Can you hear me now? Now? How about now?
Chances are you've had a few dropped mobile calls in your Milwaukee life. This week, a new list just may confirm why. When it comes to cell coverage, seems Milwaukee's not keeping pace.
Time teamed up with OpenSignalMaps to compile a list called the "Worst Cities In The U.S. For Mobile Phone Reception Might Make You Want To Move." It's on Time's Techland page now.
Milwaukee isn't the worst. Yet, according to the report, we're the seventh worst.
The report notes that our worst carrier is T-Mobile and the best carrier in town is Sprint. Although, if you check OpenSignalMaps, it appears that Verizon is the best in town. Nonetheless, Time says this and Milwaukee still makes the list of worst cities for reception, "Among the 75 cities with populations over 250,000—according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2011—Sprint generally had the best average signal readings and T-Mobile had the worst; Milwaukee is no exception."
The worst city for mobile phone reception? Bakersfield, California.
Here's the full list:
10. Detroit, Mich.
9. Lexington, Ky.
8. Jacksonville, Fla.
6. Tucson, Ariz.
5. Toledo, Ohio
4. Lincoln, Neb.
3. Oklahoma City, Okla.
2. Colorado Springs, Colo.
1. Bakersfield, Calif.
Personally, I rarely have problems with AT&T, my provider. Coverage in the area is generally good. Although it can improve at area sports venues.
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