Seattle, WA 98168 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 76 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 83 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 88 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 50 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2 star rating (2 stars | 347 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Seattle - Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98102 |

I switched from AT&T to T-Mobile because it was about $10 cheaper a month and provided free unlimited international texting and data and I was traveling abroad a lot. 1. International data is edge speed. Still better than nothing though and google maps saved me so many times so fine. Slow but free, I'll take it. 2. Domestic coverage around Seattle is THE WORST. I find myself staring at an "E" on the top left of my iphone. EDGE?? not even with my first iphone in 2008 did I see edge network unless I was traveling through bumpkin land. I walk to work, north along Melrose in Capitol Hill right by the 5 freeway and I can't get anything. Seriously, I am in the middle of Seattle, wide open, and no reception. My spotify stops playing, I can't check instagram, it is the WORST. (not really, but it's funny to be dramatic about 1st world problems). 3. I am constantly getting 2 and 3 bars which I almost never saw with AT&T which provided almost always 5 bars, sometimes 4. I'm sorry, I thought T-Mobile was HQed in the greater Seattle area in Factoria. 2 or 3 bars? Is this 2001? WTF mate. 4. So I am saving $10 a month, and I probably saved about $60 in international data roaming charges, but I am constantly dealing with data deadzones and a 300% increase in dropped calls. Worth it?? 5. When the iphone 6 drops, I am headed back to AT&T.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 5th Ave. | Wall St., Seattle, WA 98121 |

Just switched to AT&T from Verizon and so glad I did. Much better reception in my home and throughout downtown area. Where I got 0-1 bars with Verizon I get 3-4 bars with AT&T. Haven't had any dropped calls.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 5th Ave. | Wall St., Seattle, WA 98121 |

Zero to one bars in my apartment. Very spotty throughout downtown Seattle area. In some areas, you may have bars but no data will go through. Very frustrating. Just switched to AT&T and MUCH better reception and performance all around.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Across the St.From SeaTac Airport, Seattle, WA 98188 |

Sprint coverage in Seattle is so bad that I was in the middle of SeaTac, 8th floor of a building, entering my credit card info to pay my Sprint bill (!), and the call was dropped.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Des Moines WA | Marine View Dr., Seattle, WA 98198 |

I hate to say it but I have been lucky with AT&T. Calls are clear and I usually don't have to worry about dropped calls. I also got my son a Boost Mobile phone for Xmas and cell service and customer service both stink. Iam trying to figure out away to get him switched but Boost is no help. I will figure it out tho. Hopefully soon.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Space Needle, Seattle, WA 98101 |

Dropped calls daily. Internet 1x. Text message black hole. Email Bermuda Triangle.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | International Blvd. | 144th, Seattle, WA 98168 |

Seems like Sprint service is going to crap. Looks like others are crap to. There are four towers according to the map but in the house I get 2 to 3 bars. Sometimes I get a red x. More than sometimes. and the internet in and out constantly. Its painfully slow most times. Most everywhere I usually have a max of 3 bars. Calls go to voicemail. Cant hear someone from out of state sometimes. I was surprised that in Tacoma the other day near hwy 16 I had LTE. Why cant that be in this area. 4G has never worked for me in Tukwila or anywhere around. They say they are working on towers and that's why its so spotty but that's b.s. its really irritating to pay for a service and its crappy.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 32nd Ave. | East Howell St., Seattle, WA 98122 |

Virgin Mobile (on Sprint prepaid network) 5 bars. I actually use my phone (HTC EVO 3D) as a voice communication device. 2500+ min / month. I rarely drop calls, generally 1 or 2 per month, generally while driving through a known poor reception area, 23rd Ave and E Cherry st. In 18 months I have had great coverage in all advertized good coverage areas. One cannot expect coverage where Sprint indicates there isn't any.. My suggestion for those with coverage issues is to update the PRL often, this is a must in the CDMA realm. I'm on this site researching the current actual Sprint 4G LTE coverage around Seattle as my device is in need of eventual replacement, and uses the old proprietary WiMax (Clearwire) for it's 4G solution, and any replacement will be LTE.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Military Rd. | 272 Nd St., Kent, WA 98032 |

I get 3-4 bars consistently in a daylight basement. (half under ground)

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rainier Ave. | So 113th, Seattle, WA 98178 |

Droped calls

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Upper Queen Anne | Boston and 4th Ave.N., Seattle, WA 98109 |

I frequently do not receive incoming calls (straight to voicemail) and it usually takes 5+ seconds before my outgoing calls start to ring. My work phone is AT&T and works significantly better.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Downtown, Bellevue, WA 98006 |

LTE is plentiful here. 5 bars LTE on North End, mostly 4G bottom 1 / 4 of the island. No major complaints.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA 98121 |

Verizon's reception is 100% Perfect in USA. AT&T is 2nd Place, with 49.9%. T-Mobile is 3rd Place with 14%. Sprint is last place with 0% reception.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 4600 Davis Ave. South, Renton, WA 98055 |

My Wife and I both have Virgin Mobile phones which run on the Sprint Network. Anywhere in the Seattle area, Tacoma, Renton, you name it... GREAT reception, but our apartment is a whole other story. We get reception outside great, but inside the apartment it does not work. Anyone with Sprint has the same problem when they come over. AT&T works decent and Verizon works great in the apartment. T-Mobile users don't get reception either. We are lucky to get a signal at all. Sometimes it rings inside and sometimes it doesn't.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Emp Music Project Museum, Seattle, WA 98109 |

Verizon works at all museums

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA 98109 |

I went to a Science Center in Seattle, and I got a phone call from my Mom and the calls were outstanding and clear, no dropped calls, Unlike some other carrier (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, MetroPCS, and US Cellular). My Dad had Sprint til 2003, because he worked at Ford and they switched to Verizon. When he had Sprint, he gets excessive dropped calls, and more. My Mom and I have Verizon which is better and reliable, they have better calls and fewest or no dropped calls. My Mom's friend has T-Mobile and it sucks, US Cellular / MetroPCS suck and too cheap and scammy. Too Dangerous for US Cellular and MetroPCS. AT&T are too spotty.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Seattle Space Needle, Seattle, WA 98109 |

I like to visit Seattle and my Mom's friend went to the Space Needle and they have Perfect reception with Verizon. I would NOT recommend Sprint, T-Mobile, or MetroPCS or US Cellular. Verizon and AT&T are your choices, but the preferred choice is Verizon.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lighthouse, Vashon, WA 98070 |

Can only get calls or data if roaming here on Maury island( vashon) too bad I like Credo. Web loads unbearably slow

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 35th at Myrtle Reservior, Seattle, WA 98126 |

Reception is usually very poor. My phone doesn't ring - calls go to voicemail. When I am able to make a call, it drops in the middle. Text take several minutes to hours to go through.

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Cellular One

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lake Washington Blvd. | Exit 7 405, Renton, WA 98056 |

Have been unable to call out or receive calls for two days. Does anyone know how to solve this without canceling and going with another provider??

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