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1. Verizon 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 51 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 31 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2 star rating (2 stars | 49 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 70 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 231 Reviews)
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Nextel

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 3601 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19142 |

nextel sucks - too many times, I cannot complete a call - called failed try again later, system busy try again later - user not available try again later - user busy in a3 - all when no one is on the phone. When I am in work I have full bars but calls go straight to voice mail the phone does not even ring. walkie talkie does not go thru half the time. I have called my phone from my office phone right next to it and call does not go thu, same with walkie talkie - someone should file a class action suit against Nextel - they can't provide the service they promise and they won't let you out of your contract so you are screwed either way

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Wissahickon and Rittenhouse Intersection, Philadelphia, PA 19144 |

maybe i'm getting good karma after suffering with reception issues with Cingular for so long, but now with verizon, and with a good phone (probably something to do with it as well) I have not gotten anything less than perfect and I live on the bottom floor of a big building with lots of trees around. Even in the basement level of the apt. complex I get 5 bars. When i'm outta da house, I still have perfect reception. its been so good that if I go down to 3 bars i'm thinking wtf is going on, even 4 bars rarely happens. the only place I have any issues at all is on the basement level of where I go to school, but considering that NOBODY else ever has reception down there no matter what carrier they have, except a few other Verizon people, and the fact that I sometimes have enough bars there to carry out a phone call, i'd say thats pretty good. btw, my problems with Cingular were befor I moved so I have no idea how it measures up in this area.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Center City Phila., Philadelphia, PA 19135 |

To all you people who think T-Mobile is so bad: They're just started a few years ago and have been improving a lot since then. I've had them since the beginning and now their service works just about everywhere. They're even starting to roll out a 3G network.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | W Spencer | 10th, Philadelphia, PA 19141 |

There is nothing worse than Nextel, I travel the Blvd. NJ Olney etc. It is embarassing to try to have a business conversation since so many calls are dropped or no signal is available. Beware!

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Broad and Lehigh, Philadelphia, PA 19132 |

I can have a full signal one moment and nothing in the next. Nextel sucks

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Mayfair | Cottman To Harbison, Philadelphia, PA 19149 |

Very poor reception along Frankford Ave corridor, especially from Tyson Ave to Harbison Ave. Little or no reception indoors.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 34th St. | Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

With my W800i and T-Mobile service, I get 4-5 bars outdoors. However, I step indoors a few feet, I get no reception at all. This is also true at my home in ZIP code 19422, as well as at work 19104.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 42nd Ave. | Chester Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104 |

only get reception in two areas of my house. reception is absent throughout most of house.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 70th and Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia, PA 19142 |

Good reception in the area regardless of in or outside the house.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Temple U, Philadelphia, PA 19122 |

Works outside on campus fine. Not at ALL inside buildings.

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