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Tucson, AZ 85730 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 119 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 100 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 152 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 98 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 526 Reviews)
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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Saddlebrook | Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85739 |

Saddlebrook Az. no reception in or out of the home or area around golf course drive. till I get onto oracle rd. Area very dark at night posing a danger if stranded without use of phone and internet.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Agua Verde Rd. | Marsh Station Rd., Vail, AZ 85641 |

For the last 11 years we have had spotty, if any, reception. But as of a few months ago our reception has gone from maybe 1 bar to a full 5 bars inside the house or out. I don't know where AT&T has put a new tower but I'm sure that is what they have done. Either that or they have increased the range of the tower they were using. All I know is I can now use my iPhone exclusively and I'm even thinking of getting rid of my land line.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Tanque Verde / Houghton, Tucson, AZ 85749 |

I've been with AT&T for years and had no problem with reception until I moved East on Tanque Verde. Now I have zero reception in or out of my home. In the last three to four months I now loose reception on Kolb, Valencia and Wilmont. I have tried to get AT&T to fix or at least give me a reason and all they tell me is that they are working on some of their towers and it could be a while before it is completed. I find this hard to swallow... . I am now checking for a new carrier... .

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ironwood Hill | El Moraga, Tucson, AZ 85745 |

Poor reception. Dropped calls and scratchy sounds. I average 0 to 1 or 2 bars from my home. I noticed even on top of A Mountain I only get 4 bars out of 5 and Internet test was slow. Very dissatisfied after 11 months and will probably terminate contract early. I heard that AT&T gives better reception on the west side of Tucson but I am done with smartphones, small screens, slow Internet, additional charges to tether with miniscule GB restrictions. I'm calling BS and going back to Net 10 where I was happier.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | N SANDARIO RD | MILE WIDE RD, Tucson, AZ 85743 |

Service for one year. Cell phones average 0-1 bars. Lots of dropped calls. Broadband service terrible. Usually weak Nat'l Access signal instead of EVDO. Download speeds average 100-150 kbps (12-18KBps).

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Kolb | Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710 |

Have had Sprint for approx. 11 years and overall, have had really good reception throughout Tucson and out of state as long I'm in a big city or intertate. I don't get any reception on Mt. Lemmon or farther outside of town on small roads. I have friends with Verizon who do get reception in Summerhaven and around the Mtn. Also dont get any reception on Snowbowl where T-Mobile and Verizon phones do. I have been pretty satisfied with Sprint even with this old phone and customer service has been fine to deal with over the phone. The Sprint store itself is very unhelpful but have had good luck with Sprint kiosks inside Park Place. If you have any problems with billing / phone, you are much better off calling into Sprint or trying an affiliate location. Sprint Corp store only wants to sell as they lose money spending time helping existing customers if a new customer walks out. I use to work for Sprint. Thinking about changing to Verizon as they have nice phones and seem to have a better coverage area but plan pricing is $60 more then what I have with Sprint family plan. Pretty hard to leave Sprint because I haven't had many major issues aside from a few coverage gaps. Clear as a whistle inside town though.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Campbell | Adelaide, Tucson, AZ 85719 |

In the 3 years I lived in this location, I never managed to complete a call inside my house. I had to stand outside to talk on the phone - and even then I'd drop calls regularly. Awful, awful reception and it got worse when I "upgraded" to the iphone 3g from my dumb phone in 2009.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Ina Rd. | Shanon, Tucson, AZ 85741 |

I haven't had any problems with dropped calls in over 2 years. Before that it was only one or two per year at the most. A Service Rep told me many years ago, when I got my first cell phone, to always use the area code when making calls (even locally), and make sure people use your area code when calling you. It has to do with the way long distance calls are routed, compared to local calls. Everyone I have told this to has gotten better service than they did without using the area code for all calls. I even had a person email me and say they couldn't get me on my cell phone. I told him to try it with the area code, and sure enough the call came through. Hope this helps! It has proven to work for me and the friends I have told about this. Of course, if you have a plan that charges you for long distance, then it is going to be expensive because each call is logged as long distance.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Rita Rd. | Houghton, Tucson, AZ 85747 |

I visit family regularly in this area. For the past four years AT&T reception in the neighborhood has been nonexistent, and the family in town switched from AT&T to Verizon to get 3 bars of reception. I got a Verizon pay phone for the same reason. I visited again after Christmas 2010 and discovered a huge difference. Now I'm getting 3 to 5 bars consistently on AT&T -- 1 bar better than the Verizon coverage -- with the same phones. I suspect either AT&T lit up a new tower in the area or reoriented an existing one. I am now very happy with the AT&T service in this area. PS - I also compared AT&T and Verizon coverage along my trip, specifically from Las Vegas to Tucson. I discovered that the coverage areas and signal strengths are almost identical everywhere I checked, with the exception of south Tucson / Vail, and this has now apparently been addressed by AT&T.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Campbell Ave. | Glenn St., Tucson, AZ 85719 |

located one block west of campbell, one block north of glenn. within apartment I get either SOS or the rare 1 bar. walking out into the middle of the street I get 1 bar at best. If I'm willing to drive to a "hotspot" it can improve all the way up to 5, sure. That's stupid. Totally defeats the point of having a mobile phone. My ancient Nokia never had these problems ever. Based on what I've read and how they've rated, it's the network not the users who is the problem, and I believe that constitutes a violation of the service contract. Time to see what my options are. Folks seem to like T-Mobile (in this area). Thank you for providing this resource to us. User feedback beats crappy corporate marketing any day of the week.

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