Phoenix, AZ Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.8 star rating (2.8 stars | 45 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 50 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 61 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 64 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2 star rating (2 stars | 264 Reviews)
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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cave Creek | SR 101, Phoenix, AZ 85024 |

Cingular sucks everywhere in Phoenix. I lose calls constantly, and their support is bad. Verizon gets 5 bars where I'm getting 1 in Cingular. Their support is annoying, but not as bad as ATT, however with a phone who the support reps have repeatedly said was terrible, they've refused to replace the bad phone. Screw them, I'm moving over to Verizon with the E815. A real speakerphone and a good phone. Good. To. Go.

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Virgin Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 15th Ave.& Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85015 |

Virgin uses the Sprint PCS network--which has spotty reception in Phoenix. Where it works, it works very well, but there are many gaps. Also, this phone has poor reception in marginal areas. I've read that later Audiovox phones are an improvement.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 7th Ave.& McDowell, Phoenix, AZ 85007 |

Using the old AT&T (now Cingular) TDMA network, I have many dropped calls in my house. Reception is good once outside. This phone worked well at my old place, but now I need to look at alternatives. Based on comments from friends, I don't believe that Cingular's GSM network in Phoenix is mature. I'm going to try Verizon.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | E. Chandler Blvd. | 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85048 |

Cingular claims to have more bars in more places Bwah hah hah hah. What really sucks is I have a 2 year contract. I lived in CO and Cingular worked best there, but since moving to Phoenix, well lets just say I am going to have to have 2 cell phone carriers. Thanks so much, Cingular.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | I17 and Carefree Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85086 |

Coverage is spotty... Reception goes in and out frequently. If it were consistent it wouldn't be so frustrating, but it's not. Full signal, no signal. Leaning towards one, two bars normally.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 27th Ave. | Carfree Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85085 |

It's getting a lot better when I first got here in November my cell phone didn't get any signal and now I loose calls if I move around a lot but much better

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 19th Ave. | Southern / Baseline, Phoenix, AZ 85041 |

For about 14 months I got NO service at my house; then one day all the bars appeared. T-Mobile must have brought a new tower online that they were promising. Now I can roam through my house with great reception. (Just got the Samsung phone / previous phone was the Motorola V300; I've heard Motorola phones don't have good built-in antenna reception.)

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Cricket

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Squaw Peak (Piestewa) | 22nd St. / Glendale, Phoenix, AZ 85020 |

The houses in our neighborhood are on a hill that blocks reception from cell towers in the area. Line of sight could hit a tower at 22nd St.and Glendale if anyone decides to drop a cell in the area. Closest cell to best of my knowledge is at Glendale and the Squaw Peak freeway. (NOT ON the MAP) The tower is pretty huge and is owned and operated by (I believe) Arizona Department of Transportation (as are many cells along the freeway, which was built with some serious fiber trenched along it.) I can't get calls usually inside the house. If I go out on the driveway, in one or two spots I've found, I can keep calls from disconnecting every few minutes. HELP!

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 56th St. | Indian School To Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85008 |

No reception traveling 56th St. between Indian School and Camelback, continues west on Camelback to 44th St.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 13th St. | Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014 |

Cingular service is not clear where I live. I can't take phone calls inside my own home. When others try to call me they tell me that I am constantly breaking up, that I sound like I'm a robot, or that they can barely hear me at all, and I'm practically screaming into my cell phone. I had Sprint before I switched over to Cingular. I would not recommend Cingular to anyone living in the Central Phoenix to North Phoenix area.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 7th St. | Thunderbird, Phoenix, AZ 85022 |

Occasional dropped calls (once or twice a month) apparently due to capacity issues (evening rush-hour, etc.). It seems like Sprint has greatly improved their coverage on the major corridors in the past 2 years.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bethany Home and !6th | Bethany Home and 16th, Phoenix, AZ 85034 |

no reception practically indoors. barely outdoors. practically useless. Whats a good carrier brand to use anyway?

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1st Ave. | Country Gables, Phoenix, AZ 85023 |

Except for T-Bird between 7th St. and Cave Creek, I NEVER have a dropped or lost call outside of my house, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Paradise Valley, etc. But in the house - 1 bar signal, or it goes into Analog, or I lose it all and hear my phone beeping for voice mail! I love Verizon.. I wish they'd improve the signal strength around here!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Phoenix, Az, Phoenix, AZ 85041 |

At home (19th Ave, south of Dobbins, up against South Mountain) I get no reception. I have to go out on the balcony to even get a bar. And anywhere around town is a hit and miss. Even when I have a few bars, I tend to get a poor connection. Maybe its time they stop putting games and cameras on these phones and just focus on getting them to connect properly!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 12 St. / Bethany, Phoenix, AZ 85014 |

Tried two different phones after upgrading and still no service. tried calling home from mt. Shadows and the reception was terrible, kept breaking up. Best to said for Cingular is that it's not worth even looking into, service is virtually nonexistant.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 20th St.And Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85016 |

I have been with T-Mobile since they were VoiceStream and the service has improved greatly in 4 years. I travel all over the country and have never had an issue while I was on their network. Anytime I am using a Cingular network however, that is a different story... . The rest of my family is on AT&T, which is now Cingular and I refuse to talk to them on their cell phones. They are constantly dropping calls and get no service here or in Utah. What a waste that merger was. I am trying to convince them to switch over to T-Mobile, but have had little success. They are eating up the lies Cingular is telling them about how service is going to improve.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 48th St. | 202, Phoenix, AZ 85008 |

Great Reception around all of Phoenix. Got 5 bars of signal with Verizon while my Cingular phone had no signal at all.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 48th St. | 202, Phoenix, AZ 85008 |

I spent a week at the mentioned location, and the minute I turned off of 48th street into the location I was working, I lost all signal. I was not able to use my Cingular phone and had to forward all calls to a Verizon cell phone.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 43rd Ave.And Greenway, Phoenix, AZ 85053 |

I have had hardly any problems whatsover with AT&T tdma in all of greater phoenix, except in some buildings. I usually have signal where no other people do though

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 40th St. | Baseline, Phoenix, AZ 85040 |

Worst experience I've ever had. Cingular will do nothing and I cannot use my phone in my home.

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