Philadelphia, PA 19112 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.9 star rating (2.9 stars | 25 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.8 star rating (2.8 stars | 32 Reviews)
3. Sprint 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 20 Reviews)
4. AT&T 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 29 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 123 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Market St. | 19th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

Data has slowed to a standstill in center city on 4G during business hours. Phone has become unusable. plus side, no longer worried about data limits.. I never get any anyway!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 45th St. | Sansom, Philadelphia, PA 19139 |

I have almost no reception in my house. It is spotty at best, and conversations sound underwater, going in and out of reception. Sometimes I walk around the block outside to make a call.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 48th Street... Upenn, Philadelphia, PA 19143 |

I bought my wife a Sprint phone with Wimax and 3g access. She works at uPenn (34th street) and we live at 48th street. She almost never gets internet access in either location OR elsewhere in the city. The voice service works well though.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | TD Bank | 18th and Walnut, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

Is anyone else out of service in cc Philly? I have been out of service for 10 days with Consumer Cellular with AARP program that I am told uses AT&T towers. First I am told that the 4 towers in the area are "severely degraded" and being fixed by last Saturday. They changed their story and sent me a new SIM card and phone is still not working Consumer Cellular is the worst.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Red Bank Ave., Thorofare, NJ 08086 |

We moved to Verizon a couple years ago after being with Sprint for years. The coverage for both has been spotty in West Deptford. Verizon may be a little worse. Considering moving to T-Mobile because of the price. My Verizon bill is crazy expensive for the share everything plan. Just worried about Tmobile's service outside of my house because I travel alot.I rarely have problems with service or dropped calls. My friends / family that have ATT all drop calls constantly. I've never dropped a call on Verizon or sprint. Thats my only concern with Tmobile.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | City Hall | 16th and Market, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

There is a serious deficiency in the amount of towers and bandwidth allocated by Verizon for users in the heart of center city Philly. The response and data speeds are so slow that on a number of occasions trying to use speedtest it just times out. Verizon is well aware (just talk to any of the people working at the Market St. store) of the lack of throughput that is available. Basically it comes down to too many users and not enough towers to accommodate the load.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 220 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 |

There are no Towers in the Society Hill Area of Philadelphia.. Not sure why would the city of 1.5 million people have gaps of service. Unacceptable!

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Center City, Philadelphia, PA 19103 |

I don't understand my problems with reception. The network just keeps timing out. I have 4 bars and it says 3G but sometimes I try to access my email or send a text and it just won't go through. Currenly I've been trying to send a once sentence email for the past hour and a half. That is not 3G. It just spins and nothing happens. I have an iPhone 5.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Broad St. | Broad and Red Bank Ave., Woodbury, NJ 08096 |

got Sprint galaxy s lll with LTE but have no LTE coverage or any coverage or that matter 3g is beyond slow this aweome phne but Sprint says there is nothing wrong with its network wouldnt recommend Sprint PCS in south jersey to anybody had to call the BBB just to get out my contract

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Philly , Buist Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19142 |

Just switched to Sprint to get on my girl's plan worst decision ever. I get no service most of the time I have to switch to WiFi. Sold us a 4g LTE phone but don't provide the service in philly. Stuck on 3g the most bars I ever get is 2-3 nothing more. Connection times out all the time. Sprint sucks and is robbing people by charging for 4g service and doesn't even cover the area.Leaving Sprint ASAP

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Baltimore | Lansdowne, Lansdowne, PA 19050 |

Good service. Virtually no dropped calls. Calls always go through on the first try. Surprised Verizon has such a low rating here.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | E. Clinton Ave. | White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ 08107 |

