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Minneapolis, MN 55406 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 71 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 63 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 92 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 74 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 326 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 27th Ave.NE | Johnson St., Minneapolis, MN 55418 |

I used to live in Detroit, MI where my Verizon coverage was superior to all other carriers. I could make phone calls in elevators, basements of large buildings, and other places where other carriers couldn't get signal in. Even in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, my reception was amazing. I recently moved to Minneapolis and now I can't place calls from home or work with any consistency. My signal strength vacillates between 0 and 2 bars and calls drop frequently. Even when the call doesn't drop, the call gets choppy and electronically garbled. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the other carriers do any better in Minneapolis which makes me wonder if state / city bureaucracy is preventing carriers from putting up more towers or increasing the signal strength from their current towers. I don't particularly want to switch carriers anyway. I just want to be able to reliably place calls from home and from work.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 76th St. Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55423 |

Verizon has a lot of coverage but the quality of the calls aren't always the best. I had Verizon for years and got tired of calls breaking up when talking with someone. You could only hear parts of words so it kind of went like this... I real Like th way phon works I really don't the recept that well. So... Switched. This is very typical of a CDMA carrier and it's just due to the technology. Calls with great reception is crystal clear, however when you are in weaker areas the call breaks up as opposed to just dropping. I would much rather have the call drop than to try and decipher what someone is trying to tell me. This is extremely annoying. I travel throughout the state and upper midwest and have used all the major carriers in the area and have had the best luck with AT&T and T-Mobile even though they both have their limits. Verizon would kick butt if they would improve their existing weak reception areas but don't hold you breath on that one. CDMA is also weaker at penetrating buildings as the frequency wave is shorter and breaks up sooner. Yes I have a technical background in the wireless area so I am giving you fact. I wish companies would let you try a phone for a day without having before siging two years of your mobile life away. It would make clients much happier. Also... Don't test cell reception in the Winter months when the leaves are off the trees. Do it during the summer months during full bloom for a true test. I encourage you to ask your local sales consultant about this information. Most won't know but I have lived it. Good Luck with whomever you end up with!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 39th St. | Beard Ave.S, Minneapolis, MN 55410 |

1-2 bars inside my house, constantly drop calls. Outside 2-3 bars, not as bad. Very inconvenient.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Como / st Anthonly Park | St Paul Campus, Saint Paul, MN 55108 |

I've lived in MSP for about 10 years, and had Sprint the whole time, and I only know one spot where my call gets dropped and it's on the U of M campus near a giant magnet, which I think is the reason why and the hole is only for about a block, other than that, I've had AMAZING coverage all over the city / country, and I'm quite the traveler, and I've always had great service and coverage from Sprint. I'm tempted by the iphone, but stay with Sprint because I know they have great coverage here, and along all the highways around here.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Adams St. | 13th Ave.NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 |

very poor reception in house, 0 - 2 bars, ( 0 most often). dropped calls all the time, incoming calls go to voice mail to be picked up when I leave this area of NE Minneapolis. Spotty reception all around here.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 35th St. | 21st Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407 |

I've had Verizon service for 4+ years with 2 different phones. During this time, the reception in my house and backyard is usually 1 bar. My phone is pretty much unusable at home. In other parts of the metro area, e.g., the reception is great. I'm researching now to figure out which phone service to switch to when my contract expires in November.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Central Ave. | 36th St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 |

Terrible reception inside house, often miss phone calls only to get a voicemail ten minutes later.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 37th Ave. | 33rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55406 |

The only way to avoid constant dropped calls is to leave my house and go outside, which is lovely considering Minneapolis's balmy winters.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 3030 36th Ave.S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 |

In the heart of minneapolis... .my new house has no reception

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 1st St.S | Marquette, Minneapolis, MN 55401 |

Only bad areas are in underground parking ramps, etc. Verizon has a good downtown coverage, but I'm not sure their high prices are worth their data plans.

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