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Washington, DC 20011 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 20 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 57 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 54 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 52 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 210 Reviews)
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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rhode Island Ave. | 12 Ths St. NE, Washington, DC 20018 |

Nextel has lousy coverage in NE DC. Very problematic along Rhode Island Ave, Home Depot, Brookland areas as well as driving on the Baltimore Washington Parkway. I am dropping Nextel for Verizon.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | U | 13, Washington, DC 20009 |

The Service has been rock solid for years. But a few months ago I started missing random calls... only to be notified of voicemail hours later. The phone always showed full service level.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Tivoli Theater | 14th and Irving, Washington, DC 20010 |

Though reception is great and I rarely have clarity issues, Sprint seems completely unwilling to help me out since I have an older phone. Their service center wouldn't update the firmware even though when calling customer service they said I should get it updated there. They claimed this might fix the dropped calls, non-getting of calls, etc (even with full 5 bars and ability to call out), though none of the many reps could tell me exactly HOW the firmware was able to cause this problem. Sprint provided NO resolution to this problem, therefore they are losing my business.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Bladensburg Rd. | NY Ave., Washington, DC 20018 |

I dont think Nextel is of any use in DC unless you just want to use it for that direct calls or walkee takee thing. If u live or work in DC, just look for another company.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Bladensburg Rd. | NY Ave., Washington, DC 20018 |

I Never had problem with AT&T since I started using Samsung X426, I had a Seimens phone before this and that was just a mess.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 500 5th St. NW (National Academies Keck Building) | E St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 |

In the National Academies' Keck building: no reception in most areas on the first floor, second floor, third floor, or fifth floor. Close to north-facing windows: zero or one bar. I would just set my cell phone to forward all calls to my work phone. Someone with Nextel service had great reception, though, even near the elevator. Also, south-facing offices on the fifth floor get some signal (carrier unknown). Out of the building: four bars.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 22nd St.NE | South Dakota Ave., Washington, DC 20018 |

No reception in or around my house. Have to go outside and down the street for the bars to come on! That's sad.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | New Mexico Ave. / Chef Geoff's | Macomb, Washington, DC 20016 |

For the first time ever (4 years now) I was able to get 4 bars in the middle of the restaurant, until the ATT / Cingular merger, I was only able to get 1 bar, and that was only in the front of the restaurant near the window - very impressive.

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US Cellular

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Conn Ave. | P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 |

T-Mobile coverage is very poor at Dupont Circle. I can go days without service in my office and have to walk down to M St. before I get a decent signal. I'm going to switch to ATT / Cingular.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Minter Place, Takoma Park, MD 20912 |

Verizon reception at my parents' house is extremely poor. They often have to stand in a doorway to avoid being dropped, and when I visit my phone often spends the entire day dropping in and out of analog roam mode.

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