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Washington, DC 20020 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 21 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 10 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 20 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 16 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 72 Reviews)
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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 |

Not the best, but not the worst. It's spotty in random areas (like Vienna, VA) but for the most part decent. My 4G doesn't work on GU's campus (probably since it's right on the edge of the city) but works on The Hill and Georgetown neighborhood, and not outside city limits.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 22nd SE | T Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020 |

Just moved to SE from Alexandria VA and I ALWAYS loose reception coming down the hill of Good Hope Rd. (from the Alabama Ave. side). I also get poor reception in my home and have experienced dropped calls. I've had VZW for over 5 years now and have never experienced this.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 2nd St. NE | I St. NE, Washington, DC 20002 |

I live on the second floor in the Senate Square apartments (lexington building) Only get reception when standing next to windows. Got the mini-cell and it is better but still lacking.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Capitol Hill | Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20003 |

Just spent 2 hours on the phone with Verizon and Capitol Hill has been designated a Verizon KTA area, which means they know reception is poor, but can't or won't do anything about it. Voice reception is bad, esp. on the other end of calls. Their only suggestion is to buy the Verizon $199 network extender to work with YOUR broadband Internet service or return the phones for a credit. They will offer you a 50% discount on the network extender. Hope is works! The Droid Incredible is a cool phone with tons of features, but if you can't use it reliably for voice communications in your own neighborhood, it may not worth the money.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 3rd Street, NE | H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 |

I live on the 6th floor and have terrible reception. I am constantly dropping calls and have to sit at the window to carry on any type of conversation. I feel we all pay too much to have the terrible reception we are all expected to endure.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 11th St.SE | Pennsylvania Ave.SE, Washington, DC 20003 |

I barely get reception in the downstairs of my townhouse and not at all in the front room. The upstairs is better, but I frequently have calls dropped.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | I 295 | Malcom X Ave., Washington, DC 20032 |

The reception is terrible at my house! I want to know if its just my house or if it's the plan that I have.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Fairfax Village, Washington, DC 20020 |

I have a G1 (Android) and I get great service in my house and ok serivce at work South Dakota Ave NE. My web is also fast at both, but then again I also have a great phone. I had TMobile Flexpay for a year now and bill has been $104 - $106 EVERY month for 600min+myfaves+unl text / web+insurance (against loss!)+callertunes. I now have the option to have unl calls / text / web for $5 less but I don't want to lose myfaves (I never have overages). Sprint was my very first carrier, I hated their service most then customer service. Bills were ALWAYS a huge variation every month. Phone always OFF on $125 deposit. Phones were ok but I was always unhappy =( Then I had Boost. Service was even worse than Sprint which I thought was impossible. Get messages sometimes even a day later or not at all. Slowest web even. No 3G. No smartphones. No qwerty phones. Hated CHIRPING. Prices were great at $50 unl with no overages, phones were ok but always failed within months. (I got my white G1 in January and just replaced it from a loss but couldve sold it for $200 easy.) Then I had Virgin Mobile for a month since they had a fairly priced slider and $70 unlimited plan. Service was good. I HATED my phone and it was the best one they had to offer at the time. This was Dec 08 and they had that red and black slider. OMG I don't even remember what it was called. Web was only slightly faster than Boost but slower than Sprint. I dumped them in January 09 and have been HAPPY ever since!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | G St. NE | Maryland, Washington, DC 20002 |

I get very poor reception in my house. Calls are almost always dropped.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 15th St. NE | East Capitol, Washington, DC 20002 |

Virtually no reception at my new house--I receive messages hours after they were sent, and calls do not come through! There was good reception at my old place in Adams Morgan though. No reception inside my office around Penn and 19th NW.

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