Reception seems to change with in the same room with most companies and phones, so I'm not sure one can extrapolate this to represent a total experienes. However, GSM systems (Cingular / T-Mobile) tend not to have as good of reception as CDMA / TDMA (Sprint / Verizon) systems. Their 'tracking' seems more consistent. For calling / going overseas and for the ease of a SIM card which stores call info, I still prefer GSM service. There will always be sketchy spots.Was this review helpful to you?
Calls drop inside or outside my building. Sometimes no reception at all or calls go to voicemail right away.Was this review helpful to you?
I live in Long Beach but travel hundreds of miles each week all over LA and Orange county for work. I am constantly on the phone in the car, and only rarely do I get dropped. When I first signed up with them 5 years ago I lived in Laguna Niguel, and the reception was poor because of all of the canyons, but 2 weeks later they put up new towers and it was perfect. As for customer service... well, that is another story, but most companies are a pain to deal with from what I hear. If reception is your main concern, switch to Sprint!Was this review helpful to you?
The LG 1300 phone from Cingular gets little reception ANYWHERE..it cuts off calls and says "emergency only" for about 30% of the time the phone is on.Was this review helpful to you?
Always have outstanding reception with Verizon at home and most places in LA. I almost never experience dropped calls or other reception or connectivity issues. This is also the case in the other Metro-areas I frequent (NY, SF, Detroit)Was this review helpful to you?
In my house, by the Bolsa Chica wetlands, there is only 1 bar showing... on a good day.Was this review helpful to you?
Usually one bar. If I take it in the bathroom with me goes completly out of reception.Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T Wireless (GSM)
I get alot of dropped called and failed reception errors in my room or anywhere in my area for that matter.Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T Wireless (GSM)
Used to have great reception with AT&T. Since Cingular took over, I have noticed a steady decline in reception. Calls drop very frequently now, and I never used to drop them berfore. I used to be able to make calls within my house; now I have no signal. Time to switch carriers. Cingular is pretty bad.Was this review helpful to you?
Reception is very sketchy. Sometimes you're good, sometimes you're not.Was this review helpful to you?