bad coverage in the Lake Carroll Area of Illinois

  • 31 August 2022
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I frequent an area of Lake Carroll , Illinois .   This is in Ogle County , near Shannn and Lanark.   Its about on hour from Rockford , IL. The Lake area ( largest private lake in Illinois) is very large and contains homes in the 2 million dollar range and possibly larger . There is a large population of people with a lot of recreation going on.   The Coverage there is terrible and residents leaving there current carriers to join a competitor for better coverage.   

Im not sure if this thread makes it to the right people at T mobile , but better coverage would be great.   Your thoughts 

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Wow! Lake Carroll looks really grim. The only carrier that seems to have any coverage is U.S. Cellular (USCC). T-Mobile should be able to roam USCC’s signal. Have you tried searching for a USCC signal?


What phone do you use? If you use an Android phone, It would help to install and run the CellMapper app around the area.