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Lakewood, CA 90712 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 72 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 67 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 86 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 93 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 344 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Building | Katella / Valley View, Cypress, CA 90630 |

I'm lucky if my phone even rings. Alot of times I get a missed call or voicemail notification a few hours later. The strange part is the phone works great everywhere over the US: NY, CHI, and ATL. This location has issues.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Ocean and Cherry, Long Beach, CA 90802 |

In our apartment we have to be by a window to get reception, or else we lose the signal. Otherwise reception in LB is pretty good, except for a little area on Livingston just before it hits 2nd where the signal is weak.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Valley View | Katella, Cypress, CA 90630 |

Calls never come in directly, just the notification of voicemail. Two weeks ago, cell coverage was down completely from 4pm to 2am.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Willow | Junipero, Long Beach, CA 90807 |

I get no reception with Nextel or Sprint at 2514 E Willow St. in Signal Hill, CA. I work from home and this is a real problem. If I go 2 blocks in any direction (except downhill on Cherry) I have perfect reception. There is a Sprint / Nextel store on the other side of Cherry and I get perfect reception there. The only carrier that seems to work with no dropped calls around here is Cingular. I've used them before and they are lousy, but it looks like I'll have to switch. With all this money being pumped in to Signal Hill why is there no cellular service in certain areas? I have 3 phones as I run a business out of my house and I just renewed my contract with Nextel before moving here. It will cost me $400 to get out of it. Does anyone know if there is a law stating that they have to actually provide service in order to hold me to the contract?

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Alamitos | Ocean, Long Beach, CA 90802 |

Never really had too much of a problem with Cingular. I have read alot of complaints here... *fingers crossed* I had Sprint and they were alright too... except there customer service was HORRIBLE. Unless they outsourced the call to India, where I had the most educated, well-spoken and genuinely attentive CSR's, who even went so far as to call me back the next day to MAKE SURE everything had gone thru okay. Let me repeat, they called me. So much for keeping it in the good ole USA. The thing to remember, is all cell phone service providers are evil. They are making uncalculatable amounts of profit and hanging you (their customer) out to dry on extortion-like lenghty contracts. The moral is find one that works for you. BTW - the quality and make of phone helps significantly. I get good service at home, on the road and with the help of unlocked phones, even when I travel out of the country. All I could want is a louder speaker phone option, coz when you're driving, or busy outside swinging an axe / hammer / golf club and logic dictates you can't do that with the phone pressed to your ear, you can't hear a thing. I wonder how that Motorola RAZR is?

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Artesia Blvd.And Carmenita Rd., Cerritos, CA 90703 |

Generally good outsude, but fairly weak and less stable inside home. May be because of two story homes all around. Would like some way to boost signal inside. Phone is 3 years old but still working. I had hoped new model might be better but reading reviews makes me think not.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Roycroft | 3rd, Long Beach, CA 90814 |

We have AT&T GSM Service with Motorola V180 phones. I have noticed that the service seems to be getting worse. We experience frequent dropped calls and poor coverage. Incomming calls frequently roll over to voice mail.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Spring / Willow | Palo Verde, Long Beach, CA 90815 |

Old AT&T TDMA service, worked well, until we went on vacation. We have two devices of the same model and manufacture date. Well, the situation is now that one teases you a bit letting you think you might get in a convo, the other just isn't that kinda girl and not a tease. The really fun part was while we were on vacation, all calls home, to the ATT, the ONLY phone service in the house, were met with all circuits busy or just no signal and straight to voice mail. Cingular states that they are "working" on the issue. Oh, and they would like to move us to the GSM service, it will be "definitely more reliable." Service is often good elsewhere in the area, but at home, no go. So, in conclusion, this service is like a cheating husband, great everywhere else, but lousy at home and worthy of a thrashing. Cheers

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Denni St. | Lincoln, Cypress, CA 90630 |

The signal is very unstable and regularly there is no reception at all. The strength of signal swifts from 0 to 2 back and forth and my cellular loses its connection very often. My wife's cellular phone, SAGEM, made in France, well-known with "better reception" in many countries, does the same thing here, poor reception, even though it had an excellent reception in Taiwan before we came back last month.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Belmont Shore / Naples, Long Beach, CA 90803 |

Reception on Shore side of 2nd St.Bridge is never consistent, and spotty at best. Signal strength rarely exceeds 2-3 bars, and typically shows 0-1 bars. Independent of phone model (I've had several Nokias and currenty use an Audiovox) phone calls frequently ring once at most, and then go either directly to my voice mail, or to a recording saying my number (of 5 years) was no longer in service. Lovely. Signal strength on the Naples side of the bridge is usually around 3 bars. And on either side of the bridge, text message notification often comes hours after message was originally sent, and some messages are never received at all. (Tho I did get one last week, around the 5th of October, dated March 16! Go figure... )

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