Spectrum Mobile Coverage Map

Does Spectrum Mobile have good cell coverage?

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
December 6, 2023

How good is Spectrum Mobile coverage?

In this article we will cover:

  • Spectrum Mobile coverage stats
  • Spectrum Mobile coverage map
  • Spectrum Mobile 5G coverage
  • Spectrum Mobile 4G LTE coverage
  • Spectrum Mobile vs. Verizon coverage
  • Spectrum Mobile vs. AT&T coverage
  • Spectrum Mobile vs. T-Mobile coverage

Let's dive in!

Spectrum Mobile Coverage Quick Stats

  • Carrier: Spectrum Mobile
  • Network: Verizon
  • Total area covered: 71.5%
  • Total square miles covered: 5,775,641
  • 5G area covered: 14.7%
  • 5G square miles covered: 1,191,703

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.

Spectrum Mobile Coverage

Spectrum Mobile uses Verizon’s 4G LTE and 5G networks to provide service and covers over 99% of Americans.

Check Spectrum Mobile coverage in your area using the search bar on the interactive maps below:

Spectrum Mobile 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

Spectrum Mobile Cell Phone Plans

Spectrum Mobile By-the-Gig
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
14
/mo
+tax
tax included
1GB
high-speed, then data stops
1GB priority
up to 5GB, then 256Kbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Spectrum Mobile Unlimited
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
30
/mo
+tax
tax included
20GB, then 1Mbps
high-speed
20GB priority
5GB, then 600Kbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Spectrum Mobile Unlimited Plus
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
40
/mo
+tax
tax included
30GB, then 1Mbps
high-speed
30GB priority
5GB, then 600Kbps hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Visible Base
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
20
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Deprioritized
5Mbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
US Mobile Unlimited Starter
T-Mobile or Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
29
/mo
+tax
tax included
35GB
high-speed, then 1Mbps
35GB priority
10GB hotspot
720p HD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Visible+
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
35
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
50GB Premium
5Mbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Coverage Map App

Download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android.

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What network does Spectrum Mobile use?

Spectrum Mobile rides on the Verizon network for coverage.

Since Spectrum Mobile uses Verizon, its coverage is essentially the same as that of Verizon.

This means that Spectrum Mobile offers extensive 4G LTE and 5G coverage across the country.

In addition to Verizon, all Spectrum Mobile customers get free access to Spectrum’s nationwide network Wi-Fi hotspots. You get free unlimited data on the Wi-Fi hotspots that doesn’t count against your plan’s high-speed allotment.

Spectrum Mobile 5G Coverage

Spectrum Mobile 5G coverage map

Spectrum Mobile offers nationwide 5G coverage on Verizon’s 5G network, which covers over 230 million people or just over 69% of the U.S. population.

Spectrum Mobile also includes access to both Verizon’s 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband networks, which means Spectrum Mobile customers can enjoy the fastest speeds available on the Verizon network.

Spectrum Mobile 4G LTE Coverage

Spectrum Mobile LTE coverage map

Spectrum Mobile has nationwide 4G LTE coverage on Verizon’s robust 4G LTE network, which covers over 99% of Americans.

