4-5 bars most of the time in my area, yet 50% of the time calls are dropped or say "call failed". Text messages are often delayed anywhere from 30 mins to several hours. Pretty bad.Was this review helpful to you?
In the Brooklyn neighborhood (near Ross Island Bridge) call reception is good 3-4 bars, but internet is a bit slow inside my apartment. I work on the northwest end of Hwy. 224 and call reception is good 3-4 bars, and internet is pretty fast as long as I'm outside, or near a window. I dog-sit regularly at a house on SE Woodstock and 36th and the call reception is fine outside, but internet is slow and the phone is almost unusable indoors 0-1 bar.Was this review helpful to you?
Horrible reception for being on one of the highest hills in town! I have to be in a 2 foot square spot in my kitchen to actually receive calls. Most of the time a call comes in and goes straight to voicemail. I don't even know I've gotten a call until I get the voice mail alert!Was this review helpful to you?
0~1 bar inside our house. Barely workable when stepping outside onto the street. We bought a MicroCell - which is down most of the times. Don't bother. Then we installed an omni directional antenna near the tip of a 60+ ft cedar tree, and connected it via a 100ft ultra low loss cable to an amplifier and in-house antenna. Now we can talk inside the house most of the times. I may replace the omni directional antenna in the tree with a directional.Was this review helpful to you?
I can reiterate a lot of what other folks have already said about Sprint service in the Portland, OR metro area. I can also speak to service in the Salem / Keizer area. I took my phone in several times for service thinking all the dropped calls (even outside, no buildings involved) were my phone being a lemon. Turns out it has always been my carrier. I have a Samsung Epic 4G. I also think the 4G is a myth, at least in NE pdx. It wastes more battery looking than I've ever used on purpose! Around the house it will look like I have from 1 to 3 bars. I have three right now. I go to make a call, it drops to 0 to 1 bar. My girlfriend in Keizer has Verizon. She never has trouble with her phone. I will be on the phone with her, and the call will drop 1 to 3 times. If we get to three, she is so irritated we're done talking for the night. I don't blame her! It is incredibly irritating to get interrupted by technology 15x / week or more. Drops happen everywhere else locality wise and line-wise too, she is just the one I talk to the most. We go hiking and she has a bar literally in the middle of nowhere in a valley between two mountains! Don't know how Verizon does it. She had to make a call once in the middle of a backpacking trip to the 3 sisters while in the tent! My phone lost reception before the first side-road off the main highway and wasn't useful thereafter except to drain the battery searching. In a nutshell, you will pay more for Verizon, but with things like a credit union discount (10% / month), and combining centurylink if you have it in NE and other parts of PDX, you can totally do Verizon and have the prices comparable or lower than Sprint. Contract is finally done, switching very soon.Was this review helpful to you?
I work at the zoo. Reception up here is none - poor. I, unfortunately, need my phone for work. It is causing me to look at Verizon. There are alot of AT&T users up here with bad reception. Help us out AT&T!Was this review helpful to you?
Two bars of voice-only coverage at best in the SE. 2G and 3G data connections frequently drop out altogether and cannot be relied upon. 4G is slightly more available when outdoors but less stable, and low signal strength is evident in both low dbs and reduced battery life. Put simply, you will not get reliable 3G data coverage with Verizon when you're south of Burnside and west of 52nd, indoors or out. You might get enough 4G coverage for navigation to work, but it's spotty. Streaming audio or video on 3G or 4G is not happening.Was this review helpful to you?
i've been with T-Mobile since 2003 and had no reception problems in LO until 2009. Nowadays half my calls get dropped and there are long stretches of many hours with no service. T-Mobile customer service and technical support have totally dropped the ball and do not follow through. I don't want to change carriers, but feel I am being forced to change by T-Mobile's poor problem solving capacity.Was this review helpful to you?
Just moved from New Jersey to Orange County, CA one week ago today and went from having full bars in my house in Jesrey to walking down the street for one bar here in Santa Ana. This is ridicules, I thought AT&T were big over here as it is in the east coast. Are they doing anything about this or should I just start looking for a new provider?Was this review helpful to you?
Reception at our location in West Lake / Lake Oswego is poor IMHO... 2 bars at best with frequently garbled audio and calls not ringing in and / or dropped periodically. According to Verizon's map we are a good 10 miles from the closest tower. They badly need to add one or more in the Tualitan / Tigard area. Everywhere else along the I-5 corridor (Portland / Vancouver / Salem area) seems to be fine, but where we live... not so much.Was this review helpful to you?
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