Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 49 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 39 Reviews)
3. Sprint 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 31 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 58 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 207 Reviews)
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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) | Ridge , Philadelphia, PA 19121 |

Surface sucks

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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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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 3rd and Godfrey , Philadelphia, PA 19120 |

WORST FUCKING RECEPTION. I don't get calls or texts sometimes they come in days later. I usually get texts hours later sometimes 5-30mins later. It's definitely the coverage / reception / towers. I've gone through 3 different phones and it's the same thing every time

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Jefferson Hospital Neuroscience Building | 9th and Locust, Philadelphia, PA 19107 |

when I got Verizon I thought I was getting the best. Wrong again.everybody in my building T-Mobile AT&T Sprint worked like a charm.landlady tells me nothing everything works great here except for Verizon. Call Verizon. gave them the signal reading from my phone. Which sucks. Don't expect anything to be done. Use Verizon know that silly cell phone in 2000. cannot believe that Verizon went from the best to the worst

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Chestnut Hill West Septa Station | Germantown Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19118 |

Very poor to no reception in many areas along Germantown Pike via T Mobile. Better reception after changing over to AT&T.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Frankford Ave.And Cottman Ave. | Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 |

I had Sprint and went to have my wireless device programmed to a Prepaid Wireless service called Selectel Wireless, because Sprint service was a grave signal maybe now Sprint will fix those towers for the love of god, please! I found a guy at flashingeasy.com in frankford ave and now my service is on Verizon Prepaid running well.. anyone in need of cell phone issue with the bill better contact this guy and you will be happy.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Chester Ave. | Southwest Philly, Philadelphia, PA 19143 |

I have never had any problems with Sprint. The reception is great! Even tho, it's 3G it works fast and is reliable. Sprint customer service is great, going on 4 yrs now.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 7th | Cayuga, Philadelphia, PA 19140 |

Google Nexus At& t internet is good but I drop a lot of calls. I would compare the service to Sprint with voice calls but internet on At& t is definitely stronger. I'm sticking with AT& t because I can't live without simultaneously talking and surfing. I would love a cheaper option like T-Mobile but the service is too choppy!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Market St. | 19th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

Data has slowed to a standstill in center city on 4G during business hours. Phone has become unusable. plus side, no longer worried about data limits.. I never get any anyway!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 45th St. | Sansom, Philadelphia, PA 19139 |

I have almost no reception in my house. It is spotty at best, and conversations sound underwater, going in and out of reception. Sometimes I walk around the block outside to make a call.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wayne Ave. | Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144 |

I have been a LOYAL customer of Sprint for over 14 year and I ABSOLUTELY HATE their SERVICE! Love the price point but at this point can't deal with it any longer. I am filing for DIVORCE. I have been trying to send a text and make a call all morning. Phone will not work and I have an iPhone go figure. There service stinks. Not a true 4g network as they state. This is so crappy. Full Discussed beyond words. I will have a new service plan TODAY!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fishtown | Adams Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 |

One min. Reception then ten feet away no reception. If in a spot with reception and don't move fifteen min. Then call drops. Net is very slow and at time fair. It just rediculous. I stuck with Sprint through the good times as well as the bad... .its been about ten years. But now its too much. Too much B.S. and too much money. I think I'm through.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 48th Street... Upenn, Philadelphia, PA 19143 |

I bought my wife a Sprint phone with Wimax and 3g access. She works at uPenn (34th street) and we live at 48th street. She almost never gets internet access in either location OR elsewhere in the city. The voice service works well though.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | TD Bank | 18th and Walnut, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

Is anyone else out of service in cc Philly? I have been out of service for 10 days with Consumer Cellular with AARP program that I am told uses AT&T towers. First I am told that the 4 towers in the area are "severely degraded" and being fixed by last Saturday. They changed their story and sent me a new SIM card and phone is still not working Consumer Cellular is the worst.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | City Hall | 16th and Market, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

There is a serious deficiency in the amount of towers and bandwidth allocated by Verizon for users in the heart of center city Philly. The response and data speeds are so slow that on a number of occasions trying to use speedtest it just times out. Verizon is well aware (just talk to any of the people working at the Market St. store) of the lack of throughput that is available. Basically it comes down to too many users and not enough towers to accommodate the load.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Northeast Philly. Welsh and the Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19114 |

Sprint sucks! I've been with Sprint for the past year and a half and I've been miserable with this terrible reception I get in my apartment. My calls are always dropping and I can NEVER access the internet. It's so frustrating that I'm paying for a service that's not even working. I can't wait until my contract is done because I'm definitely switching to a different company. Sprint, shame on you.

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