The cellphone reception varies dramatically, one minute all bars, the next minute dead. Call me paranoid, but I would think that with the UN and all the embassies nearby it's not Verizon's fault the signal is killed...Was this review helpful to you?
Singal is good in this area(indoor / outdoor). But when I get into Penn. Station the signal is unpredictable.Was this review helpful to you?
Since the merger of Cingular and AT&T my calls drop consistently every minute / seconds and reception is lousy. I did not experience any if these problems with AT&T.Was this review helpful to you?
Paid $500 for state of the art phone, locked in for a year (or two? God I forget... ) and the thing doesn't work AT ALL in my office. Every other cell phone I've ever seen works fine in my office (it's made of glass) except the T-Mobile phones. Run, don't walk: run, somewhere else. I have a great phone, which (as noted elsewhere in comments) works better on deserted islands 5000 miles away from home, than it does in midtown Manhattan. Ridiculous. Somebody -- anybody -- should be fired. IT in NYCWas this review helpful to you?
Minimum 4 bars standing right in the front window and in the back garden. Everywhere else in the apt (first floor of 3 story brownstone) get 1, maybe two bars with constant break-up. Switched to Cingular, bought the same series phone (blackberry 7100) and the reception is exactly the same. Very poor. Otherwise the reception on both plans is great: outside, office buildings etc. Weird. I get better reception on a deserted beach in southern Yucatan than I do in my kitchen. Sister-in-law has Verizon which works fine in my apt. If only they had better phones.Was this review helpful to you?
The moment I enter the building, the signal is unpredicable. Calls are dropped frequently.Was this review helpful to you?
Lose signal all the time - call quality is terrible.Was this review helpful to you?
"Can you hear me now?"... HUH? "Can you hear me now?"... click! Phones near Penn Station show perfect signal strength with full bars, but Verizon drops calls consistently after a few seconds. Same (worse) with a Samsung SCH-a310, Motorola V60, etc. It's not the phones, it's the Verizon network. The signal falls to one bar at random. It seems Verizon's antenna nearby does not have anywhere near enough circuits to handle the volume near Penn Station, hence strong signals and dropped calls. The commercials are 100% on target, all you can ever say on a Verizon phone around here is, "Can you hear me now?"Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T Wireless (GSM)
Since AT&T switched to the Cingular network in Manhattan (or so says my handset), service / reception has plummeted. I'm often asked to "switch to a landline" whereas I never was in the past. Choppy conversations are frequent throughout Manhattan, and the Flatiron area is sure bet for dropped calls. If plans are still competitive, I'll likely switch to T-Mobile. (I've heard very good things from friends in Manhattan and beyond.)Was this review helpful to you?
Sprint PCS really does suck! I just got my 3rd replacement phone and it doesn't work, I would call Sprint to cancel but I can't, It doesn't hold a charge and I can't even log on to the network to send a text. I would use a can and a string before I spend another dollar with sprint. JamesWas this review helpful to you?