I started with T-Mobile.. didn't work in my house. So I switched to Cingular last week. Do not get Cingular. They said they were "putting up more towers" and to wait. But I got out of my contract (I was still within my 30 days). I switched to Verizon and it works great! The sound wasn't as crystal clear as GSM, but full bars indoor and out. That's more important to me than cd-quality sound. Even at work (Kyrene and Ray). No more dropped calls. If you are looking for a carrier, I recommend Verizon. And I've only been a customer for a few days. Also, the people who helped me sign up were SO nice. It was the best experience I've had (and I've had all the major carriers) - Best service (in my own opinion) and best coverage. STAY AWAY FROM CINGULAR. And, if you just signed up with them, and you live in the east valley - my recommendation is to switch to Verizon or sprint. And I have friends who are trapped in their contracts who would agree.Was this review helpful to you?
Verizon is real spotty out in the Boulder Mountain area in NE Mesa,but so is everyone else except T-Mobile oddly enough. Just saw cell antennas being fitted on a flag pole about a mile away so hopefully service improves soon.Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T Wireless (GSM)
AT&T GSM sucks! I switched to AT&T from Sprint because 1>SPRINT reception was poor and 2> I was traveling internationally and AT&T phones work out-of-the-box in foreign countries. The second happened to be true. The first, however, has turned out to be a nightmare! Horrible reception! Dropped calls almost everywhere in the valley! I have heard from someone who had a Tracfone how well it works ALMOST EVERYWHERE in the valley. Guess who powers Tracfone network? ALLTEL! I am now thinking of switching to Alltel even if it means I have to buy 3 phones (for the family) and pay AT&T a couple of hundred bucks to cancel the contract!Was this review helpful to you?
Several of my friends an I have Verizon phones and live in the same general area. Our calls SE of McClintock and Southern are constantly being dropped at our houses. Hardly can keep a call inside nearby Target. We all called Verizon and they claimed to have went to the area and found no problems. Obviously they did not look hard because we drop calls almost every single time in that area, especially within our homes.Was this review helpful to you?
Don't get T-Mobile service - Drops call consistently along 101. Hardly can make calls from home. Receiving them is tough. How can service be that terrible? They must work hard at it.Was this review helpful to you?
East Valley signal strength is no existent. I see "Emergency Only" or "No Service" far more than I see even one bar. I-60 corridor from Power to 87 has a lot of spots where signal is non existent. Guadalupe is worse for same grid. If I get a signal, call drops within a few minutes every time or phone locks up where I am sure I am being billed but the connection is dead and have to power the phone off. Co-worker has Cingular, different phone, same terrible reception. My phone is nothing more than an expensive paperweight.Was this review helpful to you?
Awful reception! I can't believe that the positive comments about Verizon in Mesa are genuine!Was this review helpful to you?
Had Qwest for 5 years loved the customer service hated the coverage. Dropped calls all the time. Missed half the calls that came in...Was this review helpful to you?
Great reception in Philly but in Scottsdale during the summer. Can't make calls out and I occasionally catch signal on an incoming call and get barely enough time to say "Will call you back on a land line." Would not recommend if you live in 85259.Was this review helpful to you?
Dropped calls every few minutes. Sometimes cannot place calls. Also, missed calls can take hours to alert. Verizon confirmed in 2004 with an onsite test and cited the eastern hills as the source of the problem. They said no plans to improve for 2 years. I think that will not change until the loop 202 is finished in this area.Was this review helpful to you?