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.
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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A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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