Portland, ME Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 10 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 6 Reviews)
3. Sprint 2 star rating (2 stars | 4 Reviews)
4. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 4 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2 star rating (2 stars | 31 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Martins Point | Veranda, Portland, ME 04104 |

Now having great LTE reception on a Maine T-Mobile network. About time T-mobile! Portland has been waiting for it.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 47 Bramhall St. | Bramhall and Brackett St., Portland, ME 04102 |

The closest cell tower is just under 2.5 miles away by the freeway. Which leaves the city itself as a marginal service are in Portland maine. I've called many of times to Verizon before finding this out and paying $193.00 for the crappy reception. I'm not the only who suffers from this, but let say spotify, Google play and other downloads. A lot of them had to unsubscribe to because of the unreliable service.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Forest Ave. | Ashmont, Portland, ME 04103 |

Poor 3G reception in general. Swithed carriers because of it.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Forest Ave. | Ashmont, Portland, ME 04103 |

Great service in general. Fast data. Good quality during calls.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Johnson Rd. | Congress St., Portland, ME 04101 |

Sprint is marginal here. Dropped calls, delayed texts or texts that never reach their destination... voice quality is below average with delays and echoes. 3G data is slow and spotty.

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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Outer Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103 |

Lots of fluctuation from 2 to 5 bars, but usually 4 bars. 4G is available also.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | West End Portland Maine | Taylor St. and Emery, Portland, ME 04102 |

Bought an Android with T mobile service and am so disappointed. I want to use it all over the state - I spend a lot of time in Harrison - and every call seems to get dropped. Want to use the Map service - no connection. Want to access music - no connection. Just tried to use an App in Yarmouth - no connection. What am I paying for? I run around my apartment looking for a spot where folks can hear me on my phone. VERY FRUSTRATED!

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Portland Observatory | North.congress, Portland, ME 04101 |

i have not had any problems with the reception with any AT&T Wireless phone.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Westbrook St. | Congress, Portland, ME 04102 |

I have to walk into my front yard to get service..constantly dropping business calls in my home..extremely frustrating and unprofessional. REALLY SUCKS!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Washington Ave. | Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103 |

I get 1-3 bars fluctuating. No matter how many bars I have, calls are dropped, and conversations are broken up for the person on the other end of the line. I agree with others on here, the service has been deteriorating consistently for the last 2 years. I used to preach about how good the AT&T service was, usable all the way to Fort Kent. Since Verizon bought Unicel and it's GSM towers, AT&T's service has been deteriorating. Not surprising since they are arch rivals. I also agree with others that their Customer Service is misleading and always shifting the blame to the phone. I had a rep tell me that no other company in Maine had more towers and coverage than AT&T. A bold faced lie. Not sure how they sleep at night. So I put my money where my mouth is and order 2 brand new iPhone 5's from Verizon today. Buh Bye liars.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Stevens Ave., Portland, ME 04103 |

Lived in this house for 4 years and at first AT&T was ok, but over the last 12 months it has gotten much worse. Better phone, no change in location and now I can't make calls from anywhere in my house and drop at least 10 calls / week.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | West End, Portland, ME 04102 |

No bars inside the house on my basic Nokia candy bar. Outside down on the street, yes. I live on the 3rd floor of brick bldg. I'd like to know what everyone else in this neighborhood of similar buildings is using.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Beckett St. on Munjoy Hill | Congress, Portland, ME 04101 |

You have to stand by certain windows and stay still.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Portland, Portland, ME 04103 |

Calls are just okay. It always goes to roaming mode and I lose all quality in my call msgs takes forever to send.

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US Cellular

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Brighton Ave. | Capisic St., Portland, ME 04102 |

I've had the phone and US Cellular for about 6 weeks now. NO dropped calls yet. Good coverage all over Portland. I even get 2 bars from the center of the steel framed commercial structure I work at on Valley St. Overall, I'm very satisfied.

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US Cellular

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Woodfords, Portland, ME 04101 |

By far US Cellular has the best reception overall in Maine. People are talking about dropped calls and no service as a normal cell phone experience. I get about 4-5 dead spots from Kittery to Caribou, sounds like everyone else is listing 20 or so in Portland alone. Check out the map and count towers OWNED by United States Cellular v.s random corporate tower leasing management companies. As a final comment, I get reception at 60% of the campsites along the AT, how's that for rural service.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Washington Ave. | Canco Rd., Portland, ME 04103 |

most of my calls are usually dropped within a minute, and during the minute before it's dropped, I cannot hear the other person or vice versa

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US Cellular

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Back Cove, Portland, ME 04103 |

The phone can't seem to decide which service to use. Moving about, sitting still, whatever activity, the phone jumps from roam to home sporadically and frequently. The most common customer service comment boils down to I don't know how to use a cell phone, despite years of success with other carriers, phones, and yes, even this phone for about one year. The second year (last year for US Cellular and me?) has been increasingly vexing.

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US Cellular

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | USM, Portland, ME 04104 |

Sitting still on campus, this phone cycles between no service, roam service (digital and analog), and home service. Nothing US Cellular has done for me (which wasn't that much) seems to work, whether it is a mod to the phone or a trouble ticket for the system.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Heather Rd. | Summit St., Portland, ME 04103 |

I've been with AT&T / Cingular / AT&T for 10 years. Service has gone from fair to poor. New AT&T no improvement. Spotty reception in my house and office (South Portland waterfront). I'm trying a Verizon BB8830 and am amazed at the improvement. Can send / receive calls in my basement, AT&T had no signal. Calls in my office are clear and no dropped calls yet. Will probably switch, regardless of fees.

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