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Milwaukee, WI 53212 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 25 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2 star rating (2 stars | 29 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 44 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 55 Reviews)

Total Coverage 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 188 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 8th | Morgan, Milwaukee, WI 53221 |

For being the best coverage in the nation, I was very dissapointed moving to Milwaukee where even outdoors on both my phones I only have one bar of voice coverage. I was so dissapointed I went and got Nextels, and now I have coverage all over town (never less that 3 bars)

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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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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Wauwatosa Ave. | North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

My only complaint, is if you drive any where North of Sheboygan, you can't even roam. No coverage off the freeway in the Chenequa / Waukesha County Area, no Coverage in Door County... Sprint, dont' be silly, give the customers with $$ coverage where they need it when they go on vacation

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Stickney Ave. | North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53213 |

I've only been with Verizon for a week and I will be cancelling. I have only had full bars at the WatertownPlank Swan Blvd.Intersection. Once I get onto Swan and drive for a quarter mile, my calls drop I'm down to 0-1 bar. Once I'm inside my house, I can hear the call, but the person on the other end tells me that I cut in and out, and the call eventually dropps.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | State Fair | 76th and Greenfield, Milwaukee, WI 53214 |

Everyone complains about sprint, but I travel the state and don't have a problem. Even up toward green bay, and adams county, I may go into roaming but it's like 5 bars. I have to say of all the carriers I've had Sprint is by far the best reception!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 60th and Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53223 |

In my office I had full bars and never had a drop out with Cellular One. With my Verizon, I usually have 0 to 1 bar and have to step outside if I want to complete a call. Usless for me.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Humboldt | Center, Milwaukee, WI 53212 |

used to get good reception. since november 1, 2007 reception has gone to poor. 0 to 1 bar inisde, slightly better outside. tried multiple phones without any luck. don't go T-Mobile if you do not have a land line as a back up.

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