Tello Coverage Map

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
June 14, 2024

Does Tello have good coverage?

Use the interactive maps below to check Tello coverage in your area.

You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android to compare cellular coverage between carriers.

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

Tello Cell Phone Plans

Tello 1GB
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
10
/mo
+tax
tax included
1GB
high-speed, then 64Kbps
Deprioritized
Included hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Tello 2GB
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
14
/mo
+tax
tax included
2GB
high-speed, then 64Kbps
Deprioritized
Included hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Tello 5GB
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
19
/mo
+tax
tax included
5GB
high-speed, then 64Kbps
Deprioritized
Included hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Tello Unlimited
T-Mobile coverage
1 Line
$
29
/mo
+tax
tax included
25GB
high-speed, then 64Kbps
Deprioritized
Included hotspot
480p SD 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

Tello Coverage Quick Stats

Here are fast facts about Tello's coverage:

  • Carrier: Tello
  • Network: T-Mobile
  • Total coverage: 46.6%
  • Total square miles covered: 1,551,924
  • 5G coverage: 36.0%
  • 5G square miles covered: 1,200,851

The above statistics come from our analysis of the FCC signal strength data for the United States.

Tello Coverage

Tello is a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO.

An MVNO is simply any cell phone carrier that does not own its own cellular network.

Instead, MVNOs such as Tello run on existing cellular networks built by other carriers. In Tello's case, it runs on the T-Mobile network.

By using T-Mobile’s infrastructure, Tello is able to offer affordable plans without compromising on the quality of service. 

Check Tello coverage in your area using the interactive maps at the top of this page.

You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android.

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​What network does Tello use?

Tello uses T-Mobile’s 4G LTE and 5G networks to provide service.

Because Tello uses T-Mobile’s towers, its coverage is essentially the same as that of T-Mobile.

This means that Tello offers nationwide 4G LTE and 5G coverage.

Tello 5G Coverage

Tello 5G coverage map

Tello offers nationwide 5G coverage on T-Mobile’s 5G network. 

T-Mobile 5G currently covers 99% of the U.S. population, or about 325 million people.

You can check 5G coverage on Tello's self-published coverage map.

Tello 4G LTE Coverage

Tello LTE coverage map

Tello offers nationwide 4G LTE coverage on T-Mobile’s extensive 4G LTE network.

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network covers 99% of Americans, so odds are you’ll have service.

Tello Coverage by State

How good is Tello's coverage in each state?

