How good is Spectrum Mobile coverage?
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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 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 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 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 has nationwide 4G LTE coverage on Verizon’s robust 4G LTE network, which covers over 99% of Americans.
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’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 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 uses Verizon, which has the largest coverage area in America. For most people, yes, Spectrum Mobile's coverage will be good.
Yes. Spectrum Mobile offers 5G on both Verizon's Nationwide 5G network and Verizon's Ultra Wideband 5G network.
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.
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.
Spectrum Mobile offers pay-per-use rates for talk, text, and data in over 200 international destinations.