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1. T-Mobile 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 126 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 150 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 139 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 403 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 928 Reviews)
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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Trump Tower, Chicago, IL 60601 |

Visiting Chicago for the weekend and my phones show 3 bars everywhere with AT&T with 4G LTE but the data speeds are so so slow. No matter where in Chicago we went out, it was the same deal. GPS doesn't load fast and says you are several blocks from your actual location. This occurred at Ohare, Willis tower area, Grant Park, Mag Mile. AT&T needs to make some upgrades here.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Chicago Loop | Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 60601 |

Forgot to mention! If it rains, say goodbye to your service! It stormed last week and I couldn't make / receive calls or texts for 2 hours!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Chicago Loop | Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 60601 |

The worst freaking data ever. I mean, deplorable. I call and complain about my 1x speed so much I get a $15 credit on my bill every month. It's ridiculous! We pay for this extravagant LTE service, but it's never properly functioning. I work downtown, and it's the worst. I regularly spend 25 minutes watching a buffering 5 minute video. Miss my bus because my GPS won't load in time. You can complain all you want, you never get a real solution or explanation, they always blame it on the "towers" or an "area outage" and say someone will get to it. Even when I told customer services I went to the store and they showed me the map with no issues in a 10 mile radius, they blamed it on a local tower. I've got a brand new phone, replacement phone, I do the ##873283# update until I'm blue in the face. There really is no excuse. Sprint should be ashamed of themselves. If you're really dependent on data, I would say stay far away.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 35th | Ashland, Chicago, IL 60608 |

After moving to an area where everyone and their mother is on T-Mobile / Metro PCS, I got sick of paying over $120 / mo for basically only being able to call. Texting wouldn't always go through and "LTE" speeds were laughable at a consistent 0.14 Mbps with up to a 165ms ping. My coverage is a lot better especially in downtown and goldcoast area. I get great data speeds now and benchmark tests hit up to 33.6Mbps. So far I'm very satisfied with the quality of service but I have not yet traveled outside of Cook County yet. I have an unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Note 3 and I do get excellent LTE service with AT&T in Chicago.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Water Tower | Pearson and Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611 |

In Water Tower residence with very little reception with Verizon. Have many dropped calls if received.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Edison Park, Chicago, IL 60631 |

Edison Park is a dead zone for Verizon wireless. I've owned and used two smart phones here and I experience dropped calls, zero bars in buildings, and poor reception when outside. This is consistent over time and devices. Absolutely horrible service in the area.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 55th Street, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 60637 |

I return home to Hyde Park several times a year and constantly face poor to terrible cell phone reception. Often IMs are dropped or undelivered. Emails take forever to never for delivery. It's been this way for YEARS.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Newport Clark, Chicago, IL 60657 |

Verison was / is I cannot understand what you are saying let me hang up and call you again BS. AT&T is constant disconnects and in fact no connection when dialing 911 totally useless phone and messages that some weeks later POS AT&T service

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Roscoe | Seminary, Chicago, IL 60657 |

Verizon was great while living in the NYC area... but upon moving back home to Chicago, it's been abysmal. In our condo... the reception is horrid and we have dropped calls daily. Next to Sprint, this is the worst cell phone service experience I've ever had. We live on the 1st floor of a condo bldng- even walking outside for a possible better signal isn't possible.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Roosevelt | 16st Very Poor Reception Wonder What the Problem I, Chicago, IL 60623 |

Very poor reception in this area here is there a way of correcting that I do I have to leave you guys

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