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1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 49 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 30 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 39 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 61 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 209 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ardleigh St. | Upsal St., Philadelphia, PA 19119 |

In a standard NW Philadelphia neighborhood with relatively few trees, Verizon reception is poor: one bar tops inside a standard twin house, maybe two bars if I'm outside. It was so bad, in fact, that I was willing to eat the early termination fee to switch to another carrier. I did this in 2006. I recently bought an iPad with Verizon 4G. This device has a much better antenna than my 2004 RAZR, but the results are still the same. Friends who visit can't use their Verizon devices either.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Passayunk Square | Broad and Dickinson, Philadelphia, PA 19146 |

I originally joined Sprint, after having both Verizon and AT&T to take advantage of the everything plan for $100. I was thinking that because I'm in a major city my reception would stay the same and I was wrong. Not only is the network slower than the other networks (my phone will time out before some web pages load) but I no longer have service in my home EVEN when I have on my wifi. I will be switching back to another network after this contract is done.

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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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