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Milwaukee, WI Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. T-Mobile 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 26 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 30 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 42 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 50 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 180 Reviews)
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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 60th, Milwaukee, WI 53214 |

I've got no love for Verizon, and actually I'm shopping other carriers because of price. However, in the six years I've lived here in SE Wisconsin I don't remember ever experiencing bad reception. Dropped call, what's that? My phone get used everywhere and even when I'm driving and NO dropped calls. How can one person have perfect reception in West Allis and another is crying their eyes out? Strange.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | S19st | Lincoln St., Milwaukee, WI 53215 |

Reception 4 Msg 3 Data 3 Customer Service 5 Price $80 bucks over all good choice.

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Virgin Mobile

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

I have 5 or 6 bars (out of 6) in my Bay View house. I do get dropped calls - sometimes it's very bad, other times it'll happen once and that's all. It's not common, though. Overall I'm perfectly happy with voice quality. Data is another story. Virgin Mobile data on my current phone and on my lost Motorola Triumph Android is VERY slow. If I'm lost or trying to get a restaurant's number on the road, it's almost not worth the wait. It takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r to load maps or web pages most places in the Milwaukee area. I say "most" because it's completely impossible in some places. Basically, Virgin Mobile is just fine for voice, but data is nearly unusable.

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US Cellular

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | South 108th St. | West Greenfield AVe, Milwaukee, WI 53219 |

Why can I not find any info on USCC here? For towers or any kind of info. I average 3 to 4 bars. -80dBm.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | W. National Ave. | W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53227 |

I was a Sprint customer for approx 9 years, I decided to switch to Verizon because they claimed to have the most reliable network with the best signal and data speeds. I switched in April of 2011 and got the HTC Thunderbolt. As of the first day of my new contract I have had 0 signal outside my home in about half of the city of West Allis ( actual signal on the phone reads from -102dbm to -109dbm) They did send me a network extender so the phones could work in the house but the $140 I had to spend on the router wasnt worth it considering its also using my bandwidth I pay for. I've made numerous calls and stopped at Verizon stores from April 2011 until now,Oct 2011 and NOTHING has been fixed, in fact they never,ever call you back like they say they will. Verizon Techs have been in the area testing and have admitted via the phone this area of West Allis has "marginal" cell signal for unknown reasons, but has no plans to fix it. I beleive "marginal" is a nice term for "No signal", but they wont admit that. Oh they have also admitted to me that there are alot of Verizon customers near me in this area that have had network extenders sent to them. My opinion is that Verizon knows about a serious signal problem affecting their customers in West Allis, but refuses to fix it, other then hoping network extenders will keep them happy for now. Do not use Verizon in West Allis! I spend $150 dollars a month for two Verizon phones that dont work outside my home in a horrible economy. I spent $500 on two new phones and Verizon wont give me a refund on them even tho this has hapened since day 1, but would be willing to waive my early termination fee, unacceptable! I will not be stuck with two phones I spent alot of money on for a cell service that does not work in a large area. If Verizon won't fix this giant dead zone in West Allis, then they should not be allowed to sell service in West Allis without warning new customers... ..period!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1660 N Prospect Ave. | Brady St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 |

Hesitated between "poor" and "no reception" because, even though Apple gave me a brand new phone last week - it still defies all - Internet connection? Ha! Now I'm off to ATT - am expecting a fight.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Capitol, Milwaukee, WI 53206 |

The worst thing I have ever had in my life. How do I not get service at MY house?

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Howell Ave. | Layton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

Cant receive calls without a drop. Can't receive calls.Should I wonder? The map shows one tower in an area where the other carriers have 4. Never had a dropped call with ATT. Gonna switch back if a phone switch doesn't fix it.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Port Washington Rd. | Capitol, Milwaukee, WI 53212 |

I did not get any reception this evening and I usually have good reception..sometimes my calls drop but not often..but I'm upset because it's friday and I can't make plans..uh

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 52nd and Capitol, Milwaukee, WI 53216 |

There are problems with coverage inside the home because Sprint's spectrum of choice does NOT penetrate buildings well. Not that any current spec does, but there are homes that still have lead in them. This may interfere with the cell signal penetrating the walls of your home. If that is the case, consider acquiring a cell signal repeater.

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