Milwaukee, WI Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 21 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 28 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 39 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 45 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 162 Reviews)
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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 68th St. | Milwaukee Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

absolutely NO service in my house, but there are 3 spots on my driveway where I do get reception for about 5 minutes! it took us a couple months of complaining to finally get our service cancelled without charge- the customer service is terrible. Even one of the customer service managers admitted that WI has bad AT&T service coverage.

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 27th St. | Grange, Milwaukee, WI 53221 |

Nextel boast that their coverage area has improved. Could've fooled me. I can't get a signal in my living room, or much anywhere else in my house.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Commerce | Pleasant, Milwaukee, WI 53212 |

Because of my job, I go EVERYWHERE. Perfect at Commerce and Pleasant, nothing at Humboldt and North - less than one mile away. I have complained in the past to no avail. Updating your roam list helps a little bit. Verizon coverage is usually very reliable. Problems on the East side, especially near the Lake. North Shore coverage is decent, except near the Lake.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | South 35 | College, Milwaukee, WI 53221 |

Power keeps bouncing from 0 to 3 bars, sometimes even "No Service". Droped calls all the time. Can not get service to make a call. After dialing most times NO CONNECTION. AT&T seems to have gotten worse since it was Cingular!

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 27th St. | Bolivar Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221 |

Near I-94, so the must be a tower right near. 3G service flawless. Generally Cingular has been horrible for me, but at home it seems as if the tower is right down the block. It probably is. At work in Waukesha 3 bars max

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Washington Park | 42 and Vliet, Milwaukee, WI 53208 |

Reception inside my home is poor with plenty of dropped calls. Near windows the bars fluctuate from 1-2 to "no service." At work near downtown Milw. I have 6 bars - no reception problems.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | College Ave.& 20th St. | College Ave.& I-94, Milwaukee, WI 53221 |

Generally, I get very good reception; however, there are occasions where I have had dropped calls for no plausible reason. All in all, a good experience.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bayshore, Milwaukee, WI 53212 |

Ok, I liked T-Mobile until I got my first couple bills. My service was good, and the messeging was nice. But I was put in a plan that evidently was insufficient. My 2nd bill was 181.00 for one line, and my second was 342.00 after they upped my plan. Customer service was anything but friendly about helping the situation either. Before I didn't have any problems with Cingular and my bill was never more than 60 per month.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Capitol Dr. | Hwy. 100, Milwaukee, WI 53225 |

Cingular service gone from good to horrible with move to AT&T. Only about 1 in 3 calls go through no matter the location from Wauwatosa and West Allis to Brookfield. Huge dead spot in Menomonee Falls. Time to switch.

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US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Wauwatosa | 68th and Center, Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

I've used US Cellular for 5 years now and have had very few issues come up. Any problems I did have were quickly resolved by their great customer service. Reception has been perfect since I bought the Razr in March '06. Have traveled to different parts of the country and still had very good reception. My only complaint is that the phone selection is slightly lagging behind other providers and the cost is sometimes a little higher. But if you want great overall service and a satisfying experience, US Cellular is the way to go!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hampton and Lake Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53211 |

Home reception is terrible - must stand by a window in order to make or take a call. Reception decent outside the house and all the way to Waukesha (where I work). Customer service, though, is terrible - a bunch of jerks, in my opinion both on the phone and in the store. I'm waiting for my contract to expire and switching.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 124th and Oklahoma, Milwaukee, WI 53227 |

Live in Orchard Hills. Can't call home. Bad coverage. Dropped calls. T-Mobile was just as bad. My wife's Sprint is woking well.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lake Dr. | Belleview, Milwaukee, WI 53211 |

I get phenomenal reception everywhere from Oak Creek to Mequon to Wauwatosa. I can be in a basement or a warehouse... I get calls where no one else can. The problem is that I get zero reception in my house and since I use this as my primary phone, it creates a great deal of inconvenience. I called customer service (had to go downstairs, out the door and walk about three blocks away from my home in order to get a strong enough signal to connect) and was told that "it's not the service, it's where you live and since there aren't any towers IN the lake, ma'am, of course you are going to get extremely poor reception in that area". Funny thing is, my entire family has Verizon (Brookfield, Denver, Milwaukee and Honolulu) and we all have the same problem... there is a three-foot radius in our homes from which we are able to sporadically make a weak-at-best phone call that gets dropped 70% of the time.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Maryland | Locust, Milwaukee, WI 53211 |

I just switched carriers and for once I see all 4 bars up. I can email, instant message, text, call and browse the net.

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US Cellular

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Maryland | Locust, Milwaukee, WI 53211 |

I live a block and a half from teh US Cellular Tower... you'd think that I would get service, ha yeah right, I had to text people to talk.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Layton Ave. | Loomis Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221 |

Cingular is bad, just bad. Dropped calls everywhere. Works great out of state but in SE Wisconsin forget it. This is the 2nd company I've tried. No luck with US Cellular either. Looking at Sprint or Verizon next as I won't go back to either based on their poor customer service when I tried to cancel.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Ogden / Marshall, Milwaukee, WI 53202 |

T-Mobile has very little to no reception in this area of town. We have two lines of service and two different phones and for the most part I cannot make phone calls in my home and need to run outside to be able to hold a call. The signal strenght fluctuates constantly and most of my incoming calls don't even ring on our two lines they just go directly to voicemail because. T-Mobile has been the most unhelpful -- insisting that they provide adequate service in the area. BTW, when you make a service complaint all they do is just look it up on their little map to see if they "provide service" where you live and / or if there are any major intteruptions. Since they don't actually come out and try and make a phone call from where you are having issues they will always tell you that they are providing satisfactory service and not offer to help further.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Brown Deer Rd. | I43, Milwaukee, WI 53201 |

No signal pickup along I43 going north. Does Verizon serve this area?

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Commerce St. | Humbolt Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212 |

I just a new Motorola Q to hopefully get better reception, but it is still horrible. Verizon has horrible coverage in Milwaukee.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Capital | N 100, Milwaukee, WI 53226 |

my company switch us from us cell to cigular in may 2005. intially they were terrible,drop calls poor or no reciption in a major city.We complained and they didn't bill us for 3 months I think calls were dropped while car were in motion due to soft wear problems with merger with AT&T sysytem. soft wear up grades to phone helped and more towers have improved some of the problems. Now we rarely drop calls and reception has improved to 2-3 bars from 1.

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