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1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 73 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 | 415 Reviews)
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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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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Near Lombard | Chataqua, Portland, OR 97217 |

Reception vacillates constantly. Goes from full bars down to none and the call gets dropped. This has gotten much worse since ATT and Cingular merged. Seems to go on approximately 10 minute cycle, although this is not regular. Basically unacceptable. When Renew time comes we will drop Cingular unless something changes drastically.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | I-5 | Portland Blvd., Portland, OR 97217 |

I get 2-3 bars out of 5 in the house with the Treo, tower appears to be North of my location. I have not dropped a call yet.

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