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Charlotte, NC 28215 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 7 Reviews)
2. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 18 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 13 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 19 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 68 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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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | University , Charlotte, NC 28213 |

Good so far. Almost a solid three bars in my apartment at all times.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Brief Rd.(between 218 and 601), Charlotte, NC 28227 |

Moved out of Matthews and into the rural Mint Hill area. Went from having 2 or 3 bars of LTE down to 1 at best; most of the time I get kicked down to 4G. Reception is non-existent inside my house, have to be within inches of a window or go outside. Sucked it up and bought a Microcell from AT&T and it fixed our reception problem in the house, we now have full bars. Down side, if we are arriving home or leaving home while on the phone, we lose the call as it either switches to or from the Microcell. I can't beat the service plan I have with my family due to the discounts I receive through work, but I would switch to Verizon in a second if they could match the price.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | UNC Charlotte Campus, Charlotte, NC 28223 |

No cell reception anywhere on campus, I am buying my college students Verizon phones!

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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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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Most of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28215 |

Good coverage for most of Charlotte, with some holes. I had a terrible LG prepaid phone so not sure if this caused the dropped calls or if it was the network.

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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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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) | Old Concord Rd. | Rocky River Rd., Charlotte, NC 28213 |

Hard time making or receiving calls inside the house. Data is very slow. VZ works well at our house but I dont want to pay x2 what I m paying now. The only reason I m still with Sprint is the Sero Account that is very cheap. Also, I live in LTE area but I have yet to experiance it! I hope they do something about it soon.

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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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US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Truelight Church Rd. | Lawyers Rd., Charlotte, NC 28227 |

My husband and I have a 2nd home in Mint Hill and travel there 1-2 times a month. We never have a dropped call with our US Cellular service even though we are roaming because there is no US cellular service in the Charlotte area. Our friends who live in Mecklenburg Co. Borrow our phone to make calls when we are there because their services with AT&T. Verizon, Cricket ect is so bad that they are always dropping calls or have no service. When I called US Cellular to find out what the solution would be if we moved to Mint Hill permanently I was told by corporate that I would be denied US Cellular continuesd service when we moved because it would cost the company too much money to pay for 100% roaming.There is no plans to ever bring US Cellular to the area. So we either don't move or settle for crappy service like everyone else we know who already lives there. There is something grossly wrong with that picture. Don't you think.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | University, Charlotte, NC 28213 |

Dropped calls all day long. We are constantly asking callers to repeat themselves the signal is horrible. We are no longer under contract thus we are shopping around for better service. We have been with Sprint a very long time but cannot continue with such bad reception service.

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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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AT&T

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

This area is marked "Good" on the coverage map but it is not good. Moderate is all we can say. I can't count on my phone to work. I miss calls all the time. I would put up an external antenna if I knew which one to use and how to get the antenna connected to my phone. I need some help.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Loretta Place and Silverwood, Charlotte, NC 28215 |

The data is really slow, I am recieving more and more dropped calls even though it shows good signal. Even sometimes, it takes up to 2-3 hours for the area to allow calls again. Text messages are not going through and data is poor!

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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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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 9201University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223 |

Reception is generally very good outdoors and in smaller buildings in Charlotte. I usually get about 4 bars everywhere in the city. I have also noticed a significant increase of service inside buildings on campus over the past 2 months. 3G speeds run between 2 and 4 Mbps.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 485 | Fairview Rd., Charlotte, NC 28227 |

Phone is unusable in Mint Hill area near 485. Will try another carrier when I find a good one.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | UNC Charlotte | University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223 |

Love my new Sansung Sunburst, but will be returning it tonight. Looks great, takes a good picture, but no reception in my office and drops calls on campus and on the road back to Concord each day. My KRZR works great, so I am digging it out of the drawer and will continue to use it until I can find a GOOD replacement.

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