I've had AT&T for a couple of months now and I have to say that I am overall very pleased with the service. I came from Verizon after 3 years with them. Verizon was literally perfection. Their 3G speeds were good and everywhere I went, rural or major city, the coverage was unbeatable. My family and I frequently go camping. We go to very rural parts of New Mexico and we always had excellent Verizon coverage. I have not had the opportunity to travel to these places with AT&T but according to their coverage map, those places are under "partner" This shouldn't be a problem since we do not use our phones that much when we are in those areas in the first place. I, myself, do not use data very much. My aunt and uncle have iPhone 4's and are constantly using data. They are flight attendants and travel all over the U.S. everyday. From their experiences, AT&T has been equal to Verizon. Occasionally they travel to areas where 3G is not available and must rely on EDGE. For the most part they remain in areas covered by 3G and say that it is slightly faster than Verizon. At their home which is known to be a huge dead zone for ALL carriers, they receive 1-2 bars. They claim to have no difficulties in making calls and say that the 3G speeds are fine. At my home I receive 3-4 bars. Calls sound fine and when I use the data it is speedy. I do, however, have one area where I have trouble with my service. I go to Cathedral High School. This school is in a very old building (88 years old) where the walls are 3 feet thick. On the second floor, my AT&T phone has 0-1 bar and very frequently will switch to Movistar or TELCEL (Mexican service providers) I have borrowed students phones and they seem to have similar signals, except Verizon. T-Mobile has 1-2 bars, Sprint has 0 bars, and Verizon has 5 bars. In conclusion, AT&T has been very good. We are paying $200 less for similar service that Verizon provides. Anyone looking into switching to AT&T in El Paso, TX should go with either Verizon or at&t. Of course, depending where you live is a major factor in El Paso. Anyone living near the mountain WILL have problems with their service. All carriers do not cover the area near the mountains very well and you will absolutely have problems with your phone. The only company that may not have as many problems will be Verizon. If you live anywhere else in El Paso you are covered pretty well.Was this review helpful to you?
I recently switched to AT&T after being with Verizon for 4 years. In El Paso, both AT&T and Verizon's network is quite good. For the most part, Verizon gets a full signal (outdoors, as well as many places indoors) Of course with every carrier there is a few spots where the service isn't so great, but hey, you can't always win. At my home, Verizon receives an average of 4-5 bars and always clear calls. With AT&T I receive 3-4 bars and calls are clear as well. In addition to Verizon and AT&T my brother has T-Mobile and my mom has Sprint. So I have a pretty much can test every major carrier. At my house, Sprint has 1-3 bars with adequate sound quality and T-Mobile always has 5 but I have noticed that at time sound quality is very bad. Now I have experience my AT&T phone switching over to Mexican service (Movistar, TELCEL) This mostly happens at my school which is very close to the Mexican border. Oddly, this has happened to my Verizon phone as well. I have not yet traveled enough to give my opinion on AT&T, but from what I can see if El Paso, AT&T is just as good as Verizon. I have had no dropped calls, no "No Service" areas. There have been areas of low signal but that has not affected call quality or reliability. In conclusion I give AT&T a 4.5 and I give Verizon a 4.5Was this review helpful to you?
they dont have any metro PCS store in el paso tx thats sucks, its the best company for long distance callWas this review helpful to you?
AT&T service in this area is flat out inadequate. Dropped calls are the norm for me. I end up having to call AT&T constantly to remove "roaming" charges from the Mexican Movistar service which constantly hits my phone. I've been with AT&T for years but am switching. On a scale of 1-to-10 in call continuity and reception, the best I can get on AT&T at any given time is a 3. The norm is more a "1" and I have to keep moving around my house to hear my calls.Was this review helpful to you?
Verizon works very very well! I go to Mexico on business trips and the roaming rates are very low. Very happy with Verizon. I will never switch. The network here is very reliable.Was this review helpful to you?
I get very poor service with Nextel. I had Sprint and they said Nextel was better, well its NOT! I'm paying the ETF and switching to Verizon Wireless PTT. The Customer service is crap on Sprint Nextel anyway.Was this review helpful to you?
In the military, I've traveled all over the US and signal has been fine with AT&T until I got to El Paso. No signal at work and no signal at home. What is it good for?Was this review helpful to you?
Verizon is the best provider in El Paso FOR SURE. the only place that it doesn't do to well in is far into Soccoro area but it doesn't go below 2 bars but does not affect call qualityWas this review helpful to you?
I'm so frustrated with border town reception, it's stupid! My phone randomly jumps from TELCEL to ATT service. My wife's T-Mobile G1 and my T-Mobile iPhone work fine in this area. They really need to invest in more towers out here.Was this review helpful to you?
It sucked for the longest time. dropped calls every call. but they fixed it and it works great nowWas this review helpful to you?