How good is Visible coverage?
In this article we will cover:
Let's dive in!
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.
Visible is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that is owned by Verizon.
Visible uses Verizon’s network to provide service.
By leveraging Verizon’s towers and operating online only, Visible is able to offer affordable plans without compromising on the quality of service. Unlimited data from Visible costs just $25 per month.
Check Visible coverage in your area using the maps below:
Visible uses the Verizon network to provide coverage.
Since Visible relies on Verizon, its coverage is essentially the same as that of Verizon.
This means that Visible offers extensive 4G LTE and 5G coverage across the country.
Use Visible's compatibility checker to see if your device will work on their network.
Visible offers nationwide 5G coverage on Verizon’s 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband networks.
Verizon 5G Nationwide currently covers about 230 million people, or roughly 69% of the U.S. population.
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is much faster, but it has a bit less coverage. Verizon says 5G Ultra Wideband covers about 222 million people as of August 8th, 2023, which is about 67% of the U.S. population.
Nationwide 4G LTE coverage is available on Visible thanks to Verizon’s extensive 4G LTE network, which covers 99% of Americans.
Visible offers great coverage across the United States thanks to Verizon's expansive network.
But how good is Visible's coverage in each state?
Here is a detailed breakdown of how much of each state Visible offers coverage. You will also see a breakdown of how much of Visible's coverage area offers great coverage, good coverage, or poor coverage:
Cellular data speeds are an important part to your experience of using a cellular network.
How fast are Visible's data speeds?
We compiled our crowd-sourced speed test data to find out. For Visible, its median download speeds ranged from 11.1 Mbps in Alaska and up to 135.3 Mbps in Washington, DC. Median upload speeds on Visible ranged from 6.6 Mbps in Mississippi to 24.6 Mbps in Rhode Island. And median ping performance on Visible was between 26 ms to 128 ms.
Visible runs on the Verizon network, so coverage is the same between the two carriers.
Visible even gets access to Verizon’s domestic roaming partners.
Domestic roaming is where your phone switches to a partner network for coverage in areas where your primary network doesn’t have service. Many times, prepaid carriers like Visible are not able to provide service in areas where their parent network does not have service. However, in Visible’s case, they are able to use the existing roaming agreements in place by Verizon to provide service.
So in parts of Nebraska, for example, where Verizon may not have built out native coverage just yet, Visible customers can roam on the Viaero Wireless network for service.
Viaero Wireless is a local network operator in Nebraska and allows certain carriers to use them for coverage.
Having access to domestic roaming coverage areas helps give Visible some of the best coverage possible, and makes it the same as Verizon coverage here in the United States.
Visible’s coverage is very similar to AT&T’s coverage,.
Visible covers 71.5% of the United States and AT&T covers 74.6%.
With 5G coverage, it’s a different story though. Visible has under half the 5G coverage as AT&T. AT&T covers 41.4% of the US with 5G, while Visible covers only 14.7%.
Both Visible and AT&T offer similar coverage to one another, and likely both carriers will be great options in many areas.
Check our AT&T coverage map to see a detailed view of what AT&T service is like in your area.
Visible’s coverage is a bit better than T-Mobile’s coverage.
Visible covers an impressive 71.5% of the area in the US, compared to just 59.5% covered by T-Mobile.
That said, T-Mobile has over triple the 5G coverage than Visible does. T-Mobile boasts 49.0% 5G coverage compared to Visible’s 14.7% 5G coverage.
Both carriers will likely provide adequate coverage in major cities.
However, Visible’s larger coverage footprint will likely come in handy outside of major cities and could be a better pick in more rural parts of the country.
You can check T-Mobile coverage in your area using our T-Mobile coverage map.
Visible uses Verizon, which has one of the largest network footprints in America. For most people, yes, Visible's coverage will be good. See Visible's self-published coverage map.
Yes. Visible offers 5G on both Verizon's Nationwide 5G network and Verizon's Ultra Wideband 5G network.
No, Visible does not offer service in Canada.
No, Visible does not offer service in Mexico.
Visible only works within the United States.