Tag Archive: Coverage


Verizon and T-Mobile are accused by the FCC of bad coverage maps

In a rare rebuke, the government calls out the carriers and recommends action.

What you need to know The FCC was suspicious of coverage maps and conducted its own drive tests. Verizon, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular were all singled out for suspicion. The report recommends an Enforcement Advisory detailing consequences.

Wireless carriers are required to submit accurate coverage maps, and the keyword here is “accurate,” to the FCC so that public funds can be properly allocated to  [Read More…]

Verizon offers up coverage maps for its 5G network

Verizon this week began offering coverage maps for its 5G network, giving customers a chance to see where its new high-speed data might be available.

Although it went months back, Verizon had been reluctant to provide any specific maps. And while it does make an effort to spell out the neighborhoods and landmarks for cities in its press releases, it’s different to actually view coverage.

If interested in seeing where Verizon 5G is offered, you can do so at the  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

A growing number of US consumers are becoming familiar with Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Metro, Boost Mobile, and Straight Talk. They operate using the towers and infrastructure from the big players but have their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.

Let’s take a look at one of them in particular: Cricket Wireless

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Cricket Wireless (Cricket) initially launched in 1999 and is a US-based prepaid wireless service provider; it’s a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. It offers  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Just about everyone knows the names of the “Big Four” top-tier wireless service providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. But, for every one of these major network operators there are a number of others in the space. These smaller, lesser known brands use the towers and infrastructure from the big names but with their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.

These prepaid Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) include the likes of Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless. These brands license  [Read More…]

Simple Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Picking out the right wireless carrier isn’t all that difficult. After all, there are just a few names to choose from in the US, right? Hardly. For every one of the service providers you can name, we bet there are two others you’re not familiar with.

The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) space is a crowded one and there’s plenty to consider. While they each have their own rate plans, terms, and features, they rely on the network infrastructure built  [Read More…]

Tello Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Just about anyone you’d ask is familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. What about lesser known, or newer brands?

Some companies, like Boost, Metro, and Cricket, do a great job of advertising on TV and media but there are others like Net10 who have a small presence in the space through retailers.

Let’s take a look at a relatively upstart carrier, Tello. This guide will serve to help you understand what the MVNO  [Read More…]

What coverage does Visible offer?

Best answer: Visible uses Verizon’s LTE network to power its service. As such, you can expect extensive 4G LTE coverage across the entire United States. The biggest downside is the lack of international roaming options.

Powered by Verizon: Visible ($ 40/month at Visible) Affordable powerhouse: Google Pixel 3a ($ 400 at Amazon) Visible is powered by Verizon’s network

There are a lot of reasons to like Visible, but one of the biggest has to be its coverage.  [Read More…]

Sprint’s sub-6 GHz 5G network solves a coverage problem, not a speed one

This is the first 5G network I’ve tried that actually feels ready for consumer use.

Over the last few months, Verizon has gotten almost all of the press surrounding real-world 5G tests in America. I’ve tested Big Red’s Ultra Wideband 5G network in Chicago twice over the last few months, and while the second visit yielded far more impressive results than the first, one huge problem persisted through both tests: the millimeter wave technology Verizon uses for  [Read More…]

Get the latest in 5G coverage with the best 5G Phones

New technology works best when everyone commits to it. 5G has been getting a ton of support from both carriers and device manufacturers. If you live in an area with 5G coverage these are the best phones you can buy to get the benefits of 5G today.

Best Overall Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Staff Pick

Continuing the design trends of Samsung’s flagship phones, this phone is even larger than the Galaxy S10+ expanding the screen to  [Read More…]

Here’s every U.S. city with 5G coverage right now

Kicking off the next generation of wireless.

All of the major U.S. carriers are hard at work on their 5G strategy. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have launched their 5G networks with service expected from T-Mobile and US Cellular later in 2019. 5G service not only provides faster speeds but also reduced response times allowing for new services and cloud computing not previously available. For now, the major difference between LTE and 5G will be speed but as  [Read More…]