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Washington, DC 20036 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 23 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 16 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 31 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 0.8 star rating (0.8 stars | 4 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 81 Reviews)
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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Clydesdale Pl. | Adams Mill Rd., Washington, DC 20009 |

I have very poor reception in my unit on the 2nd floor of a large, brick building. I must stand near the windows to so much as send a text message. The reception in the street is better, but still below average. I think the topography of Adams Morgan plays a large part in the poor reception problem.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 16th St. | T St., Washington, DC 20009 |

don't mean to rub it in... but Cingular works for me!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Calvert (near the Bridge), Washington, DC 20009 |

I was so pumped when I got my Smartphone about a year ago, but I was living in Missouri at the time. Since I moved to DC about 9 months ago, I have been regretting my purchase, because my phone doesn't work with any other carriers except T-Mobile (of which I have not heard great things) and I can't have a conversation on this phone inside my house or in my office building. I haven't switched yet is because I use Windows music player and Outlook all the time and I have a 2nd cell from work (Sprint) that gets decent reception. Cingular also works great almost everywhere else in the country, and I travel a fair amount. All the same, maybe I should switch... I know Verizon does well in DC, but does anyone know how well it works in the rest of the country? What about international roaming... ?

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005 |

Verizon has excellent service everywhere in the city!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 13th and U St., Washington, DC 20009 |

I live in a townhouse around 13th and U St. and I get no reception in my house. zero bars! if I lean against window in specific room of the house I can have brief conversations before the call drops. it's totally ridiculous one of the two major cell phone service providers can't provide service in the heart of a major metropolitan area. it's not like i'm in idaho here, service in my house shouldn't be too much to ask. my roomates have verzion and get good reception everywhere, even in metro. Cingular blows.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 17th and I Farragut Building, Washington, DC 20006 |

I get no service here, in the metro, nor in most of hte buildings I go in. I travel around DC as part of my job and Cingular service is awful.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 14th | G NW, Washington, DC 20005 |

No reception inside building mid-block on G. Reception has never been a problem with this phone in DC or other cities, even in buildings.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 2480 16th St.NW / Dorchester House Intersection, Washington, DC 20009 |

I concur with the earlier customer's comments about the cellular reception at this address. I became a Cingular customer in October 2005. I didn't want trouble connecting with a new service and phone and was told by Cingular representatives that my model Motorola was known to work in basements had average receptivity. I purchased the phone and the service based on this. Around January 2006 service dropped. I spent months on the phone with Cingular and even time talking to their technicians about the towers. Service reps have been helpful and polite but can't do much except provide minutes back for dropped calls. They claim that a structure must have been built between this address and the Cingular tower between this address and the tower; thus, blocking line-of-site. This August 2006, service has been better. Is it cloud coverage boucing better signals back? Perhaps. I drop calls several times every day with Cingular. I hear Verizon works better at this location.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 24th St. NW | Between G / H St's., Washington, DC 20037 |

Just upgraded to Cingular GSM from AT&T TDMA in June / July 2006 both pre-paid plans. Until August 2006 coverage at my desk varied but I always got at least 1 bar. As of August 2006 I get "No Network" most of the day. In an office by the window and the signal coverage will be anything from 1 - 5 bars and without moving it will rapidly jump from one to another. It averages 2-3 bars. In the street outside it maxes out at 4, very occassionally 5. In park near Saudi Embassy I get 5 bars, cross to the middle of Virginia Ave. (all of 20 yards) and it immediately drops to 3 bars even though it is still out if the open. I had a similar problem last year and looking at posts on here, I can't help but wonder if every August Cingular works on transmitters before the GW students come back. Of course tech support knows nothing about it and insists that my handset must be faulty and exchanged, but I doubt that's the problem since I can get 5 bars out in the mountains in Front Royal, VA. It seems its either that the towers are over subscribed, or that some have been turned off.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S St. Nw | 15th Nw, Washington, DC 20009 |

there's a sink hole around my house here. I can't use my phone at home. its bad enough and Cingular's response is so poor that i'm considering paying to cancel the contract.

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