Here is a full breakdown of what percentage of each state Tello has coverage, as well as what percentage of that coverage is great, good, or poor:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 82,658 61.8% 16.4% 21.7% 23.7%
Alaska 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 111,205 38.7% 13.3% 15.0% 10.4%
Arkansas 76,557 55.6% 11.4% 19.5% 24.7%
California 202,987 52.4% 20.2% 19.7% 12.5%
Colorado 105,263 39.1% 8.2% 14.2% 16.6%
Connecticut 11,572 89.8% 41.4% 28.6% 19.8%
Delaware 4,666 88.8% 31.2% 32.1% 25.5%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 97.7% 2.3% 0.0%
Florida 104,323 75.2% 29.8% 24.1% 21.4%
Georgia 102,292 67.1% 20.2% 22.2% 24.6%
Hawaii 8,241 49.5% 18.1% 18.4% 13.1%
Idaho 79,285 36.7% 10.6% 15.0% 11.2%
Illinois 110,015 75.4% 22.7% 27.8% 25.0%
Indiana 77,316 82.5% 25.4% 31.6% 25.5%
Iowa 109,605 75.2% 17.2% 29.9% 28.1%
Kansas 103,819 48.7% 8.5% 15.9% 24.3%
Kentucky 60,826 58.2% 15.7% 21.7% 20.7%
Louisiana 74,931 62.0% 16.7% 22.0% 23.4%
Maine 31,967 53.3% 11.9% 18.9% 22.5%
Maryland 23,345 83.5% 35.1% 28.5% 20.0%
Massachusetts 17,767 84.5% 41.8% 25.4% 17.2%
Michigan 90,020 59.8% 17.3% 20.8% 21.7%
Minnesota 126,373 60.0% 13.1% 20.6% 26.4%
Mississippi 88,879 72.0% 15.8% 26.1% 30.1%
Missouri 107,617 59.6% 14.0% 21.4% 24.2%
Montana 119,144 31.3% 6.5% 11.4% 13.4%
Nebraska 84,912 42.4% 6.7% 13.2% 22.5%
Nevada 83,659 29.2% 7.7% 13.2% 8.4%
New Hampshire 14,608 62.1% 17.1% 22.8% 22.2%
New Jersey 17,525 89.1% 45.2% 26.1% 17.8%
New Mexico 167,062 53.5% 12.8% 22.2% 18.5%
New York 75,293 59.7% 19.9% 20.7% 19.2%
North Carolina 82,518 63.8% 19.4% 22.2% 22.2%
North Dakota 66,986 36.6% 4.5% 10.9% 21.3%
Ohio 89,000 83.3% 31.6% 31.5% 20.2%
Oklahoma 112,558 62.3% 13.8% 21.1% 27.5%
Oregon 86,400 35.0% 12.0% 13.1% 9.9%
Pennsylvania 82,730 70.5% 28.6% 23.3% 18.6%
Rhode Island 2,682 94.4% 42.2% 29.9% 22.3%
South Carolina 60,818 75.6% 24.3% 26.7% 24.6%
South Dakota 80,649 40.3% 5.3% 12.6% 22.4%
Tennessee 66,064 60.7% 20.7% 20.4% 19.6%
Texas 361,649 52.7% 12.9% 17.5% 22.4%
Utah 91,757 42.0% 13.2% 17.1% 11.6%
Vermont 11,987 48.1% 10.1% 17.4% 20.6%
Virginia 64,421 61.4% 19.4% 20.9% 21.1%
Washington 87,202 52.6% 18.9% 18.9% 14.8%
West Virginia 26,751 42.6% 12.3% 14.6% 15.7%
Wisconsin 79,299 54.6% 14.7% 19.3% 20.5%
Wyoming 92,091 36.4% 6.8% 14.3% 15.3%

Tello 5G Coverage by State

Here is a breakdown of Tello's 5G coverage in each state:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 66,023 49.4% 19.6% 29.8% 0.0%
Alaska 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 91,796 32.0% 16.8% 15.2% 0.0%
Arkansas 54,822 39.8% 13.2% 26.6% 0.0%
California 173,496 44.8% 24.1% 20.7% 0.0%
Colorado 69,026 25.6% 8.9% 16.7% 0.0%
Connecticut 10,582 82.1% 45.5% 36.6% 0.0%
Delaware 4,332 82.4% 37.8% 44.7% 0.0%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 97.2% 2.8% 0.0%
Florida 93,271 67.3% 35.5% 31.8% 0.0%
Georgia 84,321 55.3% 23.8% 31.5% 0.0%
Hawaii 7,465 44.8% 23.9% 20.9% 0.0%
Idaho 66,165 30.7% 14.2% 16.4% 0.0%
Illinois 85,537 58.6% 26.7% 31.9% 0.0%
Indiana 59,820 63.8% 25.7% 38.2% 0.0%
Iowa 77,314 53.1% 18.1% 35.0% 0.0%
Kansas 70,501 33.1% 9.8% 23.3% 0.0%
Kentucky 45,268 43.3% 16.9% 26.4% 0.0%
Louisiana 60,165 49.8% 19.8% 30.0% 0.0%
Maine 25,757 43.0% 14.8% 28.2% 0.0%
Maryland 22,080 79.0% 43.2% 35.8% 0.0%
Massachusetts 15,981 76.0% 42.2% 33.8% 0.0%
Michigan 73,337 48.7% 19.2% 29.5% 0.0%
Minnesota 89,779 42.6% 14.5% 28.1% 0.0%
Mississippi 67,881 55.0% 18.7% 36.3% 0.0%
Missouri 80,951 44.8% 16.1% 28.7% 0.0%
Montana 103,456 27.2% 10.1% 17.1% 0.0%
Nebraska 44,486 22.2% 5.9% 16.4% 0.0%
Nevada 72,299 25.3% 11.9% 13.3% 0.0%
New Hampshire 12,288 52.2% 20.4% 31.9% 0.0%
New Jersey 16,139 82.1% 48.8% 33.3% 0.0%
New Mexico 119,605 38.3% 12.4% 25.9% 0.0%
New York 66,730 52.9% 24.3% 28.6% 0.0%
North Carolina 72,785 56.2% 24.7% 31.6% 0.0%
North Dakota 37,125 20.3% 4.7% 15.6% 0.0%
Ohio 75,839 71.0% 33.4% 37.5% 0.0%
Oklahoma 76,205 42.2% 14.1% 28.1% 0.0%
Oregon 69,623 28.2% 14.8% 13.4% 0.0%
Pennsylvania 71,613 61.0% 32.3% 28.7% 0.0%
Rhode Island 2,476 87.1% 44.4% 42.8% 0.0%
South Carolina 52,221 64.9% 28.1% 36.9% 0.0%
South Dakota 41,872 20.9% 5.1% 15.8% 0.0%
Tennessee 54,829 50.3% 23.5% 26.8% 0.0%
Texas 269,365 39.3% 14.9% 24.4% 0.0%
Utah 78,749 36.0% 17.4% 18.6% 0.0%
Vermont 9,073 36.4% 12.6% 23.9% 0.0%
Virginia 54,706 52.1% 22.9% 29.2% 0.0%
Washington 72,662 43.9% 21.7% 22.2% 0.0%
West Virginia 20,465 32.6% 14.9% 17.7% 0.0%
Wisconsin 61,296 42.2% 16.2% 25.9% 0.0%
Wyoming 58,441 23.1% 6.6% 16.5% 0.0%

