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Cell coverage in Vegas: T-Mobile vs. Verizon

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Joe, May 25, 2017.

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  1. Joe

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    We have T-Mobile for our phones and have no problems in Vegas. But, we are running into dead spots around home and I'm thinking of switching to Verizon. We have been to several places that T-Mobile has no signal and people with Verizon have plenty of signal.

    How is Verizon in Vegas, since that is where the majority of our vacations occur. Especially downtown signal?

    I can live with a few dead spots around here, but I want to make sure the phones will work in Vegas before I switch to Verizon.

    Thx
     
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    Have never had a problem anywhere in Vegas or the vicinity. We have had Verizon for as long as I remember............Rick
     
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    Only place I have noticed dead spots on Verizon in LV is Sam's Town kinda by Roxy's and TGIF.
     
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    long time T-mobile customer and for me, ive had several dead spots in vegas and very weak signal, only a few spots though...at home, only 1 spot and its in a certain part of the metal building at work
     
  5. rob889

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    I have verizon and my only dead spot is in 777 if I'm trying to browse the internet at the bar while I wait for my food...really slow there. Anywhere else in the casino it's fine though. Text/call is great everywhere.
     
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    We had Verizon for many years and never had any service problems in Las Vegas. We recently switched to Consumer Cellular. No local problems or Las Vegas problems either.
     
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    Interesting. I had the same experience way in the back of 777, but near the front, no problems. Do they still have those metal ceiling tiles? I wonder if those interfere with the signal. I know one building here at home with copper roofing has no cell signal inside.

    We have Verizon because in the area I live in, cell service can be spotty. Verizon is the only service that has a strong signal at my house.
     
  8. rob889

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    I dunno but if I'm sitting at the middle of the main bar inside 777 (by the taps) I almost never have good signal for browsing the internet. Texting is fine in there though
     
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    SCuse but any one know how AT&T works in las vegas ? Just switched
     
  10. bluesdude

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    We have never had an issue with verizon in LV especially downtown. I am not sure about 777, I guess I never noticed. I have never sat at the bar though.
     
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    Joe, I have had Cricket Wireless for two years, 5 lines with unlimited calling and text, 2.5 GB of data per line (After that it gets sloooooo). The monthly cost on auto pay is $100 and it includes taxes. I added an international calling feature for my line for an extra $15 and I get 5GB.

    I realize you probably monly have two lines, and this might run you $70 a month. But maybe you have relatives who might benefit from having a cell phone. Yes, no good deed goes unpunished. I brought phones to the Plan, so it's my two adult daughters and my wife, a fifth line is free, so I gave it to my brother.

    Cricket is owned by ATT and I've had no issues with service and I was with ATT for years previously.
     
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    There were a few weak signal spots on my T-Mobile phone in Vegas but those were usually inside the middle of casinos. Most of those seem to have Wifi so that is no issue to me since T-Mobile offers wifi calling for free, so my phone connects to wifi and its just like I am on the network for calls/text. I think the dead spots will be few and far between on any of the major carriers in Vegas. I would want what works for me at home over what works on vacation.
     
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    I went to their site, but couldn't find an answer. Can you use them as a mobile hot spot? You can't with AT&T.
     
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    At home I use a landline and my phone sits in the car. My wife has turned into one of "those people" who carry their phone everywhere.
     
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    I was a longtime TMo customer before switching to Verizon and so have used both in Vegas. No issues w/Verizon at all. Not slow, no dead spots where I've been, and I use it as a hotspot when I want to.
     
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    I have been on AT&T for years and never had a problem with calls, texts or internet.

    Mark
     
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    I use my AT&T Iphone 5S as a mobile hotspot all the time.

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  19. Joe

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    OK, I guess I wasn't looking at the right plan on their site. I finally broke down and did a chat and they want $155 a month for two phones with hotspot enabled. No thanks.
     
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    Another VZW user here. No issues in Vegas with dead spots or calling out. Only issue is data/LTE speed and coverage. And this is only naturally attributed to the hotel room and the walls, etc.
     
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