Spectrum Mobile Coverage by State

State Total Coverage Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 87.7% 28.4% 31.7% 27.6%
Alaska 3.8% 0.6% 1.1% 2.1%
Arizona 61.8% 15.9% 19.4% 26.4%
Arkansas 82.6% 30.1% 27.9% 24.7%
California 69.1% 30.7% 22.4% 16.0%
Colorado 63.3% 16.2% 21.9% 25.2%
Connecticut 96.8% 48.9% 34.8% 13.1%
Delaware 98.9% 65.5% 25.9% 7.5%
District of Columbia 100.0% 96.6% 3.4% 0.0%
Florida 93.6% 50.2% 29.2% 14.1%
Georgia 95.4% 33.1% 37.7% 24.5%
Hawaii 72.0% 25.7% 21.9% 24.4%
Idaho 47.2% 17.3% 16.8% 13.1%
Illinois 98.2% 48.7% 35.3% 14.3%
Indiana 98.7% 49.1% 33.4% 16.2%
Iowa 92.4% 42.2% 34.1% 16.0%
Kansas 97.0% 33.0% 32.8% 31.2%
Kentucky 75.3% 26.9% 23.4% 25.1%
Louisiana 88.1% 30.1% 32.0% 25.9%
Maine 70.2% 20.0% 27.1% 23.0%
Maryland 92.7% 53.4% 27.9% 11.5%
Massachusetts 94.9% 48.4% 31.9% 14.6%
Michigan 77.8% 30.1% 24.7% 23.0%
Minnesota 84.8% 36.6% 30.5% 17.7%
Mississippi 83.3% 22.0% 28.5% 32.8%
Missouri 87.5% 29.1% 28.8% 29.6%
Montana 53.5% 14.2% 19.7% 19.5%
Nebraska 85.0% 23.0% 26.5% 35.5%
Nevada 46.9% 16.5% 18.2% 12.2%
New Hampshire 82.6% 26.0% 33.9% 22.7%
New Jersey 98.9% 66.5% 22.4% 10.0%
New Mexico 68.3% 20.5% 24.1% 23.6%
New York 83.7% 33.6% 27.7% 22.4%
North Carolina 88.1% 34.9% 32.0% 21.2%
North Dakota 93.0% 37.6% 35.2% 20.2%
Ohio 93.7% 62.7% 20.5% 10.5%
Oklahoma 55.7% 25.0% 18.4% 12.3%
Oregon 52.6% 14.8% 18.2% 19.6%
Pennsylvania 87.6% 38.4% 26.9% 22.3%
Rhode Island 98.8% 53.5% 30.3% 15.0%
South Carolina 95.0% 35.7% 33.9% 25.4%
South Dakota 86.6% 25.6% 28.8% 32.2%
Tennessee 84.9% 32.2% 27.1% 25.5%
Texas 84.6% 34.9% 29.0% 20.7%
Utah 49.0% 14.2% 17.2% 17.6%
Vermont 75.9% 22.7% 28.5% 24.6%
Virginia 89.7% 32.3% 30.8% 26.6%
Washington 64.7% 22.0% 21.3% 21.4%
West Virginia 45.2% 14.1% 14.5% 16.7%
Wisconsin 77.2% 28.1% 25.2% 23.8%
Wyoming 59.7% 12.4% 21.1% 26.2%

Spectrum Mobile 5G Coverage by State

State Total Coverage Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 27.9% 6.0% 8.4% 13.4%
Arizona 19.0% 4.9% 4.4% 9.8%
Arkansas 14.6% 3.0% 4.4% 7.2%
California 33.0% 12.1% 9.5% 11.4%
Colorado 5.9% 2.1% 1.9% 1.9%
Connecticut 40.7% 12.8% 13.8% 14.1%
Delaware 87.0% 29.2% 26.9% 30.9%
District of Columbia 100.0% 71.5% 25.1% 3.4%
Florida 45.7% 15.1% 12.3% 18.3%
Georgia 19.5% 4.8% 5.9% 8.8%
Hawaii 15.6% 3.9% 5.9% 5.8%
Idaho 3.4% 1.5% 1.3% 0.6%
Illinois 20.1% 10.2% 5.4% 4.5%
Indiana 31.8% 12.7% 9.1% 10.0%
Iowa 19.8% 4.7% 6.1% 8.9%
Kansas 7.0% 2.9% 2.3% 1.7%
Kentucky 14.3% 3.9% 4.0% 6.4%
Louisiana 18.8% 5.1% 5.8% 7.9%
Maine 2.1% 0.4% 0.5% 1.2%
Maryland 58.0% 14.4% 15.9% 27.7%
Massachusetts 45.8% 14.4% 15.7% 15.8%
Michigan 23.0% 7.7% 7.1% 8.2%
Minnesota 13.4% 5.3% 4.6% 3.5%
Mississippi 4.0% 0.6% 1.2% 2.2%
Missouri 9.0% 3.0% 2.9% 3.1%
Montana 1.6% 0.8% 0.6% 0.2%
Nebraska 3.1% 1.3% 0.8% 1.1%
Nevada 5.6% 2.4% 1.5% 1.7%
New Hampshire 7.8% 1.2% 2.0% 4.5%
New Jersey 74.5% 31.8% 20.5% 22.2%
New Mexico 2.6% 0.7% 0.6% 1.2%
New York 35.8% 10.2% 10.8% 14.8%
North Carolina 38.9% 8.4% 10.8% 19.7%
North Dakota 9.9% 4.3% 4.0% 1.6%
Ohio 55.3% 17.7% 15.6% 22.0%
Oklahoma 21.9% 5.3% 6.1% 10.5%
Oregon 4.4% 1.5% 1.4% 1.5%
Pennsylvania 40.2% 13.3% 11.3% 15.6%
Rhode Island 59.3% 21.2% 21.3% 16.7%
South Carolina 39.8% 9.6% 10.8% 19.4%
South Dakota 2.7% 1.1% 0.9% 0.8%
Tennessee 29.6% 8.2% 7.9% 13.5%
Texas 15.5% 5.6% 4.0% 5.9%
Utah 6.3% 3.3% 1.7% 1.3%
Vermont 13.3% 1.8% 3.8% 7.7%
Virginia 19.2% 4.6% 5.3% 9.3%
Washington 12.2% 3.2% 3.2% 5.9%
West Virginia 1.9% 0.3% 0.5% 1.1%
Wisconsin 9.6% 3.5% 3.0% 3.1%
Wyoming 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Wyoming 59.7% 12.4% 21.1% 26.2%

