I've had MetroPCS since the day they came to Sacramento back when I switched from "Air Touch". At first they were horrible but so cheap I couldn't resist but they did get better. I had to switch to Verizon because of a home I bought that didn't get signal on metro inside (still kept metro but became secondary phone). 2 years later metro had gotten great and I moved, I was so happy I dumped Verizon and their over priced bill. Then T-Mobile bought MetroPCS. The day I went from my LG Connect 4G (CDMA) to a GSM phone because they forced me to "upgrade" was the last day I ever saw full signal and full 4G LTE in my house. Now they are horrible and I search regularly for an affordable carrier that does not utterly stink the way they do. I rock 1 bar regularly and 99% of web searches result in page can not be displayed (because I have no internet connection). I've tried upgrading and getting their best phones as well as buying high end unlocked phones and T-Mobile phones. Metro PCS today is less reliable than it was 10+ years ago. T-Mobile ruined them and even when I go into the T-Mobile store they tell me I should switch to them because they only give Metro "limited access" and claim they make the service bad intentionally. I don't want to do business with a company like that so T-Mobile is off my list of companies I will switch to.Was this review helpful to you?
Had 3 bars for years, degraded to no bars over the last 2 months. Trouble report did no good. Verizon could care less. (Probably because I don't use data). Very spotty reception in whole area in spite of their glorious map! Appears to me that they want to force upgrades to smart phone. I will never deal with this outfit again! Bye Bye Verizon!Was this review helpful to you?
I live by Criple Creek and I'm not sure if the wooded area by the creek reduces signal but I get 1 to 2 bars indoors. I rely on WiFi indoors and would have to go outside to talk to people.Was this review helpful to you?
I only have two bars most of the time. I was told a cell phone tower in El Dorado Hills "fell," so my phone is probably using a tower in Citrus Heights now.Was this review helpful to you?
I almost selected "No Reception," because my phone no longer gets bars inside my home (95841)-I am totally dependent on WiFi. I usually use my phone near a window facing College Oak Drive. Outside on College Oak Drive, I get 2 to 3 bars. I do not live in a bunker, but since Sprint officially took over Virgin (I know Sprint was the carrier for Virgin), its service started going downhill. At my office in East Sacramento, I get 0-1 bars on my phone. I have to travel to San Francisco to get good coverage. I like my phone, originally purchased from Virgin, but am frustrated with the downhill turn Sprint service has taken in Sacramento.Was this review helpful to you?
Virgin Mobile service is horrible all the time. I consistently have one bar all times of day and night. Call quality is horrendous.Was this review helpful to you?
We used to have great service here (except in the kitchen for some reason) and we spend a lot of money for our Verizon account. During the last month or so my phone has slowed down so much I have spent hours dumping apps and photos and changing Task Managers to speed up my phone before realizing it was Verizon's lack of coverage that was at fault. I now regularly only have 1 bar, occasionally 2. Of course trying to navigate the horrible morass that is Verizon's "Sell, Sell, Sell, " web page is useless. Good luck, folks.Was this review helpful to you?
I've been with T-Mobile for about 8 years and I can honestly say that I am VERY pleased from my rate plan, to signal strength AND the best customer service in the industry! Over all my reception in most parts of town is very good. I have had small issues here and there but nothing major that would make me jump to another carrier. Most of the signal issues that I do have usually occur indoors and in select buildings with a lot of steel and concrete. And there are times when I'm at home that I may decide to disable the Wi-Fi fully utilizing the T-Mobile LTE network. A lot of people tell me Verizon and AT&T have larger coverage area but the thing that I've noticed that stands out with my carrier is the overall signal and sound quality! The biggest is not necessarily always the best! I can't see myself leaving T-mobile anytime soon if at all!Was this review helpful to you?
Fluctuates from zero to three bars at best at different times of the day. Usually have to walk outside to make calls.Was this review helpful to you?
Overall experience using Sprint mainly in Roseville and Rocklin has been good. LTE is very fast, 3G is usable. There hasn't been anywhere that I couldn't use my phone.Was this review helpful to you?