Chicago, IL 60613 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 109 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 112 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 131 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.1 star rating (1.1 stars | 384 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 827 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Six Corners | Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60641 |

Awful. 80+% dropped calls

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | LaSalle and Metra Train , Chicago, IL 60602 |

Always up or down. I've had great reception in my office for a while, but this whole week has been spotty. I rarely get 4g in the city and when I do, it's real slow. Don't even try to use data on a metra train. Even with "full signal" the data is spotty. It takes 20+minutes to load a 4 minute youtube video. Frustrating. Service in the burbs (in some places) are better, but I think it's embarassing when I get 3g standing next to a Sprint store!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Wacker Dr. | Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606 |

Really bad along wacker drive. No internet connection at all, calls are ok sometimes,messages deleyed. Thinking to switch to verizon... tried tmobil-piece of crap as well as sprint. In suburbs is better.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Chicago Loop | Lasalle / Madison, Chicago, IL 60603 |

I've been with Sprint for 4 years. When I first switched from AT&T, I was sold on the unlimited data plan. My wife and I had great data speed until late 2012, when Sprint "rolled out" LTE coverage. Since then I have had ZERO data coverage in the Chicago Loop. Despite my numerous complaints both in person and with tech support, I've been given no reason or expected time frame until correction. On top of it all, they have the gall to charge my wife and I $10 each per month for "premium data" due to the fact that we have 4g LTE capable phones. I receive 4g data approximately 5% of the time. Call quality and text receipts are both fine. But in this age, we use our phones to make phonecalls about as frequently as we use VHS tapes to watch movies.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | North Ave. | Wood St., Chicago, IL 60622 |

I am just learning of some of the comparisons between different providers, most issues seem to be the same.I have ground line plan and sep cell

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Sears Towe | Jackson and Wells , Chicago, IL 60606 |

Worst serve ever and worst customer service. Reps give conflicting information. Always try to blame the device. Happens all over Chicago, don't switch get another carrier.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Niles West High School, Skokie, IL 60076 |

3-5 bars constant. If I don't have internet access, I just connect to wifi. Service is fast and reliable.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Downtown Chicago (Loop) | Dearborn and Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603 |

Signal in the high rises downtown is terrible. Speedtest.net shows I get 0.19 Mbps down and 0.05 Mbps up. I have full signal 4G showing on my phone, and these are the numbers I get. Other places I can get over 10Mbps, but downtown is over saturated. 0 / 10 Do not recommend Verizon if you work downtown Chicago and need to use your phone.

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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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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Sheridan Rd. | Glenlake, Chicago, IL 60660 |

The Verizon Network Extender is working quite well. Went from 1 bar and failed calls on a regular basis to 4 or 5 bars and proper service. And Verizon works well in other locations.

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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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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sheridan Rd. | Glenlajke, Chicago, IL 60660 |

Wish I had never signed on with Verizon. Ridiculously poor coverage and they tried to sell me a network extender as a solution.

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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

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | N Clarendon Ave. | Lawrence, Chicago, IL 60640 |

Lower floor, no reception. If I stand in one corner and lean against wall get 1G and 1 to 2 bars. Expect areas with a high concentration of people to get more focus and have good service. I was told by Verizon a Verizon Booster costs $250 and no guarantee it will work. If it doesn't can return it for a $70 restocking fee. Outrageous. Have had Verizon for years, always loved it until current service issues.

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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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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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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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