AT&T Coverage Map

Does AT&T have good cell coverage?

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
December 6, 2023

If you’re looking for a new cell phone plan, you may be considering AT&T.

You may also find yourself wondering, how good is AT&T's coverage?

In this article we will cover:

  • AT&T coverage stats
  • AT&T coverage map
  • AT&T 5G coverage
  • AT&T LTE coverage
  • AT&T coverage by state
  • AT&T data speeds by state
  • AT&T vs. Verizon coverage
  • AT&T vs. T-Mobile coverage

Let's dive in!

AT&T Coverage Stats

  • Network: AT&T
  • Total area covered: 74.6%
  • Total square miles covered: 6,024,212
  • 5G area covered: 41.4%
  • 5G square miles covered: 3,345,127

The above statistics come from our analysis of the FCC signal strength data for the contiguous United States. The statistics ignore coverage data for Alaska and Hawaii. You can still see coverage data for Alaska and Hawaii in the interactive map below and in the table that shows cellular coverage by state.

AT&T Coverage Overview

AT&T is a mobile network operator, also known as an MNO. 

MNOs, such as AT&T, build and operate their own cellular networks. They put up cell towers, purchase spectrum licenses from the FCC, install networking equipment, and develop their own 5G and LTE network cores.

AT&T has three main networks:

  1. AT&T 4G LTE (sometimes will show as AT&T 5Ge in your phone's status bar)
  2. AT&T 5G
  3. AT&T 5G+

The AT&T 4G LTE network is the largest network in the United States, covering 74.6% of the land area in the country and over 99% of Americans. AT&T will brand this network as "AT&T 5Ge" in some areas, which is misleading. Even though your phone's status bar will show "5Ge," in reality you are connected to LTE.

AT&T 5G is AT&T's low-band 5G network. It covers an impressive 290 million people, or 87.4% of the U.S. population. Speeds on AT&T 5G are about the same as on AT&T LTE.

AT&T 5G+ is the more impressive network AT&T offers. It uses C-band and mmWave 5G spectrum to deliver fast data speeds and exceptional performance. The fastest download speed ever reported on AT&T 5G+ on the crowd-sourced speed test map is 2,511 Mbps down.

The C-band and mmWave 5G radio waves do not travel as far as low-band 5G radio waves. As a result, AT&T 5G+ only covers about 175 million people right now. That is 52.7% of Americans.

AT&T publishes its own coverage map of its 4G LTE and 5G networks.

However, sometimes AT&T’s map can be… overly optimistic.

Consider checking out our estimated AT&T coverage map and verified coverage AT&T coverage map below to see what coverage looks like in your area.

AT&T Coverage Map

Map Key:
Great coverage
Good coverage
Poor coverage
Great coverage = stream 4K videos, video call, use your phone to its fullest potential
Good coverage = stream 480p videos, browse social media, stream music, use the web
Poor coverage = make phone calls, send a text
*The Estimated Coverage Map is created with coverage data from the FCC

AT&T Cell Phone Plans

AT&T Unlimited Starter
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
65
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Deprioritized
3GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
AT&T Unlimited Extra
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
75
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
50GB priority
15GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
AT&T Unlimited Premium
AT&T coverage
1 Line
$
85
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Unlimited priority
50GB hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Boost Infinite
AT&T or T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
25
/mo
+tax
tax included
30GB
high-speed, then 512Kbps
Deprioritized
5GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Coverage Map App

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What network does AT&T use?

AT&T uses their own nationwide 4G LTE and 5G networks to provide coverage.

AT&T 5G Coverage

ATT 5G coverage map

AT&T has the second most 5G coverage in the United States right now.

AT&T 5G covers 41.4% of the U.S., which is just a bit behind T-Mobile (49.0%) and well ahead of Verizon (14.7%).

Keep in mind that most of AT&T’s 5G coverage is their low-band 5G, which gets about the same speeds as LTE. Just over 290 million people are covered by AT&T's low-band 5G network.

AT&T’s 5G+ network is their faster network and uses new 5G technologies, such as C-Band spectrum and mmWave, to boast substantially faster speeds. Roughly 175 million people are covered by AT&T 5G+. It is also common to find AT&T 5G+ at airports and sports arenas because it has the capacity to handle many more people.

If you haven’t tried AT&T’s network in a while, it may be worth taking advantage of Cricket’s 7-day 3GB free trial offer to test the service in your area.

