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Charlotte, NC 28211 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 27 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 12 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 48 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 58 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 168 Reviews)
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US Cellular

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Monroe St., Charlotte, NC 28212 |

In Charlotte visiting family and have absolutely no service. Arrived at the airport and couldn't even let family know I had arrived. Very disappointed.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | South Charlotte,51 and Rea, Charlotte, NC 28226 |

My wife and I have had good reception in most all areas of Charlotte. I think you get what you pay for as Verizon is about the most expensive vendor in Charlotte.

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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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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Carmel Rd. | Colony Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226 |

Using T-Mobile network through reseller 35orless (a lot less expensive) 4G coverage all over my area - my phone isn't LTE compatiable

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 51 | Sardis Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270 |

This is amazing. I was with T-Mobile - reception from day one was terrible but coverage map was 100%. Called and called and called. Finally they would not meet me but said they came out and coverage was fine. I said I would sign up for a four year contract if they could make or receive a call inside my house - they never responded. Now been with Verizon for 4 - can't call from house - not clear enough but better - but can't use as primary phone. So I researched T-Mobile - SURELY after four years it is better. Unable to find one single review that is good and we are larger than Atlanta? Verizon could not quote me correctly, three incorrect quotes - now charging $30 to upgrade a basic phone - (wow that was the last incentive) - terrible - so now they charge $150 to lock me into a two year contract. Then they are only willing to take $50 off a booster to keep me - 5 phones at home - 4 at office - gees... .. I would switch in a heart beat but everyone sucks in this market. T Mobile - Sprint - no good reviews - ATT Verizon same price. What a market.. If Virgin ever comes in 100% and gets coverage - they will shut everyone down. Both T Mobile and Verizon are worse four years later? WOW we really do live in the age of faster better lower priced tech. Wrong. Wish I could just terminate all the phones. Most frustrating process ever and it is a freaking cell phone.

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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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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Entire City, Charlotte, NC 28212 |

I either have no reception or one to two bars of service at best. Crossing the city I can easily drop 5+ calls in 20 mins. The ONLY place that has perfect service is downtown. I live 5 mins from center city and I have no coverage at my house. Thankfully I buy extra internet to at least run my phone off wi-fi to notify someone in case of an emergency by text or email. My contract is over Oct 1st. I am shopping new companies. This has been ongoing for at least over a year. I would have changed before however I was in a contract. I also have spoken to other Sprint users and they have the exact same problem. You would think that in a city with over one million people we could have at least the minimum standard coverage.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | S Tryon | Tyvola, Charlotte, NC 28217 |

Poor reception. Can mark exact spots where my calls and signal drops like clock work.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Clayton Park Area, Charlotte, NC 28217 |

No reception inside or outside no matter where in Charlotte area

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Monroe | Idlewild, Charlotte, NC 28212 |

Cell reception is very weak in the areas of South-Southeast Charlotte and around the UNCC area. Frequently on 1x (lower than typical 3G speeds) data. Calls are not clear at all.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sharonview Rd. | Manor Mill Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226 |

My wife has an IPhone 3 and she can make and receive calls in our house. I have a 4 and cannot hear one thing inside our house. AT&T needs to boost their signals. So bad!

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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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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Morganford Rd. | Sardis and Rama Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211 |

Actually get OK coverage in the house and in area. I do not get dropped calls. 3G has helped improve my coverage

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Providence and McKee, Charlotte, NC 28270 |

I primarily use my (iPhone 4) cell phone in 28270 and 28204. I never have any issues with reception. Period. Sometimes slow data. I was on here looking for a cheaper alternative for a cell carrier, but now I am second guessing a move. Then again, according to this site, T-Mobile has better ratings for where I live, and worst ratings for where I work...

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Albemarle | Hickory, Charlotte, NC 28212 |

Rarely ever under 5 bars in the Charlotte area. I have an Iphone 4s unlocked, I do miss the not having 3g / 4g but I got it because of a promotion of 30$ unlimited text / web and 100 mins talk and T-Mobile is building 3g / 4g towers specifically compatible with Iphones with their project due date new years or so. Reception is great unless I go towards Monroe which depending on the building can be anywhere from no Signal to 4 bars, I do get my usual 100% coverage anywhere else though.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Sardis Rd.N. | Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270 |

I too live off Sardis Rd.North and have never had a dropped call during my four years of service with Verizon. Ever. LG Octane phone and a wifi hotspot for my iPad. Have use dthe phone throughout the neighborhood and have never ever had a problem.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sardis Rd. | Sardis Rd. North, Charlotte, NC 28270 |

4 iPhones in 9 months, plus 2 LG octanes, 2 Motorola W755's, several LG Revere VZ no contract phones, a Samsung "range extender", and we have been assured by VZ that we are "surrounded by their cell towers". Why do we continue to experience an unbelievable amount of dropped calls, the all too frequent inability to send or receive text an / or media messages, and, without moving a muscle, watch the "bars" on each phone go from 4 to 1 to none at any given place in our home, yard, and the entire neighborhood at any given time? Our neighbor is a retired VZ executive, and she finally gave up and now has a no contract Tracphone, as do most of our neighbors. We all have lost track of the countless calls to VZ tech services (no answers there!), and are resigned to waiting until our contracts expire. It seems we are all living in a 1 mile VZ "dead zone". NEVER AGAIN!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Weddington Rd. | I-485, Matthews, NC 28105 |

The Charlotte area appears to be a real challenge for cell phone coverage, and AT&T is absolutely terrible around my house and neighboring area. I thought that being in an urban setting would mean solid coverage, but my service is essentially unusable without sitting within a few feet of a $250 booster with a roof mounted antenna I bought. My wife's Sprint service is better. Having come from DFW, I had no idea I'd see this bad of service in a major city, and I can't find anything that says there are solid plans for improvement. Maybe why DFW is always one of the first to roll out new cell technology; open and flat makes it simple. Sucks when coverage is such a big factor choosing where you live in a city. To repeat myself, AT&T around my area, a populated area, is awful.

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