Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 48 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 29 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 39 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 57 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 202 Reviews)
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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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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 220 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 |

There are no Towers in the Society Hill Area of Philadelphia.. Not sure why would the city of 1.5 million people have gaps of service. Unacceptable!

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Germantown Ave. | Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119 |

Poor reception on the 1st floor of my home (100 yr old stone and brick home). 1-2 bars. Second fl reception much better,4 bars and HSPA+ data speeds (approx 3-4 mbps). I work in center city Philadelphia and have excellent coverage in all of center city east and west. Phone is a LG Google Nexus 4. I got very similar results with my previous phone an HTC One X.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Everywhere In Philly, Philadelphia, PA 19120 |

T-mobile is the worst they are so bad I don't even know how they still exist. I'm an OTR truck driver so I need my phone to keep in touch with family. The service is so horrible it almost cost me my marriage.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ivy Ridge Station, Philadelphia, PA 19128 |

Tmobile customer for 6 years. This is the worst location for service. Called multiple times and got the same response. "we are not planning to make any changes to your local network." the options given to me were to purchase a new device (even though I have a brand new galaxy s3 or find a new provider. These were the exact words of both the representative and the supervisor. My advice, Dont be fooled by there coverage maps.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Germantown Ave. | Cresheim Valley Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19119 |

No bars, no reception for last 5 days. Customer service says they are working on the tower at 8600 Stenton Ave. Really? FOR 5 DAYS???

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