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Danville, IL Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. AT&T 3.5 star rating (3.5 stars | 2 Reviews)
2. Verizon 3.5 star rating (3.5 stars | 2 Reviews)

Total Coverage 3.5 star rating (3.5 stars | 6 Reviews)
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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Near Turtle Run Golf Course | Cedar and Jackson, Danville, IL 61832 |

I will start by saying that I believe this website has a lot to be desired; the average ratings for our area are horribly skewed, probably because a large number of people come to this site because they have poor cellular reception in their immediate area (which will happen with ANY carrier, no matter how large or small... dead spots are an inevitable product of the laws of electromagnetic radiation, terrain, and your current location). There should be a box you can check on here denoting that the reviewer lives in a rural or remote location, or if they wanted to really make something great, use the information entered into the street intersection form (or have an optional street address form) to automatically calculate whether or not the reviewer lives within a certain radius of a cellular tower. The review could then be flagged or otherwise denoted as one that was left by someone who is likely to have poor reception regardless of carrier, rather than having the average ratings be skewed just because a bunch of people that live in dead zones came here to tell us about having no reception. I say this because often times cellular companies will indeed use the SAME TOWERS as one another for their antennas... for instance, if one were to look at the cell tower located in the south corner of the parking lot at Wright Motor Company South (located on the immediate northwest side of the bridge on Route 1), there are a multitude of antennae positioned all over the tower; these are not all for a single provider, but rather for many providers. The network carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc) usually do not actually own the tower structures themselves; instead they rent space on them for their antennae. Since the tower owners don't care where there money comes from, they often rent the same tower to multiple carriers; the difference in coverage between carriers is determined by how many towers they're willing to place their antennae on, so not every tower has multiple carriers on it... sometimes it is in face a single carrier. I apologize for the long-winded review, but I felt it necessary because this website obviously either didn't do a good enough job or nobody here reads what they have written (which will probably happen to this review as well), and it also seems that not many reviewers understand how reception and towers work. Another thing: of course you're going to have less signal inside your home or any building for that matter; radio waves don't penetrate walls as well as they do air, but even so, if you have 35% or more signal strength, you will have no problems whatsoever. Indoor wireless coverage is almost never indicative of poor overall network coverage, it's just a fact of electromagnetic wave propagation; although if you have poor signal strength outside your home, going inside may just be enough for you to lose signal completely. Another reason I felt I needed to write a long review is this: In Danville, and likely throughout most of the United States, Verizon Wireless (and no, I do not work for them, nor was I paid to write this) UNDOUBTEDLY has the most comprehensive coverage of any carrier. My girlfriend has Sprint and many of my friends have AT&T, and I am always the last one to lose coverage. I often go for drives in the country and to other remote and rural locations and although I may lose data service, unless I'm in a gully or in the middle of absolute nowhere, I almost never completely lose signal. I have had Verizon now for almost 15 years and have traveled far and wide in that time, and I can honestly say that there are very few places I have ever has a consistent and complete lack of signal. The only caveat I have with my service, and it is a very small one, is that the 4G service that they recently rolled out in Danville must only be on 1 or 2 towers, because I only have 4G coverage in certain parts of the city... though I do luckily pick it up at home. I can only conclude that Verizon has scored the lowest in average ratings for our area because the only people with Verizon who left a review are the ones who have reception issues. I can assure anyone considering wireless carries that they (by FAR and AWAY) have the best coverage of any carrier providing cellular service in our area.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | North of Walmart | Shakerag, Danville, IL 61834 |

Where is 3g? 4g is everywhere. Danville in a time warp! And those complaing about service in walmart it is the building not your carrier! It is a cell phone not a land line. Nothing is perfect

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Main St. | Bowman Ave., Danville, IL 61832 |

Since the company changed over to AT&T the service is lacking. I used to get great service in my home and now it isn't. It is not the trees because that was not a problem for the last four years but now it is. I changed my sim card and it still hasn't made anything better. ATT, less dropped calls? That belonged to Cingular.. Remember how bad ATT sucked before that is why I went to Cingular in the first place.

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Virgin Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Brewer Rd. | Cottle Ln., Danville, IL 61832 |

Signal varies from 0 to 4 bars. Dropped calls quite often

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | North Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832 |

Even better signal outdoors, loses a little inside the house, but very usable.

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Cellular One

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 1304 Vacketta - All of Danville, Danville, IL 61832 |

Excellent GSM coverage in most of Vermilion County.

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