Boston, MA 02111 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 54 Reviews)
2. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 58 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 34 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 135 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 310 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bynner St. | Day St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 |

Terrible reception inside, maybe one or two bars of 3G service at most. Constantly drops calls, I have to walk to a window to get service. 4G is nonexistent unless outdoors and even then is spotty.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | South Station, Boston, MA 02111 |

My service is always cutting in and out, and even when I have good service sometimes I just don't get text messages for about a half hour or so while walking around the city. If somebody texts me when I have bad service I won't get the text for several hours

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Coolidge Corner Brookline MA, Brookline, MA 02445 |

I used to get good reception in Coolidge Corner up to a month ago. I have a 3 G phone. For the last three weeks I got no reception except for one dropped call. My service is also non existent in the on Brookline Ave near the Boston line. Since I have been traveling a lot lately I notice a lot of other places where I can't get the service I used to get three months ago. I wonder if AT&T is cutting service to 3 G users. My son has 4 G and his only problems are occasional dropped calls. My wife who also has a 3 G phone has all of the above problems.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 16th Story of Work Building | PO Square, Boston, MA 02109 |

Had ATT forever (like, since it was CellOne Boston, then Cingular, etc.). Never had a problem. Got lured to T-Mobile - horrible coverage all around Boston. Dropped calls, static, SLOW data, etc. Tried Sprint. Same thing, except I now couldn't get calls even in my home. Back to ATT about 5 years ago. Even from the edge of the Grand Canyon, I get a good signal and data (albeit slow data on the canyon's edge). I know it costs more, but ATT's network is smooth and solid. So, unless the others step up, ATT it will be.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Chelsea Soldiers Home, Chelsea, MA 02150 |

Up on the hill my phone drops calls and rarely does it ever get 4glte for data. I have complained but some person in India doesn't really seem to care about my problems

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | One Devonshire Place | Washington St., Boston, MA 02109 |

Calls dropped most of time. Sometimes no signal on the bar, or maybe one bar. Could not wait for contract to end.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143 |

I'm very happy with my $30 / mo prepaid plan (unlimited texts, 5GB data before throttling, 100 mins voice). LTE data speed is amazing, often faster than WiFi! Switched from Virgin Mobile, and the improvement in coverage and speed was tremendous.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1 Emerson PL Off Blossom St., Boston 02114 | Across the St.From the Back of MGH, Boston, MA 02114 |

I cannot receive calls most of the time. Odd noises but no ringing to my apartment. My best clue is if the call goes to voicemail. Then when I check voicemail and if a message has been left I can call the parties back. Also, calls drop multiple times even when on the line with a Verizon technician in a call I initiate from home. Verizon says it is because my building is old, made of brick and or concrete. Verizon representative promised me that with a new phone and another 2 year contract nothing will improve in terms of my ability to get and hold calls while at home.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Massachusetts Ave. | Albany St., Cambridge, MA 02139 |

The reception is good on MIT campus and in my dorm on Albany St. Haven't had any dropped calls. I use wifi usually and can't comment on data.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Forbes St. | Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 |

Just moved here and reception is extremely poor inside my apartment.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 305 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139 |

Maseeh Hall on the MIT campus has extremely poor AT&T cell phone reception inside the dorm. I called AT&T customer service today and they basically said that they had good signals in the area and they blamed the "Maseeh architecture" for the poor indoor reception. After having been a AT&T customer for the last 30 or so years, I'm switching to Verizon. Verizon customers have much better reception inside Maseeh.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | South Point Channel | Summer St., Boston, MA 02110 |

I have bars and I have 3G showing and yet my apps fail, my internet sits and spins, and calls are fuzzy or drop every 20-30 seconds. I have horrible reception here in South Boston but also on the commuter train, in Back Bay and in the Financial District. I actually passed my destination because my phone's GPS said I was still 4 blocks away and it even had me indicated 3 streets over from where I was. The cell service in this city is horrific let alone trying to use data. It just plain doesn't work.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Comm Ave. | Harvard Ave., Allston, MA 02134 |

had good reception in my apartment for 9 years. now the sound cuts out all the time. I can only hear every 4th word of the caller and vice versa. I contacted Sprint and they claimed they are upgrading to 4G in my area.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Pleasant St. | Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139 |

I have no data at all in my building. I am paying $100 per month. ATT is the biggest rip off going. Can"t wait to switch!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Longwood Area, Boston, MA 02215 |

No service at all whatsoever if you are going in the basement or Lower Level floors in any of the hospitals. It is the worst! Even in higher level floors, service is very crappy. And the only reason I switched is because someone was paying my phone bill! I am so disappointed with T-Mobile!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pearl St. | Chestnut St., Cambridge, MA 02139 |

Even though t-mobile's coverage map shows us with great reception, it ain't so. We just switched from Verizon to T-Mobile for their prepaid service, and we have had really bad voice reception (barely intelligible), texts are not coming through, and forget the data. Stinks.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Pearl St. | Chestnut St., Cambridge, MA 02139 |

Always - not always perfectly - could get reception here with Verizon. Dumb phone.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Mass Ave.T Station, Boston, MA 02118 |

Data is slow to load however I never have any dropped calls.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 711 Atlantic, South Station | East / Beach St., Boston, MA 02111 |

Very poor reception. I'm thinking of leaving ATT for Straight Talk Wireless. Don't know if signals will be any better with ST and new phone, but couldn't possibly be any worse. AT&T definitely not worth their data / rate charge for this service.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Columbus and Wellington | Columbus and Wellington, Boston, MA 02118 |

Reception OK on Street, absent indoors; don't have twenty words unless I have to repeat or filibuster this

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