Akron, OH Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 3.4 star rating (3.4 stars | 9 Reviews)
2. AT&T 2 star rating (2 stars | 3 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 16 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 6 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 38 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | West Market | Near Hawkins, Akron, OH 44313 |

Phone varies between 2G and 4G while in same location and drops calls at least 50% of the time. Most of my incoming calls go straight to voicemail. My daughter has the same phone and hers does the same. She also loses her signal while at the University of Akron.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 76 S. Main St. | Main and Mill, Akron, OH 44308 |

Verizon bandwidth Poor between 11AM and 1PM. Signal level is 4 or 5 bars however, the bandwidth according to Speed Test app is less than 100kbs during these hours even with a 4G LTE Droid Razr and was verified with another device on Verizon service. I had trouble listening to streaming audio (trying to watch or listen to the news at lunch) during these hours. Verizon may have better coverage in more areas but that doesn't mean beans if the bandwidth is not adequate to handle subscribers. I noticed the same in the Q Arena during games and the Cleveland Indians stadium with Verizon. If you're on Verizon you can forget about using your phone during these events. On the other hand, friends on AT&T service do not have these issues in Akron or Cleveland during peak times. I'm therefore making the big switch this month and trying AT&T and T-Mobile. I'm taking control, buying a LG G2 outright, and trying some MVNO plans with the later two. I look forward to saving $60 to $100 per month ditching the Verizon "Family Plan" 2 year commitment ripoffs. (don't get me started on Verizon's international "rape me please" plans... ).

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Near Goodyear Heights Metropark | Rt. 91 An DEastwood, Akron, OH 44305 |

Basically, if you live or are commonly around this area, do not go with Sprint. It will lead to some of the most frustrating moments on a day-to-day basis. Get used to holding your phone above your head and walking around for 2 minutes just to try and send a text to somebody. Absolutely pathetic. And unless you have Wi-Fi in your house, don't even think about doing anything "data" related on your phone.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Main St. | Waterloo, Akron, OH 44301 |

Always drops calls. can't use it in remote locations, i.e. basement, actic, etc.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Canton Rd. | Park Dr., Akron, OH 44312 |

After finding I was no longer getting a signal (Canton Rd in Springfield Twp) with any of the Sprint carriers (Virgin Mobile, Boost, Cricket), I tried T-Mobile. Perfect. I live about half a mile from one of their towers. They just recently introduced Lte coverage in my area that is blazing fast. My real anger is with Sprint. To have been getting fairly good reception for about a year and then zero reception starting in the spring of 2013 doesn't make sense. I stopped in a Sprint store to complain and the sales guy said they are aware of the problem. I feel sorry for the people who are under contract to Sprint and basically have no reception.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Market and Exchange | Market and Exchange, Akron, OH 44302 |

I signed a 2-year contract with Sprint. As of October 2013 I have practically no reception in most of Akron with Sprint. They refused to cancel my contract even though I have no reception. I have paid them $204 a month now for 22 months for no service. So please stay away from Sprint, except you don't care about throwing away your money to a company with extremely poor customer service and criminals for employees.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Akron, Oh | East Ave., Akron, OH 44314 |

I have boost mobile and my calls are always dropping in this area. Phones arent that good.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Apt Buildings on Massillon Rd. | 224 and Massillon Rd., Akron, OH 44306 |

No good signal. Have to be physically plastered up against my window to have any chance of placing or holding a call. Move a foot away and it'll drop. Will enter and leave service area multiple times while I'm trying to type out a text message. Talk about frustrating!

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | W. Exchange - Highland Square | Portage Path and W. Market, Akron, OH 44302 |

My phone will indicate that it moving in and out of the Sprint service area while sitting still in our living room.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bath Rd. | Riverview Rd., Akron, OH 44333 |

Even with the signal booster that I purchased from Verizon, the quality of calls is poor at my house. Without the booster, calls are next to impossible.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | S. Portage Path | W. Market, Akron, OH 44303 |

Always have great signal. The occassional dropped call, but it usually coincides with someone in the middle of nowhere. Wish I had the 4G LTE I did back home, but the 4G quality is nothing to turn your nose up at.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Springfield Twp | Canton Road / Rt 91, Akron, OH 44312 |

Very poor service starting a few months ago... They told me the decomissioned some of their old Alltel towers which dropped the service level even further. They told me that they were installing new towers that would be up and running that friday... Its been a month and Id be lucky if I ever saw 2 bars, and forget about 3G. I both live and work in springfield, making Verizon a poor choice for the area. Every time I complain they assure me it will be fixed in a month, next week, 2 weeks, etc etc. Very shady. Instead of admitting the problem and fixing they are making excuses. I switched to AT&T and I have great service now. Beware!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Smith Rd. (Valley), Akron, OH 44313 |

I used to have average reception in my home, but now it is horrible for the last 4 months or so. I don't have a landline, and I use my phone for work, as well as personal use. My calls get dropped, people say they can't hear me, and to take them off speaker, and I'm not on speaker. I can't even order a pizza anymore, and going outside does not help. 3g goes to 1x to nothing, like the wind blows, making it irritating to try to use any apps on the phone at home, they'll start to work then stop, then start up again 15 min. later. I've went to Verizon several times, and they have done things to help, but nothing has worked. I have been with Verizon for 14 years, but this is getting ridiculous. If you live in this area I would not reccomend Verizon.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Waterloo and Brown, Akron, OH 44301 |

I always have a signal... 3G at that. I have friends with the new Motorola Droid and the iPhone and they always complain about not having a good 3G connection if ne connection at all. Plus its cheap for unlimited everything.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Merriman Rd. | Portage Path, Akron, OH 44313 |

I get no reception at home at all, in the Valley by the Towpath. It's so frustrating. Verizon said that after completing the Alltel absorption, the signal would be better. It hasn't been. Help!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Renninger Rd., Akron, OH 44319 |

Verizon used to be a good carrier, now since the AllTel merger and rollout my signal is in and out all of the time. This makes the phones useless with dropped calls and no solid EVDO signal. Verizon used to be good here. The techs keep closing my calls saying we have good coverage, I have tested and at best get a -120DB signal which is still very noisy and poor. I wish they would admit the problem and fix the bad or misaimed panel. I am supposed to have 3 towers close by and should be getting a strong signal. Only one tower is close enough to cause the umbrella effect. The other two should be hitting us directly (from level 4) Everytime I see the commercials that show the competitions Blackberry in paperweight mode, I can't help but think they have the commercial backwards they meant to say the Verizon phone is in paperweight mode. I did receive a call from Gregory Biel or Deil in the presidents office of verison but after 10 attempts to return his call, he is yet to respond.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Misty Lane | Westmont Rd., Akron, OH 44321 |

Inside the house, there's almost no reception unless the phone is set on Roaming. Outside the house, 2.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | West Market St., Akron, OH 44333 |

Verizon took over Alltel here and now get no reception with the versa.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | West Market St. | Cleveland Massillon, Akron, OH 44333 |

I live outside Akron and get bad reception and dropped calls all over and no reception at house at all. They took over Alltel here and it sucks.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Ellet | Rubber Bowl Area, Akron, OH 44312 |

T-Mobile seems to have just about perfect reception evrywhere in town except near Akron Muni Airport

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