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Portland, OR Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 76 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 76 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 53 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 136 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 419 Reviews)
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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Brooklyn Neighborhood - SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97202 |

I have Verizon and my spouse has Sprint. He has to connect to wireless to get the speed I get through 3G on my Verizon Droid X. I get slower speed on our wireless. He's frustrated and considering a move to Verizon, but he is now frustrated with Verizon due to their new limited and expensive data plans. I'm still on an unlimited data plan through Verizon. If I weren't on unlimited, I might opt for a phone and carrier that's cheaper and runs better off wireless - except for the fact that wireless isn't always an option. What to do? More reviews on AT&T in this area?

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 |

Always has full bars except for when in the West Hills where 3G is super slow... 3G speed is pretty good but if my phone didn't have Wifi I would be screwed..

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE Glisan | NE 71st, Portland, OR 97213 |

Zero to two bars if I am lucky at my house which is a block away from 71st and NE Glisan. At Glisan it jumps to 5 bars.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE Powell | SE 26th Av, Portland, OR 97202 |

i live jsut north of cleveland.. no 3G, barely 'edge' network. dropped calls, even outside.. Terrible

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 99E | Johnson Creek Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 |

Only 1 flashing bar of signal at my apartment in Milwaukie. In Portland I get full signal readout. 3G is an absolute joke, but I knew that from the beginning. VM basically gets Sprint / Boost Mobiles left over 3G bandwidth. :(

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Murdock St. | Hwy. 99, Portland, OR 97224 |

The last week I have had dropped calls and each time I call someone it ends and says call signal faded

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | NW 10th Ave. | NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 |

Overall, my coverage for calling and texting is pretty good, but occasionally, I'll go into roaming in almost every part of town--especially when the weather is really bad. 3G is slow to average for what 3G is supposed to be, but 4G is terrible, and doesn't seem to get a very strong signal(if any) in my apartment--especially for me living downtown, but it works great outside. Walking around sometimes outside I run into dead spots, but I'm sure that's normal. But if 4-6mpbs is the norm for WiMax 4G(which I know that it's capable of much higher speeds), then as soon as my contract goes up, I will be looking to switch because sometimes 3G is better, and if I wanted just 3G, then I would only get a 3G phone! Sprint really needs to step up their game in every aspect of their service or they will be not only losing me as a customer, but I'm sure a lot of others as well. One last thing, I have absolutely little to no internet service on or around the PCC Sylvania campus! What is that!? Verizon has better coverage for places like that then Sprint does. I had Sprint back when they were PCS and they still failed in comparison. Get it together, Sprint!

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Mississippi, Portland, OR 97217 |

I live in a house near Albina (close to where it transitions into Mississippi) and get spotty reception all throughout my neighborhood. I get zero reception in my bedroom downstairs, while my boyfriend has no issues whatsoever on his Verizon phone. I hit several dead spots on the bus downtown.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | NW Burnside | NW 23rd, Portland, OR 97205 |

Occasional dropped call, but I blame my phone. The only place without coverage is the basement-- and that's to be expected!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NW 25th Ave. | NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97210 |

Very bad reception on 3G. Dropped calls and people complain that my audio drops out during conversations. Data speed is usually slower than it was when I used Edge on my iPhone 3G but sometimes it actually works. If I didn't have access to Wifi I'd really be screwed. AT&T has had bad 3G in my area for years and still hasn't done a thing about it and now that I'm on a device that doesn't allow me to disable 3G and use Edge I'm fed up. I'll be switching providers next week and can't wait to be done with AT&T. I also have a friend who used to have AT&T issues on NW 19th and Overton and he said switching from AT&T made a world of difference.

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