Write a Review

Found Us Helpful? Please Write a Review.

Portland, OR Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

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)
Verizon Towers
T-Mobile Towers
Sprint Towers
AT&T Towers

All Towers


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Belmont (Mt. Tabor) | 68th, Portland, OR 97215 |

Everytime I get on the phone in or within a block of my house it will end up in a dropped call. Sometimes I can stand in a particular spot by my back door and can have a sustained conversation. Other than that my phone works everywhere else in Portland and the surrounding areas.

Was this review helpful to you?


2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Forest Heights, Portland, OR 97229 |

If I find the right spot in the house, and don't move, I can complete calls with average reception and sound quality. Beyond that, the phone is close to useless where we live, and we're a little higher than many of our neighbors. If we drive a few blocks, service disappears completely in the low spots, resumes once we go up the hill. Some of this is my low-end, basic phone; my daughter's Samsung works much better, but the lack of towers in this area is, I suspect, the real culprit.

Was this review helpful to you?


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | West Union / Thompson | Saltzman, Portland, OR 97229 |

Used to have T-Moble but dropped them due to poor reception at home location. Started Cingular and reception is still very spotty and insconsistent. Both my wife and I have RAZR's and reception is same in this area. The problem is clearly a lack of towers in this area as the tower location map and Cingular's customer service confirm. I guess they are happy with just having towers near the major highways. Interesting thing is that the Customer Service reps claim they have no way of looking up forecasted tower installations, however when I was SOLD this contract the salesman seemed to know exactly when and where new towers would be installed. His information turned out to be false though...

Was this review helpful to you?


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lombard and Portsmouth (University of Portland), Portland, OR 97203 |

Cingular is so bad in this area of Portland. My calls drop all the time and in many parts of this area my phone doesn't even ring. When I visit my friends house I have no coverage whatsoever and I always have to stand outside to talk even though that doesn't always work. Depsite contacting Cingular multiple times nothing is improving. I would NOT reccomend Cingular to those in N. Portland

Was this review helpful to you?


2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | NE Killingsworth | Ne MLK, Portland, OR 97211 |

T-Mobile is nearly useless in NE Portland. Dropped calls, intermittent reception and poor connections. The company says nothing is wrong in that area, so I guess they aren't planning to fix it.

Was this review helpful to you?


5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | MLK and Killingworth, Portland, OR 97211 |

i had a Nokia 6600 that always gave me 1 or 2 bars so I sold and went back to my OLDER phone a Nokia 6800 now I get full bars on that older one... ...

Was this review helpful to you?


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ardenwald Elementary, Portland, OR 97222 |

If you stand on your head, clap your hands, and spin around three times you might get a clear call. Just make sure you don't move, otherwise it's gone.

Was this review helpful to you?


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bull Mountain Rd. | Greenfield, Portland, OR 97224 |

Really poor reception in Tigard and Hillsboro, where I use the phoen most frequently. Dropped calls and really poor reception. Will switch when contract is up.

Was this review helpful to you?

Cellular One

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Salzman | NW Creekside, Portland, OR 97229 |

Some black out areas and generally poor reception. Just removed the landline and now not sure if I should get it back.

Was this review helpful to you?


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Saltzman | Laidlaw, Portland, OR 97229 |

Spotty, usually poor reception. Signal strength fluctuates from 0 to three bars while phone is sitting on table. Number of bars seems to have no relation to signal quality.

Was this review helpful to you?

Not enough? Search the Neighborhood!

Enter your zip code and we'll pull up reviews in surrounding areas. We know you don't just sit at home.

Found Us Useful? Help Us Out -- Write a Review!

This site wouldn't be possible without contributions from people like you. If you found us helpful, please take a moment and leave a review to help others. Thank you!

All fields in bold must be completed.


Cellular One
US Cellular

Zip Code:

Where is the location of your review?

Location or Major Street:

Enter location of review. (ie: Landmark, building, major roads, etc.)

Major Street 2:

For intersections. Enter major cross streets in Street 1 and Street 2.


How would you rate your reception?
Rating: 5 of 5 - Perfect
Rating: 4 of 5 - Good
Rating: 3 of 5 - Average
Rating: 2 of 5 - Below Average
Rating: 1 of 5 - Poor
Rating: 0 of 5 - No Reception


Must contain at least 20 words.

Phone Model:

What phone model did you use to test reception?