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Birmingham, AL Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 21 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 15 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 29 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 12 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 84 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 2114 Russet Meadows Lane, Birmingham,AL | Morgan Rd.And Woodhaven Dr., Birmingham, AL 35244 |

We have used Verizon for a number of years. We can barely get cell service at our home and sometimes not at all. I am checking AT&T for this area and if it is any better at all, my husband and I will be switching. Very disappointed in Verizon cell service.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 7th Ave. S. | 47th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222 |

att LTE service is great here. Lots of hills. Neighbors below have poorer service than me.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Us Hwy. 41, Birmingham, AL 35231 |

Salesman Eric shouldn't be in this position... arrogant and very unhelpful...my phone worked fine except email had stopped... ..by the time he finished with my phone he had erased all my download documents and emails and texts and calender appts. Now says the phone has slowed. It worked just fine before I gave it to him. And of course mention only if I had insurance would I get a new phone. How about helping instead of copping an attitude! All he said was go home and reset my password for email and handed back my phone to me. Terrible service.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Over the Mountain Anywhere, Birmingham, AL 35216 |

I drive around Birmingham for work all day and Sprint service is really, really bad. Many spots where service is impossible to get a signal. I know Birmingham is a hard area to get signal everywhere, but I switched to T-Mobile and service is MUCH better. Towers are placed more strategically.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Valleydale Rd. | Caldwell Mill, Birmingham, AL 35244 |

By looking at the cell tower map I see an AT&T tower less than a mile down Valleydale road where I live. Yet I only get one bar inside my house and 2 bars outside of it. It's basically unusable inside my house. I see the tower everyday when I drive to work. How can the service be so poor? There are no hills in the way and I don't have a metal roof.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 13506 Abercrombie Dr., Birmingham, AL 35223 |

I have a Virgin Mobile phone that uses the Sprint network. I have had multiple dropped calls, from 0 to 2 bars here, and only 3G. There are places in town where I can get 4G but I haven't tracked down where. It appears there are holes all over Englewood. Troubleshooting with VM has proven ineffective and possibly dishonest. According to customer service, everything is Ok here-except my phone. I have a Samsung Victory that worked fine in the city where I bought after Sprint did a major upgrade.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Mountain Vista Dr. | Altadena Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243 |

TERRIBLE TMOBILE SERVICE--was told that the upgrade to LTE adversely affects my area--no attempt to help. At least the rep was honest. Have called t mobile 5 times in last 3 weeks but service gets worse.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Altadena, Birmingham, AL 35243 |

No problems ever with Verizon. I have 5 lines with 2 in auburn for college students. Only drawback is a higher monthly charge than other carriers.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Danton Lane, Irondale 35310, Birmingham, AL 35210 |

I get 1-2 bars in my home with ATT using iPhone 5. Areas where I have extensively used my phone with good success are: Irondale 35210, Homewood 35209, and St. Vincent's 35205.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ivy Creek Trail | Haden St., Birmingham, AL 35226 |

Mostly connects at 1x and rarely sees 3g. Completely loses connection when launching Google Maps and the phone becomes unusable.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Russet Woods, Birmingham, AL 35244 |

Reception seems pretty good around town but is not so good in my house. We have not been able to get rid of our land line because we have bad reception at our home.

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MetroPCS

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | All Over the Birmingham City Area, Birmingham, AL 35235 |

Metro have very poor service for the Birmingham metro area. Hard to receive calls.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Colonnade Area | Acton Rd.And Caldwell Mill Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243 |

We have a metal roof so I assume that is some of the problem... but most times I am able to get at least 2 bars depending on where I am in the house. To actually talk on the phone I have to go outside or near a window. Surely would be nice to have the same sort of reception a land-line provided.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Vestavia, Birmingham, AL 35216 |

Verizon has major service issues in the Hoover / Vestavia / Homewood areas. I was an ATT customer for years and switching to Verizon has been a major mistake. Verizon does have better signal in buildings, but it doesn't make up for the fact that I lose service on Hwy. 31 in Vestavia...

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Homewood Park | Oxmoor Rd.& Central Ave., Birmingham, AL 35209 |

We do not have Smart Phones, just plain old cell phones. Still, we were told they would work. Over the years, T-Mobile's reception has steadily declined. They kept adding new features, but nothing helped. Finally, we were promised a Booster, which would help our reception at home. After over a month, we called to ask why it had never arrived. We were told the local manager canceled our order, saying, "That won't help them, they're in a dead zone." Good grief. Living close to Red Mountain, you would think we would be near a tower, and get better reception, but with T-Mobile, the opposite is true.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Panorama Trail, Birmingham, AL 35216 |

I do not get AT&T signal in several locations in Vestavia Hills

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Roebuck Springs, Birmingham, AL 35206 |

We receive no service and have 3 towers around us according to AT&T customer service. She just said yep... .your just in a odd dead spot. But for $199 you can buy a Microcell! No way... .I am done with att... moving on to Verizon at the end of this month.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Valley AVE, Birmingham, AL 35209 |

Low Bars on service. have no had huge issues with connectivity

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Brewster Rd., Birmingham, AL 35235 |

Never in my six years of being with AT&T I've had a problem. All around town I have 4g 4-5 bars. Inside the house usually have 3-4 bars. Also when I travel to Selma weekendly I have 4g 3-4 bars consistently. Also my phone started actin up with service until AT&T gave me a new sim card but no problems at all with AT&T except when I'm in plantersville Alabama on the way to Selma but so far so good...

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Vulcan | 280 Corridor, Birmingham, AL 35209 |

I hate AT&T and have for years. Great commercials but consistently drop calls, in the last year I no longer have a signal at my home on Red Mountain, tired of calling to complain and investing time into negotiating price breaks for non service and deplore the AT&T arrogant attitude. They screwed me on my Internet package and so I dropped that and landline and soooo look forward to changing cell to another carrier. Will NEVER EVER be another AT&T customer again.

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