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1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 75 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 75 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 | 417 Reviews)
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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lombard | Greeley, Portland, OR 97217 |

Horrible! As many have stated, it oscilates from no reception to 5 bars minute to minute. A conversation beyond 3 minutes is a rare treat. It used to be even worse... as I couldn't even use it at home, but now I can make short calls. I have a 2 year contract, or I would CERTAINLY SWITCH> I've been forced to use Vonage broadband telephone service in order to have a reliable line at home. AT&T / Cingular simply abuses customers in North Portland. If there were any justice from the FCC, an investigation would be pending or class action would be under way. The service is so poor that I would call it fraud, as I'm in an urban area, their coverage map is well beyond my home, and it is virtually unuseable for more than a "walkie-talkie" type service.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE 46th / Woodstock, Portland, OR 97206 |

Used to live downtown and had perfect reception everywhere I went... now that I've moved into SE I literally have to leave my house, and usually the neighborhood to have a decent conversation! I'm so frustrated. Now... do I switch to Cingular and hope reception improves... or shell out $175 and run to TMobile (my sister lives with me and has perfect reception throughout the house)????

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | W. Burnside Rd. | Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97210 |

Where I work is located where Barnes / Burnside meet, we went with AT&T due to the reception, however now that the GSM's are being fazed out and the TDMA's introducted, the reception in the GSM is garbage. I will more than likely switch myself and my staff over to TDMA. I don't think it will make the reception driving down Burnside, going through the tunnel, etc. any better as there are no cell towers along that stretch.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | W. Burnside | NW 13, Portland, OR 97205 |

Spotty Coverage. Typically receive 1 to 4 bar strengh. Changes while standing still. Feq. dropped calls.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | PDX Metro Area | Entire Portland Area, Portland, OR 97236 |

ATT is worse by far since the "merge" with Cingular! Phones (all 3) all sound like under water, static, with lots of variance in signal strength, even while standing still. All over the Portland metro area. ATT says its the phone, not the tower, but that idea is blown by the fact of using 3 different phones and it happens to all. Everyone (100%) of all ATT users I have spoken with all say service / reception is way worse in last 3-4 months, since the Cingular / ATT merger started... Verizon and Nextel seem to be best all around in this area.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 73rd | Powell, Portland, OR 97206 |

Looking into switching now. I hate it. Plus, people getting a single phone plan get screwed.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rock Creek Area | Columbia / Aurora, Portland, OR 97229 |

Phone hardly works. I'll have 3 bars until I hit send, then I get one. If I accidentally hold my hand over the antenna it drops the call. First had TDMA service with ATT and service was bad, then switched to GSM thinking better and I think its actually worse. Don't know what to do, maybe booster for inhouse. Thinking about getting house phone again (haven't in 5 years) just so I can have a normal conversation that doesn't require 3-5 callbacks.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hawthorne | SE39th, Portland, OR 97214 |

Since relocating from the Midwest, we've concluded that our lousey reception and dropped calls must be blamed on the terrain in the Portland area. I've talked to a good number of people with various cell phone plans and providers and no one is satisfied with their reception and of course, the crappy customer service is rampant. We were going to dump our landline at home, but cell phones just aren't reliable enought to count on in an emergency.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Forest Heights | Miller Rd., Portland, OR 97229 |

I had 2-3 bars at this location when I first purchased the phone, after Jan 2005... no signal.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Chataqua | Willamette, Portland, OR 97217 |

Right there as you turn left onto Willamette from Chataqua... Boom! Zero reception! I have to alter my route and drive up Lombard, reception is not great there either.

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