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Milwaukee, WI Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 22 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 | 46 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 166 Reviews)
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US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 76th | Lincoln, Milwaukee, WI 53219 |

Can't complain about reception here. Haven't had any problems with reception around Milwaukee area in general. I wish they would roll their minutes, then they'd be ideal.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Superior | Russell, Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

This is a review of my girlfriend's service, actually. She lives right on the lake near South Shore Yacht club, just south of Russell on Superior. She gets very little reception in her apartment. Calls frequently come in but get dropped within a minute or two. Outside, reception is slightly better but still pretty awful. Friends with ATT report about the same difficulty, with between 0 and 2 bars in and around her apartment.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Howell Ave. | Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

I live about two blocks southwest of Howell and Lincoln in Bay View. I get generally very good reception outside as I walk up and down the streets of Bay View, which I do very frequently. In my home, though, I only get average reception with a fair number of dropouts and dropped calls. Dropped calls aren't terribly common, though. I'd call it OK inside, very good outside. The web works well enough inside and outside. At work about a mile from I45 off Main St. in Menomonee Falls, I get no reception inside and only decent reception outside. The web is sketchy or unavailable.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S 92nd | Orchard, Milwaukee, WI 53214 |

att used to work good here. ported my number to them cause Cingular sucked so bad. cingualr then bought AT&T and reception went crap. AT&T bought Cingular and reception is still crap. AT&T couldn' care less. SEND US OUR MONEY. these contracts got to GO!aren't there laws against coluding like these companies are doing?

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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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