Suppose to be in one of the higher signal areas yet I rarely see more than two bars of signal and most of the time I one or none.Was this review helpful to you?
I use an LG enV Touch. However any VW user who comes to my house get bad cell reception as well. I get dropped calls a lot. My text have a hard time going out. Occasionally have NO signal at all. If Verizon wireless is the best network out there, I feel sorry for customers of any other carrier.Was this review helpful to you?
I dont have a tower close to me that supports 4g. I have made so many calls to tmobile, samsung. I want to know is there a human being in Portland Oregon, that can assist me with this phone. T-Mobile cant, Samsung cant. In other words I have a phone in my house that I cannot use no bars, no 4g, and no connectivity. I am have called at least 15+ times. I cant get this phone fixed, unless I drive somewhere to download a app. This is the worst carrier, I have you for 10 years. The towers around me, only support 2 and 3 g. yes I know you are upgrading from Seattle south, sometime in maybe june I might have service. I dont want a call or response, it doesn't help. I have also talked to a few people around me and they too have been having problems, when their contract expires they are going with another carrier.Was this review helpful to you?
4-5 bars most of the time in my area, yet 50% of the time calls are dropped or say "call failed". Text messages are often delayed anywhere from 30 mins to several hours. Pretty bad.Was this review helpful to you?
In the Brooklyn neighborhood (near Ross Island Bridge) call reception is good 3-4 bars, but internet is a bit slow inside my apartment. I work on the northwest end of Hwy. 224 and call reception is good 3-4 bars, and internet is pretty fast as long as I'm outside, or near a window. I dog-sit regularly at a house on SE Woodstock and 36th and the call reception is fine outside, but internet is slow and the phone is almost unusable indoors 0-1 bar.Was this review helpful to you?
I can reiterate a lot of what other folks have already said about Sprint service in the Portland, OR metro area. I can also speak to service in the Salem / Keizer area. I took my phone in several times for service thinking all the dropped calls (even outside, no buildings involved) were my phone being a lemon. Turns out it has always been my carrier. I have a Samsung Epic 4G. I also think the 4G is a myth, at least in NE pdx. It wastes more battery looking than I've ever used on purpose! Around the house it will look like I have from 1 to 3 bars. I have three right now. I go to make a call, it drops to 0 to 1 bar. My girlfriend in Keizer has Verizon. She never has trouble with her phone. I will be on the phone with her, and the call will drop 1 to 3 times. If we get to three, she is so irritated we're done talking for the night. I don't blame her! It is incredibly irritating to get interrupted by technology 15x / week or more. Drops happen everywhere else locality wise and line-wise too, she is just the one I talk to the most. We go hiking and she has a bar literally in the middle of nowhere in a valley between two mountains! Don't know how Verizon does it. She had to make a call once in the middle of a backpacking trip to the 3 sisters while in the tent! My phone lost reception before the first side-road off the main highway and wasn't useful thereafter except to drain the battery searching. In a nutshell, you will pay more for Verizon, but with things like a credit union discount (10% / month), and combining centurylink if you have it in NE and other parts of PDX, you can totally do Verizon and have the prices comparable or lower than Sprint. Contract is finally done, switching very soon.Was this review helpful to you?
Two bars of voice-only coverage at best in the SE. 2G and 3G data connections frequently drop out altogether and cannot be relied upon. 4G is slightly more available when outdoors but less stable, and low signal strength is evident in both low dbs and reduced battery life. Put simply, you will not get reliable 3G data coverage with Verizon when you're south of Burnside and west of 52nd, indoors or out. You might get enough 4G coverage for navigation to work, but it's spotty. Streaming audio or video on 3G or 4G is not happening.Was this review helpful to you?
I get almost full or totally full bars, however I get zero bandwidth. With the SpeedTest app, I get a "problem connecting to the network" error. Once in a while, the phone will connect to a different tower, and I get an entire 1 bar, however, I get about 300kbps output according to SpeedTest, and can browse the net, stream audio and video, you name it, that is, until it connects back to the closer / stronger tower with nearly full bars, where I get 0 bandwidth, not even 14kbps. Network works fine downtown Portland, at home, at nearly anywhere else in Portland. Could this be a problem with the tower? What's up? Anything I can do? Anyone I can complain to?Was this review helpful to you?
We frequently travel with friends who have Verizon and AT&T. Our reception is every bit as consistant as theirs is. Looking forward to LTE however with WIFI on at home and Work there is little need for it except when on the road and doing a web search. Phone is great. We are getting two full work days between charges with heavy phone, email use.Was this review helpful to you?
Slow HSPA+ speeds (averaging around 3mbps) and sudden dip-outs in data service. Call quality is perfect, though.Was this review helpful to you?