depends on the time of day, early evening no bars can't make or get any callsWas this review helpful to you?
I live in the NE part of cedar rapids (Hiawatha) and work downtown. It might be the buildings and it might be the reception but I get intermittent signals in the NE and throughout the day. During work hours it will work until noon and then completely disconnect from the network. I have clicked "don't ask again" for roaming options however it pops up every few minutes (haha). Wireless works 100% when I turn off the network. So, now that we've narrowed down the problem... I would say It's a good phone, nice people work at sprint, but here's the problem: Cell Towers. This is a problem, not only on sprint, but on multiple carriers in this area. It's also a problem with cable and internet companies. I feel that they need to prioritize their budget and do a census of their customers to garner some trust and know how much money they need. They could also use this data to find out where they need to put the towers etc.Was this review helpful to you?
Very weak 3G signal. Ping is 1000ms download is about 0-49kbps upload is 0-15kbps. Has been this way for months. Sprint submitted a "ticket" a month ago but nothing has changed.Was this review helpful to you?
I get great reception and 3G data speeds at my house in Marion (I'm pretty sure the tower I'm using is in the farm field about 3 blocks from my house), but at work near the address above I get 4+ bars but around 20kbps max data rate and tons of network errors! This is consistent, no matter the time of day. Seems like Sprint has a serious problem with their tower in NE Cedar Rapids. Maybe they can get the people who run the one in Marion to fix it?Was this review helpful to you?
This is actually about IWireless - I tried to use them for about 2 weeks. Had one of each of their modems die due to overheating, the 3'd modem lasted long enough it was still working when I canceled their service. Signal strength was decent where I was at for EDGE, but I never saw a whiff of ANY 3G signal from IWireless (I did see AT&T 3g signal but wasn't allowed to roam to it) despite their map showing my address being WELL within their "good coverage" area. Data rates were insanely low - I've seen better out of a 9600 baud DIALUP connection most of the time - and the LAG issues were insane most of the time. I learned taht Pings can last 20 MINUTES before they come back if you're patient enough - never saw 20 SECOND pings on any dialup connection I ever had. These people are absolutely THE WORST excuse for a so-called cell company I've ever heard of. The ONLY saving grace they have is that they WILL honor their 30 day moneyback guarentee if you complain about it enough - but don't expect your money back soon, expect it to take MONTHS to get it all back.Was this review helpful to you?
Signal varies in my house (1-3 bars 3G, 3-4 bars on Edge), but when I get outside and on the streets the signal jumps to 5 bars on 3G. Usually stays at full signal anywhere in Cedar Rapids.Was this review helpful to you?
Horrible reception. Can't place or receive calls, and texts are spotty at best. Reception is great elsewhere, but Urbana is a dead zone for Verizon.Was this review helpful to you?
EDGE coverage on lower level of house, 3G (UMTS) coverage on upper level of house. Signal varies from 1-5. Sometimes goes to emergency only coverage. Good service most of the time. High speeds for both EDGE and 3G. Good coverage throughout most of the city.Was this review helpful to you?
Bars fluctuate between 2-3. Dropped calls constantly. takes 6 or more calls to have a normal convo. Static comes and goes regularly. service was fine until they purchased Alltel. In mar / apr of 09 service became spotty and has been getting steadily worse. calls drop off continuously. It has become so bad, people know that I will call them back as soon as I can and we just pick up where we got cut off.reported it in May and have been working / fighting with them since. need to find a reliable carrier that is trustworthy. each call I make to tech support / Cust serv I am told many different things ie"need a digital phone not analog, phone is digital,caught between towers, current phone is best for situation, phone is the worst for situation... .always a different story. you pay for the privilege of being hugely frustrated.Away from home use is acceptable.Was this review helpful to you?
I live in a rural area and my family has 4 USCellular phones. Our phone and data service is great !Was this review helpful to you?