Boone, NC Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 3.7 star rating (3.7 stars | 6 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2 star rating (2 stars | 6 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1 star rating (1 stars | 4 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1 star rating (1 stars | 1 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 22 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | App State University, Boone, NC 28608 |

Visited area twice during month of August 2014. Service was very sporadic. Most of the time I could not dial any numbers, got the circuits are busy or caller out of range messages. Also if it allowed me to text it would take a very long time to actually send, would take up to 5 minutes to go send. It was a very frustrating experience. My daughter is attending college there and I'm considering switching to a better service for that very reason.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Regal Cinema, Big Lots, Dos Amigos, Etc., Boone, NC 28607 |

If you have Sprint you will not have cell phone service at the movie theater or at the High School. You will only have service on king street, at the APP Campus, and the main street with all the stores on it. Needless to say, I'm dissapointed.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Seven Devils / Smoke Tree Lodge, Boone, NC 28607 |

Don't know why one person had a recent bad experience with AT&T in Boone. I went to Boone at the end of July and had no problems. In Boone I had good signal even considering all the traffic and people in the city. At the place I stayed in my room I had good 3g signal till I moved deeper in the building even still I at least was able to make calls. Verizon also had good signal where I stayed I don't support any one carrier I just tell people what works.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Movie Theatre, Boone, NC 28607 |

Whenever I'm in boone, on king street, on campus, at the library, at cookout, near the hospital, It's got great coverage, I get full bars. But if you want to use your phone after your finished watching a movie, You'll have to walk around for a while till you can find a signal. I get 2 bars near the silo in the middle of the parking lot.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 522 Peaceful Haven Dr. | Hwy. 105, Boone, NC 28607 |

I love my iPhone 4S and I am normally happy with AT&T in my hometown of Pensacola, Fl. But, when I vacation in Boone, NC, I am so frustrated to not even get a signal at all. Please try to fix this issue so, I can really relax, after I can connect with business, family and friends. Thank you Loyal AT&T customer Jerry Mistretta

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 421 | 105 Bypass, Boone, NC 28607 |

Reception is generally good, but they bait and switch you. Twice, they have promised a given rate and failed to honor it. The first cost at least $30 more month. Then, they did it again to us. This time we are locked in for an additional $20 per month. Customer service was no help.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 421, 105 Intersection, Boone, NC 28607 |

Verizon wireless is the only carrier that really gets decent coverage once you get out of town. There are a lot of dead spots on back roads but the only service I know of that does better is Carolina West Wireless. I'm under contract with Verizon right now but anyone that lives out of town seems to have carolina west.

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Virgin Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | King St., Boone, NC 28607 |

I had Virgin on a trip up to Boone, and I MAYBE got a bar on campus. After that, nada. I LOVE Virgin Mobile, but since I'm moving up there, I have to switch!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | King Street, ASU, Boone, NC 28607 |

When might AT&T think about a tower in the Boone area? Even though Apple has a cool phone, it's not enough to keep me on AT&T for cell service. Contract up in 4 months and I switch back to Verizon. I'll make do with a Droid!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | All Over Boone and Surrounding Area, Boone, NC 28607 |

Between 0-5 bars but dropped calls all the time. Won't receive / send calls / texts much of the time. At least once every couple days phone service stops working altogether. AT&T also has horrible service, especially when trying to call Verizon to AT&T and vice versa. Don't know of any phone service that works well in WNC

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | New Market Center, Boone, NC 28607 |

On campus I have 5 bars, as soon as I go off, it's 1-3 bars. I just use free digital roam, so I'm most likely on some other tower and I get awesome coverage with that. When I'm not on digital roam though, it's really spotty, and my friends on Sprint who visited and didn't have free roam ran up $40 extra on their bill that month and they only talked for 15-20 min in Boone!

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Highland Ave. | Near Highland / Faculty, Boone, NC 28607 |

I have not used AT&T here but I have heard people say that coverage in this area around Boone is not too good except in town. However, I have Verizon and am happy to report that coverage is almost complete anywhere I go. In fact, I can drive from here to Asheville and find only one area on 221 between linville falls and marion where there is any significant lack of coverage. Otherwise coverage in town and throughout the countryside is generally good with a few small pockets of weak signal here and there. Overall, I would not consider another provider here except Carolina West. In fact, Carolina West owns most of the CDMA towers around here anyway. In some places my phone operates (without roaming charges) on the Carolina West network. For instance, if I drive to Jefferson my phone switches to a CW tower near the intersection of 421 and 221 near Deep Gap.

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Alltel

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hwy. 105 North, Boone, NC 28607 |

None to average reception until recently - everything goes to voice mail with o phone even ringing, cannot receive text message.

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US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Boone, NC, Boone, NC 28607 |

US Cellular actually works really well in and around Boone. There are dead spots between Boone and Banner Elk, but I don't know any carriers that don't drop out there. I've never had a dropped call around Boone, not even inside stores or in the woods.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | ASU Campus | Rivers, Boone, NC 28607 |

Sprint / Nextel has NO service at all anywhere on the campus. Even the walkie talkie service doesn't work and the IC402 phone is supposed to have double the coverage because it uses both Sprint and Nextel towers, HA... ..

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Boone, Boone, NC 28607 |

Great service throughout Boone. I've taken and used my phone just about everywhere and I'm constantly at 5 bars. Thanks Verizon!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Sorrento | Rembrandt, Boone, NC 28607 |

Just moved to Boone. Cingular coverage seems to be fine in town but when I drive off the main road and up into the mountains and my neigbhorhood it quickly goes to nonexistant coverage. I'm going to have to switch to a local provider that everyone says has great coverage if Cingular doesn't do something soon. Does anyone know if some phones are better than others or is this a network problem?

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Alltel

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Twin Rivers Dr. | Hwy. 105 Near Foscoe, Boone, NC 28607 |

not an altell tower (roaming). highly variable reception from none to average.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC 28607 |

Get Signal Everywhere except inside Shops at New Market Centere! Verizon - no dropped calls - service everywhere! Cingular you really need to rethink your ALLOVER NETWORK! HUH, Cingular sux in Boone!

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | In Town!, Boone, NC 28607 |

Works ok in town but all calls drop when not in major town etc and other wise I have no use with cingular! Verizon here I come again!

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