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Portland, OR Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

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)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | SW 175th, Portland, OR 97224 |

Always around the top of the hill at 175th and Kemmer View has a dead zone - a good 1/2 mile to mile. Terrible reception at my job in Tualatin / Sherwood area, too. Good thing for 30 day satisfaction!

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Rock Creek | West Union Rd., Portland, OR 97229 |

When I moved into my new apartment right down the street I didn't know that I would lose all of my reception. I went to the AT&T store and tried a new phone, still no reception. Every one comes to my house with Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Cingular with no reception problems at all. Also I work at Intel and receive a discount for AT&T coverage. Isn't ironic that I don't get reception in the parking lot of the Intel campus I work at?

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lombard, Portland, OR 97203 |

Throughout north Portland, from I-5 to St. Johns, service is downright bad. Areas of particularly poor service include: anywhere on Greeley from the I-5 exit to Lombard; Lombard from Chetaqua(sp?) to Interstate; Portland Blvd. from Greely to Interstate; N. Ida area around Fred Meyer. AT&T should be ashamed of their negelect of North Portland.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | N Lombard, Portland, OR 97203 |

Very little or no GSM reception inside most buidings. Absolutely no reception inside the St. Johns Fred Meyers store. New battery lasts less than 24 hrs due to increased power drain (because phone is always boosting weak signal or trying to find a signal). Everyone I know with a GSM AT&T phone who visits North Metro Portland experiences these same problems. I switched from Verizon due to their lack of Bluetooth support, but now I really miss their fantastic coverage (my Verizon CDMA Kerocera worked EVERYWHERE, even basements).

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Pearl District | Lovejoy, Portland, OR 97209 |

If I'm within 6 inches of my window, I can usually make calls. If not, everything goes to voice mail and I get a notification up to 2 hours later. If I walk a block in either direction, I get 6-7 bars (7 is max on the 6800).

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Near Sellwood Bridge | SW Macadam, Portland, OR 97219 |

TDMA signal is weak and often drops in my home near South end of John's Landing area, but this otherwise has been a very good service with good coverage. No billing or customer service issues. Works well nationally, in many countries of the Caribbean, in Mexico, and in the puckerbrush of rural eastern Oregon and Idaho.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Capitol Hwy | Mountain Park, Portland, OR 97219 |

I was a customer of AT&T for many years before they rolled out the GSM network. The TDMA reception was not the greatest where I lived (Mountain Park / Westlake / SW PDX near PCC) and AT&T told me how their GSM network would solve the bad reception problems. So I switched to their GSM service and that was a HUGE mistake. The coverage is terrible to begin with and the reception was horrible if it even existed. Most of the time when I was at home, there was no signal. To get any kind of signal I would have to walk around outside and stop as soon as there was some kind of reception. I have used the Nokia 7210, 3300, 8310 (I think that's the model) and the NEC 525. NONE of them had any better reception than the other, even though I was told by AT&T and the cell manufacturers that this model has better reception or that model has better reception. It's all a bunch of crap, the problem is the GSM network and the West Hills. It seems that any cell provider that I have tried has some issues with the West Hills, even if I'm standing 10 feet from a cell tower? Explain that one someone. I am currently on the Verizon Network and have a little better luck than when I was on the AT&T GSM network. But, when I'm at home or even near my home, I have to switch my Verizon (Motorola T730) phone into analog mode or it will drop calls or not connect while dialing. In digital mode at home, even if the reception meter is COMPLETELY FULL, it drops calls or won't dial out.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Patton Rd | Talbot, Portland, OR 97210 |

T-Mobile has deserted the West Hills. It would be so easy to install additional cells, but nooooooo!

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SW Barnes Rd. | SW Miller, Portland, OR 97225 |

Very poor reception just off Highway 26. I have signal strength of 1-2 bars but phone will not ring or make a call. Very frustrating. Zero GSM service.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | NE 15th | Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 |

From NE Fremont to NE Alberta and MLK to 39th, it appears to be a near dead zone. Reception is very bad and I get lots of dropped calls. I get one bar in my house and two bars outside. The signal often switches to analog as well. Very unhappy with this poor coverage since I use the mobile primarily to make long distance calls from home.

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