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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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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | McCloughlin / Jennings | Milwaukie / Gladstone, Portland, OR 97267 |

I've had several carriers when I was still working and traveling Idaho,Washington,Oregon and California and Verizon has been the most reliable carrier. This phone has been the best reception, during a major storm I was living in Long Beach,Wa. and was the only one with reception, I loaned my phone to people to call out.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NW 17th | Glisan, Portland, OR 97209 |

During peak hours, maybe 9am to 8 pm I regulary have to turn 3g off to make calls or get data. Otherwise calls fail, are dropped, and Internet is nonresponsive. The iPhone is awesome, but the coverage is the worst I've ever had in 10+ years with a cellphone.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Portway Tavern | N Polk and N Willamette, Portland, OR 97203 |

Consistently get between 1-2 bars. My phone probably sucks too (even though it's about 1 yr old), but my calls drop all the time. If it doesn't drop, then my voice or my caller's voice drops out. Based on the locations of cell towers in N. Portland, it's obvious no company wants to invest in the St. John's / Cathedral Park area. Too much government-supported housing? What gives?!

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Near I5 and Barbur | Dickinson St., Portland, OR 97219 |

Where I live... very good reception. I can always count on it. I really want an iphone but I NEED good reception! I'll be staying with them.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Vacauna St.Off Capitol Hwy. | Near PCC Sylvania, Portland, OR 97219 |

If i'm lucky moving around outside I can have a full conversation without a dropped call. Sprint customer service is the worst I have ever experienced as well.

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Cricket

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Lovejoy | 13th, Portland, OR 97209 |

Just switched to a Motorola Q9. Unlimited 3G is nice for both e-mail and internet. Don't have to pay anymore for this. Works great in Pearl and in NW Portland. Was recently in Denver. 3G and phone worked great there.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Laurelwood Pub + Gustav's | Sandy + NE 50th Ave., Portland, OR 97213 |

This is my first phone, and it works okay, but it's often hard to make out what people are saying unless I'm in a completely quiet room. I would say about 1:20 or 1:25 calls are dropped (I don't make that many calls, so it's not that bothersome.)

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 15TH NE AINSWORTH | 15th and NE Ainsworth, Portland, OR 97211 |

I lived at SE 52nd and Powell, and got great reception. Moved to NE and now it sucks.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Hwy. 26 | NW 185th Ave., Portland, OR 97229 |

Full bars on my new Nokia e71. I think there are 7 bars on this thing, and all 7 are lit up. Granted, I am right next to the Fire Station and they have a ton of towers all around them. I just got the "PDA Personal" "Pay as you Go" data plan with unlimited data, no phone minutes (its extra for that). Its $35.00 per month plus ~$5.00 in taxes. I can do Skype in place of a phone plan with them. I can also add text minutes, if I want, which I do not. I will be entering more cell reception reviews for the local area (Banks, OR tonight - trip to the midwest in the next month).

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NW 185th Rock Creek Apts | Hwy. 26, Portland, OR 97229 |

AT&T sucks as much here in the zip code of 97229 (NW Portland, Rock Creek, OR - Tanasbourne) over to zip code 97217 (Swan Island, Portland, OR). I get 1-2 bars, and then it will just go to "SOS" mode with no bars. It used to work better last year. Due to it getting worse rather than better I would say that AT&T is CHOOSING to have their reception be worse. I am getting rid of this phone, and AT&T as we speak. I am going back to Verizon, or a WiFi Skype phone.

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