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

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Umbria St., Philadelphia, PA 19127 |

Although my reception throughout the city is pretty good most of the time, I drop calls every day in my home and every time I go down Bells Mill Rd.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Center City, Philadelphia, PA 19130 |

Well the use of a "Reception Rating" doesn't adequately reflect my experience with T-Mobile in Philadelphia. When I moved to Philly, I purchased the best phone out there, the Galaxy S2, drooling to take advantage of T-Mobile's "The Nations Fastest 4G Network". So the reality of the situation, while in Center City (where I work and live), I almost always have 4-5 bars of signal which the phone thinks is 4G. However the data service while in 4G is HORRIBLE! Let me say it again, HORRIBLE. Most often my data service is non-existant and if it does happen to work, VERY VERY VERY SLOW. I actually stopped by the T-Mobile store on Market St., and was told that "We know there is a problem with 4G, there is only a single 4G tower for all of Center City. We recommend you put the phone into GSM mode (ie 2G) and us it that way." WOW, so let me get this straight, I just purchased a $500+ phone and you think it is OK to simply use 2G for data.. give me a break! To T-Mobiles credit, I have complained enough that they now credit be $5 / month more than what I pay for the service, so I will stick it out hoping for better service in the future. But for a new customer looking for 4G in Philly, look to Verizon or there, dont even consider T-Mobile.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oxford St., Philadelphia, PA 19122 |

what is the point of owing the best phone if you network sucks.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 48th St. | Springfield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 |

My signal is getting worse inside my house, and outside. I used to be able to go outside and reliably maintain signal - now that isn't always so. Don't know if this is a function of my iPhone or the towers, but am very frustrated.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hunting Park, Philadelphia, PA 19140 |

Never get a 4 or 5 bar signal in my house. The most I get is 3 to a 2. Thought Verizon was a great company so moved from Sprint Bad move! Ughhhh

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 4th | Vine, Philadelphia, PA 19106 |

I've had 3 generations of iphones at this location and have rarely seen above 1 bar of phone service. (The data is no problem.) It's a shame that my phone can't be used as a phone.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mayfair School, Philadelphia, PA 19149 |

Service stinks ! 7yrs ago I had T-Mobile and left. I pick up Tmo 7 yrs later and customer service is still giving the same answer. “ We at Tmo are aware of the prob are Tech team is working on issue but their is no time frame yet until the prob is fixed ” they don't care about their customers.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Broad St. | Oregon Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145 |

Time to leave Sprint... had I known at the time they are selling LTE devices with NO LTE NETWORK I never would have renewed my damn contract! What good is having one of the newest, best, fastest devices out if your stuck on 3G with no LTE turn-on date in the near future??!

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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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