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 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 38 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 45 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 161 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 76th | National, Milwaukee, WI 53214 |

I've never had so much trouble with a phone in 6 years. Both my roommate and I get awful reception which fades in and out by the minute, regardless of if you dance around the apartment or sit stone cold still. I jump from 0-3 bars and have had more dropped calls than 5 / hour, on average. If I run outside, I can get anywhere from 0-4 bars, but regardless the calls get dropped and there are times when I can't make or receive calls for up to 5 minutes. Usually I can hear the other person but they stop talking to me because they can't hear me beyond the static. The price was right for the plan, but the time spent repeating myself was definitely not worth the extra mintues.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 70th and Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

No reception up North in Rome, WI; near Wisconsin Rapids. They tell you it will work but it never does even with GPS. Their Service is okay but you spend so much time on the phone. the phones break easily. The two year contract sucks. I'm thinking of buying a Go Phone or cancell all together.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Milwaukee (South), Milwaukee, WI 53215 |

I switched from US Cellular to T-Mobile at the beginning of April 2006. Overall, my call quality and reception have been outstanding. I think that only as recent as 12-18 months ago, GSM reception was "fair" - but things have improved. I use my phone a lot- and in almost a month I have only had one dropped call, which I can live with. And I'm not even certain the drop was on my end of the conversation... . My US Cellular call quality was not so great, and often full of static. My primary issue with the newer GSM phones and service is buildings- the signal just does not penetrate like CDMA did. Anyhow, last week we drove from Milwaukee to Gulf Shores, Alabama (Gulf Coast), and my phone worked every time I needed it along the way. Yes, we were driving along a big interstate. T-Mobile does a really good job at making their signals work along major routes. And even in Gulf Shores, which is a dinky area along the beach, I could still make good calls. I was very impressed. With my US Cellular phone and service, half the time I was on the highway I would not have been able to make a call. Anyway, T-Mobile as a carrier gets my vote for certain. Their pricing is quite aggressive, good options, and great call quality - at least in the "middle" part of the US.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Village In Tosa, Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

For 6 years Verizon has been promising to make it possible to receive and send phone calls in the village. Still ain't happening. I miss calls here all the time and it's a problem.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wisconsin | 60th St., Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

This is my home. No matter what, over the last 6 years... no matter what phone I'm using, etc. I get the worst possible service and dropped calls. Really bad!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | National and Hawley, Milwaukee, WI 53214 |

I beleive it is the phone but get no reception up north or on 45 north near tosa.I wish they would replace my phone but they refuse. I am thinking of just canceling.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Good Hope, Milwaukee, WI 53224 |

Cingular sucks. I get no reception unless I am in my office of all places, I have tons of dropped calls, I generally have to dial numbers twice to get through, and I get cross over calls at least once a month. It doesn't help that they sold me perhaps the worst cell phone every made and won't let me upgrade it. I am not eligible yet according to my contract and apparently the warrently of the phone expired yesterday so they won't replace the piece of crap either. They said that they would cancel my contract for me if I wanted, and issue a new contract so that I could change phones, but all fees would apply. After an horrible experience with their customer service I am going to a different provider.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 68th and Bluemound, Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

The GSM coverage that Cingular say they have is mostly unuseable. Of course the justification is that they have been busy combining with AT&T - which is the same story. My guess is that they will get the GSM service to an acceptable level about the same time they start to sell G3! Meanwhile customers will suffer very poor service, while US Cellular keeps their superior coverage and service by having MORE TOWERS!

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Capital Dr. | Wilson Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211 |

My cell phone is my only phone and it doesn't get the best reception. On average, I'll lose a signal about once per hour of conversation at this location.

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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Wilson and Hampton | Whitefish Bay, Milwaukee, WI 53211 |

Get great reception throughout Milwaukee area until I get inside my house. Then we get rotten reception. Lots of fun to get a cell phone call then have to run outside in the winter to talk. T-mobile customer service is awful. Their reps are dumb as rocks, they can't get billing issues straight, and they are often rude. I'm looking for a new carrier.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Lake Dr. | Dean Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217 |

I get excellent reception almost everywhere (especially at work near I43 and Brown Deer--Sprint was awful but Cingular is great, even inside the bowels of the building) except on the first floor of my house, and sometimes no bars at all in my driveway. A dead spot?

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Water | Buffalo, Milwaukee, WI 53202 |

I'm lucky if I get one bar. I lose more calls then go through.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Lake Dr. | Kenwood, Milwaukee, WI 53211 |

Verizon's coverage on this side of town is somewhat schizo -- occasionally calls get dropped. Sometimes I end up on an Extended Network and have to use the area code to dial a local call. Overall, however, I've been pleased with the service and this phone.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Oklahoma | K.K., Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

I always get at least 4 bars, never a dropped call in my neighborhood area and most of the Milwaukee area. There is a section of highway when heading south on 45 right around Goodhope Rd. where I will have dropped calls about 50% of the time. Over all I have been pleased with T-Mobile service. I will say that there is zero reception in the most Northern parts of Wisconsin. I travel alot to Mellen, Cable, and other far Northern cities and have never had reception. I have been told by people at T-Mobile that there should be service in those areas, but there isn't. Maybe this will change in the future. As I said, T-Mobile has been a good service provider and I would recommend it.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | All Places Even Where I Work | All Parts of Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, WI 53214 |

i love this phone. I recently had cingular, and they had ok reception but it cost to darn much. I switched to Sprint and with the fair and flexible plan they work with my budget abd if I use 200 of my 1,000, I only pay 29.99 for the mins I used not the full price! the reception for my Sprint is awesome!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Wentworth, Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

rumor has it that former AT&T customers are getting poor reception because Cingular is shutting down the old towers to try to force the old AT&T customers to switch to Cingular (a.k.a more expensive) plans

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Capitol Dr. (Hwy 190) | 92nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53222 |

I have great service everywhere except in this area. It is close to an airport, so Cingular uses that excuse on me. My roommate is on Sprint, and his works fine. I also have a Nextel phone for work, and it works fine at home.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bay View | Wentworth, Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

Just switched from old AT&T to new Cingular. If at all possible, reception is WORSE! Think I will switch us to Verizon, as they have 12 towers in 5 mi. radius -- while Cingular has two (2) in 10 mi. radius.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Milwaukee "Bay View", Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

I have great cell service from the East coast to the West coast. But it more then sucks here in Milwaukee. '53207'

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 93rd and Beecher, Milwaukee, WI 53227 |

My phone from Cingular sucks. Almost every call I have to redial, get a dropped signal or can barely hear. I am going to switch to US Cellular or Verizon.

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