I've been using this Nextel iDen phone from Motorola for over a year with no major problems in Berkeley or anywhere in San Francisco or anywhere I've been in the bay area. The only place I've seen people take calls that I have no service is underground in BART or Muni in downtown SF. Standard reception fading occurs underground or deep within buildings.Was this review helpful to you?
In the previous entry I hit the US Cellular button by mistake it's T-Mobile that's terrible. I know nothing about US Cellular. My apologies to themWas this review helpful to you?
T-Mobile signal is *appallingly* bad in the East Bay. Over the Berkeley Oakland area I *average* about 0.5 bars. I *cant wait* to conclude my contract with them and switch to a real cell phone provider.Was this review helpful to you?
I was with AT&T with a sony erricson phone. The phone was junk and with the merger with Cingular the reception got even worse. I decided to give Cingular a try as they gave me a discount on a new phone and have a 30 day money back policy now. The reception is much improved but still not perfect at the house but at least I don't have to go outside anymore. Much of the improvement I think is with the phone not the carrier. If it wasn't for the discounted phone and the rollover minutes I would have gone elsewhere (verizon or Sprint in the city) and be done with cingular.Was this review helpful to you?
3 yrs with vzw. great to decent reception in most places, although inside thick walled old building around Harrison and 20th Sts, had very spotty reception, even outside -with the 120c. the LG seems to maybe be getting a stronger signal. Here at home, over bay bridge, richmond bridge and through Marin, I found the coverage to be great - equal to the t-mo phone I'm currently testing out. Stafford Lake in Novato had no coverage on either. vzw phone said it had a couple of bars, but it never actually connected when I tried to check my vmail. today vzw dropped a call on Northgate at W Grand Ave, drove back that way with T-Mo and no drop. also vzw gets ok reception on Long Island and in NJ, although not so great indoors - generally need to stand near a window or go outside. this has been improving lately though.Was this review helpful to you?
I've only had t-mo for a few days, but here at home, over bay bridge, richmond bridge and through Marin, I found the coverage to be great - equal to or slightly better than my Verizon phone. Stafford Lake in Novato had no coverage. vzw phone said it had a couple of bars, but it never actually connected when I tried to check my vmail. today vzw dropped a call on Northgate at W Grand Ave, drove back that way with T-Mo and no drop.Was this review helpful to you?
As good as 6 / 6 bars inside my apartment, but also some dropped calls--reception inside seems widely variable over a space of a few feet. Outside reception is excellent. Coverage on the UC Berkeley campus is generally good, although spotty inside some buildings.Was this review helpful to you?
Almost every call whether inside or outside of building drops. Terrible service in this area.Was this review helpful to you?
AT&T Wireless (TDMA)
Service never better than average. Since mid January phone says Cingular and has gotten worse, high of 3 to 2. Always dead spots at South Shore and Crown Beach. Glad there's only 5 months on TDMA. I can't upgrade to GSM without new 2 year contract with less minutes and activation fee. For that price will go Verizon out of spite.Was this review helpful to you?
Averge to good reception. Now its below average and half the time no signal. Don't know problem. Friend said old GSM phone might be on wrong Cingular freq. I'm in the middle of city. what gives?Was this review helpful to you?