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Kalispell, MT Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. AT&T 3.3 star rating (3.3 stars | 4 Reviews)
2. Verizon 2.9 star rating (2.9 stars | 18 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 4 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 44 Reviews)
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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Kalispell General, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

I just switched to Cellular One (formerly Chinook) from Alltel (formerly Cellular One but totally unrelated.. Cellular One is a franchised name). I switched for reasons unrelated to reception, in general nobody beats Alltel's reception in Kalispell, MT. The one place Cellular One beats them I have found to be in Somers, Cellular One blows Alltel / Verizon out of the water. As a general rule though, the coverage density on Cellular One is VERY good, especially considering that it is a 1900MHz GSM network. There is no coverage in Libby, Eureka, Hungry Horse, or West Glacier (though Hungry Horse and W. Glacier are supposed to be covered sooner rather than later... we'll see. Cellular One isn't licensed in Libby). I'm quite impressed with the pricing and value that Cellular One is offering. The network reliability could use some improvement - for example, text messaging was down last Friday night. But Alltel and Verizon have major reliability issues of their own around here. Cellular One's greatest asset right now is their customer service. They promise customer service that will "knock your socks off" and they deliver - no voice menu nonsense or anything. Just a reasonably knowledgeable person on the line quickly! Add service in Hungry Horse and I'll be a very happy camper! Additionally, they plan to cover highway 83 through the Swan Lake area - presently a dead spot for all carriers. This will be a *huge* benefit to public safety and simply cannot happen soon enough!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kalispell, Evergreen Specifically, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

Getting more and more droped calls. Not sure what is going on with Alltel. Service seems to be getting worse. It is somewhat better during offpeak times. Now, I am roaming on Verizon while at home. I just got a new phone from Verizon yesterday and its working much better

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hwy93 | Hodgsen, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

Happy Valley between Kalispell and Whitefish. Any inbound or outbound call starts with one bar at best and always drops, even standing still. Ever since Alltel bought out Cellone it appears that there is no longer tower sharing. Phone performance througout western MT is definately worse than a couple years ago.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Kalispell In General, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

I've been with Alltel for 2 months after being with Verizon for 4 years, and I've got to say that alltel, in my opinion, is a far better choice for service here. The coverage is better throughout the area. Far better especially indoors. I do quite a bit of traveling and I've never been without service. Overall, I would say I average a couple bars more than Verizon but there are some places I can now make a call with no problem that I was stuck on 0 bars with Verizon. The north part of town immediately comes to mind but it just seems better overall. I'm happy with the switch. The plan is far better. My Circle saves a ton of minutes. I was paying for 2200 with Verizon's family plan, but now we can get by with 900 + my circle so I'm saving about $50 a month. The store had a 15 minute wait when I went but I would recommend the switch to others simply because Alltel works better and costs less.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | White Bark, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

The reception itself was good, but being a traveler from Europe, it didn't let me roam anywhere. I could only get "emergency only" service.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | All Over, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

No, Alltel isn't perfect but they sure beat Verizon! Alltel's coverage around Kalispell is far better inside buildings, and it extends way further west and north of town.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | West Kalispell, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

West of town I don't know of any phones that get very good reception! Looking for a good carrier that will work in west Kalispell / Kila area. Enough people live out this way, you'd think they'd get more towers up!

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901 |

I would definitely recommend Verizon. So would many of the Alltel users (I asked when wondering if I should renew my contract when I first moved out here). I love my phone. It gets great coverage. I definitely don't have any complaints. I had to sit on the phone with a Verizon representative for an hour in hopes of figuring out how to make my phone sync music to it from my computer and he was extremely nice about it. I say Verizon has awesome customer service. I had Cingular, T-Mobile, and Sprint when I lived out of the state and I would say that Verizon has the best customer service hands down. I have been with Verizon for the past year and a half and couldn't be happier.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | East Reserve, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

I would definitely reccomend Verizon Wireless. I've had nothing but a great experiance with them. I recently switched from Alltel after defective phones, broken promises, billing problems, and many many dropped calles at home in Evergreen. Verizon Wirelss on the other hand has been great for me. No dropped calls, great customer service, phone works great (Motorlola E815) and plus, No roaming, so I get to use both Verizon's and Alltel's network free. P.S. LG phones seem to get worse reception, than Motorola and Nokia phones.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Hwy. 93 and Reserve, Kalispell, MT 59901 |

Verizon Wireless blows all other competition out of the water. Year after year they are awarded with the best coverage in the state of MT. There are a couple things to note, bars on the phone don't actually correlate to coverage on a CDMA system. That's an advertising gimmick used by other carriers ie: Cingular. They are actually more of an indication of capacity. Also, each phone has a different transciever. If you are complaining about indoor coverage and you have an LG there is a reason... I've used my phone in all stores mentioned below with no problems...

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