Phoenix, AZ Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.8 star rating (2.8 stars | 46 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 | 265 Reviews)
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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Thunderbird Rd. | 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032 |

Been with Sprint for several years and I'm not very happy with them anymore. I have a 4G phone and still not getting that type of service for it. They have been saying for a few years or more that they would get 4G and 4G LTE in the phoenix area. But has not happened and don't know if it ever will. Lots of times my reception is terrible and not clear enough especially when I'm at home. There is no excuse for this nonsense. I look forward towards going to another provider real soon. Many times my bars are 0-1, maybe 2 bars on occasion. Many areas away from my location the bars are more. What's up with this Sprint?

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 24th St. | Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017 |

I average only two bars when in my home. Dropped calls are common. Not very happy with at&t's service in my neighborhood.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ahwatukee | Elliot and 48th, Phoenix, AZ 85044 |

Very poor reception in my home with Sprint -- continually drops calls, conversations fade in and out. Was told when I started with Sprint that reception was good in my area and that they were upgrading the towers in my area; that was 1-1 / 2 years ago. From what I've read and been told, Sprint has been lying about their upgrades and switching to 4G for years. I have filed complaints with FCC and BBB but to no avail. Sprint is unwilling to admit responsibility for the lack of service and unwilling to provide any solution. Sprint continually maintains that my problems stem from my device which is an IPhone, although they can not explain, if it is my device, why it works elsewhere. When I originally went to the Sprint store to complain about my home service I was told by the the manager to "buy a new home."

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 40th St. | Baseline, Phoenix, AZ 85040 |

I am a very experienced in mobile telephony technology and used to test mobile phones (on all major carriers) as well as variious networks for prominent online websites. In the past year, I have moved to the area from the midwest in the past year. While overall coverage in Phoenix is not as good in some other major metropolitan areas, I have found that calls and tests in the greater metropolitan area of Phoenix to be very good with AT&T. Data services on LTE work well when outdoors, but due LTE's frequency, data services can be mixed in indoors. HSPA(+) services work have better building penetration and work much better overall in the area. Using a variety of test methods, I have found AT&Ts signal overall to be quite good, with Verizon's coming in a close second and T-Mobiles to be quite good as well. My test set indicates rather poor performance for Sprint in certain areas and with poor data connectivity throughout the valley.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 34th St. and Tonto Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85050 |

No data connection! Dropped calls! Sprint sent me an airave to help with my reception issues and still get no data! Phone keeps switching between 1x, 3G and extended! They told me that the tower by my house would be updated and up and running on 8 / 10 / 13, guess what? Never happened. Siri doesn't work anywhere . I keep getting, Siri not available, connect to internet! C'mon Sprint!

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Sprint

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

Can not make or take a call when in my home or standing outside. Sprint is not a good choice for this area.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 16th St. | Osborn, Phoenix, AZ 85016 |

I had switched to T Mobile from Verizon not really knowing how well the reception would be. Once I heard that 4G LTE was now available in the Phoenix area through T Mobile I decided to give it a try. Switching carriers was the best decision I made this year, my bill is half the price, and my reception with T Mobile was much better than it was with Verizon. The bars for my 4G LTE signal is one bar away from being full, and if I happen to be in an area where the signal might not be as strong then HSPA+ would kick in.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Crestone Apartments | 32nd St. and Thunderbird, Phoenix, AZ 85032 |

Actually I am with Virgin Mobile as my daughter sent it to me from CA. I am on my third phone, no reception web either here or in Scottsdale where I just left at Via Ventura and Hayden. They use Sprint network and there is no coverage. My son is well versed on this and laughs at me that I am so techno stupid.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Anthem Way, Phoenix, AZ 85086 |

Just recently moved to the area and found that I have little to no reception. Can not use my cell phone in my home.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | East Phoenix | 48th St. Mcdowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008 |

good reception in east phoenix scottsdale tempe 3g voice flawless 4g 4g lte data available most of the time, unlike other carriers who claim 4g and 4g lte but is spotty to non existent. just about the same numer of cell towers compared to Verizon in phoenix area

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 48 St. and Francisco Dr. | 48 St. and Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044 |

T-Mobile signal is very weak to non-existent at times within the office building at 48 St. and Francisco Dr. Have spoken to other co-workers, they get good signal strength on ATT or Verizon. T-Mobile, you better fix the signal strength or we switch to another carrier!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Central Phoenix | I-17 and Indian School, Phoenix, AZ 85012 |

Rarely 3G with TMobile. No service inside office building or grocery store. No service at all in many parts of the state while Verizon is 4G level. Have to use wi-fi inside our house for internet use.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Cave Creek and Bell Rd. | 7th St. and Mcdowell, Phoenix, AZ 85032 |

