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Hilo, HI Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. AT&T 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 7 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 4 Reviews)
3. Verizon 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 2 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 13 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Reed's Bay Park | Banyan Dr., Hilo, HI 96720 |

AT&T coverage in Hilo is a joke. The largest city and the seat of government of the county and crappy service. I think AT&T has only one tower going which leads to poor coverage and poor bandwidth. They have a mobile unit sitting in the parking lot behind Hilo Bowl but it's not on. You can be right there are th unit, it even says AT&T on the side, and you'll only get a couple bars of signal strength so obviously it's off.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | UH Hilo | Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720 |

Terrible just terrible. Been a Tm customer 7 years but since I move to Hilo, it has been horrible. I considering to see Verizon.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Kukuau St., Hilo, HI 96720 |

Better reception with iPhone 5, calls. Data seems faster, but waiting for LTE.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Sunrise Ridge | Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 |

Have good reception, living next to utility poles.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kaumana Dr. | Wainuenue, Hilo, HI 96720 |

Update on Kaumana Drive / Waianuenue, Carvaljo Park area: as in 2006, cell reception for T-Mobile is terrible. Also tried Sprint with even more dreadful results. Voice calls drop, data access is non-existent. Now using Verizon LTE Jetpack for net access, wifi calling - two bars out of five (but at least Verizon went to the trouble of putting a true 4G [LTE] network in Hilo! No other carrier has bothered.) Best choice (and I've now tried all major carriers) - AT&T. Local MobiPCS also has good signal strength, but BEWARE! They are LOCAL only! One is allowed only a limited time on Roam outside the Hawaiian Islands!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 83A Kekela St., Hilo, HI 96720 |

I have called AT&T and told them that alot of my fiends and I always get drop calls or network failures. They asked that these people call them so they know that I am not the only one who is getting dropped calls or network failures. That didn't help because AT&T is still insisting that everything is okay and can't understand why we are getting dropped calls or network failures. GO figa! AT&T's service is lousy.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Kilauea Ave. | W. Lanikaula, Hilo, HI 96720 |

Reception is very good, but expected as this is in a high commercial area. Switched over from Verizon, whose signal was very poor. In many situations, no call will come through, but phone would register a missed call.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Wainaku St., Hilo, HI 96720 |

Every call is eventually dropped, sometimes after a few seconds, sometimes after several minutes. Reception varies dramatically over time even while stationary, and is worse during rain. Sometimes sound is cut off for many seconds even while the call continues.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Waianuenue | Kaumana, Hilo, HI 96720 |

Reception is very good except for a black hole near the Rainbow Falls entrance area -- otherwise loud and clear reception with good transmission outgoing. T- Mobile is the best for Hilo and nearby areas.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | HWY 11 | HWY 130, Hilo, HI 96720 |

Verizon has spent millions advertising, but have not spent any money on towers for Hawaii. Don't be fooled by the "can you hear me now?" because you can't. The coverage by Verizon in East Hawaii is minimal and I am going to try cingular.

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