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Portland, OR 97233 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 47 Reviews)
2. AT&T 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 58 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 25 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 50 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 211 Reviews)
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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | E Burnside | SE 20th, Portland, OR 97214 |

Lousy, lousy, lousy. Dropped calls, garbage conversations, lame. T-Mobile response? "If you look at our coverage map... ", like I need to look at a map to find out I'm getting sucky coverage? "If I were you I'd buy a new phone." Oh, aren't you special. "Try power cycling." -- You know, turning your phone off an on. Got this response from 3 different people who all had access to the same history of my complaints.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | SE Powell | SE 26th, Portland, OR 97202 |

I have lived in 2 different parts of Portland and I work in Beaverton. I love Sprint! I have only had maybe 5 dropped calls in 2 years. I have great reception pretty much where ever I go.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE 7th and Oregon St., Portland, OR 97232 |

I agree. Since Cingular and ATT merged, reception went to hell. Can't even use my phone at my office. I have dual mode with GSM but can't even get VM messages unless I manually switch back to TDMA. Also lousy in 97232. Calls dropped and people trying to call me back don't even ring through. I get VM from people TRYING to call when the phone hasn't even rung.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Terwilliger Curves | I-5, Portland, OR 97230 |

Drops out around curves. Also have some dead areas along I-84.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE 16th | Stark, Portland, OR 97214 |

Flaky reception in or around a 20 block radius up to about the 50th block.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | NE Glisan St. | NE 201st AVE, Fairview, OR 97024 |

In my concrete walled (bunker, lol) office. Outside reception jumps to 5 bars.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hawthorne District, Portland, OR 97214 |

Terrible service; worse since the Cingular takeover. Frequently have to make several attempts to make outgoing calls before it will go through. Frequently my calls are disconnected in the middle of a conversation. A more recent phenomenon is that in the middle of a call the signal will drop out, then I will hear repeated clicks, and 5 to 10 seconds later the call will come back in. This sometimes happens multiple times in a call. I called AT&T to complain and the woman said, as if she could care less, "There's nothing we can do about it. Maybe you should get a new phone." But I replaced this phone three times in the past year (never buy NEC phones). I'm seriously considering spending $175 to get out of my contract. I'm increasingly frustrated by the day. I know several people who have Verizon and they love it and never have problems.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Burnside | 12th, Portland, OR 97214 |

Calls get dropped ALL the time. This just started happening two months ago, which was 1 yr into a 2yr contract. Our phones are not the problem, nor is reception. They are simply oversubscribing their network. Often after a call is dropped I get "No Service" the first few times I try to redial the call. Same thing happens to my wife all the time. Here is the cell service business model: 1) Load up thousands of customers on 2 year contracts and then stop expanding your network. 2) Laugh all the way to the bank at customers who were stupid enough to trust you.

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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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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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