Charlotte, NC Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 19 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 71 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 53 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 94 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 281 Reviews)
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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Penmore Lane | Highland Glen Dr., Charlotte, NC 28269 |

We normally get zero to three bars of reception. There are times when we cannot get reception and must go outside to complete a call. As I write this now I am getting two bars. I would like to see an additional tower placed in the HIghland Creek community.

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Alltel

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Rivergate Shopping Center | NC 49 and NC 160, Charlotte, NC 28278 |

Recently shopped with a friend at the new shopping center, Rivergate. We were in Target. I had full bars and great call quality with my Alltel phone. She had 1 bar on her Verizon phone. She could not hold a call to her husband. Eventually she had to use my Alltel phone to call him back. America's most reliable network, my a*s. Alltel has ben wonderful all around Chalotte and when I travel. They are much more inexpensive then Verizon and apparently "more reliable."

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Clarke Creek Parkway, CrossPoint Townhomes, Charlotte, NC 28269 |

I just moved to CrossPointe. I get no reception in my house and an occasional bar when I go outside and rotate like an antenna. Sounds like Highland Creek is a problem. Does anyone get reception?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Providence | Fairview Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226 |

Reception really sucks at the corner or Providence and Fairview Road, have called Cingular, they said they would fix the problem if more users called in and asked for a problem ticket to be submitted for Providence and Fairview and several parts of Sharon Road.

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Alltel

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270 |

alltel is awesome... i have used Cingular and Verizon and Cingular was horrible in charlotte and indian trail, nc. Verizon was good... but Alltel is the best thing ever.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Uptown and 6 Miles From Uptown, Charlotte, NC 28211 |

Cingular. One dropped call a day. Guaranteed. That should be their revised slogan. The lucky many get more than one call dropped a day. And the very lucky few get more calls dropped per hour. The other odd thing is almost all the calls that get dropped, get dropped when I have 4 bars (highest). That makes absolutely no sense. Why did my call get dropped? because I had low reception? I had a low signal? I don't think so. I had 3-4 bars. Unless those stupid bars of reception mean absolutely nothing. A placebo to make the customer feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Stoney Creek Develp. | Prosperity Church Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269 |

service out here is cool all thought it is kinda hard to send pics sometimes but over all Verizon wireless is good

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Virgin Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Anywhere In Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28214 |

I get good reception practically everywhere. I like the service. I just wished they offered roll-over minutes / text and a family plan.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sardis | Sardis, Charlotte, NC 28211 |

Reception is terrible. I moved here from Boston, where my coverage with Sprint was fine, but here in Charlotte it is horrible. Literally, I go through at least 5 dropped calls per day. Can't be on the phone for more than 10 minutes without the signal fading. Called today to try to get out of my contract, and the guy at Sprint said it was beause my phone was old. Didn't have much of a comeback when I said it worked fine in Boston for 2 years, so perhaps it WAS the coverage. Anyway, they won't let me out of the contract. even I lost the signal twice on the call to cancel, and they still wouldn't listen. While I'm here, I'd like to share that Sprint has far and away the worst customer service of any company - phone or otherwise - that I have ever seen in my life. They border on evil. They make the DMV look like the Maitre'D at the Ritz Carlton. Avoid them at all costs. Verizon and Alltel appear to offer the best coverage in Charlotte.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Holly Huntersville, Charlotte, NC 28216 |

I have one or two bars... rarely three. And sometimes even with 3 bars I drop calls. Sprint reception is the worst! Not to mention I can barely use it in my home.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | South Blvd.Pink Building, Charlotte, NC 28205 |

I can use mine in the elevator... never had a dropped call in this area!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Brickleberry Lane, Charlotte, NC 28262 |

The Worst reception for Cingular in this area. I never had the idea of what bad reception means back in atlanta. This place sucks.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Idlewild | Margaret Wallace, Charlotte, NC 28227 |

sprint in uptown is good reception. can usually even get a signal inside my bldg. home it drops to like 3 bars... and every time a plane flies over my house my calls drop. can be downstairs and get lousy reception... with fading and dead spots in my calls... go upstairs and it is better, but still drops my calls.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Dilworth Baptist Church | McDonald Ave. / Ideal Way, Charlotte, NC 28203 |

Sprint reception in this area is horrible. I cannot have any phone converstations from home, always have to use Landline. Yet, going towards South blvd the reception increases to 4 bars within 4 blocks. Seems like a technical glitch that can be fixed by Sprint it they tried.

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Alltel

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Brookshire Freeway | Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28212 |

Alltel has been great I have no real complaints. The rates are the best! The one thing I notice is I will usually drop a call where Independence meets the Brookshire freeway. When I dial right back the call always goes through so it might be a cell that's not doing a proper hand off.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Providence and Fairview, Charlotte, NC 28211 |

I commute to Uptown daily via Providence Rd.and there are huge dead spots where I have no bars. My service is fine when I am at home, but there is clearly no cell towers around the corridor to uptown.

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Alltel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | UNCC Campus | Phase 5 Housing, Charlotte, NC 28223 |

The only part of campus where I get any decent cell phone reception is in and around the Cone building to which I must walk when I need a strong connection. I am definitely switching to Verizon or Cingular

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Adrey Wade | Wade Adrey, Charlotte, NC 28277 |

I moved from Chgo where reception was great. Here, when I am home it SUCKS! Dropped calls, missed calls and diverted calls. When I called Cingular they said - didn't know what was going on. Tower search says it should be good but... So if this is what the ad means "fewest dropped calls" it should add "with most diverted you'll never get the call".

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wilkinson Blvd. | Little Rock Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214 |

Cingular cell service in and around the western portion of Charlotte, among every other place I drive is horrible. Consistently get dropped calls and periods no audio and / or broken voices. Pathetic service. On Wilkinson Blvd, Little Rock Rd, Rt 160, Mt Holly Huntersville Rd... Everywhere I have ever been.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Renfrow Ln. | Richard Barry, Charlotte, NC 28270 |

Reception in the Sardis Forest Subdivision is spotty at best. On my street there is NO reception. Not just for Cingular but for other carriers as well. We drop all calls when driving into the neighborhood.

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