I get four bars 80% to 90% of the time. However I nearly always get a "fast busy signal" when making outging calls from my "home office" location. This is primarily a residential area in Mesa, AZ, but I have a major problem with either the phone or most likely, the Cingular service. When I try to call out from my "home" office using the phone, I hear a series of fast "beeps" (fast busy or systems busy) then I am disconnected before the phone call goes through. This happens about 95% of the time. In checking the signal indicator on the phone, I almost always have three bars or more 85% of the time, with some dips to two bars (almost never one bar). I have had this problem since the purchase of the phone, early last week. Calls made from other locations work without any problem. I have only had a fast busy once in other locations. When I use GPRS / EDGE for internet connections I get reasonably fast transfers of email and web access, independent of the number of signal bars. This is true even when I can not make voice calls. Internet performance is great, but voice connections are nearly impossible. I am located 3 / 4 mile from the nearest Cingular tower, and 1 / 2 mile from an AT&T (Cingular) tower. Several calls to Ceingular support and a vist to the Cingualr store have not resulted in any solution.Was this review helpful to you?
Works best on 2nd floor of house. Other than that, poor receptionWas this review helpful to you?
Phone calls drop from House. They updated the phone to include the new Tower (which is farther away from the old tower) and reception is still poor and still get dropped calls from home.Was this review helpful to you?
i am a new costomer to Alltel and so far every ware I have been it picks up great. Very little will I loose service. Before I had Cingular but I was always gatting cut off.Was this review helpful to you?
Been with Alltel / CellularOne for 10 years in phoenix / scotts. CellularOne was better. Phone works great everywhere except my house which is odd because it has always worked ok even with my old Motorola T720. Now no matter what phone, it drops calls all the time. Signal just fades. I can hear them but they can't hear me and then it drops altogether. Frustrating since this never used to happen until a few months ago. Now I may be forced to go to Crapular or Tease-mobile GSM network to experiment, but am weary since no one ever has anything good to say about them or their customer dis-service. No idea what to do now. I travel a lot and Phoenix has some of the worst cell phone reception and service in the country.Was this review helpful to you?
Bad service here. Do not get Cingular if in the east valley!Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T just got worse when they went to Cingular. Dropped calls all the time, and everywhere. Cricket is better than Cingular and Sprint!Was this review helpful to you?
The only phone I can get to work in my house is Cingular. I also had a antenna installed for $500. Paradise Valley board is a bunch of backward people. They are afraid of anything that doesn't dial!Was this review helpful to you?
Reception is great outside. Spotty inside when walls get in the way. Phone rings everywhere, but only NE side of house gets clear reception.Was this review helpful to you?
Terrible service in my home at Santa Fe / Mccormick Ranch. Other wise I have no problems.Was this review helpful to you?