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New York, NY 10036 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 28 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 30 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 50 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 13 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 128 Reviews)
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Cricket

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | The Gavilliabt Hotel | 48th St., New York, NY 10036 |

Had only one signal bar. Although I have not experienced dropped calls, but data was coming at a snail's pace. I find across time square and Manhattan AT&T service is very poor. Cricket uses AT&T service. 2 MB download and 5MB upload. It should be 8 MB down and 8MB upload.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 357 West 53rd St., New York, NY 10019 |

AWFUL! Service disappears for hours without even changing locations. Sometimes the service is fine, sometimes it doesn't exist.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 28th St., New York, NY 10001 |

DO NOT OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH SPRINT. THEY LITERALLY STEAL MONEY AND THEN GIVE YOU SOME NEW CONTRACT POLICY EXCUSE. NO ONE GENUINELY GIVES A CRAP. NOT TO MENTION 800$ PAYMENT ON MY BILL FOR SOMETHING NO CUSTOMER REP CAN EXPLAIN. WARNING DO NOT OPEN WITH SPRINT.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 43rd St. | 10th Ave., New York, NY 10036 |

TBH, I've never had a problem with Sprint service until I moved to this apartment. The service on 10th Ave. is practically non-existant

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Gray Bar Building, New York, NY 10170 |

I have to stick on my office window to talk on my cellphone. I am lucky if I get 2 bars. I am paying $95 a month for 5 G. Funny.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 6th Ave. | 53rd, New York, NY 10019 |

No data, calls drop - no service

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US Cellular

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Times Square, New York, NY 10036 |

Lycamobile works ok around New York but we will wait and see for the rest of the country and will report back

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 37th and 10th, New York, NY 10018 |

Works well for me through out the city (NY)

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Macy's, New York, NY 10018 |

The other reviews on here don't take into account this is NYC, even though some of the reviewers appear to live and work here. New York has several complications for cell phone carriers. Tall buildings is one obvious one. Cell phone towers have limits to their range. When you work in a tall building on a floor above 20 or so, you can probably expect poor service unless your building has some way to boost signal strength. My suggestion is if you have a phone that allows you to connect to the internet wirelessly, do so. Some providers (T-Mobile is one) even allow you to make phone calls through this wireless connection. This problem with tall buildings is common to any cell phone provider in New York. Another issue of course is the large underground rail and subway system. Cell phone providers have begun creating a network at the platforms. You can get service at most platforms in Manhattan and in some platforms in the other boroughs. Service while on a moving train is almost non-existent, as it would require allowing the providers to get into the tunnels to set up some sort of continuous network. For now, it doesn't exist, and it doesn't matter which provider you have, the issue is the same. Most New Yorkers know their smartphones won't work while the train is in motion and underground. Other than these two instances, I have great service anywhere I have been in NYC. I understand that tall buildings and subway tunnels are a tough issue for the providers to resolve. Just be realistic in your expectations. What you really should be concerned with is when one provider can't get decent service in NYC where others have no issue (Sprint). If you live here, switch to someone else. If you're just visiting, grin and bear it or pick up a prepaid phone from another carrier that you can use while here.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Sixth Ave. | 49 St., New York, NY 10020 |

Very poor data connection Most of the time spins to get the tower

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