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Portland, OR 97217 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 91 Reviews)
2. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 127 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 80 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 66 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 444 Reviews)
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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 1000' North of Sellwood Bridge, Portland, OR 97219 |

While inside the house (houseboat on the river, that is, a physical location lower in elevation than anywhere else in Portland where it is probably harder to "see" cell towers) in John's Landing area reception is marginal. Verizon seems to work better here (according to my neighbor, who pitched his ATT GSM phone for a Verizon model 18 months ago. Cingular seems to work acceptably in other areas of the city for me, but their coverage in the remote areas of northwest does not match Verizon's. I had an ATT TDMA phone prior to the Treo 650. Had similar problems while at home with it, but overall the TDMA reception was as good as Verizon's (except at my house. Considering getting a Wilson external whole-house antenna.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE Division | 68th AVE, Portland, OR 97215 |

Bad reception... can't hardly use my phone inside my house and I'll have full signal and still reception is choppy and I have FREQUENT dropped calls. When driving on the 84 or 205 still real bad... FULL SIGNAL and I'll have dropped calls and choppy reception. In Washington it's better... Portland reception sucks real bad, even downtown. The bars on my phone may say full, but doesn't mean it will work what so ever.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Capitol Hwy. | Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR 97219 |

3-4 bars mostly. Last year, service was pretty bad ie: dropped calls, calls not coming through, bad reception, etc. Now... ... it seems since Sprint bought-out Nextel things are much, much better! Anyone else experience this? I noticed not many comments on Sprint. Considered switching, but I just might stick with Sprint. Also, one last note, as long as I have one steady, stable bar- just 1, I get crystal clear calls!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Killingsworth and Alberta | NE 52nd, Portland, OR 97218 |

We had AT&T for several years and never had any problems. Had to do the Cingular switch because a phone got stolen - which coincided with moving from Sellwood to NE and now standing in the house or yard you can watch the bars go from 1 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 4 to none in a matter of minutes. During a 20 minute phone call we'll probably have to call back at least 3 times because the call drops - if I can make the call at all. Had a bunch of people over the pther night and had them all test their signal strengths - no one with AT&T / Cingular could get a good signal. Sprint was fair but also up and down, Verizon was pretty good, T-Mobile the winner. Now if only we could switch without it costing a fortune... ..

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 95th | Flavel, Portland, OR 97266 |

The shadow of Mt Scott seems to block out some reception; move around the mountain or up it and signal returns to 5 bars.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Halsey | 122nd, Portland, OR 97220 |

70% of calls are good. I blame reception more on the phone than the network, my old Nokia worked fine here. Halsey / Glisan near Glendover Golf Course drop almost all the time for me.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | SE 39th Ave. | SE Holgate, Portland, OR 97202 |

Given my experience with the SE Division dead spot (30th to 40th), where I work, and the SE Belmont dead spot (15th to 35th), where I used to live, I consider myself lucky to live at this intersection, which is one of the best places to talk on a T-Mobile in the city, as far as I can tell.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | SE Division | SE 30th To SE 43rd, Portland, OR 97202 |

Huge dead spot, calls drop almost every time I drive down this busy, thriving street almost in the middle of town. This is more or less comparable to having no reception in, say, Brooklyn Heights. This area is urban, not far-flung wilderness; you'd think you could get calls here.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | N. Channel Ave., Portland, OR 97217 |

Reception seems to be getting worse and worse as time goes by. I can't get reception sitting at my office desk and I'm on the 2nd floor of a 2 story building.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hwy. 224, Portland, OR 97222 |

Ever since AT&T 7 Cingular joined up, its been a nightmare. I get fast busy signals in the evenings and dropped calls constantly. In the daytime, people tell me that they called and heard the phone ring, but I didnt. They say its an equipment issue but Im positive its not because my friends experience the same problems.

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