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?Was this review helpful to you?
I've gone through two different phones while using Cingular. I've now come to realize that it's not neccessarily Cingular's fault when I have poor reception. It's also the type of phone I have had. Ever since I upgraded to my new Nokia phone reception has been great. Even in elevators and at high altitudes. I used to drop calls in my bedroom all the time; Now I don't. I haven't dropped a call in 2 months. Before I was thinking of cancelling my service but now I'm very happy with Cingular.Was this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
Verizon sucks! I can not use my phone indoors ANYWHERE. It does not matter what city I am in, I can not get a good call unless I am outside, which is VERY annoying. Reading all these reviews it seems that there are alot of people that have problems in their house... is there ANY service that is good??????Was this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
Verizon has a dead spot on the top of Colima Road, between Mar Vista and Hacienda. There is another on the top of Idaho between Imperial Hwy. and Bastanchury Rd. Other that those two spots, service is fine in the area. Hilly areas seem to challenge any carrier's service. In this same area Cingular and Sprint have 0-1 bar but calls rarely go through or drop frequently.Was this review helpful to you?
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. CheersWas this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
You know you're coming close to Biola when your cell phone reception drops in half (doesn't matter what brand according to the other students)! mostly no reception or one bar, sometime up to three. But that's deceiving. Often when have bars still can't get a good call through. More often than not, person being called can be heard, but caller is only heard in static or broken or dropped calls. When can find a golden spot the calls are crystal clear and work great - until you move your head.Was this review helpful to you?
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... )Was this review helpful to you?