Towers VS Antenna: WOW, fact is simple, Verizon and Sprint use the same cell towers, while ATT and T-Mobile use the same towers. That's because of the type of signal they use GSM or CMDA. When you call from a Sprint phone, but are closer to a Verizon tower, your call goes through the Verizon tower, and vice versa. As you travel away from one tower toward another, the phone call gets transferred to the next tower that uses your signal type be it your company, or it's equivalent. Same with AT&T and T-Mobile. That's what is called Roaming. So the true question is how good is YOUR phone's antenna. This is why the debate seems to be never ending. One friend says his Sprint phone gets great reception, while another friend says he had Sprint and dropped them due to poor coverage. The likely case is the latter had a cheaper phone. So do your research first on which companies plan best suits you, then research the best phone that handles that companies signals. I chose Sprint due to their truly unlimited plans, that save me over the old ATT account we had. No surprise charges, and no data slow downs like ATT had. I then chose the EVO which had some good reviews for it's antenna, and voila, I have a great plan, and great coverage due to the type of antenna. Hope this helps you guys out.Was this review helpful to you?
Very poor reception of Sprint and AT&T in Crieve Hall We need another tower. Verizon has great coverage.Was this review helpful to you?
Works great by my apartment. The only problems I ever have is when I'm on Briley Pkwy. Cuts in and out sometimes there. Other than that, reception is great!Was this review helpful to you?
If I am in my living room, I get 1-2 bars. I can still make and receive calls, as a rule, but I can have a dropped call if I turn the wrong way. My daughter works in Greenhills and has atrocious service. The voice reception is so distorted that she has to make different turns and twists for me to ever understand her. Sometimes it just drops the call. I take the bus downtown and see that the closer I get to it, the more bars I have.Was this review helpful to you?
I've been with T-Mobile (including Voicestream and before that, Powertel) since '01. I've always been pretty happy with the coverage in Nashville, but since Sept '08, my wife and I could not get reliable coverage in our own home 1 mile from downtown. This hadn't been a problem for several years in the same location. T-Mobile kept saying that they were working on the tower. A year later, the problem didn't get any better. Good customer service means nothing if they won't let you out of a contract when you can't even talk in your own home. We're dropping T-Mobile in December.Was this review helpful to you?
Verizon works the best in our area. I always have service. My friend was on AT&T and had horrible service. We both went to Verizon and both got Tours and love them!Was this review helpful to you?
When I go to my house down old hickory blvd. When I get closer I leterlaly lose bar-by-bar and when I get home the only places are really the far side of my porch and sit out there. But if I get on my bed I have to just get in the right position or no service. But if I start to go some where when I go back up my street I start to get service and when I get to the highway 12 intersection I have perfect service!Was this review helpful to you?
I get great service on highway 12 and beyond but when I go get at my house down old hickory blvd. I start to lose bar by bar. And the only place is on the far side of my porch and on my bed I get a bought 1,2, or 3 bars. So this my only problem it AT&T needs more service down old hickory blvd.Was this review helpful to you?
I lve down old hickory blvd. And when I go down the streetand as I get closer to my house I lose bar by bar and barly get one if that and the only place I yet eervcevwt my house is on my far end of our porch and on my we I get 1,2, or 3 bars. Oh but when I drive down and get a the intersection of highway 12 I have full bars and edge and more than most of the time 3g. So my only problem is that I need better service on old hickory blvd.Was this review helpful to you?
I get nearly full reception everywhere around town. The only time I lose some signal is coming into Green Hills on Hillsboro, from Old Hickory. Other than that, I've never had problems or even dropped calls! My only complaint is that we don't use 700 minutes between us, and would like fewer minutes per month to save some money. Not finding another carrier though that has that, short of going pre-paid.Was this review helpful to you?