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San Antonio, TX 78216 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 7 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 14 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 39 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 21 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 89 Reviews)
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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Oconor / Nacogdoches, San Antonio, TX 78247 |

I have had Sprint for ten years (I think) never had a problem localy or across the US and Canada,just like calling on ma Bell

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Starcrest | Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78217 |

My cell phone does not work in my condo. My service with Cingular is horrible, almost everywhere. I travel some and have intermittent reception everywhere I go, from FL to AK.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Huebner and Lockhill-Selma Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230 |

Very good reception. The key to quality cell phone service is having a new phone (<1yr) and keeping the firmware updated (every 3 mos). It's a hassle, but it keeps me problem free. The signal is very strong and I rarely drop calls. Sprint is generally very good in major cities, but tends to fade quickly in the country.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hwy. 281 | Bitters, San Antonio, TX 78232 |

Always dropping call all over town. Horrible reception in my home.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 410 | Starcrest, San Antonio, TX 78217 |

I cant get reception anywhere in this area. My phone is absolutely useless :( I wish I would of stayed with sprint.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Anywhere, San Antonio, TX 78243 |

Switched to Cingular after Voicestream became T-Mobile and they changed my plan on me (even though they claim they did not). Might be regretting the change now as Cingular service is horrible no matter where I am. First phone was a Motorola V220 and reception and clarity were incredibly bad. Read reviews and this phone was rated poor, so spent the money and got an LG 1400 after reading reviews that said it was a good phone. It hasn't helped any. Reception on Cingular is poor all the time, even though the phone shows a full 5 bars. It is hard to understand the person I am talking to because their voice sounds like it fades in and out with a weird digital interference sound. I can be right smack in town, with full bar reception and simply turn my head and lose connection. I constantly have to ask people to repeat what they are saying because they can't be understood well due to their voice dropping out or fading. I get dropped calls constantly and a lot of my calls are to my wife, also using an LG 1400 phone on Cingular. It is not uncommon for us to have to call each other back and forth 2-3 or more times just to have one conversation of several minutes. Another thing that is highly annoying is that Cingular phones interfere with any radio or speakers. If you have your computer sound on, or stereo on, the phone causes loud buzzing noises any time it sends or receives. I have come to recognize certain buzzing patterns and can actually answer my phone before it ever rings. We literally have to shut off all radios and stereos any time we use the phones in our home. Unfortunately, I am stuck with a 2 year contract with this crappy service and the only way out is to pay their fee. I'm sorry I went to Cingular and I would never recommend them to anyone.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78230 |

Good reception with Sprint here, usually two bar inside the apartments, 3 to 4 bars when outside. The Sprint network itself has been reliable, however, the same cannot be said for Sprint customer service on the phone OR when you venture into one of the local Sprint stores. When recently upgrading my phones, a ran into the usual incompetence at my nearby Sprint store. Finding competent employees here in San Antonio is always a challenge, especially given the slow-wittedness of the predominant population here, but the twit who programmed my phones managed to not program the second phone and place me on the wrong plan. And after spending nearly $600 she didn't even thank me. Instead, I had to call Sprint to learn how to program my second phone and then correct my calling plan. I had to call three times before I spoke to someone who spoke clear English and could understand how to resolve my problem. Customer disservice seems to be Sprint's forte and it is sad that one has to pay close attention to ensure everything is done correctly. Imagine the thousands who blindly trust Sprint PCS reps both in-store and on the phone... customers who must be getting overcharged grossly! For use in and around San Antonio, Sprint works relatively well. But be warned, educate yourself before you rely on store staff and double-check their work BEFORE you leave the store. Know your plan and the options you're choosing. These employees seem to be educated to do one thing: sell you the most services at the highest prices and get you out of the store as quickly as possible. And here, in San Antonio, the indigenous dimwits will do just that!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | N.W.Military | N.W.Military / Braesview, San Antonio, TX 78213 |

Switched to T-Mobile because Sprint's Customer service reps are just plain rude. When I had Sprint, connections seemed to be good anyplace That I went in Texas, so long as I didn't head out west of Boerne on I-10. In that case service was gone. Now that I have T-Mobile I have a connection almost anywhere. It fades and drops constantly. The sound quality is always poor. It is a connection though. Customer service is really good. The connections are terrible.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Treeline Park, San Antonio, TX 78209 |

Actually, I always get lots of reception bars, but also lots of dropped calls. My old Sprint PCS service almost never dropped calls from the same location (interior of my home).

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Vance Jackson | Big Meadows, San Antonio, TX 78230 |

If you are planning on using your phone in the Shenandoah subdivision, you may be in for a disappointment. In the eastern side of the subdivision (Big Meadows, Goshen Pass, Ramsgate), there is virtually no signal; I literally could not activate my phone at first because it kept saying "No Service." You are lucky to get one bar on a good day, and at least half of the time there are no bars at all. The closer you get to I-10, the better the reception becomes; I noticed the signal jumped to full strength in the northwest corner of Shenandoah and all along the interstate. However once you move about a block (if that) away from the interstate, you enter a black hole. I'm having to return my phone after a week because of this; I'll try Verizon next to see if it's any stronger.

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