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Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 49 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 30 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 39 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 61 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 209 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Philadelphia Airport PHL - Terminal D, Philadelphia, PA 19153 |

No internet access for the last few months. Voice seems to still work. I think we used to get 4G access here - or definitely can check email on the phone.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Market St. | 18th, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

Only one cell bar at best; no reception at Septa station but others with AT&T get signal. I'm going to migrate to AT&T - had Verizon in same area (better than T-Mobile but not by much).

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Narberth PA, Philadelphia, PA 19106 |

No signal - ever -when I am in Narberth. Service starts when I get on train going to Center City Philadelphia.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | PHL Airport Area, Philadelphia, PA 19153 |

I have Sprint unlimited data and texting, with 450 min. I have no idea what it feels like to have 4G. I cannot stream any videos on any website or app. I constantly lose mobile network signal. Phone signal is 2-3 bars out of 6. I've been with SPRINT for years but it has extremely dropped in reliability. Text messages are delayed up to an hour or two. Half my phone calls never come through. The call goes straight to voicemail. Sprint Customer Service is no help either. There only suggestion is to hard reset the phone or replace but niether has helped.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Summerdale | McGee, Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

The signal at home is ok as far as calls are concerned. However, there is no 4g and most times, there is no 3g. If I travel over 3 miles away from home I lose all of my services. No calls, no 3g and no 4g. What am I paying for!!!! Now, I see that the rest of the carriers are no different. We, as customers, need to revolt! Why are we being charged so much taxes for something that doesn't work? All the fanfare commercials for something that doesn't work!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 9th and Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107 |

While I can get 4 bars consistently indoors, Verizon internet service is horrible regardless of wherever I go around center city. Yet, I continue to see buses with Verizon bragging about its XLTE service. It's a shame there isn't a better carrier in this area because if there was, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.

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MetroPCS

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Oxford Circle | Summerdale, Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

For all you people that had metro 1 or 2 years ago and said it sucks go to metro now buy a phone and enjoy because metro is amazing 4g lte is great I changed from Verizon to metro to save money and it was no mistake

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 9th St. | Snyder Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148 |

Using a Nexus 5 with truly unlimited 4G on T-Mobile. Outside of my house, 3 / 4 bars of LTE or 4 / 4 bars HSPA. Indoors, 1-2 bars of LTE or 3 / 4 HSPA. Poor speeds either way. LTE tops out at 15 Mbps, averages around 6.5 Mbps regardless of signal strength, drops below 1 Mbps during peak hours. HSPA tops out at around 12 Mbps, averages about 4 Mbps. Very disappointing. I can't understand how poor the LTE speeds are compared to HSPA. I used to get 40 Mbps+ on AT&T's LTE last year.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cottman Ave. | Riding Sun Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

In my house, Never get more than 1 or 2 bars, lose or drop calls, I have to go outside to finish a conversation sometimes. I am definitely looking for a better carrier, unfortunately, the choices are few. Verizon, at&t, t mobile, the rest aren't even worth mentioning as the coverage only gets worse. I could understand it if I lived in a more rural area, but I live in NE Phila, I know that there are thousands of people Like me. The carriers bribe congressman to pass laws favorable to them, why can't we, who elect the congressman, through democratic means, let them know how displeased we are. The carriers' service is neither cheap nor reliable, yet we keep paying for it with our collective mouths shut! We complain about in person or on social media, yet nothing has ever changed. I understand that there are more important issues that divide us, such as socio-economic, gender, race which may be more pressing. But on this, we can all agree, unanimously, that cellphone carriers brag about their superior service, charge us outrage fees for said service, while not delivering and not being held to account for their shortcomings. After all, we need our phones to be able to communicate with one another. So I pose this question to all; haven't you ever been on an important call, whether it was business or personal, and in the middle of it, the line either went silent, or dropped completely? And you were both stationary?

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Airport | PHL Airport, Philadelphia, PA 19153 |

Decent voice reception. Terrible 4g data speeds. Can't even run speed tests on iPhone 5s or Mifi device. If emails (text only 5k in size) load it takes 10 minutes while the phone has 4 / 5 bars.

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