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1. T-Mobile 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 22 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 77 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 57 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 93 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 293 Reviews)
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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Steel Creek | South Carolina State Line, Charlotte, NC 28278 |

Moved to the area and rented a house in Aug '09. Did most, if not all, of my job search using my AT&T Tilt cellular phone. We're talking 10-15 calls a day for three months. Don't recall a dropped a call. Signal coming in 3G strong. Building a house in the same area now, and find cell reception there to be great as well.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC 28273 |

Att is the worst service I have ever had. I have dropped so many calls since I have with them. I don't even get a signal at my house.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Shar Rdon Amity | Randolph Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 |

Almost NO 3G coverage! If I'd known now what I know today, I'd have gone with another carrier. I should not have to move close to a tower to get good reception! Phone coverage is rarely above 2 bars.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wilgrove Mint Hill Rd. | Hwy. 51, Charlotte, NC 28227 |

Drop calls inside and have to be outside to talk. I've called them but get nothing from them to help, unless I want to get a booster that will cost me more monthly. I'm looking for another carrier and will pay the contract fee. Beware of the 3 / 4 G cards. Overage fees on 3 G are horrific!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Central / plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205 |

i cannot get phone service inside my house... I must go out to the street to talk. my calls drop constantly. Verizon in 5 mins from uptown.. it doesn't work for me or my neighbors.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shopton Rd.West / 1-60 Area | Shopton Rd.West / Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28278 |

I live in the Stowe Creek area off Shopton Rd West and Verizon service sucks. Sprint did too about 5 years ago, that's why we switched to Verizon. Verizon is poor too. I've called and complained in the past but nothing could be done. I can get text messages to go thru but struggle with picture messages. I have to walk to the end of my driveway to talk on the phone and even then, it's horrible. Doesn't make any sense... there was a new awful tree looking tower just placed behind my neighborhood that I can see from my street. Not sure who it belongs too though... not Verizon that's for sure or the tower is'nt working yet!

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Artee Rd., Charlotte, NC 28250 |

Reception great, but no 3g. Have to go to Gastonia or Gaffney to get that. :(

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rea Rd. | Ballantyne Commons, Charlotte, NC 28277 |

Terrible coverage. On iphone will show 3 bars 3G until an attempt to call or email. Drops to 1 bar 3g then 1 bar EDGE. The BB on EDGE drops calls at a 50% rate even if you stand in one spot for the duration of the call. Neither iPhone on 3G or my work EDGE Blackberry get a reliable signal. At home inside it's worse. I wouldn't recommend ATTWS in South Charlotte.

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Queens University | Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28274 |

Queens University - Selwyn Rd.- Nextel Sucks bigtime. If you get enough signal to make a call, 4 out of 5 calls will be dropped before completion.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Davidson | 36th St., Charlotte, NC 28205 |

I'm warning you - Sprint is HORRIBLE in Charlotte; Signal and Customer Service. I had Sprint when I moved to 28209 5 yrs ago and had no service inside my home. Switched to AT&T and loved it everywhere I travelled (I own a Real Estate company so I'm everywhere). I built a home in 28205 and and switched back to Sprint because they are cheap and now have horrible service again(For some reason it keeps getting worse) and I don't get voicemails until 12-24 hrs later. I tried switching phones and customer service wants to charge me $100 for a 5,000 sq. ft. Booster for the home, but will wave a $6 / mo fee if I sign another 2 yr contract (If that doesn't work and I cancel I'll pay the waived monthly fees). Does this sound fair? I just need a phone that works. Hindsight is 20 / 20. They had horrible customer service 5 yrs ago and when I was signing up 4 mos ago 2 of their customers were complaining and cancelling. However, I wanted to save a couple $$ / mo. and now I have to pay a $200 cancellation fee which is worth it to have a working phone.

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