AT&T Wireless (GSM)
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?Was this review helpful to you?
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!Was this review helpful to you?
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!Was this review helpful to you?
great reception all over austin. never had any trouble.Was this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
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!Was this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
Bar hopping on 6th and the phone works great. (perfect for my drunk dialing)Was this review helpful to you?