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Austin, TX 78747 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 52 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 67 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 74 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 150 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 378 Reviews)
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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Loop 360, Austin, TX 78746 |

I agree with the other comments that the AT&T switch to Cingular has resulted in a drop in coverage. Frankly, though, I had it with AT&T GSM too. GSM coverage in Austin is horrible. When I travel to other cities, I rarely get dropped calls or poor connections. In Austin it is a 3-4 times daily occurrence to have a dropped call. Cingular store people deny they hear complaints and blame it on the fact that Westlake Hills won't allow more towers. But it isn't a Westlake issue - calls are dropped all over town. Does anyone have a phone that at least minimizes the problem?

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Wm Cannon / Westgate Blvd., Austin, TX 78745 |

AT&T with Nokia rocked in my house for the last 8 years... they went downhill with Cingular. I have been through 4 different phones this week..they all suck except for the "freebie" Nokia 3120. I traded them all back in for the Nokia with no bells or whistles. If you are stuck with Cingular then do yourself a favor and get a Nokia - even if you have to get it from Ebay. And if the Ebay phone is "locked" it's really easy to unlock Nokia phones for your sim card. With AT&T I had full signal strenth 24 / 7; now I sit in my house and watch the bars go from 5 to 0 in 2 seconds - crazy! At least with Nokia I am able to dial out with 0 bars showing and it perks right up. I attribute that to Nokia, not Cingular. They suck at the moment. Hope they get better soon or they are gonna be hurting bad!

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AT&T

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

Like many others I used to be with AT&T and a Nokia phone and always had great coverage. Now that Cingular has taken them over I had to switch phones and to get one with the same features I had on my old Nokia I went with the Motorola V551. Now I can barely get a signal at home and it drops calls all over town or wherever I go. I am extremely disappointed so far and can only hope it improves as I have a one year contract!

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Enfield, Austin, TX 78703 |

great reception all over austin. never had any trouble.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ranch Rd.1626 | Ranch Rd.967, Buda, TX 78610 |

Average highly variable 0 to 2 bars. Sprint has no plans to extend coverage West of the Buda area and is not receptive to the possibility at this time.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oltorlf and Congress, Austin, TX 78704 |

Reception sucks at my house, always cracking up or dropping calls. Have a hard time dealing with it. Had AT&T and they had great reception, but terrible customer service. We need something better than the cell phone!

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Ave B | 45th, Austin, TX 78751 |

On the whole pretty good. Occassionally the phone will tell me I'm roaming (when I'm not) and occassionally a call will go straight to voice mail.

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Virgin Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | US Hwy. 290 West | Old Fredericksburg Rd., Austin, TX 78749 |

I also have Virgin Mobile service (for 2 years now) and usually get 4 or 5 bars nearly always. My only complaint is with the Audiovox 8500 as the sound quality isn't always up to par (sometimes tinny sounding). I do hit dead spots along 290 when I drive out to Wimberley and some as well on RR 12 but good service in Wimberley proper.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | US Hwy. 290 West | Old Fredericksburg Rd., Austin, TX 78749 |

I use Cingular KIC (prepaid) with their cheapo Sony Ericsson T237 phone (their giveaway phone on postpaid plans) and surprisingly, I get good reception both indoors and outdoors (minimum 4 bars always) and the sound quality is also surprisingly quite good. No dropped calls yet either. I am close to the Y in Oak Hill and was leery about service in this area but so far I've no complaints.

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AT&T

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

Bar hopping on 6th and the phone works great. (perfect for my drunk dialing)

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