|3G Network Comparison
Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular
Does NOT include roaming partners, except where noted. These maps
reflect coverage at a particular time.
with 3G Coverage?
Data service was once the
best wireless broadband service available. Now, the major
carriers keep it for their "old" 3G customers and roamers, and lease
out excess 3G spectrum for discount plans, phones,
or bargain "re-sellers". 3G is generally available
same areas as 4G, however, several carriers have installed coverage in
new areas of the country which is exclusively 4G or 4G LTE.
Except for smaller local carriers, we expect 3G coverage to
no longer be expanded.
source: US Cellular
source: Verizon Wireless