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Cell Phone Coverage In Virginia Beach

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

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Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach

The table below shows the proportion of Virginia Beach with coverage from different cellular technologies.
Network4G Coverage5G Coverage
AT&T98%52%
T-Mobile97%91%
Verizon100%84%
Dish0%75%
Don't be alarmed by Dish's lack of 4G coverage in Virginia Beach. Dish has a newly-built network that's 5G-only.

US Cellular And Dish Roaming Coverage

US Cellular does not have native coverage in Virginia Beach. However, some US Cellular subscribers may still have coverage in Virginia Beach thanks to roaming agreements.

The 75% figure for Dish may understate what subscribers in Virginia Beach experience after accounting for roaming agreements.

Virginia Beach Cell Signal Strength

There are 8,145 map hexes within the census-defined boundaries of Virginia Beach. 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.

NetworkStrongDecentWeakNone
AT&T3%42%52%2%
T-Mobile24%41%32%3%
Verizon14%52%34%0%
Dish5%45%26%25%

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

Due to data-reliability concerns, 1,661 hexes in Virginia Beach that fall in bodies water, along rivers, or near shorelines are excluded from the table above.

Crowdsourced Coverage Data In Virginia Beach

Coverage Critic has 75,610 crowdsourced data points from 1,424 map hexes within the boundaries of Virginia Beach. Data is available for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

NetworkUnique HexesTotal Observations
AT&T93331,173
T-Mobile1,00128,726
Verizon96515,483

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Virginia State-Wide Coverage Scores

Network Coverage Score
Verizon 8.7 / 10
AT&T 8.3 / 10
T-Mobile 7.6 / 10

Data Confidence

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

Last updated: February 27, 2024