1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

which phone service in SoCal..??

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Doc.SS, Jun 25, 2010.

?

Which cellular provider would you choose in SoCal..??

Poll closed Sep 23, 2010.
  1. AT&T

    16 vote(s)
    32.7%
  2. Alltel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. nTelos

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Sprint

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  5. T-Mobile

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  6. Verizon

    24 vote(s)
    49.0%
  7. Other..?? why

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM
    #1
    Doc.SS

    Doc.SS [OP] ︻╦╤─

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Member:
    #23899
    Messages:
    4,348
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    O'side
    Vehicle:
    T|X Baja
    Supercharged
    My contract with T-Mobile is up soon and I know that I got crappy reception last time I was in SoCal, so I was looking at which service provider you all would recommend.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:05 AM
    #2
    toymachine

    toymachine .

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7178
    Messages:
    175
    reception with verizon has been great with me.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:07 AM
    #3
    ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Member:
    #19933
    Messages:
    4,969
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB 4x4 Sport S/C
    Junk
    verizon or att, I dont live there but when I go down both phones seem to work pretty well
     
  4. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:07 AM
    #4
    RecklessTaco

    RecklessTaco Livin the Dream

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Member:
    #22290
    Messages:
    5,145
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Wellington, NV.
    Vehicle:
    08 Dbl Cab Prerunner TRD Sport Debadged
    ENGAGE LT KIT, King 2.5x 8" coilovers w/600lb 18"coil springs, a custom built leaf pack in the rear by OMD, and a custom built prerunner bumper by SurfInferno. 33x12.50-17General Grabbers on 17x9 Black RBP 93R rims, Volant CAI w/Amsoil dry filter, Volant Ram Air, Poweraid Throttle body spacer, URD MAF Calibrator, Flowmaster40, Uniden Bearcat cb w/ 4' fire fly firestick antenna, & a Icom V80 Handheld(Modded for race channels)
    There is no better signal than Verizon when it comes to this region!:D
     
  5. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:08 AM
    #5
    LB Taco

    LB Taco Taco... since '97

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Member:
    #18907
    Messages:
    127
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J
    Long Beach, CA
    Vehicle:
    '08 Red PreRunner LB- sick!
    Debagded, American Outlaw 17" rims with BFG 265x70, Ipod interface, GC upper and lower grille, black grille surround, Red Devil Horns, relocated horns, A/C mod, Fogs on anytime, Original 40 flowmaster, Hella 500ff behind the grill, with more to come with more $...
    I have had no probs with my ATT, been with them 6 yrs now. The only spots that I notice drop calls/ no service is up in the mountains (Big Bear).

    Plus you get to have an iphone!!!!!! :p
     
  6. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:10 AM
    #6
    Doc.SS

    Doc.SS [OP] ︻╦╤─

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Member:
    #23899
    Messages:
    4,348
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    O'side
    Vehicle:
    T|X Baja
    Supercharged
    T-mobile was shocked when I called them and complained about the reception. The person on the phone stopped short of calling me a liar.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2010 at 9:10 AM
    #7
    Doc.SS

    Doc.SS [OP] ︻╦╤─

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Member:
    #23899
    Messages:
    4,348
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    O'side
    Vehicle:
    T|X Baja
    Supercharged
    I'm not a techy but that is a plus.
    Just bought my wife a macbook too...I'm liking the apple OS
     
  8. Jun 25, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    #8
    lembowski

    lembowski Rompin Around

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Member:
    #20347
    Messages:
    7,058
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Rolando, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 LT, Caged, 4WD
    I've had Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile here in San Diego. T-Mobile was horrible!

    Sprint and Verizon seem to have very similar networks here in SD. Never had any dropped calls on Verizon or Sprint.

    Sprint's plans are much more affordable also.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2010 at 11:36 AM
    #9
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    AT&T ;)



    A lot of my friends had Verizon and switched over to AT&T, not necessarily because of service issues (it's a heavily populated area, all carriers are going to have good coverage), but because the Verizon customer service sucked, at least it did here in my area.



