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1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 26 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 48 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 37 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 31 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 166 Reviews)
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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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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Westchase , TamlaCountryway 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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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Fowler Ave. | Riverhills Dr., Tampa, FL 33617 |

Outstanding reception. Great data A++

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Ybor, Tampa, FL 33605 |

Horrible even with with home WiFi can't get more than one bar. Super slow data, can't upload or download. Complete lack of interest from Sprint nor do I see any upcoming investment in infrastructure! Won't be renewing contract!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Harbour Island, Tampa, FL 33602 |

Constantly dropping signal, when I am on the phone the call doesn't last more than 1 minute before losing signal and disconnecting my call. Called T-Mobile and lost signal when trying to troubleshoot the signal issues. I'm new to this carrier, never had this issue with Sprint. This has been 2 months of a waste of time and money, and I'll be switching back to Sprint.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | N Dale Mabry | Waters, Tampa, FL 33614 |

Network connection comes and goes, lots of lag during playback of YouTube videos. Calls are dropped. Same scenario in Westshore area, W Cypress 5506 W Cypress to be specific. Other areas as well. Too many to pinpoint / recall now. Need to connect to at home and work on wi-fi just to get a decent signal. When I first signed up with T-Mobile I don't recall the service being as bad. AS of late however I have been noticing more and more trouble in keeping a connection to the 4G LTE Network. I am paying over $100 per month for two lines, unlimited data. Seems like I am paying for a service I am not getting. I shouldn't have to wait to get to a wi-fi spot in order to be able to view videos / make calls. Any one else having this type of issue? If so what have you done to resolve it? Please advise.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lowell Rd / Casey Rd.Intersection | Lowell Rd / Casey Rd., Tampa, FL 33624 |

Avoid AT&T tower services around this area, you'll get maximum 2 bars when outside, inside home you'll be fighting to get service, so that devices struggle to connect and that imply substantial drain in battery life! without mention drop calls and undelivered / received SMS I test G3, G2, S3 and S6 and they all struggle!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | W. Woodlawn Ave. | Poplar Ave., Tampa, FL 33603 |

frequent dropped calls, and hardly any signal strength even in 3g.(2 bars) Sprint customer service says we are in a great coverage area. On hold for 1 hour and counting trying to get some help to resolve this, and nothing. Almost 180.00 a month for two lines and completely overpaying for horrible service.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Bay To Bay | Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629 |

I am in South Tampa with AT&T and my speeds have gone up triple. I now get 75 MB per second download I've gotten up to 104 MB per second. Their LTE is blazing fast, never a dropped call or slow data. Their signal strength is hitting me in all the right places. Great job AT&T, don't move backwards now!

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