Portland, OR Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 53 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2 star rating (2 stars | 98 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 61 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 42 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2 star rating (2 stars | 331 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | St. Johns Bridge, Portland, OR 97203 |

A Verizon customer for years with great reception until past month. My iPhone 5s always had 5 bars; now it struggles to keep 2. I can't load videos, access apps. I'm perplexed and disappointed.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Montgomery Park | NW Vaughn , Portland, OR 97210 |

I work on the third floor next to a window. 4G LTE speeds have always been slow, but over the last two-three weeks it's abysmal. I can't even complete an Ookla SpeedTest -- it "times out" after several minutes, with a download speed < 0.5Mbps. That's not a misprint. Less than 1 / 2 a Mbps! My signal strength averages -97 dBm, which isn't great but it's not terrible either. So... a device issue? Unlikely as co-workers with different VZW devices experience the same issue. Too much traffic and network congestion? Perhaps. An actual dead zone? Maybe. I don't really know, but whatever's going on is maddening - especially with the "premium" rates VZW customers pay. *Ironically, both speed and signal strength improve as I move inward, closer to the center of the building.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Beef Bend Rd. | 150th Ave. on Bull Mountain In Tigard, Portland, OR 97224 |

I'm near the bottom of Bull Mountain, on the south side of the hill, facing Sherwood. Signal is generally good, although DATA is sluggish at times. No dropped calls, here. My bill was $177, last month. I would love to get less expensive service, but everyone's comments on here make it sound like VERIZON is the most reliable service, as far as signal strength.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Holgate and 44th, Portland, OR 97206 |

People can't hear me all the time but I can hear them.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Oak St., Plaza | 224 and Harrison, Portland, OR 97222 |

Three years ago I had great service, internet, no dropped calls. Then as soon as AT&T started there greed and wanting to be in Control. AT&T wanted to make sure they had no competitors and could they charged you big time for going over. Verizon is joke too,always charging you for roaming charges along with data overages. Their just as bad as a certain bank ! Every sense to take over Sprint has sucked as far as it goes for phone calls being dropped,messages not being sent and just in general the service has pretty much gone down into the mud !which is a shame because I'd like Sprint. If Sprint wants to keep its customers,they need to get their head out of the mud and start doing something as far as it goes for challenging the greedy suckers and becoming stronger for its customers so I don't recommend Sprint in Washington at all and in many areas of Portland !Because simply its really disappointing to have any type of service that doesn't work well. The customer service is very good !the phone Service 3g &4g service towers needs to be established.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | SW Portland, Portland, OR 97219 |

Though T-Mobile may have the best coverage as well as the other carriersin my area (ie. Verizon and AT&T) they are Enormously better then Sprint and T-Mobile get's 40mbps down on LTE, plus I get unlimited everything so I'm happy!.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | In Metzger Area of Tigard Off Hall and Locust In , Portland, OR 97223 |

I have had AT&T for 2 years (contract period). I get pretty good service-usually 4 bars. Occasional problem with textx getting stuck. I think AT&T is too expensive, but after reading about other carriers, perhaps I should stay put?

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pearl District , Portland, OR 97208 |

Sprint is the worst As a business person is expect to get LTE in downtown Portland. I've called customer service several times to tell them how I have 1x or no signal. Emails, internet, maps, or any activity is terrible. Was told "towers being upgraded" But wait ! I traveled to San Francisco for business and the Apple campus. I thought to myself "get service here must be great?" But No luck, even in one of the nations most progressive technology cities. Sprint advertises LTE but it's a lie

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 67th / Taggart SE | 67th / Division SE, Portland, OR 97206 |

Sprint signal not as advertised on coverage map. Sprint says 4G LTE is best in my area, but at best 2 bars outside with phone pointed at tower on Mt. Tabor 6 blocks away.

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Cricket

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Beaverton, Portland, OR 97229 |

I have Straightalk not cricket but it wasn't an option. I have NEVER had a problem with my service or reception. I pay $45 a month for unlimited. I opted not to renew my contract with Sprint years ago and have not regretted it! In fact, such great reception I have stood in the middle of a forest or field and still have internet and service! Even in parking garages below ground! Ha! Try it! Save yourself money and heartache!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Woodstock, Portland, OR 97205 |

I get 1 to 3 bars at home and at the office which is about 3 miles away. Common to have dropped calls or poor quality. Seems to work fine in some areas but not where I use it most.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE 9th St. | NE Pacific St., Portland, OR 97232 |

Verizon is usually very good for me, but in my office, pretty much smack in the middle of Portland, I get horrendous service. We're talking texts that seem to stall and don't send or receive for several minutes, NO data service, though calls seem to work ok. I am very unhappy with this dead zone that I work in. Verizon really needs to boost it's signal in the Lloyd Center area.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Beef Bend Rd. | Deer Creek Elementary School, Portland, OR 97224 |

Well, I'm using SimpleMobile a T-Mobile mvno... and the signal cuts out about 30% of the time... this being for my wife's new Nexus4 - on my phone which is running on the AT&T owned mvno called aio wireless - no problems at all! Also when she had PagePlus (Verizon mvno) no problems there either!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Parkrose Area | I205 and Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97220 |

AT&T has degraded the 2G network to the point it doesn't work. Kept it hidden until the "upgrade" the 1st of 2014, now trying to blame the customer. had a so called "manager" call me and tell me they updated the towers for the 4G LTE and had to make room. that was taking out the 2G service. so basic phone usage is now GONE in Portland, OR. Lies and misinformation is the AT&T byword now.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | North Portland, Columbia Park Area, Portland, OR 97203 |

4-5 bars (out of 5) typically. Verizon service has been consistent throughout most of the Portland metro area. People complaining about dropped calls in one specific spot may not be aware of how the cell infrastructure works, nor of what can interfere with signal strength in terrestrial locations. Note also that cell phone models are not universal in their reception capability - some are simply better than others.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lloyd Center | NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97229 |

While my new Note 3 says '4G LITE' I get under.7 mb / s download and 1.4 up. In Beaverton (my home) I get awful reception with dropped calls and under.2 mbs on the net. Other co-workers with T-Mobile and At&T watch videos and email pics without any problems. I CAN'T wait to leave sprint!

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Cricket

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 82nd and Foster, Portland, OR 97233 |

So irritated! Makes me so mad to pay so much per month when I use my battery up, walk around in circles, and still lose calls. Not only that, but I wont receive calls, cant get on the internet but they still get my money. They should get paid fir only service that is provided.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 72nd Ave.SE | Market, Portland, OR 97215 |

I build cell sites for a living and Verizon has the best infrastructure by far. For all the people who are having poor reception indoors just by a repeater, booster or famocell. I get 4+ bars in my basement now.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 52nd and Woodstock | 52nd and Woodstock, Portland, OR 97206 |

Have a hundred dollar plan and reception isn't worth 2 cents. With the revenue Verizon gets you would think that upgrading towers would be top priorty... .frustration city... argggghhh

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pearl District Lovejoy and 12th, Portland, OR 97209 |

Sprint is absolutely terrible. I get very slow or sometimes no Internet or data with them. Even when the phone indicates LTE it just sits and spins. Right in the heart of the fastest growing part of Portland you would think they could figure it out. Sprint is my work phone and a casual poll of about 15 other users and we all wish the company would switch I have an AT&T personal IPhone that has excellent speed and coverage. I can out the two exact devices side by side And the Sprint phone sputters while the AT&T soars around the web and email. I wouldn't recommend Sprint to anyone

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