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Cedar Rapids, IA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 3 star rating (3 stars | 11 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 4 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 16 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 10 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 53 Reviews)
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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 |

Switched to Verizon after moving here from Atlanta with 8 year with T-Mobile. T-Mobile was great there, terrible here. Verizon was a nice improvement. Until last week. Iphone went down and they told me that they couldn't help me with a new phone as I had "TWO WEEKS" left on my contract. Looking elsewhere now but Verizon offers the best coverage but sucks in customer service.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Collins Rd. | C Ave.Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 |

Brought me to bile service from cali, service sucks, really only works when calling / receiving from home wireless. Learned T-Mobile scabs off of some ATT towers and has no towers of their own and no plans. Avoid T-Mobile in Cedar Rapids... they just don't care about clients here

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | C St.Near Wilson Ave. SW Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 |

AT&T cell phone signal has been very poor for me in SW Cedar Rapids Iowa. I live by what is called "Mt. Trashmore." It is a huge hill of trash covered by dirt. I think it blocks the cell phone signal of AT&T. My cell phone signal goes off for many hours each day. If I'm lucky it comes back on after 6 pm. Even though I live by a huge hill I should still be getting better cell phone service..which I'm not. I'm very disappointed and unhappy with AT&T. They should build more towers in my area or do something to fix the problem, but they don't do anything. :(

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Forest Dr. | Blake , Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 |

I have been a Verizon customer for about 12 years. About three months ago, reception changed at my house. I now not only don't get 4G coverage, I have no coverage of any kind. Verizon tells me that nothing has changed on their end and that because there a lot of trees in my area, they must be blocking the signal. The trees have been there for 100 years and have never been a problem before. I assume they had been leasing space on other providers tower in the area and have lost that capability. They have been of absolutely no help.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Garfield School | And Downtown Areas, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 |

Good LTE signals in the metro area. I'm usually in the downtown area and get anywhere from 3 bars inside to 5 bars outside. I've never had a problem with service from verizon. It's great when traveling usually getting LTE throughout all of Iowa

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1st Ave.Se, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 |

Horrible service altogether. Dropped calls while traveling and never had reception at home. When I called to say something they told me I had never dropped a call, they knew this because they checked their log. They refused to do anything so I cancelled their service, switched to Verizon and have never been happier about cancelling a service.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 1st Ave.Se | Tama St. Se, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 |

Have amazing coverage with Verizon. Had I wireless before and didn't know what great service or what true 4g was until I switched. Have great reception indoors and out. Plus their customer service was very quick to help the one time I did have an issue.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | ASHFORD DR NE | C ST NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 |

We have various phone makes and models, Nokia will get a couple bars, IPhone 4 has no service at my home. Called customer service and they said they were going to start some work tickets on the problem and call back on thursday 4 / 11 / 13. No call back. They said a new tower is to be built in Mt Vernon, no completion date given, she said that should help. Also I could buy some kind of booster for $199. Thats a poor option. My solution is for them to let me out of my contract penalty free since THEY cannot provide the service that they claim they can provide. Thanks,

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US Cellular

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Edgewood Rd. | Edgewood Rd.And H Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 |

Can receive calls but data is useless. 4G LTE with 0-2 bars.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Anywhere In Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 |

Sprint service is garbage. This is 2012 and my phone cant even load a MOBILE OPTIMZED website without wifi. I dont understand how they are getting any customers. Take some of the marketing money, build more towers and make my phone usable.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 22nd St. SE | 5th Ave.SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 |

Reception is 2 bars, non-3g, non-4g, on a device with CDMA(3G) and LTE(4G) enabled. This area is between two towers, and for a bit I could get 3G coverage and 4G if I enabled that functionality. I don't have need of 4G very much so usually leave that disabled as LTE functionality seems to use a lot of power. Typically 3G is good for CR and my phone uses, but lately in the last week, signal strength has fallen off. I need to get Verizon to verify my phone has not developed a problem, but from what I can tell 3G and 4G across Linn county is having problems. Come on Verizon Wireless, live up to your advertizing of "hear me now" and make good coverage possible everyplace. Personally I think someone needs to take the cell phone carriers to task for gap between their advertized coverage, and what we end up realistically having. It is very frustrating. Not to mention I've gone through three androids to get a good one... Motorola Droid Max (power issues, used 30 day swap policy), HTC Rezound (continuous restart problem, warrenty swap), HTC Rezound (still working, have to reset it from time to time though by pulling the battery).

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Stoney Point Rd.Sw | Dean Rd.Sw, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 |

depends on the time of day, early evening no bars can't make or get any calls

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 1725 Mackenzie Dr. NE | Center Point Rd., Cedar Rapids, IA 52411 |

I live in the NE part of cedar rapids (Hiawatha) and work downtown. It might be the buildings and it might be the reception but I get intermittent signals in the NE and throughout the day. During work hours it will work until noon and then completely disconnect from the network. I have clicked "don't ask again" for roaming options however it pops up every few minutes (haha). Wireless works 100% when I turn off the network. So, now that we've narrowed down the problem... I would say It's a good phone, nice people work at sprint, but here's the problem: Cell Towers. This is a problem, not only on sprint, but on multiple carriers in this area. It's also a problem with cable and internet companies. I feel that they need to prioritize their budget and do a census of their customers to garner some trust and know how much money they need. They could also use this data to find out where they need to put the towers etc.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Collins Rd.NE | C Ave.NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 |

Very weak 3G signal. Ping is 1000ms download is about 0-49kbps upload is 0-15kbps. Has been this way for months. Sprint submitted a "ticket" a month ago but nothing has changed.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Bowling | 41's Ave.Dr, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 |

This is actually about IWireless - I tried to use them for about 2 weeks. Had one of each of their modems die due to overheating, the 3'd modem lasted long enough it was still working when I canceled their service. Signal strength was decent where I was at for EDGE, but I never saw a whiff of ANY 3G signal from IWireless (I did see AT&T 3g signal but wasn't allowed to roam to it) despite their map showing my address being WELL within their "good coverage" area. Data rates were insanely low - I've seen better out of a 9600 baud DIALUP connection most of the time - and the LAG issues were insane most of the time. I learned taht Pings can last 20 MINUTES before they come back if you're patient enough - never saw 20 SECOND pings on any dialup connection I ever had. These people are absolutely THE WORST excuse for a so-called cell company I've ever heard of. The ONLY saving grace they have is that they WILL honor their 30 day moneyback guarentee if you complain about it enough - but don't expect your money back soon, expect it to take MONTHS to get it all back.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Wilson Ave.SW | West Post Rd.SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 |

Signal varies in my house (1-3 bars 3G, 3-4 bars on Edge), but when I get outside and on the streets the signal jumps to 5 bars on 3G. Usually stays at full signal anywhere in Cedar Rapids.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | East Post Rd.SE | Bever Ave.SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 |

EDGE coverage on lower level of house, 3G (UMTS) coverage on upper level of house. Signal varies from 1-5. Sometimes goes to emergency only coverage. Good service most of the time. High speeds for both EDGE and 3G. Good coverage throughout most of the city.

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US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | All Over, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 |

Never had any problems- best coverage, best service provider, best plan and best customer service ever

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1st Ave.NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 |

I have next to no reception at my home. It often take two or three attempts just to send a text message. Works better if I'm on the 2nd story of my house or outside, but 95% of the time it's "No Service" or one bar. However, it's been solid about everywhere else in town...

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Qwest

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Center Point Rd. | M Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 |

I've never had a problem anywhere, in town or on the way to Ohio and back.

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