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Cell Phone Coverage In Milwaukee

All three major networks are expected to offer good cell coverage in Milwaukee. Check coverage at your location with the map below.

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Milwaukee Coverage Maps

Coverage maps draw on data from the FCC's Broadband Data Collection and Coverage Critic's crowdsourcing.

Coverage maps draw on data from the FCC's Broadband Data Collection and Coverage Critic's crowdsourcing.

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4G LTE & 5G Coverage In Milwaukee

The table below shows the proportion of Milwaukee with coverage from different cellular technologies.
Network4G Coverage5G Coverage
US Cellular100%89%
Don't be alarmed by Dish's lack of 4G coverage in Milwaukee. Dish has a newly-built network that's 5G-only.

Millimeter Wave 5G

Parts of Milwaukee have millimeter wave 5G coverage. This novel celluar technology offers extremely fast speeds, but the coverage potential is limited. Millimeter waves aren't well-suited for traveling long distances.

Network Millimeter Wave
AT&T ?
T-Mobile ?

Millimeter wave coverage in Milwaukee is likely sparse (mostly limited to dense, outdoor areas like popular parks or sports stadiums).

Milwaukee Cell Signal Strength

There are 2,299 map hexes within the census-defined boundaries of Milwaukee. The table below shows the proportion of hexes at various levels of signal strength. Where both 4G and 5G coverage is available, data is drawn from whichever technology offers a stronger signal.

US Cellular45%54%1%0%

For most purposes, decent signals are perfectly sufficient. Weak or non-existent signals cause far greater degradation in user experience.

Crowdsourced Coverage Data In Milwaukee

Coverage Critic has 36,274 crowdsourced data points from 1,436 map hexes within the boundaries of Milwaukee. Data is available for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

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Wisconsin State-Wide Coverage Scores

Network Coverage Score
Verizon 8.0 / 10
AT&T 7.8 / 10
T-Mobile 7.2 / 10

Data Confidence

The coverage information for Milwaukee is rated as medium-high confidence. Documentation is available elsewhere covering limitations of Coverage Critic's approach.

Last updated: February 27, 2024