Always had rock solid 4g coverage. Sometimes DL speed get up to 25mbps. Avg around 6-12 in my area of cave creek and bell. Never had a dropped call.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Biltmore Area, Phoenix, AZ 85014 |

Well... to put it in less words... your data coverage and unlimited plans are a great deal... however... DATA SPEEDS SUCK HORRIBLY! EVERYWHERE IN ARIZONA! I went back to kansas recently where I am from and it was incredible. Had full bars with 4G the entire time. What is the hold up here in PHX... I get about 2-3 bars if I'm lucky. And a lot of times I cant even get data connection in my own house or at work. Even had the same problems when sitting outside at work... give me a break! You sell 4G but do not have it available... and the 3G that they do have is total garbage. Come on... give us something so we dont have to take it in the butt from verizon.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Daisy Mountain / Anthem, Also 48th Street / Baseli, Phoenix, AZ 85086 |

I have had Sprint for a few years. I have had HORRIBLE reception, no matter where I go. Im usually in Anthem. Took me 45 minutes, walking around the house, holding my phone in the air, just to send a text message. The only way I could ever do anything when I was there, was if I was roaming. So now Sprint terminated the contract due to excessive roaming (eventho we have unlimited roaming). the other places, Im lucky if I get one bar. Its ridiculous. We pay over $200 a month for the phones and get the worst reception. Plus, no 4g yet? Its ridiculous. Sprint SUCKS.. Straight talk uses the same towers and horrible reception for them also.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 24th and Pecos To Chandler Blvd.And Desert Foothil | 24th and Pecs, Chandler Blvd.And Desert Foothills, Phoenix, AZ 85048 |

Two weeks ago our service literally fell off the grid. 95% of the time we cannot make or receive phone calls. No problem with text messaging. Have contacted Verizon and never got a satisfactory answer. We suddenly find ourselves in a black hole with the solution Verizon suggest - buy their $250 net work booster. I consider this a breach of contract. Very disappointed in a company I was very happy with. Did they recently loose a contract on a cell tower that provided service to us?

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Carefree Hwy. | 27th Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85085 |

Just moved to the area and found I have no reception in my apartment. I have to go out to the parking lot to make / receive calls ans or texts. A neighbor told me she had the same problem when she first moved in and called her carier, Sprint, and they sent her a free booster. I called AT&T hoping they, too, would provide a free solution. Their solution is a $200 tower that works through the internet / cable line. Very disappointed in AT&T. They have a known coverage issue and they would rather lose a customer by extorting $200 from them than solve the issue or provide a free solution. It sounds like Verizon has worked out the coverage and reception issues in my neighborhood. For what it's worth, I lived in this same neighborhood a year ago and never had a reception issue with AT&T. I now live closer to a mountain and assumed this is the reason for the reception issue. My contract is up and I'll be shopping for a new carrier.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | McDowell RD | 34th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 |

Sprint is the worst! I have only had them for a few months and everything is awful about this provider. The.coverage renders my S3, to the capabilities of a old fashion camera pbone. No streaming videos, no music, cant do anything that requires data. Everywhere I go I receive less than 1mbs for download or upload speed. I will not stay with them as my carrier. I refuse to pay for a service that is not rendered. Sprint as a whole is a crook corporation!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ray Rd.And 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044 |

Sprint. I was sold the 4G Evo phone 3 years ago with the promise that I would have 4G service within a few months. Still waiting. Horrible everywhere. It takes 2-3 minutes to get to any website. I broke my first Evo a year ago, replacement Evo, same issues. And within a a month, the screen became dusty. All of my friends have Verizon and they love it. I stuck with Sprint because of the price but as they say, you get what you pay for. Switching to Verizon, iPhone 5 or the latest Galaxy. Not sure which way I will go on the phone. Any thoughts.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Happy Valley | I 17, Phoenix, AZ 85085 |

So I have had all the major carriers and while they all have issues Verizon has been by far the best for us. In my apartment we get over 30mbs speeds with 4g which is way beyond T-Mobile and AT&T 4g service and we all know how slow Sprint it. I do notice lower bars around tempe but still get over 10mbps so not bad at all. Never dropped a call. The best part about Verizon is if u travel a lot like we do there are very few dead zones around the country on highways and tons of 4g zones. If you can affordbthe premium of better service get Verizon. If you dont care about data speeds and want something cheap go with sprint. T-Mobile is laughable and gets no service for large areas when traveling and had major problems with AT&T claiming much higher data usage then actually used.

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