T-Mobile Coverage Map

Does T-Mobile have good cell coverage?

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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December 6, 2023
T-Mobile cellular coverage map

How good is T-Mobile's coverage?

In this article, we will cover:

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

Let's dive in!

T-Mobile Coverage Quick Stats

  • Total area covered: 59.5%
  • Total square miles covered: 4,809,055
  • 5G area covered: 49.0%
  • 5G square miles covered: 3,959,584

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.

T-Mobile Coverage

T-Mobile is a mobile network operator, or MNO, which means it builds and operates its own network.

T-Mobile puts up towers, installs equipment, purchases spectrum licenses from the FCC, and develops its own LTE and 5G network cores to manage the back-end of the network.

There are three main networks that T-Mobile has:

  1. T-Mobile 4G LTE
  2. T-Mobile Extended Range 5G
  3. T-Mobile Ultra Capacity 5G

T-Mobile's 4G LTE network is the largest. It covers over 99% of the U.S. population. Speeds on 4G LTE are generally pretty good, however they are not as fast as on 5G.

T-Mobile's Extended Range 5G is their low-band 5G network. It includes 5G frequencies that can travel farther, giving it an exceptional coverage area. T-Mobile says over 325 million Americans, or 97.9% of the U.S. population, are covered by its Extended Range 5G network. Data speeds on Extended Range 5G are similar to speeds on 4G LTE.

The Ultra Capacity 5G network is T-Mobile's fast 5G network. It uses mid-band and mmWave 5G frequencies to deliver speeds up to 3.3 Gbps. However, Ultra Capacity 5G has less range than Extended Range 5G. It only covers 275 million people, or around 82.9% of the U.S. population.

You can tell you are connected to Ultra Capacity 5G when you see a "UC" icon in your phone's status bar.

T-Mobile's 5G network, made up of Extended Range 5G and Ultra Capacity 5G, delivers some of the fastest data speeds across the country.

Our crowd-sourced speed test map shows T-Mobile has median download speeds of 152.34 Mbps. That is over 2.4x faster than the median download speeds on AT&T (61.17 Mbps) and Verizon (61.23 Mbps)!

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T-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

T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans

T-Mobile Essentials
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
60
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Deprioritized
600Kbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
T-Mobile Go5G
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
75
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
100GB
15GB hotspot
1080p HD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
T-Mobile Go5G Plus
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
90
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Unlimited priority
50GB hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
T-Mobile Go5G Next
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
100
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Unlimited priority
50GB hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Mint Mobile 15GB
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
20
/mo
+tax
tax included
15GB
high-speed, then 128Kbps
Deprioritized
Included 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
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
Mint Mobile Unlimited
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
30
/mo
+tax
tax included
40GB
high-speed, then 512Kbps
Deprioritized
10GB hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts

What network does T-Mobile use?

T-Mobile uses their own 4G LTE and 5G networks to provide coverage.

T-Mobile 5G Coverage

T-Mobile 5G coverage map

T-Mobile is one of the leading providers when it comes to 5G coverage. 

Its 5G network covers 49.0% of the U.S. land area and over 325 million Americans.

About 275 million of Americans people are covered by T-Mobile Ultra Capacity 5G, which delivers crazy fast speeds up to 3.3 Gbps.

T-Mobile has been rapidly expanding and building out its 5G network since its acquisition of Sprint in 2020, and many people are seeing dramatic improvements in T-Mobile’s network since they last used it. 

If you have not tested T-Mobile in a while, it may be worth taking advantage of T-Mobile’s free trial offer to test the service in your area.

T-Mobile 4G LTE Coverage

T-Mobile LTE coverage map

T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network covers 59.5% of the country and 99% of Americans.

T-Mobile Coverage by State

How good is T-Mobile's coverage in each state?

Here is a full breakdown of what percentage of each state T-Mobile has coverage, as well as what percentage of that coverage is great, good, or poor.

