Bend, OR Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 3.1 star rating (3.1 stars | 20 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 21 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 13 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 17 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 85 Reviews)
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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Third St. | Wilson Ave., Bend, OR 97702 |

Yeah Verizon is expensive. I've been with them for 3 years here in Bend. I hike in the mountains and desert, and used to keep horses east of town. I go to Eugene and Portland a lot. The great coverage is worth the price. I haven only NOT had coverage for about 15 miles in the Cascades driving to Eugene. I have great coverage hiking and driving in the desert and up by Mt. Bachelor. I've never had a dropped call and can hear everyone clearly. I do have a good smartphone. Customer service by phone and at the south 97 store is excellent. So I wish I could get mad at Verizon and switch to a cheaper service, but I get great service from them.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shevlin Park, Bend, OR 97701 |

I sat in my car for 2 hrs trying to get data coverage somehow so that I could plug my headphones in and listen to music. I ended up resorting to listening to the fm radio which only requires headphones as an antenna..no data required. I did not pay you to decrease my quality of life Tmobile. Fix that shit.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Penn Ave., Bend, OR 97701 |

Sprint coverage is a joke gone bad! They tell me they are updating towers but after 2 years that excuse does not work for me. Time to jump ship

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | West Side, Tetherow, Bend, OR 97702 |

Just moved to the west side of Bend. In the Northwest Crossing and Tetherow area, reception is fine. But if you go east at all including the Phil's trail area and Mt Bachelor areas, there is virtually no service a mile out of town. I regularly see no service while friends on Verizon have no issues. Further, because of the poor connections, my iPhone drains battery at least twice as fast as in areas where there is better service. I was told by an ATT technician that the phone is using a lot of juice constantly trying to connect. Unless things improve by next September when my contract is up, I'm going to have to move to another carrier after 20 years with ATT.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Downtown Or Westside | Greenwood Or Even Newport, Bend, OR 97701 |

Service is pretty bad. Never full bars in Bend anymore. Still no local LTE. Coverage on the Westside is spotty. Down town in my building on the second story. I get dropped calls and low bars. Excellent customer service. But they need more towers in Bend. I'm switching to verizon. Terrible service on any hwy out side of bend.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bond St. | Franklin Ave., Bend, OR 97701 |

Brand new HTC Evo V running on the Sprint Network through Virgin Mobile. HORRIBLE! People call me, they don't hear a ring. I call people, many times I can't even hear a ring. I get calls dropped a lot. I will get a Voicemail alert and not have a call listed as missed. Virgin mobile has went down hill. I am disconnecting my service and buying a cheap phone from a different carrier. I use my phone maybe 100 minutes a month. They are important minutes. I'm unemployed and missing important phone calls, which are the only reason I have a phone, is really harmful Although, on the plus side, I have a cool little wifi tablet for 150$... . Wait, that isn't a good deal either :(

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 14th and Albany, Bend, OR 97701 |

Up until about 3 weeks ago, we had no dropped calls and now we can't carry on a conversation... sometimes drops before the call connects. Why would it change all of a sudden? Is it the weather conditions? The month of December has been when it started. It is both mine and my husband's phone which are identical. But no one at Verizon seems to have a clue... so what do you do?

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Brookswood | Lodgepole, Bend, OR 97702 |

I've managed to hang in with Sprint for the last 4 years. We have 5 smart phones on our plan. According to their coverage map, my area is supposed to get good coverage. I can't even make a call without an "airrave" which is a cell phone booster in my home. When I'm travelling around C.O., I can't get data half the time - and no, it's not the phone. I have always bought their top of the line phones. Currently using a great phone, the HTC Evo LTE phone. To make it worse, the discount has evaporated over the years, they added a $10 surcharge per smart phone line, and are now priced higher than Verizon for much worse coverage. UGH!

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Ricard | Groff and Richard, Bend, OR 97702 |

Have an AT&T plan, get no 3g in house, intermittent edge. Purchased a Virgin Hotspot which is actually Sprint, NO coverage at all.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Jewell Elementary | Brookswood, Bend, OR 97702 |

When I lived at brookswood, I only got service in kitchen. Now I live near Jewell elementary and reception is still awuful.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Brookswood River Rim, Bend, OR 97702 |

Very good reception, dependable. Customer since 2007 but considering a switch and upgrading to a smartphone. Sprint has been fine for our family talk and text plan as far as performance and reliability is concerned. We did have billing problems the first couple of years and Sprint attempted to charge us for data use even though all phones were set up with data blocked. I suspect questionable billing practices as this was not an isolated event. Carefully inspect your bill.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Big Sky Park and Eastside Fire Dept | Hamby and Neff, Bend, OR 97701 |