Spectrum Mobile vs. Verizon Coverage

Spectrum Mobile uses Verizon towers, so coverage is the same between the two carriers.

Spectrum Mobile even gets access to Verizon’s domestic roaming partners.

Domestic roaming is where your phone uses a partner network for coverage in areas where your primary network doesn’t have service. 

Most times, prepaid cell phone carriers don’t get access to the same domestic roaming agreements that are negotiated by the bigger carriers.

However, Spectrum Mobile actually does get access to domestic roaming.

All this means is you’ll have more coverage in more places.

You’ll have exactly the same coverage footprint as Verizon postpaid customers directly. You’ll even have more options for getting connected thanks to Spectrum Mobile’s extensive network of free Wi-Fi hotspots that you can use. 

Spectrum Mobile vs. AT&T Coverage

Spectrum Mobile’s coverage is similar to AT&T’s coverage.

Spectrum Mobile’s LTE network covers 71.5%% of the U.S. and AT&T’s LTE network covers 74.6% of the U.S.:

When it comes to 5G, Spectrum Mobile has less coverage than AT&T.

Only 14.7% of the U.S. is covered by Spectrum Mobile 5G, whereas an impressive 41.4% is covered by AT&T 5G:

Data speeds are similar between the two carriers. 

Our crowd-sourced data shows that AT&T and Spectrum Mobile both got 61.2 Mbps median download speeds and 11.3 Mbps and 11.7 Mbps for upload speeds, respectively.

Spectrum Mobile and AT&T will likely be suitable choices for many consumers, particularly in cities and in more rural areas. 

Spectrum Mobile does offer a slight advantage with its network of Wi-Fi hotspots though, which is something AT&T does not offer.

Check AT&T coverage and data speeds in your area using our interactive AT&T coverage map.

Spectrum Mobile vs. T-Mobile Coverage

Spectrum Mobile has broader network coverage when compared to T-Mobile.

Spectrum Mobile covers 71.5% of the United States, whereas T-Mobile covers 59.5%, so you’re more likely to have service on Spectrum Mobile:

However, T-Mobile has a significantly larger 5G network. It covers 49.0% of the US covered compared to Spectrum Mobile's 14.7%:

In terms of data speeds, there is a noticeable difference between the two carriers. 

According to our crowd-sourced data, Spectrum Mobile's median download speed stands at 61.2 Mbps and its median upload speed is 11.7 Mbps. 

T-Mobile boasts much faster data speeds. It got 152.3 Mbps for its median download speed and and 17.3 Mbps for its median upload speed.

The better network for you likely depends on your preferences.

Spectrum Mobile provides a more extensive overall network coverage, making it a suitable choice for users who prioritize connectivity in a wider range of locations. In contrast, T-Mobile offers a larger 5G coverage area and significantly faster data speeds, making it an attractive option for those who want blazing fast speeds on their smartphone.

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



Spectrum Mobile Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is Spectrum Mobile coverage good?

Spectrum Mobile uses Verizon, which has the largest coverage area in America. For most people, yes, Spectrum Mobile's coverage will be good.

Does Spectrum Mobile offer 5G?

Yes. Spectrum Mobile offers 5G on both Verizon's Nationwide 5G network and Verizon's Ultra Wideband 5G network.

Does Spectrum Mobile have coverage in Canada?

Spectrum Mobile includes coverage in Canada at pay-per-use rates. Calls are $0.01 per minute, data is $0.01 per MB ($10 per GB), and texts are free. 

Does Spectrum Mobile have coverage in Mexico?

Spectrum Mobile includes coverage in Canada at pay-per-use rates. Calls are $0.02 per minute, data is $0.01 per MB ($10 per GB), and texts are free. 

Does Spectrum Mobile have international coverage?

Spectrum Mobile offers pay-per-use rates for talk, text, and data in over 200 international destinations.

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