No reception at all in some buildings and some outdoor locations on the U.T. campus.Was this review helpful to you?
I moved here about 5 months. The reception on my old Nokia was really bad and this was my fourth one in 4 months about this time, so AT&T authorized me to get another phone. (In my previous city, only the Nokia brand with AT&T would work in my house.) So I got a Samsung Sync. It consistently dropped calls, had reception so bad intermittently that often people would say they could not hear me, and had me so crazy with trying to figure out where in the house or yard I could get reception. So they authorized another phone plus the accessories, since I had just bought both recently. I've had the new phone 2 weeks, and the reception is deplorable, commonly, and was so bad on a recent call with Cingular on an unrelated issue that the rep authorized me for a a different phone. Often I cannot hear with this phone, and today two calls out of three were dropped, one with the health insurance company. Grrrr. One time today I walked to the very back of the yard and got some reception. I have to get another provider. Forget the replacement phone and the money I spent for the Sync and accessories. Cash down the tubes. Will investigate this website. Thrilled that it exists! At least I can see that I'm not the only who detests AT&T's service in Austin.Was this review helpful to you?
I have owned 3 Nokia cell phones and every single one works perfectly in my house. I dont find much of a problem with At&TWas this review helpful to you?
Sucks... .which is why I still have a landline in the house. Dropped calls, little to no signal. Seems provider "downgrades" service for older phones to induce you to buy a new handset - anyone know about this?Was this review helpful to you?
Abysmal. When I'm at home and my phone's in my pants, forget about it. When it's sitting on the coffee table, I will still commonly have calls dropped altogether. Like another poster mentioned, I can stand in one spot and watch my reception go from 5 bars to none, within a few seconds. Sometimes I'll place a call, even when I have decent reception, and the call will just cut out as soon as I make it, with no warning or error message or anything; I just look down at the phone and it's at the menu screen. This is probably partially a problem with the phone software, but I think it has more to do with the awful network. Also have absolutely zero reception within my office at 78723 (NE Austin). Unfortunately I've got another year and a half left on this contract... . but fortunately I'll be in DC for most of it, where reception is okay.Was this review helpful to you?
My phone always has 5 bars but that means NOTHING! When I am trying to listen, every other sentence is too garbled to understand (incoming) so I always have to say "say it again" or "no clue what you just said". VERY VERY VERY frustrating. Not too many dropped calls though; only about 1 in 6. (but then again sometimes I can't make the call in the first place) Cingular claimed the phone was bluetooth too... its not... it just has the ability to use about 1 out of 8 headsets... LAMEWas this review helpful to you?
I have to stay very still out in the middle of the street to use my phone - it's very frustrating - as I hold my breath waiting for the call to drop - tenses my neck up. One note: my wife has an older model phone(samsung dual-band tri mode SPHA660) with the typical type of external retractable antennae - and hers gets reasonable reception. vs. my phone (LG I think) with a smooth outside, no antennae that sticks up. I don't have it with me right now or would post the model. This proves one thing in fringe reception areas, the phone you choose can matter. Anywhere else in Austin, my phone works great.Was this review helpful to you?
I am impressed by their service for the price they offer, it's better than my Verizon and Sprint and my wife's Cingular.Was this review helpful to you?
Cingular signal in Hyde Park area is poor to unusable. Usually one or two bars, but often "No Service." Same problem in the vicinity of Far West and Mesa. Yes, my phone is old technology; however, my next door neighbor has latest technology Cingular service and equipment but suffers the same problems with weak or no signal. Stinks! Regardless, I can't imagine life without it these days, even if it is Cingular. Communication by cell phone is still a comparatively new innovation. It'll get better... the sooner the better!Was this review helpful to you?
Always poor reception, and constant dropped calls. It is strictly the coverage no the phone or the cell company.Was this review helpful to you?