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Tampa, FL Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 28 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 49 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 38 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 34 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2 star rating (2 stars | 173 Reviews)
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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Carrollwood, Tampa, FL 33618 |

Other than how much it is to be with Verizon, coverage is really good. I work towards East Tampa and I don't have issues with reception over there. Coverage is better for me here in Carrollwood but I never had dropped calls or anything over there. Like I said, it's just how much plans are with Verizon that sucks.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Citrus Park, FL, Tampa, FL 33625 |

I made the switch from Verizon to T-Mobile to try to save money. I was happy with everything about Verizon except their prices. I regret switching to T-Mobile because it has been nothing but dropped calls and poor reception. I never get service inside of any building. While driving there are dead zones all over the city of Tampa especially by the Veterans Expressway and throughout north Tampa. I use FaceTime audio for a lot of my calls so I suspected that was causing the reception issue but my family members who use regular calling have all of the same problems. We can't make phone calls inside of our homes. Somehow my data cap is reached when I'm not even halfway through the month. With Verizon I made the same amount of data last all month and then it would roll over any data I had left which meant I never got throttled. You get what you pay for. I NEVER had reception problems with Verizon.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 2901 North Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33607 |

Sprint is HORRIBLE FIND A DIFFERENT CARRIER

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | USF, Tampa, FL 33620 |

This has been nothing but a terrible experience overall. Reception is spotty at best, even in the middle of a heavily populated area with multiple cell towers. The only way I can get reliable data is to connect to a WiFi, which defeats the purpose altogether for having a cell phone. This contract is not being renewed, as I look for other carriers that can at least carry a signal in a metropolitan area.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Tampa Palms , Tampa, FL 33647 |

Never an issue until I moved to Tampa Palms near Freedom High School, no mobile data. I can't make phone calls and if I send a text it fails to send or sends hours later. Frustrating and annoying I am trying to find a carrier that works in this area.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Davis Island Village , Tampa, FL 33606 |

Was with Verizon for 15 years here in the Bay Area before making the switch to Sprint which I have regretted daily ever since. Coverage is mediocre, calls drop if you're inside most buildings, data speeds are slow, and it gets worse when you leave the area. I travel for work several times a quarter and have had frequent issues in getting any reception at all and I've been in major cities (San Fran, St. Louis, DC, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, etc.). It's just disappointing. Top it all off with their customer service, especially in the stores... . I just tied to write a complete sentence about that for several minutes and I can't think of anything to say about it that is diplomatic or not horribly offensive. I'll be heading back to Verizon ASAP - they have excellent coverage dang near everywhere and inside buildings, killer data speeds, and solutions oriented customer service that makes you feel like your satisfaction is the one key that keeps their doors open every time. Save yourself the headaches with Sprint - just go with Verizon.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Cross Creek and Bruce B Downs, Tampa, FL 33647 |

Terrible... I had Verizon which I wish I never changed from! I never get reception!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fletcher | Florida, Tampa, FL 33613 |

I've had Verizon for 26 years and NEVER had an issue with reception. I have moved across country multiple times MI, CO, NC, AZ, AR, CA, with the same number and never had issues. Here I drop calls constantly and have the worst service ever. I've upgraddedy roaming and it's still crap.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S. Tampa Near Gadsden Park | MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33611 |

Today I called T-Mobile to complain my data speeds are SLOW. Download speed of about 1 Mbps. T-Mobile said it is due to "tower congestion." Yet they offered no solution for me, or how or when they plan to fix the "tower congestion" problem. T-Mobile's coverage maps are lies. The map shows my home in a 4G LTE area, yet it is *not* LTE. Wishful thinking on T-Mobile's part? How can T-Mobile lie about its coverage map? In this past year, wasted time I have stupidly been with T-Mobile, I have seen "LTE" flash briefly on my phone for one second and then disappear. The rest of the time it has been 4G or under. My area has been a "dead zone" for years which has been ignored by T-Mobile. I have called their customer support with various issues over the past year and while customer service and tech support are nice, they are not particularly helpful -- (1) they do not find lasting solutions to problems; (2) calls to them get disconnected even when I am calling them from a landline; (3) calls to them often break up as they sound like they are in another country or even in another galaxy; (4) they will open a "trouble ticket" yet there will be no follow-up so you have zero idea if the issue was resolved (yet the issue persists, so clearly it was not resolved, yet no action was taken by anyone at T-Mobile because they do not care). (5) BUT calls to their sales department are remarkably clear! Once you become a customer, you get transferred to their craptastic support with the most horrible connections you have ever heard. Your ears will bleed. I was told, as a workaround for the tower congestion problem, to drive to another tower... really??? Dr.from my home, where I use my phone, and find another tower... ??? Of course, they did not offer to tell me where their other towers were, or which tower I am connected to, nor did they identify which tower they said is "congested." Maybe it is congested due to the 8 million people they claim to have added due to their "unlimited streaming data" idea. Stupid idea. What about the rest of us who just want to use our phone normally and get maybe 5 GB of useable data at a reasonable speed from them -- which is what I pay for? They remarked that my data usage is low. Yes it is, BECAUSE I CAN'T USE IT--BECAUSE T-MOBILE'S SERVICE IS SO DAMN SLOW. I end up using wifi at home, which at 50 Mbps is lightyears faster than T-Mobile. If you live ANYWHERE in South Tampa especially south of Gandy Blvd. AVOID T-Mobile. And for God's sakes, don't buy an expensive phone to use with their service in this area unless you like throwing your money out a window.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Westchase , Tampa, FL - Countryway Blvd. | Linebaugh Rd., Tampa, FL 33626 |

I don't have reception deep in my apartment and by the window I have 1 bar. Seems like everyone needs microcells in the area. This is utterly stupid and I am sick of AT&T. I had problems with it in Norfolk, VA as well.

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