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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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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE Belmont | SE 32nd, Portland, OR 97214 |

I can not make calls from within my house. I must be in the street to be able to have a conversation.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Baseline | 185th, Beaverton, OR 97006 |

I live in the new apartments by the Max station, and I have to sit by my window or outside to get my phone to work. I continually get dropped calls, if I am calling from inside of my apartment. All other areas around Beaverton / Hillsboro / Aloha, I get 4 or 5 bars. I don't understand why I have so many problems when I live smack dab in the middle of these three areas.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Canyon Rd. | SW93rd, Portland, OR 97225 |

No reception at home. Droped calls coming west at the sylvan hills. Droped calls coming south on 405 at the Burnside exit. Droped calls somewhere on 84 W around Lloyd center exit. No reception out Farmington and 219. Considering I'm consistently in these places, it kinda sucks.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Canyon Rd. | 217, Portland, OR 97225 |

Most of the time, the reception is good. However, where I live is a black hole, coming up 26W around the sylvan hills consistently drops calls, and sometimes out in the boonies of Hillsboro it won't even have any signal. Friends also have problems where I live, regardless of who the carrier is, although Verizon seems to have less problems than AT&T / Cingular has. I'm hopeful that Cingular will get better and am getting a new phone, so I'll see how that goes.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bethany Area | Bronson Rd., Portland, OR 97229 |

Got this phone originally since it was essentially free for work. Should have known better, even though I am not paying for it in monetary terms--you can't even make a call. I would say on a daily basis 75% of calls are dropped, or I am not able to call because of the reception. Luckly I have another phone that is Verizon, and it works just fine. It is kind of ironic that I have to use my Verizon phone to call ATT / cingular and complain. I would say the excuse that they use that "Oregon is a new state that hasn't been upgraded to GSM" is a line. If they wanted to upgrade their infrastructure they could, but they choose not to. Not being able to get reception in the middle of a city is insane, I mean we are not talking about a remote location. The commercials for ATT / Cingular are hilarious---"more bars everywhere"--talk about funny. They need to get with the program---since their rep is essentially in the toilet from most people that I have talked to. If you want to be able to use your minutes get Verizon, for Cingular you can get the 50 minutes a month plan and not have to worry about going over... since you will never be able to call anyone.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Lincoln and Division, Portland, Portland, OR 97215 |

Ever since Cingular swallowed ATT, my cell phone service has been awful. Dropped calls. Low bars. Can't even get good reception in my own home. I'm switching.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Woodstock Neighborhood, Portland, OR 97206 |

This is my third phone and first with t-mobile. I hated ATT / Cingular and Sprint believed my entire home except for a corner of my kitchen was a roaming area. So far so good with this one. Reception is excellent to ok just about everywhere I have used it in Portland. No dropped calls. Phone is the cheapy that comes free. T-Mobile has been good about service too

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE Alberta | NE Rodney, Portland, OR 97211 |

While slightly better than before the ATT-Cingular merger the reception here is lame. Calls are frequently dropped insinde and outside. I rarely get more than 3-4 bars. Usually 1-2

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Lakeshore - Vancouver, WA, Vancouver, WA 98685 |

My company has used Verizon Wireless for the past two years. When our contract was about to expire we decided to try AT&T / Cingular's GSM service. Luckily we were only on a trial basis with AT&T because their coverage and call quality was horrible. We have since re-signed with Verizon for another two years. It will take a huge amount of improvement for AT&T / Cingular to get our business. Verizon works well in the metro, the mountains and the coast... you can't ask for more.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Murray | Farmington, Beaverton, OR 97005 |

Every now and then I get a dropped call. Almost every call has its cut in / outs. Quite annoying at times.

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