Tampa, FL Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 24 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 37 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 26 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 26 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 137 Reviews)
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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Seminole Heights | Hillsborough and Central Av, Tampa, FL 33610 |

Went with no contract under Virgin Mobil. They use Sprint towers. Texts delayed 45 minutes to actual days late in both sending and receiving, calls are dropped frequently, internet connection is slow and aggravating at best but mostly not at all. Never goes above 3G even though it is a 4G phone. When made, internet connections do not last or freeze and even though my settings are not set on any battery saver, the phone cuts on and off. Once off takes 5 minutes or longer to bring back up. Dialing out is always a problem. Almost never connects. If you need to call someone in a hurry, you better look for a pay phone. When call does connect, it doesn't last and terminates before anyone answers, with the message 'signal fade'. I have driven from Tampa to Lakeland, all the while trying to place a call to let my party know I was on my way. Five minutes before arrival, the call went through. Cost is only $35. a month but you might as well set fire to the money and use the smoke to send signals.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Columbus and Florida Ave. , Tampa, FL 33602 |

Internet is not great. My text messages also are delivered very long after sent. I have an iPhone 5s 64gb, so I am petty sure it's the coverage. I'm showing the LTE, but it's not handling my usage well. One if the reasons I fit this phone. Sucks to her a great phone but stuck with a sucky service.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Bruce B. Downs Blvd. | County Line Rd., Tampa, FL 33647 |

For past several years, have had excellent coverage with Verizon Wireless.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Tampa, Tampa, FL 33615 |

My phone gets signal 99% of the time. I don't understand those of you who complained. Maybe it's just your phone?

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Linebaugh | Anderson, Tampa, FL 33625 |

I must say ATTs signal strength has improved dramatically over the last few years. Where I had dropped calls, I reported them and also used an iPhone app to record once that came out. All of my dropped call issues have practically gone away. I have has Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon phones and I would have to rank them in this order. 1. ATT 2. Verizon 3. Sprint 4. T-Mobile

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 |

Get virtually zero coverage in my 3rd floor office. Can step outside for 3 bars of 4g. Can't walk to the parking garage, no coverage. Was told by Cust Svc when in a building on the water there can be coverage issues even though the building is near a tower. Sprint, Verizon and ATT and MetroPCS all work at my desk perfectly (have tried out coworker's androids and iPhones). Live at Waters / Hillsborough and get max 3 bars. Excluding the 9 hours at work daily when the phone is non functional - I do not get dropped calls or have issues elsewhere, though internet speed is a joke (maybe an android thing?). Have an HTC One X. Have 3 unlimited everything lines for $220 / mo - tried to remove the one line I'm having trouble with to keep the others with TMobille - this will reduce my bill by $28 / mo. What?? Searching elsewhere.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Tampa, FL, Tampa, FL 33603 |

Until recently, I was happy with T-Mobile. Now I do not have reception and have difficulty making calls. Also, I started receiving the automated message that all circuits are busy. Not sure if they could not work our some agreement with some other carrier. I know it is not my phone, since my partner has the same issues.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Starfinder Way, Tampa, FL 33647 |

Can't sit in my living room and use my cell phone. Customer Service told me to buy a Network Extender. But, it's YOUR netowrk, not mine! Leaving at the end of my contract!

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 4617 Bristol Bay Way | 102, Tampa, FL 33619 |

I just got the Note ll and I get no reception. great phone bad service. I want to stay but I can not pay a $120 bil for nothing. They are feeding me this dream to get me locked in a contract. 4g LTE will be coming soon to area. if I wait for it and it never come then I and locked into a bad deal. I need a date, not a very soon. When very soon come then I will be back

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bruce B. Downs | Bears, Tampa, FL 33647 |

Phone calls ALWAYS DROP! I have 1 to 2 bars max when in my home and those always drop. God help if I have an emergency and need to call 911.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | I-75 | Bruce B. Downs, Tampa, FL 33647 |

Reception is very good, I am not sure what perfect reception is, but it is perty good here, but I am upgrading my review to perfect since that is what shows on my phone (5 bars)

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Magnolia Chase Circle | Hunters Green Dr., Tampa, FL 33647 |

No LTE coverage. Terrible 3G coverage. Change carriers!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sweetbay | Racetrack and Countryway, Tampa, FL 33626 |

Am able to send text message seem to be delayed though. Phone calls are spotty. I cannot be inside the house at all. On the driveway the service goes in and out.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 4210 East Alene Dr. | Busch and 40th St., Tampa, FL 33617 |

Signal constantly drops and almost never goes over 2 bars. Constant missed calls day in and out has become the norm.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lake Carroll | Armenia and Fletcher, Tampa, FL 33618 |

Very Poor Reception in my house - 1 bar continued drop calls. Wife has Sprint, and it is awesome. May have to makea change.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Publix Plaza | W Linebaugh Ave.X Country Way Blvd., Tampa, FL 33626 |

The WORST zip code / location I've ever had to endure!

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Noreast Lake Dr. | Tampa, Tampa, FL 33612 |

I had Verizon for 2 years now, I can count my dropped calls on one hand for this period. I traveled this summer from Tampa to Detroit to Texas then home, Great service on the road also... .. I was going to change to AT&T to get the Galaxy Note II but Verizon will have it this November... So I am staying put... ..

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Camden Westchase Park | Country Way and Citrus Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33626 |

Don't try to talk on the phone in your apartment. I'm looking into getting a microcell

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | I-4 / 1-75, Tampa, FL 33610 |

No reception in my townhome. Sprint had to send me an airrave to allow me to receive calls while indoors. While I work in 33602 (just outside of downtown)my 3g download speends are between 200-350kbps. In my opinion sprints speeds and and signal penetration are terrible.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Countryway Blvd. | Linebaugh Ave.And Countryway Blvd., Tampa, FL 33626 |

This is a brand new apt complex. Are there towers nearby? My cell reception is terrible.

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