Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 49 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 31 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 | 207 Reviews)
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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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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Christian and 24th, Philadelphia, PA 19146 |

Has anyone else been having problems in the evening? I am getting full bars but the other party can barely hear. I am assuming it is my phone but I want to check before I buy a new one.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | (Chestnut Hill) | Mermaid Ln and GermanTown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 |

I live in Chestnut Hill on Mermaid Lane and walk my Dog every night. I find several blind spots with AT&T service. As I walk towards GermanTown I dropped service completely for a block and then it picks up a week signal at GermanTown. Did the same thing with T-Mobile and Sprint, Verizon was the best but I would drop signal completely in my house with them which was a whole differnet issue. No provider has been perfect and I've had the big Four and can only say you get what you pay for. Verizon is the best overall, AT&T is better in some places and has a few extra's. Verizon has much better cust. serv., not better than T-Mobile but the service with T-Mobile was no where near Verizon. Currently I am with AT&T, mainly for the sim card and ability to switch phones freely.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 11th St. | Godfrey Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19141 |

one dead spot on 11th st between 66th and 12th. It happens EVERY time.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Medford Rd. | Byberry Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154 |

my phone totally sucks in my house! if I walk outside 30 feet I get 2 or 3 bars. have alot of dropped calls. although driving thru the city the signal is not that bad.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Del Aire Landing Complex | State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19114 |

Within my building (#6) there is not reception for ATT / Cingular and has not been for over 2 years. If I walk outside the building about 30 feet, I can pick up a weak signal. Verizon actually works within the building.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | HuntingPark Ave. | Glendale St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 |

Great reception usually during the day, after 5 or 6 no reception, dropped calls, calls fail or I get someone else then the intended person I tried calling. Was told by T-Mobile my signal gets scattered and should turn my phone off and then on so that the closest tower will pick up my signal. Nope, I believe the problem is congestion, too many people using cells during the evening hours. I pretty fed up with this losey service and hope T-Mobile will reimburse my lack of use and be held responsible for any emergency that I can not make a call for. NOT HAPPY!

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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

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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