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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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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Forest Heights | Miller Rd., Portland, OR 97229 |

Get no reception in my apartment, the phone will ring and I will press my ear to just the right spot in the window and will get reception for 5 seconds, then lose the call. Network is always busy around dinner time. I seem to get text messages fine, but calls are very unpredictable. Moved into the new apartment not thinking I would have to spend $50 dollars a month on a landline. Ridiculous and expensive. Have heard the same from other callers. Someone said sometimes they can get service with their T-Mobile if they can find a sweet spot. Have been spending a majority of my day looking for that sweet spot and have even driven to the QFC on Barnes Rd.to have a conversation! When is the neighborhood going to be connected?

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Barbur Capital Hill Rd., Portland, OR 97219 |

I have carried Verizon for 6 years and have not had any dropped calls! this is foreign to me. I had to comment after reading all of these posts.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201 |

Signal fades with every single call. I only get a signal if I stand next to my window. Basically no strong signals, whatsoever, if I am in a building. The towers just went down 2 days ago.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Murray Rd / Hart Rd. | Scholls Fy / Nimbus, Portland, OR 97223 |

Lots of dropped calls through out the PDX Metro area. Lots of garbled and lost direct connect calls also.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | West Slope Dr. | US Hwy. 26, Portland, OR 97225 |

Sometimes I get a call, but the conversation is spotty and garbled and often drops. I'm at the top of the sylvan hill, right next door to the Sunset Highway, on West Slope Drive. DEAD SPOT!

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | SW Apple Way | Hwy. 10, Portland, OR 97225 |

I had Sprint PCS and couldn't get reception in my apartment. I would drop calls 75% of the time and if I moved the phone more than 3 inches during a call I was hitting the redail. With Sprint PCS there was a clear dead zone at the stoplight at Tewilleger and 10. With Verizon Wireless I have found no deadzones yet nor dropped any calls in SW, NE or SE Portland. I am very pleased with the service.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | West Hills, Portland, OR 97201 |

I have no trouble with my reception. My family is on Verizon, with the exception of my brother on Sprint, and they like their service as well. Prior to Cingular I had T-Mobile and they gave new meaning to the term "poor service". As soon as I hit 217 the coverage dropped to zero. That figure also applies for their customer service. If you're in the Portland-metro area, especially the West Hills, your best bet for coverage and sevice is Cingular, Verizon or Sprint.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Crady and Greenwood | Bethany Area, Portland, OR 97229 |

Quad-band phone, better reception than my old AT&T Nokia analog phone, but still not great. This is an AT&T phone before the Cingular purchase, and I've heard Cingular phones have better reception. If I ever get a Cingular phone I'll post those results.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Portland Taylors Ferry | 53rd Ave., Portland, OR 97219 |

My phone works great with 5 bars most of the time, until I walk into my house. It immediately goes down to 1 (maybe 2 bars). I drop every phone conversation at least once during the call. I have to stand in place while talking on the phone in my home, sometimes even making sure I don't make any sudden moves with my head, otherwise, the phone call is dropped. I'm switching to another service.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Lombard | Curtis, Portland, OR 97217 |

Has anyone checked out the tower map here? Can that be right? There's not more than 2 towers west of I-5 on the peninsular crest. No wonder I hate using the cell phone at home.

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