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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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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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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