State Total Coverage Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 59.9% 15.7% 20.9% 23.3%
Alaska 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 38.3% 12.4% 15.0% 10.9%
Arkansas 53.3% 10.9% 18.5% 23.9%
California 51.2% 18.6% 19.5% 13.1%
Colorado 31.8% 7.0% 11.6% 13.3%
Connecticut 89.1% 41.3% 28.3% 19.5%
Delaware 89.8% 31.5% 32.7% 25.6%
District of Columbia 100.0% 96.5% 3.5% 0.0%
Florida 70.6% 26.4% 22.3% 21.9%
Georgia 64.1% 19.7% 21.0% 23.5%
Hawaii 46.8% 16.9% 16.3% 13.6%
Idaho 34.9% 9.6% 14.1% 11.2%
Illinois 67.3% 20.4% 23.9% 23.0%
Indiana 76.7% 22.3% 28.3% 26.1%
Iowa 68.6% 14.3% 25.8% 28.5%
Kansas 45.8% 7.8% 14.9% 23.1%
Kentucky 54.6% 13.9% 20.3% 20.4%
Louisiana 57.4% 15.0% 19.5% 22.9%
Maine 49.7% 10.6% 17.5% 21.6%
Maryland 81.8% 33.8% 28.1% 19.9%
Massachusetts 83.6% 41.6% 25.0% 17.1%
Michigan 57.0% 16.1% 19.6% 21.3%
Minnesota 56.3% 11.5% 19.2% 25.7%
Mississippi 64.5% 13.1% 22.5% 29.0%
Missouri 58.0% 13.3% 20.7% 24.0%
Montana 36.9% 7.8% 13.7% 15.5%
Nebraska 33.4% 4.8% 10.1% 18.4%
Nevada 29.2% 7.2% 13.3% 8.7%
New Hampshire 63.9% 18.0% 23.4% 22.5%
New Jersey 88.4% 45.0% 26.0% 17.4%
New Mexico 51.9% 12.2% 21.5% 18.2%
New York 57.6% 18.5% 20.0% 19.1%
North Carolina 62.7% 18.6% 21.7% 22.5%
North Dakota 33.8% 4.0% 9.9% 19.9%
Ohio 79.3% 27.4% 29.5% 22.5%
Oklahoma 57.1% 12.2% 18.7% 26.3%
Oregon 33.2% 11.2% 12.5% 9.6%
Pennsylvania 67.7% 26.8% 22.4% 18.5%
Rhode Island 95.7% 45.0% 29.3% 21.5%
South Carolina 73.3% 23.2% 25.7% 24.3%
South Dakota 36.0% 4.5% 11.0% 20.5%
Tennessee 58.9% 19.7% 19.6% 19.6%
Texas 50.1% 12.2% 16.5% 21.4%
Utah 40.9% 12.2% 17.2% 11.6%
Vermont 47.9% 10.1% 17.2% 20.6%
Virginia 57.0% 17.4% 19.2% 20.4%
Washington 52.7% 18.5% 19.1% 15.1%
West Virginia 34.6% 9.0% 12.0% 13.5%
Wisconsin 53.4% 14.0% 19.0% 20.3%
Wyoming 32.1% 5.0% 11.9% 15.2%

