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1. T-Mobile 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 76 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 75 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 89 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.1 star rating (1.1 stars | 260 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 557 Reviews)
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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 35th | Ashland, Chicago, IL 60608 |

After moving to an area where everyone and their mother is on T-Mobile / Metro PCS, I got sick of paying over $120 / mo for basically only being able to call. Texting wouldn't always go through and "LTE" speeds were laughable at a consistent 0.14 Mbps with up to a 165ms ping. My coverage is a lot better especially in downtown and goldcoast area. I get great data speeds now and benchmark tests hit up to 33.6Mbps. So far I'm very satisfied with the quality of service but I have not yet traveled outside of Cook County yet. I have an unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Note 3 and I do get excellent LTE service with AT&T in Chicago.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Water Tower | Pearson and Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611 |

In Water Tower residence with very little reception with Verizon. Have many dropped calls if received.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Newport Clark, Chicago, IL 60657 |

Verison was / is I cannot understand what you are saying let me hang up and call you again BS. AT&T is constant disconnects and in fact no connection when dialing 911 totally useless phone and messages that some weeks later POS AT&T service

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Roscoe | Seminary, Chicago, IL 60657 |

Verizon was great while living in the NYC area... but upon moving back home to Chicago, it's been abysmal. In our condo... the reception is horrid and we have dropped calls daily. Next to Sprint, this is the worst cell phone service experience I've ever had. We live on the 1st floor of a condo bldng- even walking outside for a possible better signal isn't possible.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Roosevelt | 16st Very Poor Reception Wonder What the Problem I, Chicago, IL 60623 |

Very poor reception in this area here is there a way of correcting that I do I have to leave you guys

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | State and Superior, Also Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60654 |

I've used all of the carriers in the Chicago area over the past several years and have personal experience with each. Verizon is the best hands-down in terms of all around coverage and data speed. All carriers have dead spots, Verizon has the fewest in my experience. Ignore all the bad reviews from people on here who expect "5 bars" and blazing speeds while indoors and / or in a highrise building. All carriers fail miserably in this scenario. Verizon has the least amount of fail. I currently live in a highrise and use a network extender from Verizon and calls connect through my internet connection and are perfect. Couldn't care less about data speed while at home, that's what home internet is for.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Willis Tower (Sears Tower) | Adams and Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606 |

Cell receptions is ok at two bars but data is basically non-existent. Benchmarks at .14 MPS. Since latency is quite good at 26ms this is clearly a capacity issue. Was much better 6 months ago. T Mobiles success in attracting new subscribers has resulted in much lower data speeds everywhere I go. WIFI call however is an excellent feature.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL 60610 |

AMEN AMEN thought I was the only one with zero speed! Text that won't go through. Internet searches that are on spin. And I can hear people... but apparently I break up? Why AT&T. WHYYYYY.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Clinton | Fulton, Chicago, IL 60661 |

Below average at home - data slow to non-functional on iPad Air and iPhone 6 Plus. Abysmal elsewhere in the city. My iThings show signal as 1x more often than LTE or even 3G. I was considering a switch to AT&T until I read equally awful experiences here. Ironic that devices get better / more powerful yet service can't support early-generation signals (1X, Edge... ) let alone the LTE for which newest devices were built. Ugh.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Near Music Box Theatre on Southport | Southport and Grace, Chicago, IL 60613 |

Signal is good. Far better than AT&T which I had before this service. But, Customer service is arrogant and difficult to communicate with.

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