San Antonio with my T-Mobile service. I drive between downtown San Antonio and Kerrville daily. With T-Mobile I've never had a dropped call and call quality is excellent.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Stone Oak and Hardy Oak, San Antonio, TX 78258 |

Our T-Mobile reception is terrible. Calling into or out of the Stone Oak / Hardy Oak area is a very frustrating experience. I average two to three dropped calls per 15 minute conversation with my wife from downtown or Hwy. 281 into the Stone Oak / Hardy Oak area. This problem has occured consistently over the last 12 months. My dropped call rate to other areas of San Antonio is not as bad but still not acceptable for living in the 8th largest city in the USA where cell phone service should not be a problem. Shame on you T-Mobile!

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Apple Creek Subdivision | Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240 |

I live near the intersection of Apple Green and Broadmeadow, in the Apple Creek subdivision off of Huebner Road, ZIP is 78240. Incredibly lousy reception in my home. Frequently no bars at all. I have to stand in my front yard to get a decent connection (sufficient for a 5 minute conversation).

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | No Reception Inside Buildings, San Antonio, TX 78230 |

I have used a 1900 frequence phone since June,2005 without any problems, but now it drop calls or no reception at all inside the buildings. It happened on June 2006. I though my phone had a problems, so I used difference 1900 frequence phones to test it. No luck at all. So I used 850 frequence phone, it has full reception. I can conclude that Cingular will only support 850 frequence mostly. The 1900 frequence will only work outside area such as Hwy. area. If you have 1900 frequence phone, don't use Cingular service otherwise you will be regret. Trust me!

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Dominion / 1604 | Boerne Stage Rd., San Antonio, TX 78257 |

My office is near Sea World and I live in the Dominon. Cingular coverage on 1604 is an absolute joke with three definite black holes (one is I-10 and 1604). I don't know if it is Cingular or the Motorola Razr. I haven't had much luck in San Antonio with either Cingular or Verizon. Both are poor, both have poor quality customer service.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Tezel | Grissom, San Antonio, TX 78250 |

I switched both my wife and my phone from Sprint. I can't stand Cingular. Their customer service is vastly superior to Sprint's overseas call center (most of the people you talk to couldn't afford a cell phone on an entire year's wages). I dropped Sprint because of their poor customer service, now I'm regretting it. I had no clue what a dropped call was until I got Cingular. Now my wife and I just wait until we get home to talk - it's too maddening to try and converse. I work at Lackland and she works at UTSA. It should be no problem, but it is. My coworker has Verizon and he gets excellent reception, including inside our office, where I get no bars at all.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Tezel / Rustling Breeze, San Antonio, TX 78254 |

Biggest mistake I have made was switching from Cingular to T-Mobile. No coverage at home unless I stand out front by the street. Live near O.P.Schnabel Park where there is a cell tower. Bonus minutes are great but what about the service I am paying for. Come on T-Mobile get with the program!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Downtown SA, San Antonio, TX 78201 |

I've been a Sprint customer for several years now (personal and work). Over that time I've used an old basic Nokia candy bar, the original Motorola clam, a Samsung A460, and currently a Samsung A620. I live in New Braunfels, work at Lackland AFB, and travel across the US for business, and regardless of where I am or which phone I've used, SPRINT SUCKS! With up to 3 lines on contract at any given time, I expected more. The contract ends shortly and so will our relationship! I'd rather return to smoke signals than to endure the endless dropped calls, spotty service, or horrible roaming coverage any more.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | West Elsmere Place | Howard, San Antonio, TX 78212 |

Residential area, often get dropped words during conversations, although 2-3 bars on the signal strength.

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Cricket

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | EVERYWHERE, San Antonio, TX 78258 |

I bought a Cricket phone for my son 2 days ago. Since he has had this phone, he has NOT been able to talk on it. Everywhere we go either you can't make a call or the call drops. I highly recommend everyone not to buy a Cricket phone.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Anywhere, San Antonio, TX 78247 |

We have never had a dropped call on our Cingular phone. Not one. bars have been fairly high, however we never need to check because we always connect. We originally had Southwestern Bell Wireless, then were forced to the Cingular, and we have had great sucess. Now that Cingular is owned by a local company, there should be some testing of new services in the area too.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 78219 |

I love T-Mobile because I have Spurs season tickets, and can enjoy the game and talk with out Dropped Calls! GO SPURS GO!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Throughout UTSA Campus, San Antonio, TX 78249 |

Reception throughout campus is extremely poor and no signal is picked up in many locations / buildings... Expect to try to stick your head to the closest window to try and get a few bars worth of signal.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Kentwood Manor Subdivision | 281 / 1604 / thousand Oaks Quadrant, San Antonio, TX 78232 |

Sidekick II with T-Mobile worked fine, no dropped calls. Sidekick equipment failed after 1 1 / 2 yr then I got the new t mobile SDA, horrible reception on this phone. By the way, I should mention that the keys of the SDA are tiny and navigation, messaging, and email is horrible because of these keys. As far as features... it has it all, bluetooth, EDGE, wifi, very powerful little phone, horrible keypad! Doesn't matter anyway, it is going back to T-Mobile as I am in my two week period. BTW, never sign a two year contract, it is a trap!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1604 and Oconner, San Antonio, TX 78247 |

I'm very disappointed with Sprint service. Frequently dropping calls. Mostly during Sprint to Sprint calling.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Wilford Hall Med Ctr, San Antonio, TX 78236 |

Inside the hospital I get no service with Cingular, while I see others using their phone inside, where I assume they use other carriers.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Oak Bluff, Prue Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240 |

I live approximately 1 / 2 mile from the tall tower in O.P. Schnabel park, where the cells are located. I get pretty good reception inside my house, but sometimes I go from 5 bars to one bar for no apparent reason, and I start to lose my call and have to switch to my landline. I would really expect better reception this close to the tower. Perhaps Cingular isn't serviced by this tower, or the cells get full, and interference results.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Evans Rd. | Bulverde Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259 |

Reception is generally good except when entering my subdivision (Encino Ranch). The call does not drop; but, it is impossible to understand the other party on the line. Cingular coverage on Hwy. 281 between Bitters and 1604 is bad.

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