T-Mobile 5G Coverage by State

Sate Total 5G Coverage Great 5G Coverage Good 5G Coverage Poor 5G Coverage
Alabama 46.0% 17.8% 28.2% 0.0%
Alaska 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 30.7% 15.6% 15.1% 0.0%
Arkansas 37.7% 12.5% 25.2% 0.0%
California 41.6% 21.7% 19.9% 0.0%
Colorado 22.7% 8.1% 14.6% 0.0%
Connecticut 80.6% 44.3% 36.4% 0.0%
Delaware 81.0% 36.3% 44.7% 0.0%
District of Columbia 100.0% 95.9% 4.1% 0.0%
Florida 61.5% 30.8% 30.7% 0.0%
Georgia 50.9% 21.9% 29.0% 0.0%
Hawaii 42.2% 22.4% 19.9% 0.0%
Idaho 29.9% 13.8% 16.1% 0.0%
Illinois 56.3% 25.0% 31.3% 0.0%
Indiana 64.8% 25.9% 39.0% 0.0%
Iowa 49.9% 16.7% 33.2% 0.0%
Kansas 30.9% 9.1% 21.8% 0.0%
Kentucky 42.5% 16.4% 26.1% 0.0%
Louisiana 46.1% 18.2% 27.9% 0.0%
Maine 40.4% 13.6% 26.8% 0.0%
Maryland 77.3% 41.5% 35.8% 0.0%
Massachusetts 74.2% 40.6% 33.6% 0.0%
Michigan 47.4% 18.4% 29.0% 0.0%
Minnesota 41.4% 13.9% 27.5% 0.0%
Mississippi 48.0% 15.7% 32.4% 0.0%
Missouri 43.3% 15.4% 28.0% 0.0%
Montana 26.8% 9.9% 17.0% 0.0%
Nebraska 20.1% 5.2% 14.9% 0.0%
Nevada 25.6% 12.0% 13.6% 0.0%
New Hampshire 49.5% 18.9% 30.6% 0.0%
New Jersey 81.2% 48.0% 33.2% 0.0%
New Mexico 38.0% 12.6% 25.4% 0.0%
New York 50.2% 22.4% 27.9% 0.0%
North Carolina 55.4% 24.1% 31.4% 0.0%
North Dakota 19.2% 4.5% 14.8% 0.0%
Ohio 66.9% 30.8% 36.1% 0.0%
Oklahoma 41.3% 13.7% 27.7% 0.0%
Oregon 25.6% 13.2% 12.4% 0.0%
Pennsylvania 59.4% 30.6% 28.8% 0.0%
Rhode Island 85.5% 43.0% 42.5% 0.0%
South Carolina 62.6% 26.7% 35.8% 0.0%
South Dakota 20.4% 5.0% 15.4% 0.0%
Tennessee 48.3% 22.2% 26.0% 0.0%
Texas 36.8% 13.8% 23.0% 0.0%
Utah 35.5% 17.0% 18.5% 0.0%
Vermont 35.4% 12.2% 23.2% 0.0%
Virginia 50.7% 21.8% 28.9% 0.0%
Washington 41.7% 20.1% 21.7% 0.0%
West Virginia 29.0% 13.1% 15.9% 0.0%
Wisconsin 41.5% 15.7% 25.8% 0.0%
Wyoming 22.5% 6.4% 16.1% 0.0%

T-Mobile Data Speeds by State

Data speeds are an important part to determining what your experience is like using a network.

You don't want slow data speeds!

Thankfully, T-Mobile has some of the fastest median speeds across the country right now. We compiled all of our crowd-sourced data to give you a detailed look at what T-Mobile's median performance is like in each state.

We found T-Mobile had median download speeds that ranged from 13 Mbps in Alaska to 371 Mbps in the Washington, DC. Median upload speeds on T-Mobile ranged from 5.5 Mbps in Mississippi and went up to 47.2 Mbps in Idaho. Median latency was between 22 ms and 184 ms on T-Mobile.

State T-Mobile Median Download Speeds T-Mobile Median Upload Speeds T-Mobile Median Latency
Alabama 109.8 Mbps 8.7 Mbps 42 ms
Alaska 13.0 Mbps 6.8 Mbps 184 ms
Arizona 244.0 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 30 ms
Arkansas 105.9 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 73 ms
California 144.2 Mbps 18.9 Mbps 30 ms
Colorado 141.9 Mbps 15.1 Mbps 25 ms
Connecticut 271.3 Mbps 23.7 Mbps 32 ms
Delaware 145.2 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 30 ms
District of Columbia 371.5 Mbps 39.6 Mbps 22 ms
Florida 141.2 Mbps 16.5 Mbps 35 ms
Georgia 278.2 Mbps 20.6 Mbps 29 ms
Hawaii 150.5 Mbps 22.0 Mbps 70 ms
Idaho 122.6 Mbps 47.2 Mbps 59 ms
Illinois 217.9 Mbps 15.6 Mbps 28 ms
Indiana 186.3 Mbps 11.5 Mbps 40 ms
Iowa 170.5 Mbps 25.3 Mbps 43 ms
Kansas 263.1 Mbps 18.6 Mbps 35 ms
Kentucky 176.1 Mbps 13.3 Mbps 38 ms
Louisiana 62.3 Mbps 6.1 Mbps 79 ms
Maine 70.7 Mbps 9.9 Mbps 41 ms
Maryland 157.5 Mbps 18.9 Mbps 30 ms
Massachusetts 177.3 Mbps 20.3 Mbps 30 ms
Michigan 164.7 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 29 ms
Minnesota 120.8 Mbps 46.6 Mbps 91 ms
Mississippi 91.0 Mbps 5.5 Mbps 72 ms
Missouri 139.2 Mbps 13.2 Mbps 49 ms
Montana 89.0 Mbps 23.3 Mbps 92 ms
Nebraska 117.6 Mbps 43.9 Mbps 88 ms
Nevada 147.4 Mbps 34.6 Mbps 31 ms
New Hampshire 108.2 Mbps 15.8 Mbps 34 ms
New Jersey 144.9 Mbps 17.5 Mbps 30 ms
New Mexico 74.0 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 93 ms
New York 190.7 Mbps 18.6 Mbps 33 ms
North Carolina 135.0 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 47 ms
North Dakota 113.3 Mbps 38.6 Mbps 76 ms
Ohio 157.9 Mbps 11.7 Mbps 37 ms
Oklahoma 80.0 Mbps 9.6 Mbps 41 ms
Oregon 126.0 Mbps 44.9 Mbps 71 ms
Pennsylvania 140.0 Mbps 16.8 Mbps 37 ms
Rhode Island 305.4 Mbps 24.5 Mbps 23 ms
South Carolina 107.3 Mbps 15.0 Mbps 53 ms
South Dakota 116.5 Mbps 47.0 Mbps 79 ms
Tennessee 166.6 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 42 ms
Texas 238.3 Mbps 19.1 Mbps 24 ms
Utah 131.4 Mbps 17.8 Mbps 28 ms
Vermont 78.7 Mbps 11.2 Mbps 47 ms
Virginia 115.4 Mbps 15.4 Mbps 34 ms
Washington 162.6 Mbps 14.9 Mbps 55 ms
West Virginia 83.0 Mbps 12.1 Mbps 43 ms
Wisconsin 170.5 Mbps 16.8 Mbps 41 ms
Wyoming 113.6 Mbps 24.4 Mbps 62 ms

