Reception with AT&T has always been shoddy in the SIgnal Hill areas because of the hills and proximity to the airport. Calls are always broken up depending on where you are walking or driving on the hill. I'm glad that the iphone is now available with Verizon.Was this review helpful to you?
I've had Sprint for about 8 years now and for the most part they've been a good company for me, including customer service (especially at 6 am in the morning). I live in a very large complex in this area. I've never gotten good reception within the complex, but I've noticed the past 3 weeks reception within this whole area has been poor to none. My calls are now dropping and I practically have to drive more than a mile away in any direction to even make, let lone receive a call. I've also notice that voice messages and text aren't coming through until hours later. Not sure what's going on, but my contract is up in Nov and if I don't see any improvements, I may need to switch carriers.Was this review helpful to you?
Terrible reception. This building is a wireless nightmare.Was this review helpful to you?
Per the AT&T coverage map I should have flawless data service. I always have 4 bars but Internet and texting is hit or miss every day that I have owned this phone. Sometimes switching airplane mode on and off allows me to use the data but it is only for a few minutes. I carpool 86 miles each way daily and the entire time I have no problems until I get into the airport area. AT&T service is sad there. 2 towers within a mile of the airport and I can't use data when I want. I wonder what would happen if I gave apples GV jet the same service that they give me.Was this review helpful to you?
2-3 reception bars. Frequent dropped calls, sometimes up to 3 times in a single phone call. I have been with Verizon since 2001 and never had a dropped call, NEVER. I never have a dropped call in my other residence in Palm Springs, NEVER. Only here in this condo. Doesn't help if I go out on the terrace either. Verizon needs another tower. I have heard many people complain about the service in this area. Be careful who you sign up with.Was this review helpful to you?
Phone jumps into roaming at times. 3g constantly drops in and out. had FULL reception for both data and voice not 1 month ago. Now, it is terrible, at best.Was this review helpful to you?
Since June 5, 2012. phone calls fail!, text messaging fails. No point having phone in hand anymore! It didn't used to be like this. Have to use land line to comminicate... ! Please have someone check the towerat 1012 W Carson St. Others in building have replaced sim card, number of times. No help! My phone works fine, once out of this area..Was this review helpful to you?
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?