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1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 73 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 75 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 53 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 136 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 415 Reviews)
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Virgin Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 99E | Johnson Creek Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 |

Only 1 flashing bar of signal at my apartment in Milwaukie. In Portland I get full signal readout. 3G is an absolute joke, but I knew that from the beginning. VM basically gets Sprint / Boost Mobiles left over 3G bandwidth. :(

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Cricket

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Murdock St. | Hwy. 99, Portland, OR 97224 |

The last week I have had dropped calls and each time I call someone it ends and says call signal faded

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | NW 10th Ave. | NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 |

Overall, my coverage for calling and texting is pretty good, but occasionally, I'll go into roaming in almost every part of town--especially when the weather is really bad. 3G is slow to average for what 3G is supposed to be, but 4G is terrible, and doesn't seem to get a very strong signal(if any) in my apartment--especially for me living downtown, but it works great outside. Walking around sometimes outside I run into dead spots, but I'm sure that's normal. But if 4-6mpbs is the norm for WiMax 4G(which I know that it's capable of much higher speeds), then as soon as my contract goes up, I will be looking to switch because sometimes 3G is better, and if I wanted just 3G, then I would only get a 3G phone! Sprint really needs to step up their game in every aspect of their service or they will be not only losing me as a customer, but I'm sure a lot of others as well. One last thing, I have absolutely little to no internet service on or around the PCC Sylvania campus! What is that!? Verizon has better coverage for places like that then Sprint does. I had Sprint back when they were PCS and they still failed in comparison. Get it together, Sprint!

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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Mississippi, Portland, OR 97217 |

I live in a house near Albina (close to where it transitions into Mississippi) and get spotty reception all throughout my neighborhood. I get zero reception in my bedroom downstairs, while my boyfriend has no issues whatsoever on his Verizon phone. I hit several dead spots on the bus downtown.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | NW Burnside | NW 23rd, Portland, OR 97205 |

Occasional dropped call, but I blame my phone. The only place without coverage is the basement-- and that's to be expected!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NW 25th Ave. | NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97210 |

Very bad reception on 3G. Dropped calls and people complain that my audio drops out during conversations. Data speed is usually slower than it was when I used Edge on my iPhone 3G but sometimes it actually works. If I didn't have access to Wifi I'd really be screwed. AT&T has had bad 3G in my area for years and still hasn't done a thing about it and now that I'm on a device that doesn't allow me to disable 3G and use Edge I'm fed up. I'll be switching providers next week and can't wait to be done with AT&T. I also have a friend who used to have AT&T issues on NW 19th and Overton and he said switching from AT&T made a world of difference.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | SE 58th Ave. | SE Harold St., Portland, OR 97206 |

Between zero and 3 bars - dropped calls often. Ready to find a better service / phone.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Merganser Ct. | Jennings Ave., Portland, OR 97267 |

3 to 4 bars consistent; fast data; 12 month customer; no worries here

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Virgin Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE Oatfield Rd. | SE Concord Rd., Portland, OR 97267 |

Sprint, Virgin Mobile and Boost are Not Recommended here. Signal drops in and out of coverage all over Milwaukie, Gladstone, lower Oregon City, Oak Grove, Oak Lodge and Jennings Lodge. Third phone from VMUSA, all did same thing.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Royal Villa Dr. | 99W, Portland, OR 97224 |

Switched in 2006 from Verizon to ATT. With Verizon I was constantly having dropped calls and was not able to use my phone inside my mobile home. ATT is much better... ..rarely have dropped calls, consistantly get 5 bars

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