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San Diego, CA 92131 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 103 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 169 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 119 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 186 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 611 Reviews)
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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Regents Rd. | Nobel Dr., San Diego, CA 92122 |

I live in the UTC area, in an appartment complex called Pines of La Jolla. My appartment is on the first floor of a 3-story building. I never had any reception from there! Sometimes my phone rings but if I take the call, I immediately lose the connection. This is really a problem for me because my home phone is provided by Vonage (VoIP) and if my Internet connection shuts down (it happens once in a while), I can not make any call. To use my cell phone, I always have to get out the apartment and walk towards the street to get a signal. Also, I work near the UTC mall and from there I get perfect signal. I thought it was because of my phone but it was the same with my old Nokia and my wife doesn't get reception either with her Sony Ericsson. She is on Cingular as well. The funny thing is that a friend of mine, who has a AT&T plan, gets perfect reception when he comes over.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117 |

I get full reception any time and anywhere. I love T-mobile. I can't get over how great their reception is!

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Home Ave., San Diego, CA 92105 |

So I have had Sprint PCS for almost 6 years now and have had very little to complain about int the reception dept. When compaired to the other carriers out there I love the service. I get reception almost everywhere I have evr visited. which includes, NYC, KC MO/KS, San Fran, San Antonio, TX, Rhode Island, Connecticut, State College PA, Oahu, HI, New Orleans, LA, El paso, TX, LA CA, Las Vegas, NV, Miami, FL are just a few of the places that I have visited. As you can see I have been all over this country. The only complaint that I have with Sprint is that they do not offer many phones that can be connected to a handsfree car kit. Which in CA is a very big deal. There are a few dead spots in San Diego that I know of that I cross daily, but that is the same with all of the carriers in this town.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Near UCSD | Via Mallorca / Via Alicante, La Jolla, CA 92037 |

Tried Cingular and Sprint, and could get no reception at all in our townhouse near UCSD, on any floor. Had to go out to the sidewalk to pick up an undependable signal (fluctuating 1-3 bars). Switched to Verizon and can get some reception upstairs (none downstairs), but still weak (1-2) bars and some dropped calls. No reception at all downstairs. Got a family plan with a phone for me, my son and for my stepmother, who lives in Santa Monica. She gets no reception at all on any phone inside her house (tried Sprint, AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile, Verizon and Trakfone) - has to go out to the driveway to use her phone. Not very convenient!

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Alabama | Madison, San Diego, CA 92116 |

T-Mobile has done me good. I never drop a call and the quality of my calls are all excellent. As a matter of fact I have never dropped a call anywhere I go in San Diego. I even work in an old building made of thick concrete and I still get all the bars on my phone. T-Mobile is the best in my humble opinion for reception in my area.

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AT&T

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

Poor-to-no reception within my apartment. I have to take long walks outside to talk to someone. The exercise does help my frustration though.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Adams | North Mountain View, San Diego, CA 92116 |

After trying Cingular and Nextel in the past (unsuccessfully), Verizon is the only service that actually works in my house and in the surrounding neighborhood (Normal Heights) without dropping calls.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Santo Rd. / La Morada, San Diego, CA 92124 |

I get perfect reception everywhere in Tierrasanta except at the east end of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. If you live there, good luck. There isn't much reception from any provider. I would definately recommend Sprint, besides the end of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. the only place in San Diego County that I have never had service was Palomar Mountain School Camp.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Fletcher Pkwy., El Cajon, CA 92020 |

It drops a call here EVERY day in the middle of my commute. If I try to go up fanita to the 125 it drops there as well. I have contacted Verizon about this and while they wrote me a response, after a year, nothing has been done to fix the problem.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Haines and La Playa (Pacific Beach on Mission Bay) | Ingraham and La Playa, San Diego, CA 92109 |

For a couple of years now I've suffered with dropping calls, constantly checking for voice mail, and delayed voice mail delivery (2-3 day delays!). Finally, after all the support calls over the past couple years and Verizon blaming me, my hardware, and my software and telling me to update my roaming cabability - I finally got a Verizon rep to come out and test this location. The reason I demanded this was because after all these inquiries they went and put a "Can you hear me now" billboard right next to my place - in a dead area with no signal! What a kick in the teeth I thought. Anyway, the area of Crown Point in PB has now been determined to be a dead spot that they anticipate putting equipment for a better signal in. However, they could not give an estimate as to when this would happen. I'll be surprised if it's in my lifetime. My advice - although Verizon boasts the best network, they can be the worst at spots within otherwise strong signal areas. Be sure to test the signal at your home location or work location before being clamped into a contract with them - since they won't tell you what they are going to do about improvements.

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