Cricket is owned by AT&T and uses AT&T network for service, so you’d get the same speeds and coverage you can expect from AT&T directly. 

AT&T LTE Coverage

ATT LTE coverage map

AT&T’s LTE network is nationwide and covers over 99% of the U.S. population.

AT&T Coverage by State

AT&T has a robust nationwide network that covers 74.6% of the contiguous U.S. land area.

But how good is the coverage in each state?

Here's a detailed look at how much of each state AT&T covers, as well as the excellent, great, and good coverage areas in each state. This data comes from the FCC.

State Total Coverage Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 95.2% 31.0% 25.8% 38.5%
Alaska 8.4% 0.9% 1.5% 6.1%
Arizona 74.6% 13.3% 20.5% 40.9%
Arkansas 87.4% 21.2% 24.4% 41.8%
California 78.5% 32.5% 23.3% 22.7%
Colorado 85.1% 16.4% 25.0% 43.7%
Connecticut 99.8% 46.3% 35.6% 17.9%
Delaware 97.9% 54.6% 26.4% 16.9%
District of Columbia 100.0% 93.0% 7.1% 0.0%
Florida 93.4% 42.2% 23.8% 27.4%
Georgia 94.0% 30.3% 23.9% 39.8%
Hawaii 77.4% 20.4% 21.1% 35.9%
Idaho 56.7% 12.7% 16.1% 27.9%
Illinois 99.3% 40.6% 33.0% 25.7%
Indiana 99.1% 47.9% 28.5% 22.7%
Iowa 87.7% 23.9% 24.1% 39.6%
Kansas 98.6% 31.6% 33.8% 33.2%
Kentucky 90.0% 24.9% 24.5% 40.6%
Louisiana 95.7% 38.3% 24.8% 32.6%
Maine 63.2% 9.5% 16.5% 37.2%
Maryland 93.2% 45.7% 26.6% 20.9%
Massachusetts 99.6% 43.9% 35.0% 20.6%
Michigan 88.1% 33.2% 21.4% 33.5%
Minnesota 93.3% 30.3% 30.1% 32.9%
Mississippi 94.5% 30.5% 23.7% 40.3%
Missouri 98.1% 38.3% 29.5% 30.3%
Montana 69.5% 12.7% 19.6% 37.2%
Nebraska 94.1% 19.5% 34.0% 40.6%
Nevada 60.8% 10.0% 20.2% 30.6%
New Hampshire 96.6% 39.7% 36.7% 20.1%
New Jersey 98.9% 63.2% 19.5% 16.3%
New Mexico 84.7% 19.8% 27.6% 37.2%
New York 86.5% 26.7% 23.0% 36.7%
North Carolina 86.3% 26.1% 23.4% 36.8%
North Dakota 98.2% 27.2% 35.8% 35.2%
Ohio 98.1% 42.4% 29.4% 26.2%
Oklahoma 93.3% 30.8% 29.5% 33.1%
Oregon 58.4% 11.0% 14.2% 33.2%
Pennsylvania 92.4% 37.0% 26.5% 29.0%
Rhode Island 99.6% 74.3% 22.8% 2.5%
South Carolina 95.6% 39.0% 24.9% 31.7%
South Dakota 96.9% 27.7% 35.0% 34.2%
Tennessee 92.4% 31.1% 22.9% 38.4%
Texas 92.7% 27.7% 29.7% 35.3%
Utah 87.6% 23.0% 27.2% 37.4%
Vermont 96.0% 14.9% 31.0% 50.1%
Virginia 81.5% 22.3% 19.1% 40.1%
Washington 70.4% 20.0% 20.5% 29.9%
West Virginia 68.0% 14.8% 16.6% 36.7%
Wisconsin 78.3% 27.3% 18.4% 32.6%
Wyoming 70.8% 10.1% 19.7% 41.0%

