1. berrykrazy82's Avatar
    My finance and I were considering taking a trip to Las Vegas. I was wondering if anyone knew how the cell service with Verizon was there.

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    08-28-10 02:37 PM
  2. VZWman1987's Avatar
    My manager goes once a year and has no issues.
    08-28-10 02:40 PM
  3. Shermanmanman's Avatar
    According to the Coverage Map, you should be good! Check for yourself!

    Coverage in Las Vegas
    08-28-10 03:12 PM
  4. dag99's Avatar
    verizon coverage excellent.

    at&t coverage awful especially in hotel rooms.
    08-28-10 03:40 PM
  5. CharlesH's Avatar
    I understand that many of the casinos have microcells to further improve coverage. Anything to give you no reason to leave
    08-28-10 06:30 PM
  6. 7scarabs's Avatar
    I had no problems at all in Vegas. SO nice not to have to pay those expensive surcharges for using the hotel phones!
    08-28-10 08:07 PM
  7. dag99's Avatar
    The room phones are mostly "free" now because most of the hotels are charing a $20-35 per day "resort" fee that includes the room phone.
    08-29-10 12:24 AM
  8. itsthemusic's Avatar
    Verizon works in every major city(and then much more) Being that Vegas is a MAJOR attraction in the united states im guessing they have a tower or 2 over there
    08-29-10 12:05 PM
  9. VegasMike71's Avatar
    As a Vegas local, and VZW user.. coverage is very good here. No major issues, only usual low signal in places that you'd expect. Be sure to update your roaming software before you leave home. *228
    08-29-10 12:29 PM
  10. MrObvious's Avatar
    It's Verizon, what do you think?
    08-29-10 05:07 PM
  11. RHChan84's Avatar
    I go there once a year and from the strip to downtown vegas, I had no issues.
    08-29-10 06:21 PM
  12. 7scarabs's Avatar
    The room phones are mostly "free" now because most of the hotels are charing a $20-35 per day "resort" fee that includes the room phone.
    Interesting! So... they still get your $, one way or another!
    08-30-10 12:41 AM
  13. sigtwenty's Avatar
    i worked as a limo driver in vegas so ill fill you in real well.

    i got so ticked at big red i jumped ship for 2 weeks to tmobile....unfortunately, when a convention is in town, tmo drops like crazy in the middle of town. when i was home it worked great.
    as for ATT, parts of the airport will drop calls!
    so i went back to verizon because network wise i never had any complaints. i have been all over this valley and nowhere other than mt charleston have i ever had a problem other than inside the airport at the airplane gate one day my signal was really really weak and could not even send a text.
    up and down the strip i never had problems. inside the wynn and encore it works fine. inside the spearmint rhino and sapphire and deja vu it works fine as well.
    i personally live way far south of the valley where its mostly horsefarms in my area and sprint has signal issues around here (like anywhere really), but verizon works well. in my home, one spot in the garage tends to make my calls garbled, and if im sitting on the couch in the corner. other than that no problems.
    verizon customer care basically stinks, but their network out here is far superior to the other carriers and is what made me come back.

    back in 2000, verizon bought out alltels network here in vegas, and alltel was the best at the time here. part of the contract that wasnt worked out very well was all the upgrades for call capacity that alltel did were pulled by alltel and the verizon network out here was so bad it would literally take 30 minutes just to make a phone call. for 4 months my bill was ZERO DOLLARS. verizon did upgrade and worked better after about 6 months. every time i came out here to visit since 2000 i never had issues with verizon. in 08 when i moved here, no matter what part of town i was in it worked fine. my first job was a roving supervisor to residental and commercial construction sites, and common sense is that any growing city starts from the center and goes outbound. well vegas has grown so quickly, that even in remote areas my phone worked almost all the time perfectly. some areas, like 3 or 4 at that time i only had 1X and no EV and that was very rare and i know since then that has been upgraded since i have been to some of those general areas recently.

    on any given holiday (other than family type like xmas, thanksgiving) or convention times such as sema and ces where they expect over 70000 people, the networks out here are capable of supporting over 350k visitors on a given weekend. not everyone has verizon of course, so figure 70-80k have verizon if its split up really well and people are good to go.

    other than random network outages, like one day 3G was down in town for a few hours, problems have been slim even in high traffic areas like the I15 and the strip and downtown.

    so bottom line, no worries unless you are going to the middle of the desert or the mountains.
    09-17-10 03:46 PM