    I've never had any service issues with AT&T. Anywhere. And I've been everywhere. ;)
     
  10. Jun 25, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    #10
    1TUFFTRD

    1TUFFTRD WTF

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Member:
    #30721
    Messages:
    2,127
    Gender:
    Male
    out and about building powerlines
    Vehicle:
    06 AC with a skewp
    06 With a Skewp.
    verizon all the way! driods rule! ftw
     
  11. Jun 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM
    #11
    drewskie

    drewskie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Member:
    #38088
    Messages:
    1,110
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Burbank, CA.
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner 4 banger
    x2. I have had allservices, Verizon is far superior.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM
    #12
    Redfox1

    Redfox1 'Stralia! Riding Roo's and wrangling koalas

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Member:
    #24099
    Messages:
    1,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Conner
    Santa Paula, CA and SLO
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner Sport TRD
    Browning Floor Mats, 275/70/17 BFG All-Terrain T/A's, Procomp 7089 wheels,Rear Spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's, LED roof light, seatbelt chime disabled, CB, UWS Toolbox,
    sprints got the best cell network. Their choice in phones sucks though
     
  13. Jun 26, 2010 at 4:16 AM
    #13
    krumble

    krumble Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Member:
    #16458
    Messages:
    402
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Vehicle:
    08 prerunner trd offroad
    debadged, tinted windows, magnaflow exhaust, afe CAI, 285x75 Nitto Terra Graplers, Engage LT front and rear
    Verizon or sprint..android phones are amazing and sprint's 4g is ridiculous.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2010 at 12:25 AM
    #14
    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Member:
    #6831
    Messages:
    6,204
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Albert
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2015 Subaru WRX
    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    Had Verizon. Got ATT. I'm waiting for the day my contract is up! Going back to Verizon in a heart beat. Customer Service is still bad with ATT! Too many drop zones around the areas I travel much in San Diego. I just don't like them (again).
     
  15. Jun 28, 2010 at 12:46 AM
    #15
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,566
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.

    This funny because it is the exact opposite here where I am in San Diego.

    oh by the way Verizon FTW.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:49 PM
    #16
    lembowski

    lembowski Rompin Around

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Member:
    #20347
    Messages:
    7,058
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Rolando, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 LT, Caged, 4WD
    I was thinking the same thing. My co-worker got the new iphone 4 because blog sites were saying it had better reception than the previous models but he says its worse. Not because of the whole antenna around the phone as he has a case, but all around he has dropped just as many f not more calls than with his 3gs.

    I have Verizon on my work phone and Sprint for my personal and they are both great everywhere I go in San Diego. Verizon sometimes has more building penetration than Sprint, but unless you are in the center of a building on the 3rd basement parking level you will be fine.....even then Verzon will drop the call which I would expect.

    For the price I think Sprint is hard to beat in SoCal and they are putting out great phones now with the Bold2, EVO 4G, and the Samsung Epik (Samsung Galaxy Variation with a keyboard and 4G). More minutes, true unlimited data, earlier evening times, and cost less.
     
  17. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:56 PM
    #17
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,052
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    I've never had a dropped call with AT&T in 5 years of having it... :eek:
     
  18. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM
    #18
    woodygg

    woodygg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Member:
    #33462
    Messages:
    1,870
    Gender:
    Male
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    04 DC Tacoma 4x4
    not sure where you live, but in so cal general, tmobile coverage has been fine for me.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:23 PM
    #19
    Doc.SS

    Doc.SS [OP] ︻╦╤─

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Member:
    #23899
    Messages:
    4,348
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    O'side
    Vehicle:
    T|X Baja
    Supercharged
    I'll be moving to Oceanside....
     
  20. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:26 PM
    #20
    woodygg

    woodygg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Member:
    #33462
    Messages:
    1,870
    Gender:
    Male
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    04 DC Tacoma 4x4
    Not to mention I prefer the ability to use my voice phone over wifi (Tmobile is the only one that does that) and internationally easier than verizon and be on a newer type of network.
     
To Top