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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) | SW Beaverton / Hillsdale Hwy. | Dosch Ave., Portland, OR 97201 |

The entire area from SW Broadway by Council Crest all the to SW Vermont has very bad coverage, I'm guessing due to the tower locations on the hills. The Terwilliger curves area also has notoriously bad cell phone and radio reception, probably for the same reason.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Capitol Hwy. | Multnomah Village, Portland, OR 97219 |

The absolute worst reception is here at home. Elsewhere, it's pretty good.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | SW 6th Ave. | SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97204 |

I work downtown Portland on the top floor of a building along SW 6th Ave. Starting September 1st 2004, I get dropped calls every day receiving and sending calls from within the building where I work. Middle of conversation and suddenly call is dropped. Meter reads 3 bars; yet call is dropped. Other times, I get 1-2 bars then jumps to 4-5 bars then back to 0 bars (and "no reception" message) - all within the same minute. But if I go outside the building, reception is OK - 3-4 bars. A few dropped calls. The first 45-days, reception was great. No problems. No dropped calls at all. Indoors or outdoors. But starting September 1st 2004, something changed on AT&T Wireless' GSM. Brand new Motorola T721 phone in mid-July 2004. I have purchased a new battery (on AT&T Wireless Customer Care recommendation). Phone still drops calls from inside the office where I work. And I do charge phone overnight and then use battery until drained. Then, recharge overnight. (Normally, Fridays the battery is low; so Friday nights, I charge battery overnight and begin anew Saturday)

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | I-5 | 4th Plain, Vancouver, WA 98660 |

I have been nothing but pissed off at the horrible GSM AT&T coverage I have in the Portland / Vancouver area. This feeling is reflected by many of my friends. Dropped calls and garbled voice all the time. And on major freeways! I used to have TDMA with AT&T Wireless and the covergae was excellent. Do not make the switch!

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 63rd | Andresen, Vancouver, WA 98662 |

AT&T is terrible. Their TDMA coverage is better. I live in this vicinity and cannot hold a call. My wife has TDMA and her phone works fine. The crazy thing is that there is a AT&T Wireless Store at this intersection. An employee informed me (when I went in to complain about the reception) that they have a booster in the attic so that the demo phones will work in the store, otherwise there is no reception in their store. In 2 weeks I am going to try someone else.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE 13th | Tacoma St., Portland, OR 97219 |

I've found that no matter what time of the day it is, when passing through the Sellwood neighborhood, I'd be lucky to retain a call. I'd have to say that 9 out of 10 calls would be dropped if not all of them. And ones not dropped, would become garbled. And this was with two bars on the reception meter. Yet I could send and receive calls from work which was an older building made of concrete. Go figure.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE 30th | Holgate, Portland, OR 97202 |

It is hard to accept the fact that my cell phones from 5 years ago work much better than my new one on AT&T GSM plan. My family is so fustrated that we have learned the art of understanding a conversation by only hearing every other word. Terrible....

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Village Loop | McGilivary, Vancouver, WA 98683 |

I have AT&T for a year I started with a Nokia 3590 and had terrible recpetion at home, I could stand outside but not inside and you had to make sure the antenna faced North. I than got an LG4011 and had similar experience. I recenlty got the LG G4015 and have great reception inside and out. I have only lost one call on it and that was while I was traveling in the back country. This phone is amazing, I do not even have an antenna booster.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lakeshore Ave. | From 99th to Seward Rd., Vancouver, WA 98685 |

Absolutely no reception. T-Mobile gets full service while AT&T displays "Emergency Only use on T-Mobile reception." Fruit Valley to Lakeshore Ave. between 99th and Seward Rd. to 134th St. has no service to poor service. Awful.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Patton | SW Humphrey, Portland, OR 97221 |

Reception is really poor on the entire West Coast. And really annoying - even if you have 4 bars, you can't hear or be heard in the conversation. Best feature: Call forwarding. Need to change contract in November...

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