T-Mobile is great for Bethesda, full strength at all times. DC is above average. No connection on Reno Dr. (between Conn. and Wisc. Aves.) Don't even think about talking on the Metro with T-Mobile. For the most part DC Metro area is average. Most of 295 won't get connection and parts of 95N towards Baltimore.Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T Wireless (GSM)
The Panasonic GU87 works on GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 bands. AT&T switched from GSM 900 to 800 and renders the GU87 veritably useless. Of course, they failed to mention that they would be switching bands when they sold me the phone.Was this review helpful to you?
Can you spell "poor" reception? It's 1-2 bars and dropped calls all the time. Verizon said I needed new phone, so I bought one. Guess what? It's the Verizon signal (or absence thereof) not the phone that is the issue here in the shadow of the National Cathedral.Was this review helpful to you?
I started out a Nokia 6160 on AT&T's TDMA network. An old phone and the battery was on it's last legs. I upgraded to T-Mobile for their rate plan and got the T610 phone. No reception at my apartment unless I hung out over the balcony and no reception above ground on the Orange Line in VA. Exchanged the T610 for a Nokia 6650 which had improved reception, when T-Mobile was able to provide service. Found out firsthand they have oversold the network, so when it's busy no reception. Also found out their frequency (1900 MHz) does not penetrate buildings like my old 800 MHz TDMA. Took everything back. They tried to get me to stay by claiming DC has "exceptional" coverage and that they will have two new towers up in 6 months. They would not put that in writing and were not able to tell me what to do in the meantime. I found too many dead spots to list, and am betting at least one of their towers is the one local residents have successfully stopped construction of with a court order. I am now switching back to TDMA with AT&T where I get full reception to T-Mobile's GSM's zero. PS: Even when you do have reception T-Mobile's T-Zone data network is down for days.Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T Wireless (GSM)
No reception whatsoever for several blocks in each direction. Also true of AT&T Wireless TDMA service.Was this review helpful to you?
Sprint rules. I have tried T-Mobile and ATT Wireless GSM. I do not get signals inside buildings with the GSM phones. Sprint is always at full bar. I even get 3 bars reception in my garage which is 2 levels underground and in the elevators. I would highly recommend sprint for DC.Was this review helpful to you?
Reception is spotty, and non-existant inside buildings.Was this review helpful to you?
T-Mobile worked fine in this area before, for the last month and a half I have gotten no reception and t-mobile's tech support people won't get back to me. I should have stayed with SprintWas this review helpful to you?
It used to be real great in my area. Before I had AT&T and they sucked in my area, so i switched to T-mobile. Recently in the past few months my reception has been horrible, i've called t-mobile about it many times, but they havent seemed to done anything about it.Was this review helpful to you?
Why is it that on my billing; it sometimes shows Arlington Virginia as location of call; when I am in Washington, DC?Was this review helpful to you?