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Santee, CA 92071 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 97 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 144 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 119 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 141 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 541 Reviews)
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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Rancho Penasquitos | I-15, San Diego, CA 92129 |

As a former SPCS employee I can state FOR A FACT that CDMA is the worse technology today! The more users you sign in the less individual coverage each user gets. It's like sharing a huge pie, the more people the smaller your share. I currently live in the Rancho Penasquitos area 2 blocks away from the 15 and have no coverage nor in my office area in Kearny Mesa. Sorrento Valley, Mira Mesa, and Carmel Mountain all have very poor coverage with multiple interruptions. In fact today (01 / 09 / 06) the entire Sprint network in the Metro SD area is down.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Carmel Mtn Rd., San Diego, CA 92129 |

If I walk outside... between buildings and face north I can make a call (sometimes). Have had a few occaisions where I can hold a call in the house, but not many. Considering I'm in a major metro area I think it's pretty dismal reception is this poor (I know there's a mountain behind my house, but why can't they put a tower on the mountain and solve the problem for everyone?).

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mt. Helix -- Fuerte Dr. | Rolling Hills Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020 |

Have Cingular TDMA service (formerly ATT), and I can use it in only one room in my house, if I keep perfectly still. I have my cell phone chair. I had switched to the more modern GSM service with a Sanyo phone and I got zero service at my house, and lousy service throughout Southern Calif. With GSM, I could not use it in a moving car, as the signal would drop consistently while driving. So I switched back to the much more reliable TDMA service. Other than my house, it actually gets excellent reception around San Diego, LA, Colorado and wherever I travel around the US. I'll stick with it until I'm convinced GSM service has improved.

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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Grossmont Blvd. | Fuerte Dr., La Mesa, CA 91941 |

I get good reception every other day! (I'm not joking.) On bad days, calls are occasionally dropped or voices are chopped up. We live half way up Grossmont hill. To be fair, the T-Mobile coverage map showed weaker signal on the hill than in the valleys, near the 8 and 125 freeways. Everywhere else I get good reception, though haven't tried the phone much higher up on our hill. Some rooms of our house are much worse than others. The street is always better. Lots of long walks on the bad days. Prior to T-Mobile, I used a Motorola cell phone with a pre-paid Net10 service, and reception at my home was far more reliable. My family plan is a real gift for folks with kids strewn across the country. We talk for 45 minutes or more at a time, with no per-minute charge.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Lyons Valley RD | Lawson Valley RD, Jamul, CA 91935 |

I've used Sprint PCS for years in Jamul. Works great.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Camino Ruiz and Jade Coast Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126 |

Reception goes from average to nonexistent on a regular basis. Many dropped calls. Verizon not universally bad, just bad in Miramar / Mira Mesa area.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Park Blvd. | Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116 |

what in the heck is going on? I just bought a new phone from the Sprint store on Fenton way. This phone drops calls like I cannot believe. This costs me time and money, I use my phone in my career. This is not acceptable. However, I am stuck between a rock and a hard place, I reupped for 2 years. If anyone has a solution please let me know. thank you in advance. Sprint step up cmw

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Littlefield St. | Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110 |

I lose reception often! And the image on my phone comes up as a mirror image, or not at all sometimes. We can't wait to go to a carrier other than Cingular. It has not been good, nor has it been a very good deal financially.

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Northpark, San Diego, CA 92104 |

I've had Nextel for almost 4 years and I've seen their signal get worse and worse in that time. The last year has been very frustrating. I have three different phones (I830, I90c, I530) and they all drop call's 25% of the calls no matter where I am in San Diego. I'M DONE! Tomorrow I switch to Verizon.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 37th | Dwight, San Diego, CA 92105 |

I would never recommend Cingular. Not only do you frequently experience dropped calls and dead air space in my neighborhood but also anywhere in the Mission Valley area between 5 and 15 I continually experience the same thing. They offer no other support other than to tell you to switch out your SIM card or warranty your phone, neither of which works... Oh yes, they recommend you find someone to buy out your contract. Anyone willing???

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