AT&T 5G Coverage by State

State Total 5G Coverage Great 5G Coverage Good 5G Coverage Poor 5G Coverage
Alabama 59.4% 24.5% 22.1% 12.9%
Alaska 2.3% 0.6% 0.8% 0.9%
Arizona 21.1% 7.1% 7.4% 6.5%
Arkansas 68.8% 22.1% 25.4% 21.3%
California 54.2% 28.5% 17.2% 8.6%
Colorado 40.9% 9.6% 14.2% 17.1%
Connecticut 89.6% 47.8% 35.5% 6.3%
Delaware 93.4% 56.6% 27.0% 9.7%
District of Columbia 100.0% 94.2% 5.8% 0.0%
Florida 85.2% 41.2% 24.1% 19.9%
Georgia 61.8% 27.3% 20.8% 13.7%
Hawaii 53.4% 21.6% 20.7% 11.2%
Idaho 18.4% 5.2% 7.3% 5.9%
Illinois 76.1% 33.6% 27.3% 15.1%
Indiana 92.9% 48.1% 29.6% 15.2%
Iowa 10.6% 4.2% 3.7% 2.7%
Kansas 51.4% 18.5% 18.7% 14.3%
Kentucky 58.6% 22.0% 21.4% 15.2%
Louisiana 77.7% 35.5% 22.6% 19.6%
Maine 32.2% 8.1% 11.6% 12.4%
Maryland 88.7% 46.3% 28.7% 13.8%
Massachusetts 86.7% 44.8% 34.0% 7.9%
Michigan 67.2% 30.4% 21.1% 15.7%
Minnesota 76.9% 26.8% 27.0% 23.2%
Mississippi 32.8% 12.0% 10.2% 10.7%
Missouri 75.8% 34.8% 26.4% 14.6%
Montana 31.7% 8.7% 13.0% 10.1%
Nebraska 6.4% 1.8% 2.9% 1.7%
Nevada 27.8% 7.1% 11.3% 9.4%
New Hampshire 18.4% 10.8% 6.8% 0.8%
New Jersey 90.4% 63.9% 19.4% 7.1%
New Mexico 45.7% 13.0% 18.0% 14.7%
New York 63.5% 28.2% 24.7% 10.6%
North Carolina 22.4% 9.9% 8.3% 4.2%
North Dakota 82.2% 24.0% 31.9% 26.4%
Ohio 89.8% 41.8% 31.3% 16.7%
Oklahoma 64.6% 26.1% 23.7% 14.8%
Oregon 16.2% 5.9% 5.6% 4.8%
Pennsylvania 77.7% 38.5% 26.4% 12.7%
Rhode Island 93.1% 71.5% 20.2% 1.4%
South Carolina 30.3% 16.1% 10.2% 4.0%
South Dakota 81.3% 25.0% 31.3% 25.0%
Tennessee 51.6% 20.0% 16.6% 15.0%
Texas 72.6% 24.7% 25.2% 22.6%
Utah 53.5% 19.9% 21.6% 12.0%
Vermont 13.4% 3.6% 6.6% 3.2%
Virginia 41.1% 15.5% 13.5% 12.1%
Washington 49.8% 19.0% 19.1% 11.7%
West Virginia 45.4% 15.6% 16.4% 13.4%
Wisconsin 38.8% 19.4% 12.3% 7.1%
Wyoming 33.4% 8.2% 14.3% 10.9%

AT&T Data Speeds by State

AT&T's median data download speeds ranged from 15.7 Mbps in Wyoming to up to 122.3 Mbps in Rhode Island. The median download speeds were between 7 Mbps in Mississippi to 15.4 Mbps in the District of Columbia. Median latency performance on AT&T's network ranged from 26 ms to 78 ms.

