Since Alltel has put a tower in the Straits area, the coverage has improved 100x. Used to when I would go to use my phone it would have 1 bar Digital or 2 Analog and the call, if it would even go through, would drop out during the call. Now I hardly ever have dropped calls. On a side note Cingular has either put a tower on Harkers Island (noticed cells on the water tower) or in Otway down Amos Gillikin Road. My sister has them and never had service past Beaufort. Now she has full bars from Otway to Morehead City. Also I noticed that on the tower in Otway there are two sets of cells on it, and it is rumored that Verizon was putting service around this area. But you know how rumors are! =) (Haven't been able to test Sprint / Nextel, T Mobile, or Verizon) US Cellular coverage around here still is pretty crappy!Was this review helpful to you?
Most of the time my phone goes to analog or it says searching system and I cant even use it! And if by chance I can receive or make a call its usually horrible reception and it drops the call.Was this review helpful to you?
I get 1 bar most of the time and on the base you have to walk around to talk, if it even works thin. Forget about in buildings or cars or even closs to them, it want work. I called Nextel and told them I could not use my phone more than half the time, and they said there was nothing they could do and I had to pay to get out the contract still. Talk about paying for service you can't use.Was this review helpful to you?
Virgin Mobile uses Sprint towers / network. Only 1 bar of reception at my home but who cares, I don't use it at home! No reception DownEast from Harkers Island east to Sea Level and probably none all the way to Cedar Island. Not real great reception from Washington, NC to Willimston, NC.Was this review helpful to you?
every where on base, horrible reception. in the barraks and buidings even worse. cherry point sucks not only the life out of you but the reception on your phone too.Was this review helpful to you?
I'm on the Neuse River. US Celluar and Sprint did not work here without going outside. Cingular works fine.Was this review helpful to you?
Reception is TERRIBLE! Was told that reception was fine in our area. Then went back because it was so bad and were told that if we bought the 300.00 Motorola V710, reception would be improved, what a crock! We are now out 300.00 and still have terrible reception.Was this review helpful to you?
They need more providers out here. I had to give up one of my phones because not good recipitionWas this review helpful to you?
4 to 5 bars of reception will be displayed on the phones listed; however, most (4 of 5) calls are still dropped. The following newer model phones exibit the same behavior as my Toshiba 9500: Motorola 262, LG LX5550, Motorola V710.Was this review helpful to you?
There is absolutely no reception in officer housing. Worse yet, you must travel two miles towards mainside before you get even a week signal. I understand that this is true for all carriers.Was this review helpful to you?