Reception is good in this area. Very few, if any, dropped calls. I had Cingular (Nokia 3360) in this area and the reception was a joke. On average I could only make calls 1 out of every 4 attempts or less. Cingular has great plans but the coverage is awful and and waste of money. I now have Sprint through work (Balckberry phone) and the coverage is only fair. Calls are dropped about 40% of the time. Verizon is a good carrier but they do seem to charge for just about anything they can possibly think of.Was this review helpful to you?
I get great service from Verizon everywhere except for where I live... In my house and in the surrounding area I never know if and / or when a call is going to drop. It sucks big time.Was this review helpful to you?
Spint sucks. What else can I say? It is sometimes maddening not getting reception when a business related call comes in VIA my cell and I have to drive a couple miles away from home just to get a voice message. A couple people have noted that I cant talk longer than 4-5 minues with them before my phone starts breaking up. This has been going on for a couple years. I thought by swithing phones that this may work to use a cell. NOPE. I get the urge more and more to throw my phone out the window of my jeep after another lost call. SPRINT BLOWSWas this review helpful to you?
The tower locations on this website are not accurate. I am a consultant for T-Mobile and worked on the installation of their site on 2nd St. and Nieto (on top of Steak O'Rama). This cell site is not listed on this website. I checked other locations in which I installed cell sites for Cingular and T-Mobile and they too are not listed.Was this review helpful to you?
The lure of the T-Mobile "carry forward" unused minutes plan was the cause for this purchase. T-Mobile has not been able to awaken this phone which receives no signal in or around my house and only starts becoming functional at the intersection of Studebaker and Stearns. It will be reassigned to its well deserved paper weight position regardless of the 1,350 unused minutes on its clock. No reflection on Nokia which makes good hardware.Was this review helpful to you?
I live at the intersection of Willow and Studebaker in Long Beach which is a fringe area next to the Eldorado Park that many neighbors have labeled cellular hell. After month long frustrations with my own T-Mobile, which will not work in or around the house, I tried my sons' AT&T and Sprint which while functional displayed sub-average reception and clarity. The Motorola E815 with Verizon service was acquired today and functions flawlessly with excellent send and receive capabilities. The phone itsel has far too many features but fortunately they do not intrude too much in the process of placing and receiving calls.Was this review helpful to you?
Nextel coverage of the north side of Signal Hill and also in the Lakewood area have been poor for years. I seem to get much better coverage when I travel. In building is particularly poor. Oddly enough, coverage in my home near by is generally good.Was this review helpful to you?
Tmoblie works great here, inside and outside of my house. I had Verizon and could never get a signal.Was this review helpful to you?
Had Razr before and lucky if I get one bar or maybe two inside my apartment. My neighbor has the MDA and also complains about signal strength of lack of it.Was this review helpful to you?
Halfway down the Alamitos Peninsula on Belmont Shore the reception is poor. I usually you have to walk outside to get any reception and half the time I only get a message saying I have voicemail because the phone never received the incoming call. Since I reside on the second story of the building the reception is a little better, however, I still have to walk outside my apartment if I plan to have a conversation longer than a minute before the reception starts breaking up. What's weird with my phone is that sometimes it will show full reception bars, then it will show one bar the next minute, and then when I try to make a phone call it will show no bars. I usually have to wait until the phone shows bars in order to make an outgoing call before the bars go away again. It's like aliens are playing a sick game with my phone whenever I try to make a phone call just tick me off. One thing I would have to mention to anyone with a T-Mobile Razr V3 phone is that a few months ago T-Mobile let anyone with a Razr phone to exchange it for a newer version of the Razr because supposedly the first phones were having problems with reception and what not. I never really had any problems with my first Razr phone regarding reception but the new updated phones they gave out are actually worse. The only reason why I stick with T-Mobile is because they are about the only phone carrier with a one-year plan and they offer 1500 anytime minutes. Since T-Mobile uses Cingular's antennas it's the same as having a Cingular phone but with a much better service plan. Many people fall for the free weekend and night-time minutes no one really talks for more than 1000 minutes in a month let alone 1500.Was this review helpful to you?