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Charlotte, NC 28202 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 18 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 7 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 16 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 0.8 star rating (0.8 stars | 4 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 54 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 301 S College St. , Charlotte, NC 28202 |

4G coverage in Uptown is usually no more than one or two bars. In my building it's just one bar, which may be expected since indoor coverage is affected by so many factors. Service routinely switches to 3G, so coverage seems to always be right on the edge making surfing the Web slow and frustrating. This results in my battery draining quickly while in town. Seems like service was better a few months ago so I've been wondering if a tower is down or if a roaming agreement for this area has changed and affected the service. Bottom line is I have not been pleased with my service for a while. I have a Galaxy Note 2 and it's in good working order, but other Verizon customers in my building report the same bad service issues using a variety of different phones.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Catalyst Building, Charlotte, NC 28202 |

Very poor reception in the building. Regardless of floor. You have to be in the park before you have a decent signal. Dissapointed in Verizon, this is a major metropolitan. They should have stronger towers.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Church St. | 5th St., Charlotte, NC 28202 |

Husband and I have NO reception in our condo. Rarely, we can receive calls at home if we stand in one 2 ft sq area pressed up against the window. Even more rarely, we can place a call from that same spot. He also has NO reception in his Manhattan office. We have to use WiFi / Skype to call anyone. And lately Skype has been crashing on our Nokia Lumia 820 and 920. We're about to pay $340 to get out of our contracts. Epi Center reps said there would be more towers and improved reception come fall. It's worse than ever.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | East Blvd. | Kenilworth, Charlotte, NC 28203 |

My wife and I chose Sprint because of the low cost plans, but there is no way I can make you understand how bad their phone and internet reception is because it's a constant battle. We do not get reception in our home, or our previous home (have to talk near a window or on the patio). I own a company and my wife is in Real Estate and we do business in the Clt Metro Area and are price conscious consumers. We often lose phone calls while driving in Charlotte. Its rare to get 4G or LTE service. Most is 3G or less which means that the internet doesn't work. We've had Sprint for 7 years and have explained our issues to Sprint and they gave us a free Airave to boost our service, but it didn't work and actually hindered the wi-fi inside our home. We are fed up and have decided to pay $500 to cancel our contracts + the extra $30 / mo for phone and internet service that actually works with Verizon or AT&T. I can't tell you how many times we'll be with friends and everyone else has internet or phone service and we have none or ours just works painfully slow. Think about their business model - Their plans are very cheap, and they don't have more customers than Verizon or AT&T so how can they pay for a network comparable to Verizon or AT&T? I don't think they can.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Plaza-Midwood, Charlotte, NC 28205 |

I've not had service for two day. I was told there was an issue taster would be fixed same day but no change.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wilkinson and Camp Greene, Charlotte, NC 28208 |

They are trying but I do not think I will see even one more bar.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | W MLK | Church, Charlotte, NC 28202 |

Reception sucks and calls are dropped. Call quality is terrible. Sprint wanted me to pay another 120$ for a booster! Don't buy Sprint!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oak Lake Blvd. | Yorkmont and Oak Lake Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208 |

Does not matter how many times I use "Mark to Spot" to report my issues to AT&T. Which has almost been a year now. AT&T has done NOTHING. Cell coverage by the Charlotte airport with AT&T is very poor and that is putting it mildly!

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Country Club Heights, Charlotte, NC 28205 |

I started with Verizon in Florida and could not get reception inside my house. Moved here and do not seem to have too much a problem. I can get and receive call inside and outside of the house. However, recently I was told that by someone they could not get through. It's a shame a city the size of Charlotte has such terrible phone reception among it carriers. I have been reading all the comments and none of the carriers seem to be outstanding.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Near Kilborne Park, Charlotte, NC 28205 |

I can't believe T-Mobile is rated highest in Charlotte. I have T-Mobile (unfortunately), and where I live (around Kilborne Park on the east side), there is a reception, at most, one bar. I'm talking about being outside. If you're indoor (just in a house for example), forget it, there is absolutely no reception, anywhere in the entire area. It's ridiculous.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Euclid Ave. | McDonald Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203 |

Verizon Tech Support tells me that they lost a lease on a nearby cell tower in June 2012, resulting in poor coverage for customers in this area. I only get 2 bars inside my home and drop every call. They recommended a "network extender" for inside my home. If you're experiencing coverage problems in your area, please contact customer support to report the problem.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Atando Ave. | Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206 |

Depends on the flow of traffic on Atando Avenue. 3-6 bars depending on the PRL.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Queens Rd. | Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28207 |

The intersection of Queens and Selwyn and Radcliffe, near Queens University, has become a "dead" zone in the last two months. I get reception inside my house with a "network extender" but no reception outside or within a 1-2 block area. What is the problem? This is new and we never had reception problems before. Anything to do with the construction at Queens University?

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | College | Stonewall, Charlotte, NC 28202 |

Dead Spot on the main floor of Charlotte Convention Center from Verizon Wireless. You would think they would put in some sort of signal booster for a venue such as this! Especially with the Democratic National Convention coming to town. Come on Verizon, you can do it!

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Central Ave. | Kilbourne, Charlotte, NC 28205 |

In my apt. there is dropped calls,the buffering sucks&can't watch videos,tv on my cell,etc... can't play any games or do anything involving downloading including the internet. I currently have a 3g phone and want to upgrade to a 4g but I feel it'll be a waste of money unless I move away. I'm very disappointed because I chose Verizon based on the dead zone commercial I saw being that I knew my area wasn't the best.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Central / plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205 |

i cannot get phone service inside my house... I must go out to the street to talk. my calls drop constantly. Verizon in 5 mins from uptown.. it doesn't work for me or my neighbors.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Artee Rd., Charlotte, NC 28250 |

Reception great, but no 3g. Have to go to Gastonia or Gaffney to get that. :(

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Queens University | Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28274 |

Queens University - Selwyn Rd.- Nextel Sucks bigtime. If you get enough signal to make a call, 4 out of 5 calls will be dropped before completion.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Davidson | 36th St., Charlotte, NC 28205 |

I'm warning you - Sprint is HORRIBLE in Charlotte; Signal and Customer Service. I had Sprint when I moved to 28209 5 yrs ago and had no service inside my home. Switched to AT&T and loved it everywhere I travelled (I own a Real Estate company so I'm everywhere). I built a home in 28205 and and switched back to Sprint because they are cheap and now have horrible service again(For some reason it keeps getting worse) and I don't get voicemails until 12-24 hrs later. I tried switching phones and customer service wants to charge me $100 for a 5,000 sq. ft. Booster for the home, but will wave a $6 / mo fee if I sign another 2 yr contract (If that doesn't work and I cancel I'll pay the waived monthly fees). Does this sound fair? I just need a phone that works. Hindsight is 20 / 20. They had horrible customer service 5 yrs ago and when I was signing up 4 mos ago 2 of their customers were complaining and cancelling. However, I wanted to save a couple $$ / mo. and now I have to pay a $200 cancellation fee which is worth it to have a working phone.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | N Graham St. | 10th St., Charlotte, NC 28202 |

Depending on where I place the device in my condo, I get somewhere between 20% and 60%. 60% is the best reception I've received from the device.

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