I started having problems with T-Mobile in Dec 2011, I was losing reception in my house,I had 1 bar on the phone while in my dining room and I would go to zero bars in the living room or the basement. I went T Mobile and they told me my phone was outdated (Blackberry Pearl flip) I got stuck with another 2 year contract and got a Windows phone,it was worse than the Blackberry,I had it 3 days and went back and complained,they gave me a Mytouch, this phone didn't drop calls in my house,because it wouldn't accept calls in my house or within a 2block radius,no texting or calls. I complained again,they said they were working on the towers,I just canceled my contract with T Mobile citing Breach of Contract on their end for failing to give me the service I was paying for.i haven't signed with another carrier yet.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 47th and Chestnut St, University City, Philadelphia, PA 19143 |

AT@T signal strength is absolutely horrible to the point that I don't bother with using it anymore in my neighborhood. I give up! I live in University City one of the major areas of Philadelphia. I live in the company of 3 universities and 2 of the top Universities in the world. Living with prominent professors, doctors etc.. Also, 2 of the top hospitals Univ of Penn, Children's, Hosp of Phila). I called AT@T to complain, useless! This is the 5th largest city in the country but AT@T doesn't seem to care!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Passayunk Square | Broad and Dickinson, Philadelphia, PA 19146 |

I originally joined Sprint, after having both Verizon and AT&T to take advantage of the everything plan for $100. I was thinking that because I'm in a major city my reception would stay the same and I was wrong. Not only is the network slower than the other networks (my phone will time out before some web pages load) but I no longer have service in my home EVEN when I have on my wifi. I will be switching back to another network after this contract is done.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Center City, Philadelphia, PA 19130 |

Well the use of a "Reception Rating" doesn't adequately reflect my experience with T-Mobile in Philadelphia. When I moved to Philly, I purchased the best phone out there, the Galaxy S2, drooling to take advantage of T-Mobile's "The Nations Fastest 4G Network". So the reality of the situation, while in Center City (where I work and live), I almost always have 4-5 bars of signal which the phone thinks is 4G. However the data service while in 4G is HORRIBLE! Let me say it again, HORRIBLE. Most often my data service is non-existant and if it does happen to work, VERY VERY VERY SLOW. I actually stopped by the T-Mobile store on Market St., and was told that "We know there is a problem with 4G, there is only a single 4G tower for all of Center City. We recommend you put the phone into GSM mode (ie 2G) and us it that way." WOW, so let me get this straight, I just purchased a $500+ phone and you think it is OK to simply use 2G for data.. give me a break! To T-Mobiles credit, I have complained enough that they now credit be $5 / month more than what I pay for the service, so I will stick it out hoping for better service in the future. But for a new customer looking for 4G in Philly, look to Verizon or there, dont even consider T-Mobile.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 48th St. | Springfield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 |

My signal is getting worse inside my house, and outside. I used to be able to go outside and reliably maintain signal - now that isn't always so. Don't know if this is a function of my iPhone or the towers, but am very frustrated.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 4th | Vine, Philadelphia, PA 19106 |

I've had 3 generations of iphones at this location and have rarely seen above 1 bar of phone service. (The data is no problem.) It's a shame that my phone can't be used as a phone.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lamont Ave. | Glen Ave., Glenolden, PA 19036 |

About 4-monts ago I started to loose reception on my Nextel network AT THE ABOVE LOCATION. I had this network for 4 plus years so this is something new to me. Now, I cannot make calls at all. Is their maintenance going on that will correct this problem? I use this Nextel network for work as I am a manager for the US Postal Service and must make calls to work from home. 267-236-2224 Nextel cell number Thanks, Paul C.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Broad St. | Oregon Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145 |

Time to leave Sprint... had I known at the time they are selling LTE devices with NO LTE NETWORK I never would have renewed my damn contract! What good is having one of the newest, best, fastest devices out if your stuck on 3G with no LTE turn-on date in the near future??!

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Oregon Ave. | 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19145 |

Get reception in my house, but when leaving area goes down to 1 or 2 bars, then none. I work in Center City, and I get zero reception 90% of the time. Instead of even 3G, I get the circle with a line through it. I have to reboot or walk towards Market St. to get reception, which is spotty at best. I've been with TMobile for 7 years, and I love my plan ($) and customer service, but the reception is absolute garbage. I will be cancelling my contract this week.

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