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Portland, OR 97217 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 98 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 81 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 139 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 66 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 464 Reviews)
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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Officer's Row | 5th and Reserve St., Vancouver, WA 98661 |

Reception fails often. "Emergency Only" signal appears often here. Phone continues to drop calls and goes completely blank as if off. This AT&T GSM network is over sold and grossly inadequate. Cingular uses AT&T systems here, so don't even consider them. Hard to go wirless in this part of the world.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Capitol Hwy | Mountain Park, Portland, OR 97219 |

I was a customer of AT&T for many years before they rolled out the GSM network. The TDMA reception was not the greatest where I lived (Mountain Park / Westlake / SW PDX near PCC) and AT&T told me how their GSM network would solve the bad reception problems. So I switched to their GSM service and that was a HUGE mistake. The coverage is terrible to begin with and the reception was horrible if it even existed. Most of the time when I was at home, there was no signal. To get any kind of signal I would have to walk around outside and stop as soon as there was some kind of reception. I have used the Nokia 7210, 3300, 8310 (I think that's the model) and the NEC 525. NONE of them had any better reception than the other, even though I was told by AT&T and the cell manufacturers that this model has better reception or that model has better reception. It's all a bunch of crap, the problem is the GSM network and the West Hills. It seems that any cell provider that I have tried has some issues with the West Hills, even if I'm standing 10 feet from a cell tower? Explain that one someone. I am currently on the Verizon Network and have a little better luck than when I was on the AT&T GSM network. But, when I'm at home or even near my home, I have to switch my Verizon (Motorola T730) phone into analog mode or it will drop calls or not connect while dialing. In digital mode at home, even if the reception meter is COMPLETELY FULL, it drops calls or won't dial out.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 136th | McGilvary, Vancouver, WA 98683 |

Can only get phone to work at all on east windows of my apartment.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Patton Rd | Talbot, Portland, OR 97210 |

T-Mobile has deserted the West Hills. It would be so easy to install additional cells, but nooooooo!

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Barnes Rd. | SW Miller, Portland, OR 97225 |

Very poor reception just off Highway 26. I have signal strength of 1-2 bars but phone will not ring or make a call. Very frustrating. Zero GSM service.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE 15th | Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 |

From NE Fremont to NE Alberta and MLK to 39th, it appears to be a near dead zone. Reception is very bad and I get lots of dropped calls. I get one bar in my house and two bars outside. The signal often switches to analog as well. Very unhappy with this poor coverage since I use the mobile primarily to make long distance calls from home.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cornell | AmberGlen, Beaverton, OR 97006 |

Major Suck! Drops calls and provides very poor voice quality.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | All over, Vancouver, WA 98661 |

I have had AT&T TDMA and GSM and NEVER have I been more satisfied with cell phone service (outside of my Moto DPC550 flip in 1992) than I am with my Verizon phone and service. My friend has Sprint and he doesnt have the coverage I do and my sister has T-MO and can't keep up with me... AT&T... Don't even bother, they are aweful... and this area doesnt even get the advantages of Cingular since they are not even in this area. :( Verizon in Vancouver / Portland is the best imho

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | SE Division | 30th Ave., Portland, OR 97202 |

Generally good reception with a few exceptions indoors--usually only when I'm deep inside a building do I lose a call.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005 |

GSM reception seems to be much better than the Siemens S46, although signal strength does drop at times, I have never had a dropped call. The Nokia phones seem to do a better job than the Siemens models in fringe areas, so keep that in mind when selecting a GSM phone.

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