Best Cell Phone Coverage in Oklahoma


WhistleOut
22 September 2017

Best Cell Phones and Cell Phone Coverage Oklahoma

Oklahoma! is a popular musical from 1943 and, yes, the song just sort of sticks. 

 Oklahoma boasts a bustling Metro Tech Downtown area and Business Campus. This is the kind of lifestyle cell phone carriers live for: people who need coverage super fast and super now.

Cell phones and coverage depends greatly on a number of things. There's topography (we're good here since Oklahoma is pretty wide open), buildings, weather, and tower locations. 

We've developed a great coverage map for Oklahoma residents who need to know exactly which carriers will give them the best reception. Have a look now.

Coverage in Oklahoma At-a-Glance

Oklahoma is the birthplace of the very first parking meter. This is perfect since Oklahoma's coverage parks itself at 83 out of 100. Here's a full list of coverage ratings by state

What we love
  • AT&T makes Oklahoma a priority, if this coverage says anything.
  • T-Mobile is staying true to their word, expanding quickly in rural areas.
What could be improved
  • Verizon is technically the largest carrier out there but they fall slightly short coverage-wise
  • Sprint barely shows up to the Oklahoma party, but they do show up.

AT&T has the widest network reach in Oklahoma, and takes the title for the best network in the state. 

T-Mobile comes in second, and Verizon is in third. Sprint's coverage lags a bit, but customers can connect to other networks where Sprint has roaming agreements. 

Best Coverage in Oklahoma by Network
NetworkCovered Area %
AT&T95.58%
Verizon69.49%
T-Mobile81.06%
Sprint34.98%

Oklahoma has 764 zip codes, and the state's best network, AT&T, covers roughly 96% of them. Here are the network rankings by zip:

Coverage in Oklahoma by Network & Zip Code
NetworkZip Code AvailabilityCoveredArea Covered m2Zips with 4G
AT&T59195.58%66,807588
Verizon51769.49%48,575517
T-Mobile59081.06%56,659590
Sprint45934.98%24,452459
Coverage data generated Q2 2017 from carrier maps

The most important part of the process is to ensure that the areas that you are located in and travel to are well-covered. 

You can check your own coverage by entering your address here

Numbers on a page are one thing, but the coverage maps tell the full story. Fortunately, you don't have to go to all of the carriers' websites to get this information--you can see what the coverage is like from the four majors below: 

Coverage Maps Oklahoma

The map is telling like it is. It isn't about having the "best" coverage but the "best coverage in your area". If you travel often, you might want to compare coverage for specific addresses, too. If you compare often, you'll save more. 

We break down the 3G and 4G network coverage below. 

Coverage in Oklahoma (69,899 m2) by 3G/4G LTE
AT&TVerizonT-MobileSprint
3G 66,807 37,322 54,065 16,395
4G LTE 60,229 48,575 56,659 24,452

Oklahoma is broadly covered by both 3G and 4G LTE technology. 3G is the network that some older phones run on, and the one newer 4G LTE-capable devices fall back to when unable to reach a primary network.

Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Oklahoma

Did you know that there are dozens of small carriers that run on the major networks, but charge a fraction of the price for service? These companies are known as Mobile Virtual Network Operators, MVNOs for short. MVNOs purchase network service from the major providers at wholesale prices, then pass the savings on to consumers. 

If you're interested in Verizon's coverage, for example, but are looking for a better deal, Straight Talk Wireless, Twigby and Red Pocket are just a few of the smaller providers you'll want to check out. 

Click on the logos below to see which carriers run on which major networks: 

T-Mobile
Sprint
Verizon Wireless
AT&T
Getting the Best Plan & Coverage

WhistleOut's new coverage check feature supercharges an already robust comparison engine by allowing you to instantly see what coverage is like at your location. All you have to do is punch in your address and we do the rest. This feature is the first of its kind, and empowers consumers to make better decisions when it comes to wireless. 

In addition to showing you a map of your area with the coverage from all four major carriers, we filter through the available cell phone plans and present only those from carriers who provide good reception to you.  

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