Calls drop on a regular basis. Only using this phone for business. Most disconcerting.Was this review helpful to you?
Have to go outside for calls in my apt. Otherwise I continually get a dropped call =(Was this review helpful to you?
The signal was always terrible since I moved to Austin. I can't even load a video on You Tube. This is my last month with this company.Was this review helpful to you?
I left AT&T Wireless as their service in the 78727 was spotty and I found I was missing every other call. I switched to VERIZON Wireless - what a great service. Calls never get dropped, clarity is perfect, network stable and dependable. I actually pay $5 less per month with Verizon than I paid AT&T. Very happy with Verizon - havent had any issues or dropped callsWas this review helpful to you?
Have almost no reception in buildings upstairs or down. Had to purchase an antenna and signal booster to get one or sometimes two bars. Usually I can get a signal outdoors. I Our phones are a Apple 5s and an LG. I used to have an old US Cellular Motorola flip phone which worked well here, but we upgraded and changed service providers and have had a bad connetion ever since.Was this review helpful to you?
Brand new note 4 in a supposed best area on map and I get tossed into 3g all day, with occasional drops in coverage completely. I renewed for Spark, which when it does work, is no faster than 4g on my old note 2.. how they can run their business like this and not be sued for massive fraud is beyond me..Was this review helpful to you?
I am in house and ideal location (open location no big buildings not many trees, neighborhood with spread out small wooden houses, central city location) 4G reception. I am getting one bar to two bars most of the time. Am new here and have not tested GPS but I doubt it is going to be useful and am on this website today looking at different carriers. Am really disappointed to see what poor coverage all the carriers are giving in a progressive city, like Austin. Sounds like Austinites ought to stand up and force the issue.Was this review helpful to you?
Get junk service in my apartment with an extender. Constant dropped calls or the calls just don't come through. If it weren't for wifi my phone would be useless at home. It is SO frustrating! I don't know that anything would work better. We got amazing service in Houston, what's the deal Verizon?!?Was this review helpful to you?
I live around Austin area my reception sucks! We need more towers on the area we're paying to much for less that's not fair for the price and insurance that doesn't cover anything... im ready for my contract to be over. I heard great things about t-mobile.Was this review helpful to you?
I use my phone a lot and I never have problems with Verizon. I never drop calls. Data speeds are very fast. Verizon just upgraded Austin to XLTE which gets 65MB down. Regularly I am in the 20-30 range on downloads. During SXSW, I never have issues like I did when I had Sprint or AT&T with calls and texts not going through. Verizon is expensive but you get what you pay for. I tested Spring and T-Mobile for a week each on an iPhone 5s in Austin in 2014 before renewing with Verizon. Sprint had a lot of issues with their network. Calls would drop. Data would drop out altogether. I would show LTE and yet have a speed under.5MB. I am sure in time this will improve as they work out their network issues. T-Mobile was a different experience. Their 4G was fast (4-9mb) and their LTE, when you could get it, was similar to Verizon (15-20mb down). I only dropped one call with them and the experience with them was mostly positive unless you were inside bigger buildings. Tmobile's spectrum does not penetrate as deeply into to buildings due to operating at a higher frequency in the spectrum. Verizon bought up a huge chunk of the low frequency on the spectrum which penetrates buildings better. What does this mean for you? Maybe your phone won't show service if you are in a ball or in a big office building on Tmobile. Is this a deal killer? No, not for most people. All of this said, T-Mobile offers free (2G) data and texting when abroad, no contracts, no carrier locking, deals on rate plans, and unlimited data. This is really a hell of a deal. T-Mobile also did some smart things with the building of their 4G network that gives them high data speeds all over. Their LTE is showing a lot of early promise as well in the rollout. T-Mobile rolling out calling over wifi with iOS8 for iPhone will also make them even more competitive. I would love this feature in my home or when I am overseas. When it came down to my decision, I was weighing between Verizon and Tmobile. T-Mobile is are also a tremendous deal if you bundle together with family and we do this. Verizon can also offer you deals, but it never includes unlimited data anymore. I decided on Verizon because I wanted a service that worked where ever I was or my parents were. Also, Verizon just released their XLTE network which is blazingly fast and greatly increases their available bandwidth in all of the launched markets. I lament about Verizon at times due to the cost but it is the most reliable network by far.Was this review helpful to you?