Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 47 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 27 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 40 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 56 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 200 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Oregon Ave. | 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19145 |

Get reception in my house, but when leaving area goes down to 1 or 2 bars, then none. I work in Center City, and I get zero reception 90% of the time. Instead of even 3G, I get the circle with a line through it. I have to reboot or walk towards Market St. to get reception, which is spotty at best. I've been with TMobile for 7 years, and I love my plan ($) and customer service, but the reception is absolute garbage. I will be cancelling my contract this week.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 1800 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

Very poor reception in my office on the 15th floor. Some days I can't make a call at all, so I end up using the land line. I don't know if it is an AT&T problem, but I am considering switching to Verizon. My coworkers have Verizon and have no problems at all.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Spring Garden | 11th, Philadelphia, PA 19123 |

I wonder if those of you who have such troubles are smart phone users. I have been with T-Mobile exclusively since I first got a cell phone in 2001 and only at the beginning - when I lived in the middle of Nowhere, Suburbia - did I have any trouble with reception. I moved to Near Civilization, Suburbia and my reception was suddenly great. Now, I live in the deep heart of Urban Dreck and my reception is outstanding. I drop maybe a couple of calls a month but my bars are always full. I have never had nor will I ever have a smart phone. Call me a snob but my phone works. Can you say the same?

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Center City, Philadelphia, PA 19120 |

If there was an option between Poor and Below Average, I would've gone for that.. Ideall its not even 2.. its 1.5.. I would not advice anyone one to go for T-mobile..

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | South Philly | 6th and Washington, Philadelphia, PA 19148 |

I have 2 bars about 30 % of the time and an SOS instead of bars for the other 70 %. I have been in constant contact with T-Mobile for the past two months and they keep coming up with new things for me to try but in the end nothing works. I have to walk a block or two to gain reception. When I tell them how unhappy I am they remind me its only 100 dollars to break my contract.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Broad and Oregon | SouthPhilly, Philadelphia, PA 19145 |

I have some issues with data or getting connected and staying connected. I have pre paid and I have been having problems with the data portion of reception I pay $ 60.00 which includes unlimited talk and text and 2gs of data. The phone has been reset and checked. There is a problem with the towers, I suspect.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Frankford Ave. | Norris St., Philadelphia, PA 19125 |

I swear this company has aged me! At&T was always my go-to company for cell service. Used them for 4+ yrs years ago and never any complaints. I went to pay as you go for a bit with AT&T and still was great. Then I went w a contract w them and thats when I started to lose my mind. I receive voicemails HOURS late w no missed call / phone number unless they leave it. Some texts get held up for hours, or when I try to send, I have to press 'try again' sometimes up to 8 times for it to go through! My mom tried to call on my bday and she tried 3 times throughout the day... each time it said "sorry this line is disconnected"... even though I was using the phone all day! I thought my own mother forgot my Bday all bc of AT&T! I am in the market to upgrade my phone to an iphone 4s. I now am at the point where I can't even risk signing another 2 yr contract with that company, so I might switch to Verizon. 2 roommates here and one has V one has ATT... .the one who uses ATT has to go outside to talk on his phone. Verizon gets service in and outside of our house. Il pay the extra $5-10 a month on my bill if it means the service actually WORKS!

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Brighton | Sackett, Philadelphia, PA 19149 |

Haven't had reception in my house for past 6 days. T-Mobile tells me a town went down. I will wait 1 more day and then I'm out of this contract.

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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Rising Sun | Benner, Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

calls drop off around lunchtime no 4g signaleither. no service at times between mid night &6am. calls drop off at times on this android 4g phone. people often can't hear me speaking to them

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 11th St. South | Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

We have been dealing with this for a year now. Called ATT twice about it. We get 2 bars, then 3, then 1, then none. We drop calls all the time. It is embarrassing given that we use them for business. ATT is very bad. They keep sending me free minutes and discount certificates... all well and good until the phone drops during a client call. We need better competition.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 12th and Lombard, Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

Service has been spotty at best for past couple of weeks. My husband and my brother around the corner have had the same problem. Apparently there is a disintegrating ATT tower that needs to be fixed!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lombard St. | 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

For the past month or so I have repeatedly lost both voice and data service inside my apt. not just on my Blackberry but also my netbook which is with A T and T. I have lived in this apt. for over 6 years and never had this issue until recently. I often am unable to get any signal at all for hours at a time which is frustrating and also very upsetting since I have no other phone.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Broad St. | Norris, Philadelphia, PA 19112 |

my daughter moved into her dorm on Temple University's campus and can't get any real service on her iphone 3. can anyone help?

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Baltimore | 47th, Philadelphia, PA 19143 |

Have to stand in the middle of the street to place a call, and it still fades in and out, and eventually (3-7 mins into call) will drop. Very frustrating and does not depend on time of day. DEFINITELY can't send multimedia texts from inside our outside my house, and if I hold the phone to the window indoors, _sometimes_ a plain text message will send.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Inside House | Frankford and Magee Ave.Northeast Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19135 |

Inside the house reception with ATT its poor. I cant connect to internet, 4G is joke. before ATT I was with Sprint. I cant wait go back to Sprint.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 6th St. | Btw Bainbridge / Catherine, Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

Emergency Call / No Service inside my house, in my courtyard and back alley, outside my front door. Fine anywhere else. Crazy.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 7th St. | Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 |

Everytime I drive down Walnut St.I lose service between 7th and 10th. This started about 6 months ago.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Melrose Park Train Station | Valley Rd.& Mill Rd, Melrose Park, PA, Philadelphia, PA 19126 |

Along this major SEPTA regional railway corridor, there is absolutely NO reception of any kind in and around this major train station. Thousands of passengers ride through this area daily. Interestingly, there are HUGE tower / transmitters atop an apartment building adjacent to the station,... obviously for another carrier! This has been for at least four years now. This is the ONLY area of its kind that I have ever seen that is COMPLETELY dead on the Verizon network.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | S 45th St. | Spruce, Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

I get 0 bars inside my apartment (2nd floor). Outside, I get 5 bars immediately. Other than inside my apartment, I've had excellent signal. That said, my iphone toting friend is frequently dropped off the network while we were walking and driving in the University City area!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 220 Pelham Rd. | Phil-elena, Philadelphia, PA 19119 |

Very disappointed after switching from att. Switching back

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