No reception inside the building unless I stand by the exteior door. There's a T-Mobile store nearby and they admit the reception in the area is lousy.Was this review helpful to you?
Sketchy on Wilmington. Gets better as you approach the 405.Was this review helpful to you?
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.Was this review helpful to you?
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?
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?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?
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?
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?
I am actually a Cingular subscriber that left a comment months ago (look below) about the poor reception in this area. Well, its because Cingular had me on the old AT&T network, which is TERRIBLE in this area. Do NOT sign up with Cingular in this area, because they put all new subscribers on the old AT&T network. It took months but I got them to switch me to roam on T-Mobile's network (which is the old Cingular network) and my reception is stellar. As soon as the switch was made, I got four-five bars and no more crossed calls. I will be switching to T-Mobile when my contract is up :)Was this review helpful to you?
Phone shows 4 bars but incoming calls never come through. Sometimes the caller gets a message that the phone number is disconnected. And the phone itself has no low battery warning and turns itself off even with a full battery. This is the second and last time I will give Cingular a chance. A complete waste of several hundred dollars.Was this review helpful to you?