Tello Data Speeds by State

Another important question is how fast are Tello's data speeds?

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

We used our crowd-sourced speed test data to find out how fast Tello's data speeds were in each state. We found Tello had median download speeds between 13 Mbps in Alaska to 371 Mbps in the Washington, DC. Median upload speeds on Tello were between 5.5 Mbps in Mississippi and went up to 47.2 Mbps in Idaho. And median latency was between 22 ms and 184 ms on Tello.

State Tello Median Download Speeds Tello Median Upload Speeds Tello 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

Tello vs. T-Mobile Coverage

Since Tello runs on the T-Mobile network, coverage is about the same between the two carriers.

The only difference is that Tello doesn’t include domestic roaming.

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

For example, T-Mobile customers will roam on the Viaero Wireless network for coverage in Nebraska because T-Mobile hasn’t fully built out towers in Nebraska just yet.  

Unfortunately, Tello doesn’t get access to this roaming agreement, or others. 

Tello coverage will be limited to what the native T-Mobile network offers. 

You can see exactly where Tello offers coverage on their website. 

Tello vs. AT&T Coverage

Tello has less coverage than AT&T.

Tello covers 46.6% of the U.S., compared to AT&T which covers 78.1% of the U.S.:

Both Tello and AT&T have relatively large 5G coverage areas.

Tello offers 5G service across 36.0% of the country and AT&T has 5G deployed across 43.3% of the country:

In major cities, both Tello and AT&T will likely perform well. In more rural areas, AT&T may be a better option thanks to its wider coverage area.

You can see AT&T coverage in your area using our AT&T coverage map.

Tello vs. Verizon Coverage

Tello’s coverage is a little bit worse than Verizon’s coverage.

Verizon covers a whopping 67.4% of the area in the US. Tello covers 36.0%.

That said, Tello has substantially more 5G coverage than Verizon does. Tello offers 36.0% 5G coverage compared to Verizon’s 14.5% 5G coverage.

Both carriers will likely provide adequate coverage in major cities. Outside of cities, Verizon’s larger overall coverage area will make sure you have service.

Check Verizon coverage and speeds in your area using our Verizon coverage map.

What towers does Tello use?

Tello uses T-Mobile’s towers to provide service.

Is Tello coverage good?

Tello covers over 99% of Americans and it has one of the fastest overall networks in the country, so it tends to be pretty good for most people.

Does Tello offer 5G?

All Tello plans include 5G at no extra cost. Tello's 5G network covers over 98% of Americans.

Does Tello have coverage in Canada?

Yes. Tello offers coverage in Canada at pay-per-use rates. The rates are $0.05 per minute, $0.02 per text, and $40 per GB.

Does Tello have coverage in Mexico?

Yes. Tello offers coverage in Mexico at pay-per-use rates of $0.05 per minute, $0.02 per text, and $40 per GB.

Does Tello have international coverage?

Tello does not offer international coverage. Tello only offers service within the United States.

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