Reception in North Beach is rock solid. There are spots in the city where calls get dropped, but they have improved. I tried T-Mobile recently and it was absolutely horrible. I called customer service to point out that I had no service in my apartment and they told me I could request a new antenna in my neighborhood. Yeah, right. In any case, I've had Verizon, Cingular, and T-Mobile. Every one has its flaws, but I'd stay way clear of T-Mobile in this area. Their reception is so bad it's a joke.Was this review helpful to you?
Never had a problem with Cingular's reception in my condo (Customer Service is another matter though... )Was this review helpful to you?
Haven't had any reception problems. Voicemails and text messages always get to me straight away. Use in other parts of the city have been problem-free, too. In sum, drama free.Was this review helpful to you?
I get pretty good reception everywhere... except my home / office. Drives me nuts. I get better recption at the top of the Summit Six chair in Tahoe than at the top of Potrero Hill. I was ready to switch, but after reading some comments, hard to decide. If I worked anywhere else, I'd stick with Sprint for sure.Was this review helpful to you?
To add to the 94103 comment: These stairwells are hard handoff areas for BART / MUNI METRO stations downtown that have Sprint PCS coverage. Surface St.is Channel 100, while underground is Channel 75(?!). I suppose BART really can shut down underground wireless coverage. Got the info from my debug screen. Once your CDMA 1900 phone locks on to a consistent signal, you're good to go.Was this review helpful to you?
Orient yourself between the Masonic Auditorium and the Pacific Ave. and Jones St. SW corner cell site for best reception. Otherwise you get poor line of sight.Was this review helpful to you?
The top of The Hill is really bad even though phones show good signal strength. As with a previous comment "I assume this is due to very poor C / I ratio (carrier to interference). The network also fails to be able to maintain calls (properly handover) when moving from the north-facing slope of the hill to the south-facing slope and vice versa." This has been a problem for many years and I have just assumed because there is no way for proper coverage it will always be very poor.Was this review helpful to you?
Pretty good reception except on West End and crossing the Bay Farm Bridge and of course, at home. Using headset and waving phone around trying to get reception. My clients get mad when they get dropped!Was this review helpful to you?
Coverage is very good anywhere in my apartment. My roomates use Cingular and Sprint and they have no coverage in the apartment unless they are next to a window. Have been with Verizon for 4 years and have had next to no problems with service but choice of phone is not the greatest. If you're looking for a cool / latest phone your options are pretty limited. Guess it's a trade off, nice phone or better coverage. I've used all three major carriers and have noticed one thing, no service is perfect, you'll always find a place where you can't get service or calls start droppingWas this review helpful to you?
Can't use my cell phone at home. Have to go outside and walk a block to the beach to get any reception.Was this review helpful to you?
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