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Milwaukee, WI 53206 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 27 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2 star rating (2 stars | 29 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 41 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 52 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 180 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bluemound Rd. | 49th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 |

Its common to get only 1 bar or no bars in my home. Can only use my phone on 1st or 2nd floor. The basement is impossible. Often the phone rings and when I go to pick it up the call is gone. The ironic part is that in every other city in which I travel my reception is good to excellent. I will have to be hard on Verizon though. In my view, they need to change their slogan. It's definitely not America's Most Reliable Network if you live in Milwaukee.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | West Allis | Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53214 |

Tired of trying to make call with AT&T and getting "circuits busy, try again later" this happens all the time to me and I'm in a big city. I've called numerous times to complain - after all my cell was purchased for emergency calls - no good if I can't even get the call out! AT&T was never like this in the past, I too started out with AT&T which inturn was Cingular and now back to AT&T. I can't get satisfaction with this group - looking elsewhere for a dependable service.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 107th N | Bradley, Milwaukee, WI 53224 |

Sometimes I have to reboot my phone to get a signal in my apartment, all other times its at 1 bar. Having recently moved here I have learned that T-Mobile is generally bad all over Milwaukee.

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AT&T

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

Occasionally I get one bar but usually not enough to make or receive a call. 3G picks up but switches quickly to edge. I had poor service in this area with US Cellular too, but this seems worse. Too bad, only way to get an iPhone.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Sherman Blvd. | Mill Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53209 |

absolutely no bars in my house. need to go to neighbor across street to get any signal. great! So much for replacing lland line

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US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 49th and Washington Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53208 |

I had always had AT&T with horrible service switched to uscellular I get great service even at our home in Little Sturgeon in Door County. Us cellular has truely wowed us with the service and custoemr service

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Juneau / Van Buren, Milwaukee, WI 53202 |

Is anyone else having problems with Sprint near the lower east side? every so often (monthly?) we get "signal faded, drop call" after about 40 seconds. SO FRUSTRATING! I have tried turning the phone off, taking the battery out, and visited the Sprint store many times to update our software. And it is not our apartment because it works except for these times. It is so frustating. If you are having problems or know of the problem, please let me know!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Howell | Oklaholma, Milwaukee, WI 53207 |

out and about either of my phones work pretty good. Anytime I am near tall building however service is aweful. This includes my home and work. Texting is as bad. Neither of the phones automatically resend text, so it isn't like I can just walk away after hitting send. I have to wait till I get signal and then hope it works. I do a lot of bulk texting and if it doesn't go out to all recipients then I have to resend and usually barrage the first couple on the list with repeat copies. I have a "free roaming" plan with tmobile, but because I am supposed to have service near my home they will not allow my phone to roam. This is a joke and my biggest complait with tmobile. The roaming works fine in areas where their maps don't say I whould be fine. I started with the sidekick for the features. I hated the coverage and was going to switch services. I then learned about the hotspot at home availability and purchased the Samsung t409. the service of the Samsung is better. The hotspot feature is a GREAT idea (it allows you to log into a wifi instead of a cell tower to make calls) and that is far from perfected. It sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. The t409 is featureless so I am currently back to the sidekick and contemplating canceling my subscription with tmobil. For the record, Sprint was also aweful for me but did allow me to force roaming and use the (us celular I think) network but I didn't get all my messages and voicemails when roaming. I am now thinking of going to us celular although their plans are much more expensive than the T-Mobile plans... I guess you get what you pay for!

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US Cellular

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Teautonia | Capital, Milwaukee, WI 53206 |

US CEllular is the best, especially in the Milwaukee area. I have no problems with calls ever dropping and I have been a customer since 1996. I also took a trip to NC and my phone was not roaming and the signal was still perfect.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 78th St. | Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53219 |

I use Verizon and have no problems anywhere I've tried to use it - i.e. it also roams really well. I believe that what makes the biggest difference is truly the phone. I have had service with the original PrimeCo, Nextel, Alltel up north, and now Verizon and every time I did my homework and got a quality Motorola phone I have been able to make calls on as little as 1 bar with no noticeable loss of quality. I can be in a basement on the UWM campus and my colleagues will be standing on top of their desks to try and get a signal with T-Mobile or Sprint and I calmly pull out my phone at 1 bar with Verizon and sit to make a call no problem. When I used an LG model with Alltel I had the worst time trying to complete any calls but my coworker had no problems with his Motorola on the same network- I definitely would have switched back to my loyal brand if I hadn't moved down to Milwaukee. Not all phones are created equal (even Motorola) so do your homework and look at user reviews before you buy.

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