Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 49 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 29 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 39 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 58 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 205 Reviews)
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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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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 12th St. | Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 |

Never had a problem in or around this area. Have had Sprint for several years and very surprised when I hear people talk smack about Sprint coverage yet I'm the one looking things up on my smartphone while my iPhone praising friends comment in disgust, "urgh. AT&T is so slow". I would have to say Sprint is just as good as Verizon in the Philly area.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Arch St. | 22nd, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

I have had very positive experiences with T mobile. I hear Verizon is good, as well. It's AT&T I am worried about. I was considering switching to the iphone, but with still so many complaints about service and dropped calls, I am hesitant. When I asked AT&T customer service about it, they said they have good coveraget in my area and are always improving. That wasn't specific enough for me. For now, I am sticking with T moble- their customer service is excellent and international service is also the most reasonable for periodic travel.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 10th | Race, Philadelphia, PA 19123 |

Maybe I'm lucky but I get five bars in the corner of my apartment. No dropped calls and pretty clear reception. I didn't sign up for the 3G plan though because it's apparently still not very good. Will wait until they develop that later this summer. No complaints thus far...

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Cottman Ave. | Castor Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149 |

I had T-Mobile for a year and they always dropped my calls. I had no reception in my house and the bars were always low. I don't like T-Mobile anymore due to lack of service.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, PA 19141 |

Verizon is by far the best network in this area. AT&T sucks! I had so many dropped calls and horrible call quality. Verizon rocks here.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Old Newtown Rd. | Welsh, Philadelphia, PA 19115 |

I have been a complaining to AT&T for bad reception and dropped calls for 2 years already. They changed my phone and SIM card thinking it was the problem. Still extremely bad reception in and out of my complex. And this is where I use the phone most. Seeing their ad on TV, what a big lie. Will definitely look for another carrier.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Shunk St. | Broad, Philadelphia, PA 19145 |

At&t in my area is perfection, in and out of my house I get all bars of service I never dropped a call and the volume on my phone is perfect. AT&T I think is better then any other compnay

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cira Centre - 2929 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

While I usually have 5 bars, I have rated the reception poor because of the poor call quality I receive at this location. It is my office, which is pretty high up in the Cira Centre. While my phone almost always shows full strength signal, it is very difficult to reliably make or receive calls. On many calls, the voice breaks up and at other times, I have trouble getting a call to go through. Most problems seem to be correlated with lunch time and the 4 pm - 6 pm. Definitely frustrating to not be able to reliably use my cell phone at the office.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 |

Great outdoor reception, Both 3G and 1X. Indoor reception depending on the building drops down to 1 bar but typically I'm able to hold onto the call even in the oldest of buildings all around the city.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 17th and Ben Franklin, Philadelphia, PA 19113 |

Perfect service, I cant remember ever not having service or dropping a call. A+++

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Roos. Blvd. | Magee Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149 |

I was with Cingular. Sure I had 3600 rollover minutes, my phone didn't work in my house. Every call had to be done standing on my outside steps. Switched to Sprint--Perfection, perfect on all floors of my house, perfect going down my cement basement steps. Works everywhere, inside and out. Contract will be up soon. I'm not paying for their $100.00 "everything" plan. Will probaly switch to Virgin Mobile. They use Spirit services and that "everything" plan is under Fifty bucks. Go figure.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | McCallum St. | Lincoln Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19119 |

Outside is poor reception but you can hold a phone call, inside you have to open a window or get cut off every 10 seconds. It is an old building.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Locsut St. | 20th, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

I have never had any problems with Sprint in this neighborhodd or my building. I am considering in switching to AT&T, but not sure if my service will be worse or better.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Algard St. | Magee St., Philadelphia, PA 19135 |

I used to get three bars in my house. For the past few weeks I get no reception in my house, on the street or anywhere within a few blocks. Occasionally the phone jumps up to two bars but as soon as you try to make a call it drops down to zero and says call failed. My friend has Cingular and gets 4 bars in my concrete basement. When you call they claim that their map says you have coverage. I'm giving them another week to fix whatever the hell it is that they screwed up this month. If its not fixed by then I'm switching to Cingular.

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