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Madison, WI Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. AT&T 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 52 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 25 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 54 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 45 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 229 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sherman Ave. | N Few St., Madison, WI 53703 |

Terrible service. Inside the house or out in the yard, dropped calls, terrible reception / sound quality. The quality is not much better at my office in the heart of campus. Does ANY carrier provide average or better service on campus and near east?

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Cellular One

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | East High School Area Near Demitral Park, Madison, WI 53704 |

Very rarely any problem... in or out of house or even basement.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Sheboygan Ave, Hilldale | Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53705 |

I'd encourage you to do T-Mobile's test drive and try the service yourself but I've been very impressed since about June with T-Mobile. Took a gamble, since they don't have any stores as of now in the city and ordered online. Service is great most places. Their weak spot is in some of the older, brick buildings downtown, namely on State. But you'll have no problems in many of them and certainly no problems outdoors or while driving. The cost trade off has been truly worth maybe having to step outside for 2 minutes on the off chance that I happen to need to make a call while in a brick building downtown. You see what I'm getting at? Most of the time it's a non-issue. I've had Sprint and AT&T in Madison. AT&T works great, but the pricing is awful. Sprint was terrrrrrrible almost everywhere for me. For comparison, I think T-Mobile is 10 times better than Sprint in Madison (if you're thinking of switching from Sprint, this will be a relief for you). Speeds are great. On a bad day I see about 12Mbps of LTE. Good days I've pulled as high as 26Mbps. For those worried about those indoor brick areas, in 2015 T-Mo is launching new spectrum nationwide which should cover those harder to reach indoor places. Totally happy with T-Mobile. My bill for a single line phone is about $65.00 a month and I was paying about $100.00 a month with the other guys. Oh, plus my streaming music isn't part of my data amount, so there's an added bonus, free Spotify and Pandora!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | West Side Near Home Depot, Madison, WI 53711 |

Cannot receive calls. No one can hear you talking even when you go outside. What a joke, why aren't there more cell towers for residential areas?

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Cherokee , Madison, WI 53711 |

Decent coverage through out the city but have minor problems in our home. Terrible coverage as you head north of Madison.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 3805 Margaret St. | Atwood Ave.And Dennett St., Madison, WI 53714 |

1-2 bars and LTE only. Calls are ok but the internet is a joke. My emails won't download unless I'm connected to wifi.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | UW Hospital, Madison, WI 53705 |

Very difficult to get even texts in / out of my outside wall office, let alone voice. Cannot place or keep a call on the skybridge over Highland Ave. between pharmacy school and med school. Will be changing to AT&T.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Union South and Engineering Building, Madison, WI 53715 |

Had to be near the windows to get service. Battery died as it was continuously looking for service. Sellery has similar problems so I am looking to switch from Sprint - my carrier for years - so my child has service on campus.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Observatory | Elm Dr., Madison, WI 53703 |

Today, when I need my phone the most, no reception... Beyond Frustrationg

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | West Towne Mall Area | Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI 53717 |

Perfect reception on the west side of Madison on my Galaxy S3. A little spotty when heading north to Baraboo driving by all those farms and hills.

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