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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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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Washington DC, NW, Washington, DC 20005 |

Verizon service is by far the best I've had in my 10 year plus relationship with cell phone company's. I had Sprint, Cingular, AT&T, Nextel, T-mobile, and none of them work as well as Verizon. I even have full service underground in the DC METRO when the other carriers dont. My phone still has analog ability so it is great for traveling, although I haven't used it in analog yet. I have been with Verizon for a year, and I don't remember the last time I had a dropped call. My phone isn't the most advanced piece of technology on the street, but it does what it's supposed to do, make and recieve calls. I do remember T-Mobile having decent service in DC, but beware, as soon as you leave the Metropolitan area, you are looking for trouble.

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 15th | Euclid, Washington, DC 20009 |

Horrible reception-- a few dead spots 15 feet from each other. Was told that on 14th St.there are broadcasting dishes that will interfere with Nextel reception... . T-Mobil customers do not have issues in this area- only Nextel

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 25th St.NW | K St., Washington, DC 20037 |

I always have five bars, but the calls drop after two minutes of talking to just about anyone. I had Verizon for a year before this and would recommend its' service. The Cingular service is not nearly as good. I wish I were not locked in for two years - if a cell phone company does not provide the service required of them, one should be able to discontinue service.

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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) | 23rd | H St. NW, Washington, DC 20052 |

I had AT&T TDMA for 4 years before switching. Granted I switched to GSM for about a month and was very disappointed so swithced back to my good ol' V60. Now I switched to Sprint and the service is great. The only reason I switched was because all of my friends who had Sprint never had any problems. Verizon sucks in this area, especially in any of the buildings. It's kind of a trade off. Where one service works, another won't and vice versa. I'm thinking about switching to Cingular now because of the merger and they have much better more mobile phones versus Sprint's older network.

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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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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 17th and S NW | Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009 |

Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Downtown, Capitol Hill, Metro System, Department Stores, Office and in my highrise not a single glitch. Strong signals everywhere and the package I purchased was generous. Have nothing but good to say about their support and Sprint's service!

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 15th | K St., Washington, DC 20005 |

Used to have TDMA which worked fine. GSM doesn't seem to work inside the building but would give it a 3-4 rating outside of the building.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 16th & S St. NW | 14th & P St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 |

New Cingular GSM netwok has very poor coverage in the Dupont East corridor.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 14th to 17th NW | P to U St., Washington, DC 20009 |

Outstanding reception on AT&T GSM service in the Dupont and Logan Circle areas.

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