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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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 12th South | Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

Two years and great call quality. Other than the rediculous high bills, I have have no complaints.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Henry Ave. | Dupont, Philadelphia, PA 19128 |

I have lived here for nearly three years without a problem. However for the past two weeks, getting my calls to go through is a chore. Also, almost every call I make gets dropped during some point during hte conversation. I am looking to change carriers asap.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Stenton Ave. | Anderson St., Philadelphia, PA 19119 |

Verizon just flat out sucks. Sucky phones and poor voice quality in most areas, but particularly in the house. I had Sprint, which was bad when I initially got it, but improved dramatically and I was satisfied. I was talked into switching into a family plan with Verizon with my sisters, because they said it would save me a lot of money and because "Verizon is the best." I do save SOME money, but I curse my cell phone and service everyday. The worst is that I'm stuck in the contract where my younger sister uses the majority of the minutes in addition. It's time to upgrade my phone, but I just don't what to do.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cresheim Rd. | Mt. Pleasant, Philadelphia, PA 19119 |

Barely works in or out of the house. Front yard, back yard, no dice.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 40th Ave. | Baltimore, Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

I get no reception in my apartment and basically have to step out every now and then find out if I've received a call or to make a call. I would not recommend T-Mobile to anyone.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Convention Center | 10th and Race, Philadelphia, PA 19107 |

Sprint has great service in this area. No dropped calls for me (5th floor of condo)

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 15th and Market, Philadelphia, PA 19102 |

The inability of both AT&T and Sprint to provide a reliable signal to customers who live and work in Center City Philadelphia high rises is appalling. Whether in my 25th floor office or my 23rd floor home, my Sprint service is constantly dropping calls, having no reception, and draining the cell phone battery like mad. My prior AT&T service was no better. There should be sufficient towers within the city to serve higher levels in buildings. There clearly is not.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Brighton | Whitaker, Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

For the past 2 years I have not got any reception indoors in any home on the 800 block of brighton st., right near Whitaker Ave. I cannot make or receive calls anyone in my house or the neighbors. I can ONLY make and receive calls outside ON THE STREET, and even with that I only get 2 bars. I can barely make / receive calls near a window. T-Mobile is crippled in this area. My step dad has Cingular and he has reception everywhere in the house, even in the basement! I can't wait to get rid of T-Mobile and move to Cingular, thanks T-Mobile for your worthless network! I have complained to T-Mobile numerous times but they claim to have "3 bars" on their coverage map, its a lie.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Walnut | 18th, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

reception is fine. but NO CALLS GET THROUGH. sometimes I have to dial 7+ times to reach someone, and texting is a nightmare of holding the phone in my hands and constantly resending mssgs over and over. lately it's been especially bad, dropped calls and network failures.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 |

On Campus reception sucks. It works out side of campus, but once you are in any building no bars or have to find signal by moving around. I think the wireless internet connection of temple interferes with T mobile service.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 900 Block Cathedral Rd. | Glen Roy, Philadelphia, PA 19128 |

My phone works perfect everywhere else. Here it is a black hole.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Cottman and Frankford, Philadelphia, PA 19136 |

I even get service in my basement. No dropped calls.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 23 / Walnut, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

Clear signal, no dropped calls... even works in my basement. Verizon is pricy, but worth it in my experience.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Aramingo Ave. | Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 |

For years, I had no problems with T-Mobile, then was convinced to try Verizon. As soon as I switched, I had very spotty connections in my house, I almost never have connections where I don't struggle to hear the entire conversation. My side of the convo constantly was "What? What did you say? Say that again." I'm lucky to have 2 bars anywhere in my house and no bars at all in the basement. With T-Mobile, everywhere in my house is full bars and great reception. If you're in Port Richmond, stay away from Verizon!

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Kensington and Front | Lehigh, Philadelphia, PA 19125 |

Verizon Wireless gets great reception in the Kensington area of Philly. I travel a lot in Eatern USA and have had no trouble with Verizon. (Meanwhile I have a friend who goes for miles and miles on major roads with no reception at all. I'll stick with Verizon!)

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 1400 Faunce St. | Summerdale Ave / cottom Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

t mobile all you get is excuse after excuse. sales person from store finally stated that there are problems with the service due to fox chase cancer center.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Comly St. | Oakland St., Philadelphia, PA 19149 |

phone worked everywhere except my house. couldnt receive calls therefore couldnt rely on phone... useless.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Temple, Philadelphia, PA 19122 |

Awful in buildings and even outside. Dropped call after dropped call.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Spruce | 10th, Philadelphia, PA 19107 |

Indoor reception is impossible. Outdoor reception is not good either. I can hardly carry on with a conversation when the call was dropped from time to time.

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Nextel

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 3601 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19142 |

nextel sucks - too many times, I cannot complete a call - called failed try again later, system busy try again later - user not available try again later - user busy in a3 - all when no one is on the phone. When I am in work I have full bars but calls go straight to voice mail the phone does not even ring. walkie talkie does not go thru half the time. I have called my phone from my office phone right next to it and call does not go thu, same with walkie talkie - someone should file a class action suit against Nextel - they can't provide the service they promise and they won't let you out of your contract so you are screwed either way

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