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Des Moines, IA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. AT&T 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 11 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 12 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 10 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 45 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oxford St, Fleur, Des Moines, IA 50313 |

Reception is straight buttocks! They do all that boasting the network this and that. Service is p*ss poor! I consistently have 2 bars.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 6th Ave. | Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 |

1-2 bars most of the time. Data is slow for an LTE network averaging between 3-15 Mbp / s usually. In building penetration is piss poor at my apartment. When I am driving on I235, I5, I35, the LTE network / data consistency is good and solid enough to keep VOIP / FaceTime calls. Standard phone calls go through like a champ and no one that I know have complained that I didn't pickup their call. So its a good thing (Unlike Sprint* Yikes). For a network that brags too much about coverage, I would hope a 3 bar signal will be a good minimum; in a downtown environment. If I walk a couple of blocks, I can get 4 bars.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 4700 Grand Des Moines | 45th St.And Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 |

I used to get great coverage at this location until recently. I would have to say that the cell tower location is having issues. I heard recently that Sprint is having serious financial issues and possibly bankruptcy. This might explain why they aren't servicing the cell tower site. I'm also receiving Error messages on the phone and another person where I would, his phone states his phone is in roaming.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | New Pinery Rd., Des Moines, IA 50391 |

i just bought an iphone 5s at Verizon in portage. drove to westfield area, signal the whole way.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SE14&Park Av, Des Moines, IA 50320 |

Its a dead zone. Switching carriers to anything else

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Interstate 80, Des Moines, IA 50319 |

Had LTE service almost to Iowa City from Des Moines although it was spotty in Des Moines they dont even show LTE as being active. I guess they are testing it and turningaon as they go.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 41st St. | Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 |

My US cell coverage used to be great but ever since spring of 2013 I have had trouble with my service. I cannot even send a text from my house much less call anyone. If not for my wireless internet the phone would be completely useless at in my home. It still works most everywhere else just not as reliably as before. don't know if this has anything to do with Sprint buying out some of US Cellulars towers??

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US Cellular

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Countyline Rd., Des Moines, IA 50320 |

I use to get great reception but now that I switche'd phones I have none Ican't play anygames or get some calls very frustrating especially since I use to love my cell phone company..

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | University Ave. | 2nd Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314 |

Over the last week (6 / 12 / 13-6 / 18 / 13) Verizon's service went from near perfect 4G to absolutely pitiful with no reception. What happened, did Verizon have a tower go down or what?

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | East Southwest Side | Park Ave.And SW 9th, Des Moines, IA 50315 |

Little to no reception with lots of dead zones. I can't even have a decent conversation in my own home because of all of the cutting in and out and dropping of calls. I called Sprint, they said 2 / 3 towers that service this area are underperforming and that they are sending technicians out soon (March 2013). Let's see if that happens! I can't deal with this much longer.

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