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Idaho Cellular Network Reviews

Observations about cellular carriers in Idaho. This information is gathered from online research, personal experience, and from reports by contributors in the field.

There are big differences between wireless service in rural and urban Idaho, but the edge is held by Verizon Wireless. They serve the largest amount of territory in the state.  AT&T and T-Mobile are tied for second place in Idaho with good coverage in most populated areas with AT&T performing better in the northern parts of the state. Inland Cellular is one of the most well-established carriers in rural Idaho with very good coverage in the northern half of the state.  Sprint is a close third especially with good service around Boise but less in rural areas off the Interstate. TracFone and Straight Talk are good choices for prepaid over most of the state. A large percentage of Idaho is covered by National Forest lands which generally do not permit cellular sites.

Wireless Carriers Available in Idaho:
These carriers operate their own network in Idaho. Listed by our "MW Rating" for their performance in Idaho 
VERIZON WIRELESS
Better in Idaho than some other states
T-MOBILE
T-Mobile works best in southern Idaho
AT&T
AT&T works best in northern Idaho
INLAND CELLULAR
Coverage in northern Idaho
SPRINT
Sprint suffers in rural areas
CUSTER TELEPHONE WIRELESS
Limited coverage with regional roaming
CTC WIRELESS
Small network with regional roaming


Prepaid Carriers Available in Idaho:
Top 10 prepaids not from the above carriers
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