I was a prior T-Mobile customer here in Long Beach and never got the 3G / 4G coverage that I was promised, so I decided to switch to Verizon since all my research indicated Verizon wireless had the best DATA NETWORK in the US. None of the carriers seem to have any huge issues with dropped calls in the Long Beach area, so that wasn't my concern. I only wanted a true 4G experience from a high end smartphone and I thought switching to Verizon was going to be worth the sacrifice, NOT. I am a first time Verizon customer (Droid RAZR) and from the start, the 4G coverage is spotty in every area of Long Beach. If I go to other Metropolitan areas (Washington, DC etc) it appears the data connectivity is superb but in Long Beach it is horrible. Verizon claims this issue will be resolved with the ICE CREAM SANDWICH 4.0.4 UPDATE which still has not happened... .still waiting. This is just my opinion, but I strongly believe that the city of Long Beach is considered a "ghetto" area, subsequently the cell phone companies don't want to upgrade our towers and spend money in the community. A few extra towers and some extra data capacity would go a long way to making Verizon the best cell phone company in California and make me a life long customer.Was this review helpful to you?
please, nobody at this loacation can use their cell phone at all. one has to walk up to ximeno ave to get any reception and that cuts out. thank you larry rossWas this review helpful to you?
At&t... Absolutely ridiculous, absolutely crap. I've been living in my neighborhood for 2 years now. The cell reception was fairly weak then, usually 2-3 bars, and very rarely 4 bars. It has actually gotten WORSE. Now I have 1-2 bars, and many times absolutely NO RECEPTION AT ALL. and forget about data usage, unless you're using your WiFi. I find it absolutely disgusiting that if I am expecting an important call, I have to go outside, across the street and wait for it - sometimes that doesn't even work. At&t maybe fine if you are giving your kid a phone - but it is.absolutely worthless as a business tool. Unless you plan on conducting all of your phone calls while in your car on the freeway... No problems with reception there...Was this review helpful to you?
This is awful. I just got back from Europe where the cell phone reception is awesome, even in the boondocks. In the middle of an urban area, my major carrier lost me. How is this possible? I can't navigate using Google Maps or MapQuest anymore because I'm sick of losing my data service. Does anyone know of a good navigation solution that uses maps that you download to your phone, that don't depend on sketchy cell reception?!Was this review helpful to you?
Absolutely zero reception for the good majority of long beach... sick and fed up, contract is up in 2 months and Verizon here I come..I'd rather pay a little more but actually be able to USE MY CELL PHONEWas this review helpful to you?
No problems with reception or dropped calls. Love AT&T -- their customer service is the best! They speak english and are sooo helpful! The only time I have bad reception is when I go to my granpda's house near Clark and Wardlow. Then I have to walk outside in order to make a call. Other than that, I have no problems or issues with AT&T.Was this review helpful to you?
Bad reception and frequent dropped calls. Made many complaints but AT&T has done nothing, not even offered their micro tower.Was this review helpful to you?
You have to request a Sprint airvana or airave free if you have poor reception. It's a cell repeater.. It willsupply cell reception in your house. Where you don't have any good reception. But required to be connected to cable modem... at no extra charge. just complain complain..good luckWas this review helpful to you?
One tower for all AT&T customers in the area I have spotty service during the day. we need another tower This is a JokeWas this review helpful to you?
I am totally TIRED and FED-UP at T-Mobile's lack of network coverage, especially at the Bluff! Totally down now. Now no SIM recognition. I will have to get a wifi voice phone or find carrier with signal here. Put a tower on White Island!Was this review helpful to you?