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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 (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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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hollywood | Garden Home, Portland, OR 97223 |

Reliability deteriorating over last several months. For several years service was fair with calls dropped 1-2x in hills between Hollywood and Garden Home. Currently, January 05, calls are dropping 3-4x all along same route. Coverage outside PDX has been variable; Anacortes, Lincoln City, Bend OK; Santa Clara / San Jose even worse than PDX.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE Hancock St and NE 22nd | NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97212 |

Moved here from San Francisco, always saw spotty coverage in the valleys and sometimes house. Since moving to Portland, see major drop in reception in the NE area. At the house we are not getting any calls and voice mail doesn't even show up til outside of house.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE Knott & 25th | Alameda / Irvington, Portland, OR 97212 |

Reception has been below average since we moved here a year ago, but all of a sudden has dropped to poor... we cannot dial to or receive calls from our house as of a week or so ago. AT&T says there is no known problem in the area.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | SE 37th | Division, Portland, OR 97202 |

I used to have no reception at all inside my 2nd story Portland apartment. Since GSM, I got service everywhere. In the apartment outside of Motorola, at the river, even at my mom's house 10 miles south of Bandon. Then ATT & T and Cingular became one, reception sucks, and 1/3 of my calls are dropped. This sucks.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | SE 21st | Bybee, Portland, OR 97202 |

1-3 bars - seems to be a hole in Verizon's otherwise solid coverage.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Scholls Ferry | Hall, Portland, OR 97223 |

Poor (one bar) to "no service" in Washington Square Mall and Target just up the hill. But I go to Taco Bell or the Chevron gas station in that same area, full signal. I'm thinking it's the hotel that is blocking the signals to Target and the Mall. I've been meaning to stop at the AT&T / Cingular kiosk at the mall and see what signal strength their phones show. I'm guessing they are where they are because it's the only sweet spot in the mall. The engineers need to look at this area and design better coverage. A lot of communication goes on in department stores and malls.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Saltzman Rd. | Thompson Rd., Portland, OR 97229 |

Extremely poor reception - both GSM and TDMA. Same problem here with all providers!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Beaverton / Hillsdale Hwy. | Dosch Ave., Portland, OR 97201 |

The entire area from SW Broadway by Council Crest all the to SW Vermont has very bad coverage, I'm guessing due to the tower locations on the hills. The Terwilliger curves area also has notoriously bad cell phone and radio reception, probably for the same reason.

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