Washington, DC Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2 star rating (2 stars | 69 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 32 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 61 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 92 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 284 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | H ST NW | 14th ST NW, Washington, DC 20005 |

My Samsung Galaxy S4 is basically is nearly useless in my office. I get approximately 1-2 bars even when at a window. Texts sometimes don't go through at all, and forget about picture texts. Voice reception is also quite bad. Sad, because Verizon was great when I lived in NYC.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Metro Center | 13th Abd F, Washington, DC 20004 |

Phone, jetpack can't muster 3 bars out of 5 in a three block range.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Ronald Reagan Building | 13th and Pennsylvania, Washington, DC 20009 |

HORRIBLE service both inside and outside the building. Failed texts, dropped calls and zero internet connection. My phone is worthless at the RRB. Do yourself a favor - shut it off and save your battery, not to mention your sanity!

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Woodward Building | 15th and H NW, Washington, DC 20005 |

Sprint's coverage is horrendous. They dont mind collecting your money but they dont follow through by providing adequate service. Unable to send or receive texts or phone calls. Keeps dropping and saying "unable to connect to a network". Have been promising to fix the issue for 2 years! DONT USE SPRINT!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rhode Island Ave.& South Dakota Ave.NE, Washington, DC 20018 |

T mobile poor and very slow network I pay an extra 20bucks for 4G only Drop calls

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Maryland Ave.SW | C, Washington, DC 20024 |

Very little to no reception on 3g and forget even getting on 4g. Sitting near window only 6 floors up. This isn't only a Washington DC area problem either. I get this poor level of service in Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth, Texas. So if you need to depend on your device for either voice or data, don't go with Sprint. I think that the only area where I did get decent coverage was in Sprint Country, Kansas City, KS.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | L'enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20447 |

The service inside my office is not good. It is weak and cannot connect to 4G. Outside is not that much better. I dislike the fact amount of time it takes for the switch from 4G to 3G service. I prefer to keep 3G if I am unable to stay connected to 4G. In addition, that kills my battery.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 |

Inside buildings I have really poor coverage. Many times the signal drops. Outside in the Georgetown campus, I get 2 or 3 bars at most. Around the campus, I lose signal randomly. So I don't understand why they just can't add more towers to improve their coverage. However, at home in Mt. Vernon I have pretty decent signal and no problems.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | McPherson Sq, Washington, DC 20005 |

Their network rebuilding project is finally showing fruit. For the first time, I am beating Verizon at something. Although, Verizon LTE on my work phone is pretty awful right now. They need to get that bandwidth deployed!

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Mcpherson Square, Washington, DC 20005 |

I can usually call and text fine. Its the data I feel like I get throttled. When I can't listen to music on my lunchbreak with spotify its frustrating. Like I pay all the money for premium service and I'm just standing on a corner with headphones in my ears listening to nothing and not knowing where I am going. When I am in arlington and locked to a 4g the thing can tether hi speed. 3g is useless and the phone constantly stalls switching between 3 and 4

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Logan Circle | 13th and N ST NW, Washington, DC 20005 |

I get very poor reception on the ground level of my building and none whatsoever when I'm in the garage. VERY frustrating.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Wisconsin Ave.Nw | Massachusetts Nw, Washington, DC 20017 |

Waiting for this 4G LTE roll out and very disappointed. Signal can barely penetrate a building. Even outside unless you can grab a wifi signal expect little or no data. Explains why they can afford to have unlimited data. Don't ever switch to Sprint!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kennedy Warren / Zoo | Connecticut Ave.NW, Washington, DC 20008 |

Moved in 2 years ago and coverage was fine but in the last 6 months, my calls drop, go straight to VM and most of the time it shows 'searching' and at best I get 2 bars. this was not the case first of the year?? Have they lost a tower or what? Im ready to upgrade phone and I guess carriers too. any insights out there?

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 16th and Upshur Streets NW, Washington, DC 20011 |

I Sprint PLEASE let me be A cell Tower? This is worthy of changing Carriers.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Linnean Ave.,NW | Davenport St.,NW, Washington, DC 20008 |

In last week reception on our mobiles with VERIZON on the first floor of our house is miserable. My voice going to callers is distorted, choppy and sometimes accompanied by static. I can hear callers clearly most of the time. Weird--and recent.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | L'ENFANT PLAZA, Washington, DC 20024 |

I am extremely unhappy with Sprint's data-card service.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Pennsylvania Ave.NW | 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20580 |

There is no reception for my new iPhone 5 with Sprint in DC. Forget LTE, not even regular network to receive calls and text messages.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | DAR Consitution Hall | 18th and Dst NW DC, Washington, DC 20006 |

Texting takes for ever to go thru internet is usless and for get about phone calls

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Penn. Ave., NW | 12th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004 |

Data reception has really gone downhill over the past months. Thought my older LG phone was the problem, so went to a new Samsung Galaxy Reverb (Virgin Mobile). Reception still just as bad. So what has happened??

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Near McPherson Square Metro | Franklin Park, D.C., Washington, DC 20005 |

I have been dissapointed with the coverage since I found out that the Galaxy S3 doesn't have a 4G chip, and Sprint won't offer support for my 4G LTE chip for a long long while. 3G was working okay for me until the beginning of December. There used to be spots that I knew the 3G wouldn't work, now I am keeping account of the dwindling spots that the 3G does work... First world problems... Sprint should have asked manufacturers that they include 4G compatibility for the Sprint version of the phone (since they knew damn well they couldn't afford to roll out 4G LTE in this lifetime) or not sell the phone at all.

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