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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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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 162nd (between Glisan and Burnside), Portland, OR 97230 |

The phone works pretty well in a lot of places, and poorly in others. It seems that 162nd in portland is a 'dead zone'. I dont get ANY reception in my house (theres 2 decent spots, 1 by my window, and one in my bed... other then that its 1 or 0 bars.). I thought it was just Sprint but my Ex had a phone that was just as bad (i think it was cingular). She couldnt get Texts or call inside my house (or anywhere on 162nd for that matter). Im planning on getting a Helio, hopefully it gets better reception.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 160th and Gleson, Portland, OR 97230 |

on my last post, I said that this phone is vary accessible to blind and visually impaired people who can not read the phone's screen as far as caller ID, and knowing how many bars of signal strength they have. This phone will announce all that including the menu options you scroll through, as well as announcing if you are out of the servis area or not. Every where I go, I have 6 bars total. But even at 2-3 bars the phone picks up the signal vary vary well. But, in order to have the phone announce caller ID, and menu options out loud to you, it must be in announce mode. There are several ways to do this. go to menu, voice, sound modes, and select announce mode, and highlight on or off. Press OK. Or press the left voice command key and scroll to that option and press ok. Note. The phone will announce the command option you are scrolling to. Or say announce into the ear piece or speaker. Then you should hear the phone say, announce mode activated if you turn it on or deactivated if you turn it off. Conclusion. For thoughs of you sited people out there who have this phone, I am sorry that you guys were having so much trouble with it. This depends on a variety of things. either the phone was dropped on a hard serfis that made it degrade performance over 3 months, or it just was defected in general. But Over all, this LGVX4650 from Verizon wireless is a beautiful phone that helps out blind people like me in thoughs ways that I have said before. This is a grate beautiful phone that works well, and because you sited people had so much trouble with it, I'm vary sorry to here that. If you have not done so already, call Verizon and let them know you would like to upgrade to a better phone that will suit your needs. but wait until your new every 2-year registerd comes along.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Barbur | SW Terwilliger, Portland, OR 97219 |

Poor to no reception on Verizon network at home and in the whole Hillsdale area.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Scholls Ferry / Gable Pkwy., Portland, OR 97225 |

I get no calls and cannot call out. Dead zone. it's a mini valley here and signals are very weak or non-existent. Cingular phones do a little better here.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE Beech | 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97213 |

Very poor, sometimes almost impossible to use. I changed phones 4 times trying to find one that would work. My partner has an old ATT analog / TDMA phone and it works no better. We keep it though because it is the only one that will work in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon south of Heppner near Cutsforth Park. And now Cingular charges us a surcharge to have the TDMA service! Cell phones, what hooey! But now I', hooked.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | N Greely | N Portland Blvd., Portland, OR 97217 |

Just moved here and had Verizon service. I had zero to one bar in my house and two within the surrounding neighborhood. We just switched to Cingular. Friends that came over with Cingular seemed to get pretty good reception. I only get 2 bars average. The signal varies from one bar to four and back to one within seconds. I still drop calls or have choppy reception. However, it is better than Verizon. We may have to get a Broadband land line to fix the problem. It seems N Portland reception sucks with most of the carriers. It seem odd since Cingular has a tower within a mile of my house. Verizon told us they had a new tower planned in the area within the next two years and we may look to switch back at the end of this contract if that occurs.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Portland, Portland, OR 97203 |

Gsm phone, terrible reception. Cannot use in house. Also many times cannot dial out even, just get a busy sound and screen says redialing. Hate to have an emergency! Planning on a new carier soon, and it won't be Cingular.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Multnomah Blvd.& 35 SW, Portland, OR 97219 |

I get dropped calls on I-5 curves, especially driving from downtown Portland toward Tigard. No reception in West Hills. We travel to coast once a week or so and there are many dead spots on Hwy. 18 to Lincoln City and on Hwy. 20 from Corvallis to Newport. Voice quality is not great but is likely due to older Nokia-one of the early photo phones.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Milwaukie, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Portland, OR 97267 |

I have the old analog phone and nothing has worked better, so I have kept the service. It's actually AT&T I still have the plan even though Cingular took over. I tried the new digital phones and switched back immediately to my old plan and nothing works better. If you don't still have the old plan your stuck because you can't purchase analog anymore to much power in bandwidth I guess. Nothing else comes close to this, has been great where all other phones have failed, unless you have a satellite phone. I use T-Mobile for my majority talk time because so cheap and is ok, some areas poor reception but can live with that.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Home | Barnes and Monterey Place, Portland, OR 97225 |

I have very good reception, I give the service Verizon Provides a 5. I did not have very good reception when I had Qwest, and Cingular. My phone calls with Verizon don't drop, but it did when I had Cingular.

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