Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

wireless service in La Jolla, CA?

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by jo, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. jo

    jo New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anybody know which company offers best connection in La Jolla, CA? (UCSD area) I have Nokia phone (8290) with cingular service, but connection really SUCKS!! I can't get any signal at home or at work sometime. I just moved from GA. Cingular was best there, but obviously not in CA...
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    cingular sucks here in sd especially around the hills and canyons of la jolla area. verizon seems to be the one people rave about here but sprint is better than cingular, too. they say they are fixing the problems but i would just get a 1 yr contract with someone else and then see whos got the best service a yr from now. also the 8290 is horrible so you might want to try a different phone to see if it helps.
     
  3. cryogenic

    cryogenic Bronze Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,443
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    My Phone:
    Samsung A990
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon
    Yes, the 8290 is well-known to not have very good reception compared to other phones... Maybe you can find an old 5190, which has a stub antenna... that might help reception some? But if you really need the features of the 8290, go with the V60g... I've heard good things about its reception, so it may be the way to go. Stay away from the T61z, as its reception is mediocre at best (I have one in east TN and I woudln't recommend it to people in weak areas, for sure). The T68m isn't any better, from what I can tell.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. souladdikt

    souladdikt New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    sprint in the la jolla area is ok. but i would have to agree that verizon clients seem to be much happier with their service around UCSD.
     
  5. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2001
    Messages:
    13,722
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    165
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    My Phone:
    Galaxy S22+
    Wireless Provider(s):
    T-Mobile
    About two years ago I was at UCSD and only had outdoor reception with Sprint. I don't know if they have improved any on this since then but if they haven't I would go with Verizon.
     
  6. souladdikt

    souladdikt New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    made a trip out to UCSD today. sprint coverage around la jolla was good, but once i hit campus it was terrible. the north part of campus had a strong signal--no dropped calls and no "searching for service". but one i made my way toward the middle of campus my phone wouldn't pick up a signal.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    If ne1 knows how t-mobile coverage is in la jolla, could they keep us posted? I know it'll probably suck considering that they share towers with cingular, but maybe -- just maybe it'll be okay. If not, I'll have to try it myself and report back [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2022 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice