My cellphone just died, so I’ve been looking at cellphones, and also cellular carriers. Skipping the cellphone part of the story, cellular reception in Colorado is notoriously bad. I can barely make a phone call with AT&T in my apartment in Broomfield, CO, and I also have problems when I travel in Louisville and Boulder.
AT&T coverage in Colorado
Today I finally found a good map to show the problem at OpenSignal.com. This first image shows their coverage map for AT&T in my area:
The red area to the left of the “where I live” note is my apartment. In fact, it seriously looks like my apartment is the epicenter of AT&T’s lack of coverage.
Verizon cellular coverage in Colorado
From the same website, here’s a map showing Verizon’s cellular coverage in Broomfield, Louisville, and Boulder:
According to that map, Verizon should have much better coverage in my apartment, and throughout the Broomfield, Louisville, and Boulder areas. In fact, I looked at all cellular carriers, and per that website, Verizon has better coverage than AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and everyone else.
More data, coming soon
I can’t back this data up with personal experience just yet, but my plan is to buy a new cell phone tomorrow, and to switch to Verizon at the same time. Hopefully in a few days I’ll know a lot more about Verizon’s coverage here in Colorado.