Nothing but problems.phone service and customer service. Going on since April 2012. Delayed emails.text messages.dropped calls.lost connection on FB and web.phone static..1 to 2 bars maybe 3 if lucky.In June I went with out service on all of my 4 phones.dropping Bendbroadband phone was a huge mistake... with the new Sprint home connect left me with o coverage for days..now on to customer service to cust relations to the tech to cust retention and one more level up.HOURS on line / on hold. Contradicted excuses..being hung up on.they are liars with scripted responses. I've been told I have the best phone for service... I'm in a great area for service..haven't heard of anyone else having these problems it goes on&on... I feel like either I'm on LSD or they are.I thin

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Big Sky Park and Eastside Fire Dept | Hamby and Neff, Bend, OR 97701 |

Nothing but problems.phone service and customer service. Going on since April 2012. Delayed emails.text messages.dropped calls.lost connection on FB and web.phone static..1 to 2 bars maybe 3 if lucky.In June I went with out service on all of my 4 phones.dropping Bendbroadband phone was a huge mistake... with the new Sprint home connect left me with o coverage for days..now on to customer service to cust relations to the tech to cust retention and one more level up.HOURS on line / on hold. Contradicted excuses..being hung up on.they are liars with scripted responses. I've been told I have the best phone for service... I'm in a great area for service..haven't heard of anyone else having these problems it goes on&on... I feel like either I'm on LSD or they are.I think you know what my vote is. I'm paying for a service that I'm not receiving. They don't get it. When I signed the contract it didn't read ... it will cost u this much for crap service. As far as I'm concerned they are in breach of contract. I'm writing this today because today was the last straw.I was on the phone with Sprint for 4 plus hours in hopes of resolving the simple fact... I'm paying for a service that I'm not receiving

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wells Gray Ave. | Daggett LN, Bend, OR 97701 |

Very poor reception in a home near the Bend Memorial Hospital. No signal outside of Bend, or in Deschutes River Woods. Stuck in a contract for now.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Reed Market | Pettigrew, Bend, OR 97702 |

We have had several companies over the past 15+ years, and really like our AT&T service and coverage we have had for the past 2.5 years. We can talk in our house, in other people's houses, and in most buildings and stores in Central Oregon. I have used my iPhone all over the country, and have received good reception and service from all over Oregon, Washington and California, all across the country and up and down the East Coast from New York down to Florida. I don't get it why people pan AT&T. A lot of people buy cheap crumby phones and expect them to work well - it will not happen. "Free" is not a good price when it comes to cell phones - you get what you paid for (i.e. virtually nothing).

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Gosney | Groff and Richard, Bend, OR 97702 |

NO 3g ever. Very weak edge. Often drop calls in house when not even moving around. Better off forwarding phone to home number.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NW Horizon Dr. | West Side Aubrey Butte, Bend, OR 97701 |

Inside the house, reception is very rarely adequate or useable. Stand outside in the cold and one may receive a couple of bars and able to make or receive a call; however, even that frequently does not work well nor is it dependable. No carrier seems to work well on the west side of Awbrey Butte. Therefore, switching carriers is of no or little help. To work in this area of Bend, a carrier needs a tower west of Awbrey Butte. Other locations in town and the Sprint reception seems to work fine.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Billadeau Rd. | Rickard Rd., Bend, OR 97702 |

I have had T-Mobile for years with various phones. I have never had acceptable service where my parents live when I visit; I can only sometimes get a signal if I'm outside, pressed against a window, or within the 3x3 space under the kitchen skylight--no way to have a decent conversation or send a text. My sister has Verizon and is chatting / texting freely while walking around the house.

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US Cellular

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Starwood Subdivision - Off Tumalo, Bend, OR 97701 |

Only one to two bars here. Some functions not working correctly, phone freezes up and won't do anything, so have to turn it off. Or takes numerous trys to get into email. Can't always send email messages. They have disappeared into outer space. Wasn't saved to my drafts folder either, so I lost it all. Very frustrating for a brand new phone and service from US Cellular. Did I buy a flunkie phone, or is it just this area?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hwy. 97 | Gift Rd.& 73rd St., Bend, OR 97701 |

I left a comment about AT&T (dated Feb. 4, 2010) reception being very poor in my location--since that time AT&T has updated their "service coverage map" which now states "moderate" for my area and reading their explanation for moderate they say "to go out to the road" to get service---are you kidding me! Before their service coverage map said I had "good" reception--well, that was wrong if you consider 0 to 1 bar as being "good" and having to stand next to a window to even get that 1 bar! There is some good news---I've switched to Verizon and I now get 4 bars any where in my house or on my property and I'm loving it!---sure beats paying for over a year for a service I never really got. Oh, when I talked with AT&T rep. their solution to the problem was: first I had to agree to signing another 2 year contract and they would send me a new phone---I asked what if the new phone didn't work at my house then what---their answer "we're putting up new towers in your area but won't be done until 2012"---AT&T reps have been using that "ploy" on me since 2009---well, my patience has run out and I went with a cell phone carrier who can / does deliver--Verizon!

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