Troy, NY Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 4 star rating (4 stars | 2 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 4 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 6 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 7 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 23 Reviews)
Towers
Verizon Towers
AT&T Towers
T-Mobile Towers
Sprint Towers

All Towers


Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180 |

Pretty good service, the 4g can be kind of slow sometimes, but generally it works. Never had a problem with calls or texts, only internet.No dropped calls on my end, and texts send instantaneously 80% of the time. Only problem I've ever had with service has been in my apartment, in which some cases I would have to restart my phone because it could not find service. Think that's more of a model problem though.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Reynolds Rd. | Bloomingrove Dr., Troy, NY 12180 |

Signal is very unreliable here, can go from full bars to no signal without changing location. Most of the time there are 2-3 bars. Dropped calls are frequent.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Near RPI, Troy, NY 12180 |

Reception is usually good enough to make a call easily, but data reception is often too slow to be usable; it is often worse than dial-up.

Was this review helpful to you?


Virgin Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 21st St. | Hoosic St., Troy, NY 12180 |

Upper Hoosic St. is probably the best place for Sprint / VM coverage. It's always 2 bars, Data is pretty good, It's not verizon, but it's $27 a month, trade off. I'm sure an upgrade to ICS would speed things along with the phone (there's been complaints with the Triumphs reception, but I thought it came from people "demanding perfection regardless of price" or their turtlenecks were too tight.) I'll tell you this you won't beat VM for the price, but there's trade offs. I haven't found any phone from any service that touched me in all the right places in this area code, and I've manged to have them all in the last 20 or so years. I got 4 bars with this set up once, but I was on the to deck of a dinner cruise ship on lake Champlain.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Second Ave. | 117th St., Troy, NY 12182 |

Just got a Boost mobile phone the other day. My husband has had one and no problems. I started getting error messages and no network the other day. I called Boost they say there is damage to a tower that also services Sprint. I thought by today would be fixed. I called back, they say restoration is tommorow.

Was this review helpful to you?


Advertisement



AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Jordan Rd. | North Greenbush, Troy, NY 12180 |

Dropped calls 20% of time or mire. 1-2 bars most time if lucky. 3G mode works sometimes then E kicks in Please fix this problem AT&T. Right across from rpi tech park - most powerful computer in the world. Hmmmm. Maybe that's the issue?

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 4th | Ferry, Troy, NY 12180 |

When I walk into my building my calls drop. There's a pile of them right next to the door. You'd think standing in the show window that faces the cell tower would work, but no. On the sidewalk outside, I get 2 more bars but calls still sometimes drop. Verizon was no problem, I could walk through the building and talk. With AT&T I have to be on the sidewalk. And I've switched all my business calls over to the cell because Verizon was so great.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 5th Ave.Troy | 108th and 5th Ave., Troy, NY 12182 |

i have boost cdma curve that use Sprint towers. always terroble connection. inside 0 bars, outside 1 to 2 bars. i dont know if other phones like incognito gets same thing. nexter iden is always good for me.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Pawling Ave. | Spring Ave., Troy, NY 12180 |

No other carrier can make this claim in this part of troy, ny

Was this review helpful to you?


T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Rpi | Downtown Troy, Troy, NY 12180 |

Despite some of the comments I have seen in this forum, I decided to try my T-Mobile service in Troy, NY. Now, I find that it has decent service in and around RPI. It may sometimes show only 2 bars, but did not drop a call. I can make a call from my office in the basement at RPI, while a lot of my colleagues have to go out to the corridor to get a good signal. I have decided to stay with it because it is better than most of the other services I have seen.

Was this review helpful to you?


T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lansingburgh High School, Troy, NY 12182 |

t-moible has the worst signal every where in upstate ny never have a signal never get it !!!!!!

Was this review helpful to you?


Virgin Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Phoenix, Tempe,Gilbert, AZ, Troy, NY 12182 |

Visited Phoenix area for 10 days in 2006 and 5 in 2009. Went all over the place using my cheap little Virgin Mobile Flare phone without any problems. Worked every time

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Stowe Ave. | Rt 378, Troy, NY 12180 |

Indoors, usually 1 bar, but if you find the right spot, you may be lucky to get 2 bars. Outdoors, a steady 2 bars, 3 if all the planets are aligned properly...

Was this review helpful to you?


T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Congress | 4th, Troy, NY 12180 |

the calls are very spotty and the internet and data service are horrible from in side my apartment but, when I go outside its only a little bit better. good thing I also have verizon, never had a problem with that in a multi-year stint.

Was this review helpful to you?


Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Eastside (Pawling Ave), Troy, NY 12180 |

Extremely poor reception. Phone calls are dropped left and right. Service is non-existent at my house. When I leave the eastside and go to another part of the city, I end up having numerous voive mails because my service is so bad on the eastside.

Was this review helpful to you?


Advertisement



T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 15th St., Troy, NY 12180 |

My Phone works best in the middle of my apartment but is very sp o t y. I wouldn't recommend T-Mobile at all if you live in Troy on or near the RPI campus. In downtown it is spotty as well but does work better than in my apartment. C.mon T-Mobile put some more antennas on the water tower or RPI's light towers on their football field.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Cedar Park Apartments | Massachusetts Ave. / 15th St., Troy, NY 12180 |

Poor reception in most areas inside the apartment. I've had about 65% of my calls dropped in the last 12 months. Sometimes I won't even receive the calls while in the apartment and will get voicemail notices. Full bars to no service depending on how I stand and whether it's two steps this way or that. Works better while I'm away from the window but not too far into the apartment either.

Was this review helpful to you?


Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 1501 Sage Ave., Troy, NY 12180 |

I have had Verizon for a few years and live right next to RPI. Their service has been the most consistent. I have many friends who have other services such as T-Mobile and they cannot get reception inside buildings. Also, bear in mind that reception is really highly dependent on the type of phone you get with your carrier. If you get one of those phones with an internal antenna, you're most likely to get less reception than a phone with an external antenna. With all this in mind, Verizon still seems to have the best coverage and quality of calls in this area.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 14 Th and Congress, Troy, NY 12180 |

Avergage to minimum reception in streets. No reception within buildings. Although Cingular seems to be the best preformer in this area compared to the others especially verizon.

Was this review helpful to you?


T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Troy, Troy, NY 12180 |

Aound RPI campus the coverage goes on and off. And while I'm in the dorms its dead, and I had to go out and walk around to call.

Was this review helpful to you?



Not enough? Search the Neighborhood!


Enter your zip code and we'll pull up reviews in surrounding areas. We know you don't just sit at home.




Found Us Useful? Help Us Out -- Write a Review!


This site wouldn't be possible without contributions from people like you. If you found us helpful, please take a moment and leave a review to help others. Thank you!


All fields in bold must be completed.

Carrier:

AT&T
Sprint
T-Mobile
Verizon
Cellular One
Cricket
MetroPCS
US Cellular


Zip Code:

Where is the location of your review?


Location or Major Street:

Enter location of review. (ie: Landmark, building, major roads, etc.)


Major Street 2:

For intersections. Enter major cross streets in Street 1 and Street 2.


Rating:

How would you rate your reception?
Rating: 5 of 5 - Perfect
Rating: 4 of 5 - Good
Rating: 3 of 5 - Average
Rating: 2 of 5 - Below Average
Rating: 1 of 5 - Poor
Rating: 0 of 5 - No Reception


Comments:

Must contain at least 20 words.


Phone Model:

What phone model did you use to test reception?