Finally decided to step into the 21st century and get a cell phone. I probably did too much research, but I compared all the providers here and talked to everybody I knew. Seemed like most co-workers were pleased with their service, but I had a friend with nTelos that advised me against it for lack of signal in many places. It seemed like Alltel and Verizon got the best reviews and seemed to do the best at work and in several places I asked about. I compared all the plans and Alltel also seemed to do very well compared to others, especially when compared to Verizon since those were the main 2 that were recommended for best coverage. I did like the My Circle bonus. But since I got the phone about a month ago, I've also noticed great coverage. I can make a call whenever and wherever, even in buildings others warn me about. For this area, Alltel coverage has been great in my usage but I will update if I find any weak spots to warn others about.Was this review helpful to you?
T-Mobile is relly bad at Hilltop, Nimmo Pkwy. and Redwing housing complex. Constantly drops calls, voice echos or worse. It was good service until about six months ao. Now can't get good service one either my phone or wifes. Contacted T-Mobile and they gave me the shoe shuffle. And the ETF is outrageous. 13 states have successfully sued class action suits or are pursuing one. Google" T-Mobile Lawsuits. Unfortuantly, Virginia as usual isn't one!Was this review helpful to you?
1 to 2 bars at best, have written Cingular and complained; never heard back, Store looked up my area and said I had a weak signal, nothing they could do about it. Have tried Sprint phones, still weak signal, I'm going to drop ATT and do to GOphone just to have in car.Was this review helpful to you?
Horrible reception back in garden wood.. other than that reception is good.Was this review helpful to you?
T-Mobile (at least HTC models: Dash and Wing) has been nearly perfect every place I've been in VB: from home down to and including intersection of Holland and PA Rd. I've even had excellent service in the Lynnhaven Mall area (where Cingular and Verizon have NO service). Buffalo, NY, and southern Ontario have also been excellent. Limited travel to Europe has also provided excellent service. I've never been without service. I must add, however that the Blackberry Pearl did occasionally not have a signal. HTC + T-Mobile = excellent service!Was this review helpful to you?
I was originally with SunCom but didn't re-sign with Cingular when they bought my contract or something. But an unlimited or high minute plan with Cingular would have cost a fortune. I first switched to nTelos but coverage in general wasn't great in Virginia Beach. I took the phone back during the trial period and tried Alltel. Alltel's plans aren't unlimited but they have the unlimited calling to any 10 numbers with my circle so it's basically unlimited calling for me. The coverage around here is excellent also. The phone is just about always on full signal, it doesn't matter if I'm at the apartment building or at Wal-Mart or at one of the malls or anywhere really. I also know Regent is covered great because I live pretty close to there and drive by it every day. I don't even look at the signal meter anymore I just expect to be able to make a call. Overall, I would say Alltel is the way to go around here because the coverage is just perfect around here. It's much better than even others I know with Verizon or Cingular and they have some good plans for people like me that need about unlimited minutes but they also have a lot of basic plans too and pre-paid. I guess I've become sort of a fan but I'm just happy with the product and service I got and am enjoying the experience after the trouble I had elsewhere.Was this review helpful to you?
Even indoors, the Alltel signal is great around here. Not even indoors can I remember the signal dropping down below half way and I can make or receive a call anywhere. Full signal at my aparment village and about everywhere in Virginia Beach I normally travel. The hospital where I work (Sentara Virginia Beach) is really bad about blocking a signal but it works throughout with Alltel. I've heard Alltel is on that 850 MHz which means it penetrates better indoors and goes on further from the tower. I'm not sure exactly but the entire area around here is covered great, even problem areas others report with other providers. I'm on a family plan and get 2 lines, unlimited My Circle (Any 10 numbers), free nights, free weekends, and 900 daytime minutes for $69.99. Much better than I could find from any other provider.Was this review helpful to you?
Terrible reception in apt. Calls drop and fail to connect all the time. Cannot get signals half the time when in malls. Have to stay close to patio or windows to make a descent call. Sometimes, even outside i'll get a network error message. It might be the phone but I never had these problems before the merge with AT&T. Put 2 and 2 together. Im checking out some other companies.Was this review helpful to you?
I always get great reception all over Virginia Beach and all of Hampton Roads really. I've never had any billing issues but customer service has been real nice and patient helping me figure out My Account online. Always on full signal consistently in area. Full signal at the Pembroke mall, at my apartment, down by the oceanside, and at Mt. Trashmore. Inside Lynnhaven mall the signal drops down to 3 bars but I can still make and hold a call without a problem throughout the whole thing. Very happy with service and I would recommend it to others.Was this review helpful to you?
Always drop calls in this area, have changed phones within the same contract, nothing works. I use other people's Sprint or Cingular phones in those areas when I can use my Nextel. I have no problems with the other carriers.Was this review helpful to you?