T-Mobile vs. AT&T Coverage

T-Mobile has less coverage than AT&T.

While T-Mobile covers 59.5% of the land area in the U.S., AT&T covers a mighty 74.6%.

AT&T has the largest coverage area of all the carriers in the U.S. right now.

However, both providers have excellent 5G coverage footprints.

T-Mobile 5G covers 49.0% of the area in the US while AT&T’s 5G network covers 41.4%.

More importantly, T-Mobile is delivering faster download and upload speeds than AT&T.

We measure speeds across the country through our crowd-sourced speed test map.

T-Mobile's median download speeds are 152.34 Mbps, which is roughly 2.4x faster than AT&T's 61.17 Mbps median download speeds. Median upload speeds on T-Mobile are 17.34 Mbps, which is also faster than the 11.29 Mbps median upload speeds on AT&T.

Both T-Mobile and AT&T will likely perform well in cities, as both networks cover over 99% of the U.S. population.

However, in more rural areas AT&T may be a better option because it has a larger overall coverage footprint.

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

T-Mobile vs. Verizon Coverage

T-Mobile’s coverage is a bit smaller than Verizon’s coverage.

T-Mobile covers 59.5% of the United States, while Verizon covers an impressive 71.5% of the United States.

That said, T-Mobile has more 5G coverage than Verizon does.

T-Mobile boasts 49.0% 5G coverage while Verizon only has 14.7% 5G coverage.

T-Mobile also has faster speeds than Verizon, getting median download speeds of 152.34 Mbps and median upload speeds of 17.34 Mbps. Verizon gets median speeds of just 61.23 Mbps down and 11.65 Mbps up.

Both carriers will likely provide adequate coverage in major cities, and T-Mobile will likely deliver faster speeds.

Verizon’s more expansive coverage may come in handy outside of major cities, though.

You can check Verizon coverage and speeds in your area using our Verizon coverage map.

T-Mobile Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is T-Mobile coverage good?

Yes, T-Mobile has good coverage. Its 4G LTE network covers over 99% of Americans, and its 5G network covers 98% of Americans.

Does T-Mobile offer 5G?

Yes. T-Mobile covers over 98% of the U.S. population with its nationwide 5G network.

Does T-Mobile have coverage in Canada?

T-Mobile has roaming agreements with carriers in Canada to provide talk, text, and data services Canada.

Does T-Mobile have coverage in Mexico?

T-Mobile has roaming agreements with carriers in Mexico to provide talk, text, and data services Canada.

Does T-Mobile have international coverage?

Yes, T-Mobile offers international coverage.

T-Mobile partners with carriers in over 215 different countries and territories to make sure T-Mobile customers have service.

International data is typically included for free, but international calls are around $0.25 per minute. See T-Mobile's website for more details about international rates and features.

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