Worst. Phone service. Ever. I purchased a phone and they told me, because I moved from Chicago to Milwaukee, that I could still keep my old ZIP in Chicago. However, the phone did not work in my home. It worked everywhere else pretty much, but not at home. They then told me, after I asked to get out of the contract because I was unable to use the phone, that in many cases the phone does not work if you keep a number from antoehr city. I had also purchased a phone for my mom still in Chicago. I was paying for two phones monthly but not using mine at all. Their rep told me the phones don't have to work and service is not guaranteed. I was astonished. After tiring of their "lines" I cancelled the service at a whopping cost of $300. I felt I'd be better off without the aggravation and, for a year of bills without usage I may have lost a little more by cancelling but not much. I will never use US Cellular again. Their customer service is not service at all--they appear to be desperate for contracts and their people seem to read scripts regardless of the circumstances presented to them. I was a customer for 10 years. I will never be a customer of theirs agains.Was this review helpful to you?
Cingular coverage is horrible. if you plan on doing business with your phone go to Verizon. you can't hold a phone call for more than 5 min. GSM sucks! if you are in GSM area you still get dropped calls and if your not in GSM your dead..Was this review helpful to you?
Something's happened to Cingular. Signal's just going away in places it used to be strong -- from dowtown Milwaukee to the North Shore suburbs. Ditto for assorted parts of U.S. where I travel regularly. Increasingly bad. Also, apparently all Cingular employees have been administered the same Koolaid -- they say, "Really? We haven't heard about poor reception." Odd. Time for a new plan, don't you think?Was this review helpful to you?
Where I live is right next to the tower but I get great reception anyplace. I love this phone - it's very old - and TMobile. By any place I mean Western Europe, the Mediterranean and Central America. And I pay a modest amount per minute when I'm in those places. No charge for the basic GSM service except the usual monthly charge for however many minutes. (I subscriber for 500 but never use them because of the free weekends) There are parts of the US - and even Wisconsin, just west of Madison, where I have momentary blank spots. But, never in Europe. I think this is still DeutscheTelecom.Was this review helpful to you?
T-Mobile has very strange reception. Some areas I get 5 bars yet I'll get dropped calls and other days I can have 2 and have no problems. I have noticed that even the weather effects the reception with these guys but you just can't beat the value.Was this review helpful to you?
this phone has great reception... only on problem its hard to find ringtones for this phone.Was this review helpful to you?
I just purchased a Motorola V3. Recently I was on a conference call that lasted 1.5 hours. I was in my car and had to go west to Waukesha / Pewaukee area. Then traveled through downtown Milwaukee and then north on I43 to Mequon. For the entire conference call I did not drop once. Since I have always had Cingular some areas passed would have dropped me with my old phone. I thank the Pat at Advanced Electronix / D and B Auto Radio in West Allis for the advice to purchase the V3 it's worth the investment.Was this review helpful to you?
US Cellular in Milwaukee has always giving me great reception. Even in our basement garage where others have asked what carrier I had because they can't get any service while I get at least 3 bars. Sprint was terrible in Milwaukee. Verizon was ok.Was this review helpful to you?
Everywhere I go US Cellular has 4 to 5 bars. Indoors the lowest its been is 3. Though sometimes I get a noisy line. More often in certian areas. Roaming up north is a different story though. In three lakes, WI I had one bar. Phone didn't ring most of the time, straight to VM, and I had trouble making calls. Not us cellulars fault. Overall they got southeast WI well covered.Was this review helpful to you?
Excellent reception all around the area. In the basement of my 75 year old home I am 5 bars.Was this review helpful to you?