Write a Review

Found Us Helpful? Please Write a Review.

Rochester, MN Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 3 star rating (3 stars | 3 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 6 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 3 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 7 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 27 Reviews)
Verizon Towers
Sprint Towers
T-Mobile Towers
AT&T Towers

All Towers


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 55th NW | 44th Ave.NW, Rochester, MN 55901 |

Have had AT&T for last 7 years and every year the reception gets worse. Went from 5 bars to dropped calls constantly over that span. Seems Rochester in general just sucks for reception, much like the old tv signals..

Was this review helpful to you?


4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Apache Mall , Rochester, MN 55901 |

I went to the rochester, mn location after every other person that day slammed the door in my face and said they couldn't help. I was very relieved when they told me they could help and I wasn't alone. It was great. My phone just didn't turn on that day and I was already at my limit of stress. So thank you it was that kindness that kept me at T-Mobile. You will continue to have my business

Was this review helpful to you?


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Country Club Manor / St Mary's Area | 2nd St. SW and Circle Dr.NW, Rochester, MN 55901 |

One or No Bars in my home. Have to stand on my deck to talk on the phone. I travel all of Southern MN from the WI border to Sioux Falls and I have average coverage at best. I also travel Southwestern Wisconsin, and other than La Crosse proper, I have NO coverage at all. ATT has THE WORST customer service of any cell service I have ever had. They absolutely know about their bad coverage in the area, and the best they will offer is to sell you an additional $150 piece of hardware to boost your home coverage. I am cancelling my service.

Was this review helpful to you?


4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Silver Lake Area, Rochester, MN 55906 |

Never had a dropped call in the 13 months that I've been using Sprint. Occasionally, my reception is a bit muddled, but that seems to be only on calls to a couple of specific people, so I suspect the problem is on their end, not mine.

Was this review helpful to you?


2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Salem Heights Lane | Salem Rd., Rochester, MN 55902 |

I live at the top of hill with minimally-obstructed views to the south. Using my iPhone 5 on AT&T, I receive only about 50% of incoming calls and even then have to walk around my house to find a spot where the caller can understand me. It was slightly better with the iPhone 4; but it's not the phone. In actual metropolitan areas, I get spectacular reception and audio quality. Just below the hill, basically between my house and Bamber Valley School along Salem Road, I get 100% dropped calls. I've literally never had a call that stayed connected rounding that curve on Salem Road. I've been in the house for 7 years with AT&T. Coverage has always been poor; but it's getting worse. in any case, ATT not recommended.

Was this review helpful to you?


2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 28th St.N.W. | 18 Ave., Rochester, MN 55901 |

Starting in March rreception at my house has dropped off a lot! Before this spring I had no complaints. Now my signal fluctuates constantly. Very unhappy with Verizon and their "best network". I have had them at my house checking signals and they said it was fine. We four phones all dropping calls often. No explanation at all to why.

Was this review helpful to you?


2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 55th St.NW, Rochester, MN 55901 |

55th street nw has difficult reception. have had a technician out to my home twice, switched to a different PRL (preffered roaming list) however it did not fix the problem. considering switching to a different carrier, however sprint, AT&T and t have all had problems as well. phone used to work great as midwest wireless and all-tell... however Verizon phone does not work as well ? go figure ?

Was this review helpful to you?


5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 3rd St. Nw, Bottom of Hill Near Judd Park, Rochester, MN 55901 |

Very few problems anywhere in town even in stores, basements, etc. going north south or west seems to stay great, and major roads to the east are fine, but if you get off the major roads you may start to have some problems, overall, far better than att(on Iphone 3G) verizon(may have changed recently, three years ago on Samsung A950) and tmobile(shares AT&T towers), don't know about alltell though... BTW: I wish AT&T had better coverage, Iphone is awesome but had so manny dead spots I had to return it...

Was this review helpful to you?


1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 60th Av SW | Stenbrae Ct., Rochester, MN 55902 |

No reception in our house, and minimal reception in our driveway. Very disappointed in AT&T. A new cell tower recently went up at intersection of 60th Av SW and 20th St. and I'm trying to find out the carrier so I can switch to them. Township says it's Sprint, but Sprint phones get no better reception in our house than AT&T. Frustrating... ..

Was this review helpful to you?

US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 41st St. | Hwy. 52, Rochester, MN 55901 |

I just moved to Rochester, Minnesota and signed up with U.S. Cellular (my friend in Wisconsin recommended them). I've had nothing but full signal strength, zero dropped calls, and great call quality. U.S. Cellular has a huge presence in Wisconsin and I'm pretty sure they roam off Verizon's towers in other areas. I've not ventured very far outside the city yet, but I'm extremely pleased with them thus far!

Was this review helpful to you?

Not enough? Search the Neighborhood!

Enter your zip code and we'll pull up reviews in surrounding areas. We know you don't just sit at home.

Found Us Useful? Help Us Out -- Write a Review!

This site wouldn't be possible without contributions from people like you. If you found us helpful, please take a moment and leave a review to help others. Thank you!

All fields in bold must be completed.


Cellular One
US Cellular

Zip Code:

Where is the location of your review?

Location or Major Street:

Enter location of review. (ie: Landmark, building, major roads, etc.)

Major Street 2:

For intersections. Enter major cross streets in Street 1 and Street 2.


How would you rate your reception?
Rating: 5 of 5 - Perfect
Rating: 4 of 5 - Good
Rating: 3 of 5 - Average
Rating: 2 of 5 - Below Average
Rating: 1 of 5 - Poor
Rating: 0 of 5 - No Reception


Must contain at least 20 words.

Phone Model:

What phone model did you use to test reception?