Chicago, IL 60606 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 75 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 71 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 90 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.1 star rating (1.1 stars | 256 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 549 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 750 Lake Shore Dr. | 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611 |

Sometimes good, but sometimes weird inexplicable holes with no data or service.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Belmont | Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60657 |

reception is NEVER clear..not much dropping, but constant garbling, and skipping. yet I also have a cheap guvt fone that is perfectly clear always. my reg. fone is an LG rumor2..

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Diversey | Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60657 |

2-3 bars, occasionally 4 bars, but consistent downloads in excess of 25 mbs. No complaints.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Dearborn | Madison, Chicago, IL 60602 |

I'm on Virgin which is part of the Sprint network. I hover between 2-3 bars of 4G and appear to get texts but absolutely NO data. Can't get email alerts, weather updates, nothing. The upload / download lights are constantly on trying to do something (other than eat battery) but I nothing every goes through.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | CBOT | Jackson / LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60604 |

In some parts of the CBOT, no phone reception at all. Texts can come in but not go out until I move to another part of the bldg. Lower floors really bad. Friends with an AT&T iPhone get good reception. Was surprised by this bc Consumer Reports mag always ranks VZW #1 and has AT&T near the bottom.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 500 W Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60661 |

T-Mobile: worst (if any) reception. All bars, 4g signal shows, but no reception. Cannot send or receive email or texts. Can't make phone call or search internet. Basically the phone is just a lightweight blunt instrument. Thanks T-mobile. For $250+ per month I can carry useless technology with me wherever I go.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kostner | 26th St., Chicago, IL 60623 |

Terrible, terrible reception. I spend a lot of time within a two-block radius of this location. And there are times I have no connection to the outside world. When I have to make important calls (conference calls, business calls), people always complain that they cannot hear me. Embarrassing.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Monroe | Canal, Chicago, IL 60606 |

My "LTE" service is attoricious in downtown high rises. Has anyone been able to stream Spotify or something similar on an IPhone in a downtown high rise without problems?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | South Loop | E Cullerton Between S Michigan and S Indian, Chicago, IL 60616 |

Very very poor reception, one bar max. Internet in incredibly slow on the phone, calls are dropped or no signal to make one. Just awful! They recommend buying a signal amplifier, $$$$$$$!

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Western | Division, Chicago, IL 60622 |

Cell reception is fairly consistent, although I will get the occasional text failure. The real problem is data. They convinced me to switch by not capping data usage, but what good is it if I can never use data anywhere in Chicago. I think their roll-out of network upgrades is bogus; I have not seen the slightest bit of improvement.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Chicago / Damen, Chicago, IL 60622 |

I have little or no reception at the apartment now and cannot make or receive calls or text messages. This just started a few weeks ago. Anyone know what gives?

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | N. Sheridan | W. Oakdale, Chicago, IL 60657 |

In the past three months I have missed important text and my calls have dropped over and over. Is this just T-Mobile or is it every provider?

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60602 |

Verizon has the #1 Reception in Chicago. My Dad has Sprint and HE HATES SPRINT, CANNOT MAKE CALLS OR TEXTS. We like to travel a lot and Verizon works at O'Hare International Airport 100% Reception. T-Mobile suck because my Dad's colleague has T-Mobile and cant make calls in most areas. My Mom and I have Veriozn and its good. AT&T is too risky, due to scammers. I have U-verse for AT&T. But AT&T U-verse is not part of cellphone.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Fulton | Jefferson, Chicago, IL 60661 |

Been fairly satisfied with sprint. Sometimes texts won't send or a call will go straight to vm. Once in awhile In a high rise calls drop but nothing too major. Want to find best price and service though feel like Sprint is expensive. Rather confused.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Willis Tower, Chicago, IL 60606 |

My Mom, Dad, and I had AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS in the past, and while out of these AT&T offers good service, Verizon's overall package is better. Verizon doesn't drop any calls, has perfect 4G LTE coverage, and has the best customer service hands down. I know several people on Sprint that are eager to get on Verizon when their contract is up. Like I said, AT&T is good, but Verizon is better.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, IL 60605 |

I once had T Mobile, I once had cricket, after multiple drops calls and no signal areas I chose Verizon. I now have the best reception I have ever had and can travel from the city to the country and out of state and always have a signal. I wish Verizon was not so expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Huron | Rush, Chicago, IL 60611 |

1-2 bars on two new 5s iphones. pathetic. do not get ATT.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bucktown and Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60622 |

After months of intermittent data (and sometimes text) service, a Verizon Wireless rep finally confessed that demand / usage in Bucktown / Wicker Park exceeds what the existing towers can handle. Customers have been complaining for 4+ months. ETA on the new towers is "sometime in 2014." Sigh.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Lasalle, Chicago, IL 60602 |

My Verizon phone is clear and better than any other carrier.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 |

My Verizon phone works perfectly with best reception and reliable 4G LTE. AT&T and T-Mobile suck. Sprint sucks more

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