AT&T’s Coverage Vs. T-Mobile’s Coverage

AT&T’s network covers more area than T-Mobile’s network. For those living in remote and rural areas, AT&T is likely the better network.

Within more densely populated areas, both AT&T and T-Mobile typically offer good coverage. Where both T-Mobile and AT&T offer strong signals, T-Mobile may offer better performance thanks to a less capacity constrained network, a greater focus on 5G technology, and arguably better spectrum holdings.

AT&T Vs. T-Mobile – Coverage Critic’s Maps

The map below draws on FCC data about AT&T and T-Mobile’s coverage. AT&T’s coverage is shown on the left and T-Mobile’s coverage is shown on the right.

Darker shades indicate stronger coverage. Enter a location in the box below to update the center of the map.

Move the slider left or right to compare coverage between AT&T and Verizon.

5G Coverage

While AT&T covers more area than T-Mobile, much of that coverage comes from 4G LTE service. T-Mobile actually offers a far larger 5G coverage area than AT&T.

AT&T vs. T-Mobile Pricing

For mass market plans, T-Mobile tends to offer slightly better prices than AT&T on comparable plans. However, it’s worth actually checking both carriers offerings to see what you’d pay. In some cases, price differences are stark. For example, T-Mobile’s low-cost Connect plans may be much cheaper than similar options from AT&T.