Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 47 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 28 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 39 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 57 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 200 Reviews)
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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Wissahickon and Rittenhouse Intersection, Philadelphia, PA 19144 |

maybe i'm getting good karma after suffering with reception issues with Cingular for so long, but now with verizon, and with a good phone (probably something to do with it as well) I have not gotten anything less than perfect and I live on the bottom floor of a big building with lots of trees around. Even in the basement level of the apt. complex I get 5 bars. When i'm outta da house, I still have perfect reception. its been so good that if I go down to 3 bars i'm thinking wtf is going on, even 4 bars rarely happens. the only place I have any issues at all is on the basement level of where I go to school, but considering that NOBODY else ever has reception down there no matter what carrier they have, except a few other Verizon people, and the fact that I sometimes have enough bars there to carry out a phone call, i'd say thats pretty good. btw, my problems with Cingular were befor I moved so I have no idea how it measures up in this area.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Center City Phila., Philadelphia, PA 19135 |

To all you people who think T-Mobile is so bad: They're just started a few years ago and have been improving a lot since then. I've had them since the beginning and now their service works just about everywhere. They're even starting to roll out a 3G network.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | W Spencer | 10th, Philadelphia, PA 19141 |

There is nothing worse than Nextel, I travel the Blvd. NJ Olney etc. It is embarassing to try to have a business conversation since so many calls are dropped or no signal is available. Beware!

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Broad and Lehigh, Philadelphia, PA 19132 |

I can have a full signal one moment and nothing in the next. Nextel sucks

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Mayfair | Cottman To Harbison, Philadelphia, PA 19149 |

Very poor reception along Frankford Ave corridor, especially from Tyson Ave to Harbison Ave. Little or no reception indoors.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 34th St. | Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

With my W800i and T-Mobile service, I get 4-5 bars outdoors. However, I step indoors a few feet, I get no reception at all. This is also true at my home in ZIP code 19422, as well as at work 19104.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 42nd Ave. | Chester Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

only get reception in two areas of my house. reception is absent throughout most of house.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 70th and Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia, PA 19142 |

Good reception in the area regardless of in or outside the house.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Temple U, Philadelphia, PA 19122 |

Works outside on campus fine. Not at ALL inside buildings.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | City Ave. | Presidential City, Philadelphia, PA 19131 |

nextel's reception is by far the worst in the philadelphia metro area. i've had Verizon and T-Mobile as carriers before, and never had any problems until I made one of the worst decisions of my life by choosing nextel / sprint. even after the merger, the service seems to be getting worse. not only is the reception light years away from other carriers, nextel's customer service is atrocious. i've never had such rude customer service reps since i've dined at any restaurant on city ave. bottom line, I will NEVER choose Nextel as a service provider again nor do I recommend ANYONE to choose nextel, EVER!

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 24th | Chestnut, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

I had Sprint before and it was terrible--constant dropped calls. Verizon reception is fairly good in my apartment and all through Center and Old City.

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Nextel

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Godfrey Ave. | 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19141 |

The reception out here isnt bad, but the way the houses are made, I believe that they are the reasons why we have so many deadspots. I get reception outside of my home, ut the moment I step in my door, the phone reception dies (for every carrier). I have a hot spot in my room where I will get 3 to 4 bars, but I have to keep the phoen there and use a bluetooth headset to talk without movign the phoen due to fear of lost reception.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Godfrey Ave. | 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19141 |

The reception out here isnt bad, but the way the houses are made, I believe that they are the reasons why we have so many deadspots. I get reception outside of my home, ut the moment I step in my door, the phone reception dies (for every carrier). I have a hot spot in my room where I will get 3 to 4 bars, but I have to keep the phoen there and use a bluetooth headset to talk without movign the phoen due to fear of lost reception.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 25th | Parrish, Philadelphia, PA 19130 |

T-Mobile offers very good reception throughout the Fairmount neighborhood, both inside and outside of buildings. Visitors with Verizon plans have a very hard time with reception in this area. Why can't Verizon fix this? It's been this way for years. I'd love to switch but reception in my residence is a must, so I'm staying with T-Mo.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Girard | Front, Philadelphia, PA 19123 |

Love Verizon it gets reception when I need it to and I can sometimes even get reception underground on the train.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 719 Millwood Rd. | Bloomfield, Philadelphia, PA 19115 |

I get little to no reception in my house. As soon as I go out side I get at best 2 bars.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Cheltenham Ave. | Cheltenham&upsal, Philadelphia, PA 19150 |

Most of the time Reception is cool, it's the voice quality thats bad. I find myself self saying what did you say over and over again, also ringtones volume is low compared to other phones.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Veree and Rhawn, Philadelphia, PA 19111 |

Worked fine until Nov. of 05 and then I would get a continuosly fluctuating signal and almost any call over 5 min. would be dropped. Sometimes I get bars, but it won't let me make a call. T-Mobile gave me an excuse about aligning towers to fix it, but nothing has changed in months.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | All, Philadelphia, PA 19126 |

For the most part I've had VZW for about 7yrs and its been great. However there phones suck compared to other companies. Sprint / Nextel has the flyest phones but the worst service.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Broad St. | Olney Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19120 |

Only one dead spot on Germantown Av. in Mt. Airy. Great phone. Too bad they don't offer this one anymore.

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