State AT&T Median Download Speeds AT&T Median Upload Speeds AT&T Median Latency
Alabama 47.0 Mbps 7.3 Mbps 40 ms
Alaska 16.9 Mbps 10.6 Mbps 67 ms
Arizona 42.2 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 43 ms
Arkansas 36.8 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 45 ms
California 52.3 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 35 ms
Colorado 55.1 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 45 ms
Connecticut 62.9 Mbps 9.1 Mbps 33 ms
Delaware 87.0 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 34 ms
District of Columbia 76.1 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 30 ms
Florida 82.2 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 34 ms
Georgia 52.3 Mbps 10.2 Mbps 30 ms
Hawaii 42.4 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 26 ms
Idaho 23.6 Mbps 7.2 Mbps 42 ms
Illinois 98.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 30 ms
Indiana 82.3 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 37 ms
Iowa 60.7 Mbps 7.2 Mbps 42 ms
Kansas 66.2 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 38 ms
Kentucky 51.1 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 58 ms
Louisiana 48.4 Mbps 10.4 Mbps 49 ms
Maine 36.6 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 47 ms
Maryland 68.4 Mbps 10.5 Mbps 30 ms
Massachusetts 74.6 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 33 ms
Michigan 101.2 Mbps 8.2 Mbps 32 ms
Minnesota 41.5 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 47 ms
Mississippi 30.6 Mbps 7.0 Mbps 58 ms
Missouri 51.4 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 38 ms
Montana 76.2 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 68 ms
Nebraska 66.8 Mbps 7.8 Mbps 51 ms
Nevada 114.9 Mbps 14.3 Mbps 29 ms
New Hampshire 45.0 Mbps 8.9 Mbps 42 ms
New Jersey 61.2 Mbps 10.4 Mbps 44 ms
New Mexico 20.6 Mbps 9.8 Mbps 55 ms
New York 67.7 Mbps 13.1 Mbps 38 ms
North Carolina 55.3 Mbps 8.2 Mbps 40 ms
North Dakota 74.7 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 59 ms
Ohio 72.8 Mbps 11.5 Mbps 40 ms
Oklahoma 37.7 Mbps 9.8 Mbps 40 ms
Oregon 38.3 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 41 ms
Pennsylvania 67.6 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 43 ms
Rhode Island 122.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 30 ms
South Carolina 76.9 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 40 ms
South Dakota 73.0 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 46 ms
Tennessee 49.5 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 43 ms
Texas 44.1 Mbps 12.0 Mbps 34 ms
Utah 74.5 Mbps 10.6 Mbps 33 ms
Vermont 39.5 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 42 ms
Virginia 63.8 Mbps 11.9 Mbps 38 ms
Washington 46.6 Mbps 9.4 Mbps 34 ms
West Virginia 64.0 Mbps 13.7 Mbps 65 ms
Wisconsin 54.4 Mbps 8.5 Mbps 46 ms
Wyoming 15.7 Mbps 8.3 Mbps 78 ms

AT&T vs. Verizon Coverage

AT&T and Verizon have similar coverage.

AT&T covers 74.6% of the contiguous United States and Verizon covers 71.5%.

5G coverage is a different story. AT&T has substantially more 5G coverage than Verizon. AT&T boasts 41.4% 5G coverage compared to only 14.7% 5G coverage on Verizon.

Data speeds are about the same on the two carriers.

Using data from our crowd-sourced speed test map, AT&T has median speeds of 61.17 Mbps for download and 11.29 Mbps for upload.

Verizon’s median speeds are 61.23 Mbps for download and 11.65 Mbps for upload.

Both carriers will likely offer very similar coverage and data speeds to one another in your area. AT&T and Verizon are some of the best networks in the United States.

If you'd like a more granular look at coverage, consider checking Verizon coverage and data speeds in your area using our Verizon coverage map.

AT&T vs. T-Mobile Coverage

AT&T coverage is a measurably better than T-Mobile coverage.

AT&T covers more of the United States than T-Mobile.

74.6% of the U.S. is covered by AT&T compared to only 59.5% being covered by T-Mobile.

AT&T has a bit less 5G coverage overall compared to T-Mobile. 41.4% of the continuous United States is covered by AT&T 5G, compared to 49.0% covered by T-Mobile 5G.

However, T-Mobile has substantially faster download speeds than AT&T. 

Median download speeds on T-Mobile are 152.34 Mbps, according to data from our crowd-sourced speed test map.

AT&T's median download speeds are just 61.17 Mbps.

Upload speeds on both carriers are pretty similar. AT&T has median upload speeds of 11.29 Mbps, and T-Mobile has median upload speeds of 17.34 Mbps.

Both AT&T and T-Mobile will likely perform well in cities with T-Mobile delivering slightly faster speeds. But when it comes to getting service in rural areas, AT&T’s bigger coverage area may make it a better option. 

Check T-Mobile coverage and speeds in your area using our T-Mobile coverage map.



AT&T Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is AT&T coverage good?

Yes, AT&T coverage is good. It has a robust nationwide LTE network that covers over 99% of Americans, and AT&T currently is the largest 5G network footprint in America.

Does AT&T offer 5G?

Yes, AT&T offers 5G and covers 41.4% of the United States with its 5G network.

Does AT&T have coverage in Canada?

Yes. All off AT&T's postpaid plans include free unlimited talk, text and data roaming in Canada.

Does AT&T have coverage in Mexico?

Yes. All of AT&T's postpaid plans include free unlimited talk, text, and data roaming in Mexico.

Does AT&T have international coverage?

AT&T offers international coverage starting at $10 per day. When you pay for international data, you get unlimited talk, text, and data roaming for a period of 24 hours.

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