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Charlottesville, VA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 18 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 16 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 24 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 21 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 97 Reviews)
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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 3339 Garth Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901 |

Usually get reception (with my LG phone and other phones) with my US Cellular plan. I do not like the LG phone I have, as it is hard to see the screen in sunlight (I got it bc it replaced my blackberry for free). It is not possible to get an unlocked phone and use US Cellular (which is the way I prefer to purchase iPhones. I would like to find a carrier that gets reception in the western Albemarle area and allows unlocked phones. The reception for US Cellular has always been ok for me at this Garth Rd location--though occasionally spotty. My son's AT&T phone never works here.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Hollymead , Charlottesville, VA 22911 |

Verizon used be great all around the Charlottesville area. In the past few months it has been worse in the countryside and in the past few weeks I have had problems at home and in town. I should not have bought that new iPhone 6s I guess. I don't know if the phone has something to do with it or not but it was fine at first.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | North Pines, Charlottesville, VA 22911 |

In past 10 days have driven all around Charlottesville area looking to buy a home. LTE frequently absent and 3G imperfect. downloads slow. Appalling that people spend vast sums for negligible service.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 1215 Lee St., Charlottesville, VA 22908 |

AT&T is the worst carrier I have ever had. No service at all at my job. I have never had such a terrible experience.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | UHeights, Charlottesville, VA 22903 |

Not bad. Sprint is famously awful here, the other 3 are all okay I think.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 29, Proffitt, 20, PVCC | 29 Near Airport, Charlottesville, VA 22911 |

ALERT: There are no Sprint towers in central Va AT ALL... it's all leased towers from Intellos! I used to get decent talk, data and text around the airport on 29. About 6 months ago, I started to get roaming alerts where I used to get 4 bar connectivity. There is a dead spot on Proffitt Rd and at least 1 on 20 nearing Pantops. To top it off, there is no 4G service and barely 3G in and around "the best place to live" (sarcasm) Charlottesville. Sprint has 4G in major cities ONLY (NoVa, Hampton Roads, Richmond, some interstates). Looking to switch carriers!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Grounds, Charlottesville, VA 22902 |

I love T-Mobile and won't switch because I'm only a visitor to charlottesville now, but the service here is abysmal. T-Mobile reps had told me that my service would improve with a T-Mobile phone (old phone was an iPhone 4 from AT&T with a Tmo SIM) but that has helped very little. I'm usually on 2G (Edge) in Cville which basically means data is unusable, including iMessage.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Barracks Rd. | Georgetown Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901 |

My calls drop or mostly never come through at my two story town house. I got AT&T in PA and I seriously have to switch carriers after a year of dropped and missed calls.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Meade | Market, Charlottesville, VA 22902 |

Anyone notice a trend here ? All networks have coverage issues. I have been a cell phone administrator for a large compay with over 400 cell phones. They utilized Verizon. I have had plans with sprint,att and now tmobile. Verizon probably does have the best network, but there must be a great deal of 40+ year olds writing these reviews that are expecting their cell network to work like their landline phones. Bottom line, everyone hates their network,they switch and then they hate that one too. That being said, T-Mobile is just average but definitely the worst. Just like the rest of them... .

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Rolkin Rd.& Rt250, Charlottesville, VA 22911 |

Do not use Verizon if you live near Pantops. I have experienced so many dropped calls that it is impossible to hold a conversation with anyone. Verizon rep first told me that I could drop my contract with no charge if they could not fix it and after 6 months of calls and promises and no response from Verizon, I was told I would be charged $210 for a contract cancellation or I could pay $249 for a booster. Great business minds to lose a customer worth thousands of dollars in continuing contracts over refusal to pay $249 for a booster. Goodbye Verizon... more $ than brains!

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