The most important consideration when selecting a 3G, 4G or 4G LTE mobile broadband provider is "who has the best coverage where I need to use the service?" No provider has coverage "everywhere", as even 99 percent coverage means that 1 percent of the area isn’t covered. Furthermore, each provider has their own areas where coverage is strong or weak, even within individual cities and towns. Therefore, it's important to check coverage and determine who has the best coverage for your needs.
You can use the links below to view coverage maps for the most popular U.S. carriers. Select the Verizon coverage map, AT&T coverage map, T-Mobile coverage map or Sprint coverage map to go directly to the provider’s website, where you can view voice and 3G/4G/LTE coverage. By comparing these maps, you can determine the best cellular carrier in your area as well as in areas where you commonly travel for work or pleasure. You’ll also learn more about coverage “soft spots” and “dead spots” that will help you make an informed decision when selecting a provider.