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Austin, TX 78721 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 35 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 28 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 45 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 84 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 214 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Red River | North of 45th, To 51st St., Austin, TX 78751 |

I get one or two bars usually. The calls always drop off after about a minute.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Berkman / 290, Austin, TX 78723 |

Since updating phones, reception in this area is minimal. I can not receive or talk on the phone inside the house without dropping calls. I can go to my patio and if I restart the phone and stay in one place on my patio I may be able to end my call without being dropped. Have called Cingular regarding this problem and there seems to be nothing they are willing to do to asist. I have four phones through Cingular and two on the contract are due to expire this month. Have been looking at changing to T-Mobile or Verizon if Cingular will not take remidy to this situation.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | West 35th St. | Mopac, Austin, TX 78703 |

I've had this service for a month now and I'm finding that in this area I don't get more than 3 bars at any one time. I fades out between 2 an 3 bars and I have experienced several call drops. I called Verizon and they said I had a tower 1 / 2 mile from me but it would have to be line of sight for a better reception (imagine that!)

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Windsor, Austin, TX 78703 |

Cannot make out what the person is saying only grumbles. Eventully clears up on this street.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | St. Ed's | 3001 S. Congress, Austin, TX 78704 |

Mine is good to perfect up here and most places in town..not so good North though, and heading down 71 it dies after ABIA.

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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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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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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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