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 | 73 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 55 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 94 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 285 Reviews)
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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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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Mallard Creek Church Rd. | Senator Royall Pl., Charlotte, NC 28262 |

ALLWAYS get perfect reception in this area, BUT my building and parking deck gets Poor reception (D'oh) and I get dropped calls and fluxuating on / off service... wish I could work outside... lol

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Shopton and Sandy Porter, Charlotte, NC 28217 |

Reception is random from poor to ok. Used to have a Sanyo and never had any problems at home. The Sanyo had a pullout antenna, the new LG doesn't. Sprint is being helpful and trying to fix problem. I think it is a poor phone and am switching back to a Sanyo

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Central Ave. | Tippah Park Ct., Charlotte, NC 28205 |

Moved to charlotte from florida and T-Mobile has only roaming coverage. Roaming service should be provided by Cingular, but the SunCom signal keeps interfering. Teh result is my phone keeps bouncing between Cingular and SunCom. I miss incoming calls and often cannot make outboud calls. Not even manually setting the network resolves the issue.

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Alltel

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223 |

Just moved near UNC Charlotte's campus and coming from Cameron, NC where there was hardly anything there, Alltel still prevailed and had fantastic service there. Here in Charlotte the service is just the same, crystal clear calls along with the EVDO technology offered here in Charlotte. This service is great, and I recommend Alltel to anyone who is looking for a dedicated, realiable celluar phone service. Pass the word around this company is truly about "loving" their customers. This is not surprising to be roaming on the Alltel network and still have excellent coverage. From Florida to New York to Texas Alltel has always provided me service that has never let me down. Consider switching to Alltel.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Tyovla RD | NATIONFORD RD, Charlotte, NC 28217 |

We had AT&T Loved it then came suncom service sucks as well as customer service.We switched to NEXTEL with 2 months left on our contract and just paid 2 cell phone bills.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd. | Bellhaven Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28214 |

Verizon reception in Western part of Mecklenburg County near Gaston County line is horrible. Dropped calls and poor reception. I have called Verizon several times, each time they have promised to look into my concerns and that they will call me back. They have NEVER called back.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Carmel / 51 | Johnston, Charlotte, NC 28226 |

For 6 months have not been able to get signal inside my house. Repeated calls to Cingular do no good. They offered to give free minutes, but have not seen them yet. They told me I needed a new phone. Bought new phone.. still no signal.. Wasted my money. Can someone recommend a decent company? I'm leaving Cingular after 8 years.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Plaza Midwood | Thomas Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205 |

We just moved here from Durham where we had perfect reception and coverage. Here, our phones work spottily. Sometimes they don't ring, sometimes they do. More often then not, I guess they do, but it isn't dependable. Walking around the house talking on the phone yields spotty service often correctable by moving 3 inches in one direction or another. Talking near a window doesn't help much. Nor does talking outside. FWIW, my parents have Alltel and their phones work perfectly in every corner of my house, including the basement.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Coulwood | Gum Branch Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214 |

I live in Coulwood and use Verizon Wireless. I get spotty reception, and rarely can complete a conversation on the phone. Calls drop occasionally. Worse are the calls that don't drop but you can only hear every third or fourth word of the conversation. Verizon has shown no interest in resolving the issue.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Providence Crossing Boulware Ct. | Providence Rd.& Belicourt, Charlotte, NC 28277 |

The reception is typically pretty good. However, whenever I travel south of Ardrey Kell I lose the call. I also lose reception on the eastern side of the I-485 loop.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mt Holly Huntsville Rd, Hwy. 16, Charlotte, NC 28214 |

My phone is useless at home, and within 5 miles of the new Wal Mart is pretty bad. Many spots are completely dead, others are just terrible. Down by Mountain Island lake I have a weak signal, but it's too weak to carry on a conversation. I had Sprint until 3 / 2005 and it wasn't great, but it had far fewer dead spots. Sprint's pricing is much better these days, so I could pay $100 more for a phone plus pay Verizon $175 for early termination and still save almost $700 over a 2 year contract.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | York / I-485 | Most of West Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28214 |

With two different phones in my house, plus broadband card very poor service if at all. Shopton + Tryon The good manager at the ParkTowne Village store offered a newer broadband card, and I purchased the external window mounted antennae and still am not able to connect. Cell phones drop calls, unable to use pix messaging, or other services. Family visiting from different areas and phones with Verizon also have bad service or no service. Phone service around town varies from excellent at Verizon stores to below average around town. Broadband card is nearly useless around town. If you are able connect, once you move about you are able to roam to other carriers towers but if you are dropped and try to reconnect, the card will show extended network with full strength but unable to authenticate. I've run *228 very many times and no improvement. We also took one of the two VX8100 for updated firmware and no improvement over the other phone with the older code. We are building a house just outside the Mt. Holly-Huntersville + Hwy. 16 area and again same poor coverage there. Coming from S. Fla I've never had a problem down there, I wish they would fix this. I don't want to reinvest in new equipment or the hassle of changing carriers, seems like all the providers have coverage problems in Charlotte area.

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Verizon

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

Day to day the signal varies wildly. Consistancy is much needed...

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC 28277 |

I agree with an earlier comment about the choice of phones. I have been with Sprint for at least 10 years and have found that when I'm with others on the Sprint network, they may have problems and I don't. I travel a lot for a living and have not had any problems where I go. I am on my 4 different Sanyo phone and very happy with them!

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Farmingdale | Independence, Charlotte, NC 28212 |

Seems like my Verizon Wireless coverage has been getting worse and worse at home. Almost like they are cheaping out on the signal

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Davis Lake, Charlotte, NC 28269 |

Works spotty and doesn't usually work in the first floor of my house. Friends have Cingular and Verizon. Both of those work well at my house.

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