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Austin, TX 78719 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 50 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 68 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 67 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 142 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 360 Reviews)
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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Manchaca / Seminary Ridge | Manassas, Austin, TX 78745 |

There is a major dead zone located around Manchaca / Shilo and Seminary Ridge / Manassas. Cingular refuses to believe this. Funny thing is, is that the reception was OK the first 30 days we had the phones -then after the cancellation period - no bars. We now have over 9000 roll over minutes, but if we change our plan, we loose all of the minutes. Minutes we've paid for and can't use. Only 6 more months and after reading all these comments, I think we'll go with Verizon.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Statesman Offices | Riverside and Congress, Austin, TX 78704 |

Have been with ATT for nearly 4 years. Since the ATT / Cingular merger my phone service has declined to the point where it is all but unusable. Dropped calls, no lines available for outgoing calls, messages comming in without the phone ever ringing have all become the norm. Customer service will try to placate you with one time offers of extra minutes but what's the point if you can't use them anyway. I just found out my contract is over and I'm looking to find what service is best in Austin. Anything has to be better then cingular.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Brodie Lane | William Canon, Austin, TX 78745 |

Verizon by far has the best coverage and very very good sound clarity, typical to CDMA. Something none of the GSM providers has to offer. I get excellent reception (and not just reception, sound quality as well) pretty much everywhere in Ausitn: downtown, south, all of Mopac, I-35 and Loop 360. Too bad their phones are ancient, they are like 3 years behind in features, compared to the offerings from T-Mobile and Cingular. They even disable Bluetooth on a few rare models that have it...

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Downtown Austin, Austin, TX 78751 |

Cingular totally sucks in Austin! Do not get it unless you want a constant hassle. I live right downtown and I have to stand in my yard to make or answer calls. All around town, it drops calls and Cingular will do nothing to fix it. I am about to switch to T-Mobile because they were rated best by Consumer Reports while Cingular was rated the worst cell company in America. They also have 1500 minutes at $40 per month vs. only 500 with Cingular. Cricket is even better, but they don't have that here yet, it's unlimited minutes for the same price. Cingular is so bad, they are charging me $150 to disconnect even though they admit they have few towers and poor reception in Austin. I'll probably file with the BBB abd FTC, but avoid the hassle and just use another carrier.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Dean Keeton, Austin, TX 78705 |

Alltel is really spotty around town. It's either excellent or atrocious. I get zero bars in my apartment, and likewise when I'm in a downstairs bar downtown. But otherwise it's usually very good. I have solid service pretty much everywhere.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | William Cannon | West Gate, Austin, TX 78745 |

Cingular has been great most places I go, except at home where I need it the most. We dropped our land line and went with the Cingular family plan but reception in the house is iffy. We can usually call out and recieve calls but the sound is not clear and we have expeirence dropped calls. I went as far as to get a repeater from Fry's (Wireless extender YX-500-PCS) but it would only work when we were on a digital signal, which was only part of the time. I took it back but I have been thinking about getting a more expensive model that works on the 1900 and 850 signal (PowerMax DA4000SBR $400 on ebay). I am waiting because we heard from a friend that the tower at William Cannon and West Gate is not turned on and that it will be in April 2006. I don't know if that is right or not but I am going to wait till April and see what happens.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | City Hall, Downtown, Austin, TX 78701 |

Used to get good reception. Now none. Tower troubles?

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Northeast Dr. | Access Rd.Of 290 East Bound, Austin, TX 78723 |

After replacing the Motorola V600 with the black Motorola V3 from Cingular, reception out of the box the reception is 5 bars. I did notice that after several days of heavy usage, the signal would drop down to three bars, and sometimes two bars, but this was remedied by simply turning off the phone, taking out the battery and the sim card and holding the end / power button for approximately 30 seconds and then reinserting the sim card and then the battery and restarting the phone. As for overall performance, the phone itself has withstood several drops as well as some soda being spilled on the phone. These occurrences have not affected the phone or reception at all with the exception of the above mentioned problem. For being a former AT&T Wireless customer that was bought with the merger of AT&T Wireless and Cingular, I was extremely dissatisfied with the performance resultant of that merger since the two seperate networks often clashed for dominancy and I got stuck out in the cold. This has been completely fixed since now I have had very good performance with the new Cingular Network.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S 1st and Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704 |

I get decent reception while "out and about" in Austin. Reception sucks in my apartment building and I have to go outside to answer or dial out. No reception driving to work on Southwest Parkway. Spotty reception at work (Lake Travis High School) but still useable. Great reception while visiting relatives in Houston.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rae Dell / Montclaire | La Casa, Austin, TX 78704 |

T Mobile works fine around the country but not at my house. Also had poor reception with ATT after their switch to GSM network. poor choices for folks in Zilker Barton Hills may try Sprint next

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