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Philadelphia, PA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 52 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 31 Reviews)
3. AT&T 2 star rating (2 stars | 50 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 70 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 233 Reviews)
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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Cheltenham Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19126 |

over all reception is bad but periodically signal would get stronger from time to time... .

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Grant and Roosevelt Blvd. | Grant and Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19114 |

I do not get reception in this neighborhood at all, my friends one had a Cingular - he gets one bar another has Verizon - he gets may be 2-3 bars; but mine - NO BARS WHATSOEVER.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Germantown | Highland, Philadelphia, PA 19118 |

Five bars at my house but reception has deteriorated accross the city since the merger with Cinglar. I have read that they want to force everyone to GSM. But GSM out of urban areas is terrible!

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 3rd and Catharine, Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

Great reception all over the city and suburbs. Occasional dropped calls.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oxford Circle | Oxford Ave. and Oakland St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 |

Nextel is the worst carrier ever. I do not get reception anywhere! I work in Center City and can not get service until I'm on 76 or 95, and then I continuously drop calls. If you are looking for a carrier in Philadelphia or anywhere in the US save your money and DO NOT go with Nextel.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North 19th St. | Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121 |

I changed phones at about the same time as the ATT / Cingular merger. My old phone on Cingular got great reception: inside, outside, etc. V180GSM Motorola. I now have a Cingular Nokia 3100. Piece of junk. Poor reception. Drops calls even when I'm in a good reception area. I'm beginning to think that they save on air time by cutting me off after a minute of talking. My crews call me on land-line now because cell reception is so poor. Cingular says I shouldn't be having problems, and that I am in a "medium" reception area. My wife and kids have VERIZON. Love it.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Broad and Oregon, Philadelphia, PA 19147 |

not bad... havent had too many dropped calls over 4 years. on the way to the jersey shore is another story... but once you're down there... its fine.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Welsh Rd. | Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19115 |

Always good reception here. The closer you get to Pennypack Park the worse the reception. There are no towers in the park!

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | All, Philadelphia, PA 19120 |

i had contract with att, now my phone is not work have no service for three days, Cingular refuse to void my contract. I have been told either begin a new contract or shop e-bay. this is totally crazy, I will never sign with Cingular on a contract, I rather pay the penalty fee than to have lousy customer services

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

No matter where I've gone in the city of Philly AND the burbs all the way up to my cabin up in potter county(on the boarder of NY) I've literally had nearly perfect service and signal. Both rx / tx raw signal strength as well as dispatch strength has been awesome. I use my phone for not only voice and data service but rely on the GPS applications as well on a daily basis to find clients homes, Nextel being the only carrier that even has anything CLOSE to the navigation system they offer. I can say that in the past two years of living in philly I've not had even 1 dropped call or gargled D / C trans. Been with Nextel now for 7 years and loved every minute of it by comparision to other carriers I've had since 1989(yeah I know, a VERY long time). I can honestly say that d / c has actually saved my life at work when I was stabbed by a client, so if their service had n ot worked, I wouldn't still be alive. To me that says alot. Highly recommended!

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