Verizon Coverage Map

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
June 13, 2024

Does Verizon have good coverage?

Use the interactive maps below to check Verizon coverage in your area.

You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android to compare cellular coverage between carriers.

Map Key:
Great coverage
Good coverage
Poor coverage
Great coverage = stream 4K videos, video call, use your phone to its fullest potential
Good coverage = stream 480p videos, browse social media, stream music, use the web
Poor coverage = make phone calls, send a text
*The Estimated Coverage Map is created with coverage data from the FCC

Verizon Cell Phone Plans

Verizon Unlimited Welcome
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
65
/mo
+tax
tax included
500GB
high-speed, then 4Mbps
Deprioritized
No hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Verizon Unlimited Plus
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
80
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Unlimited priority
30GB hotspot
720p HD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Verizon Unlimited Ultimate
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
90
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Unlimited priority
60GB hotspot
1080p HD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Visible Base
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
25
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Deprioritized
5Mbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
US Mobile Unlimited Starter
T-Mobile or Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
29
/mo
+tax
tax included
35GB
high-speed, then 1Mbps
35GB priority
10GB hotspot
720p HD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Visible+
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
45
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
50GB Premium
5Mbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts

Verizon Coverage Quick Stats

Here are fast facts about Verizon coverage:

  • Total coverage: 67.4%
  • Total square miles covered: 2,246,127
  • Total population covered: 327 million people (98.0)%
  • 5G coverage: 14.5%
  • 5G square miles covered: 484,321
  • Population covered by 5G: 230 million people (69.0%)

This data comes from the signal strength data from the FCC and from Verizon directly.

Verizon Coverage Overview

Verizon is one of the major carriers in the U.S.

It is known as an MNO, or mobile network operator.

MNOs, such as Verizon, are carriers that build and operate their own cellular networks. These carriers purchase spectrum licenses from the FCC, put up or lease cell towers, and develop their own network cores to keep us all connected.

Verizon has three main cellular networks:

  1. Verizon LTE
  2. Verizon 5G Nationwide
  3. Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband

Verizon LTE

Verizon's LTE network is large and robust. It covers 67.4% of the U.S. and provides service to over 99% of Americans. Data speeds on Verizon LTE should be usable, but you may notice your connection slow down if you are in a crowded area.

Verizon 5G Nationwide

Verizon's 5G Nationwide network is the larger of its two 5G networks.

Verizon 5G nationwide uses low-band 5G frequencies to broadcast signal. These frequencies are known to travel farther distances, which helps with covering larger areas, but are also known to have slower speeds than other 5G frequencies.

You can expect similar performance on Verizon 5G Nationwide as on Verizon LTE.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband

Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network is by far its most impressive network.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband uses C-band and mmWave frequencies to deliver insanely fast speeds and provide service to numerous customers all at the same time.

In fact, the fastest-ever cellular speed tests submitted on the CoverageMap.com crowd-sourced speed test map are on the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network. The fastest speed ever recorded was an astonishing 5,466 Mbps down in Richmond, VA.

When you're connected to Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, typically denoted by a 5G UW icon in your phone's status bar, you can expect a premium network experience.

The C-band and mmWave frequencies do not travel as far as the low-band 5G frequencies though, so coverage on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband may be more limited than Verizon 5G Nationwide.

Still, despite coverage a smaller area, Verizon says its 5G Ultra Wideband network reaches over 222 million Americans.

How To Check Verizon Coverage

Cellular coverage varies a LOT by location.

You may be wondering, "how good is Verizon's coverage where I live?"

To find out how good Verizon's coverage is in your area, use our interactive map at the top of this page.

You can also download our free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android.

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What network does Verizon use?

Verizon uses their own nationwide 4G LTE and 5G networks to provide coverage.

Verizon 5G Coverage

Verizon 5G coverage map

According to FCC data, Verizon is behind when it comes to 5G.

Verizon 5G only covers 14.5% of the U.S., which is less than T-Mobile (36.0%) and AT&T (43.3%).

Still, you don’t need to cover a lot of land area to cover a lot of people. Verizon says its fast 5G Ultra Wideband network covers 222 million people, or around 60% of the U.S. population.

And Verizon’s more extensive Nationwide 5G network covers over 230 million people, or just over 69% of the U.S. population.

Verizon is still building out its 5G network. You can expect its coverage footprint to continue expanding.

If you haven’t tried Verizon’s network in a while, it may be worth taking advantage of Verizon’s 30 day free trial to test it out.

Verizon LTE Coverage

Verizon LTE coverage map

Verizon’s LTE network is nationwide and covers over 98% of the US population.

Verizon Coverage by State

Verizon's network covers an impressive 67.4% of the United States.

But how good is Verizon's coverage in each individual state?

Here is a detailed breakdown on how good Verizon's coverage is in each state. You will see the total percentage of each state the Verizon network covers, as well as a breakdown of great, good, and poor coverage:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 117,368 87.7% 30.6% 31.8% 25.4%
Alaska 31,097 3.4% 0.7% 1.0% 1.7%
Arizona 172,067 59.9% 16.1% 18.6% 25.3%
Arkansas 113,836 82.6% 28.5% 27.4% 26.8%
California 264,743 68.4% 30.7% 21.6% 16.1%
Colorado 156,469 58.1% 14.1% 19.7% 24.2%
Connecticut 12,566 97.5% 50.5% 34.5% 12.5%
Delaware 5,197 98.9% 69.0% 23.5% 6.4%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 94.7% 5.3% 0.0%
Florida 130,161 93.9% 51.0% 29.0% 13.9%
Georgia 146,871 96.3% 34.8% 38.5% 22.9%
Hawaii 12,346 74.2% 27.3% 22.5% 24.3%
Idaho 101,613 47.1% 14.3% 18.0% 14.8%
Illinois 143,276 98.2% 49.3% 35.3% 13.7%
Indiana 92,696 98.9% 50.1% 31.5% 17.3%
Iowa 135,278 92.8% 43.8% 33.9% 15.2%
Kansas 206,796 97.0% 34.3% 32.9% 29.9%
Kentucky 77,835 74.4% 26.6% 22.3% 25.5%
Louisiana 103,069 85.3% 33.6% 30.7% 21.1%
Maine 42,089 70.2% 20.3% 27.1% 22.9%
Maryland 25,909 92.7% 54.3% 27.8% 10.5%
Massachusetts 20,049 95.3% 50.2% 31.1% 14.0%
Michigan 117,868 78.2% 30.0% 23.5% 24.8%
Minnesota 185,395 88.0% 41.8% 29.6% 16.7%
Mississippi 96,140 77.9% 19.5% 26.9% 31.5%
Missouri 159,462 88.3% 31.0% 29.1% 28.1%
Montana 205,630 54.0% 14.7% 19.7% 19.7%
Nebraska 173,893 86.8% 23.5% 27.3% 36.1%
Nevada 130,669 45.6% 17.1% 17.2% 11.4%
New Hampshire 19,583 83.3% 26.3% 34.2% 22.8%
New Jersey 19,423 98.8% 69.5% 21.0% 8.3%
New Mexico 212,315 68.0% 20.5% 24.4% 23.1%
New York 106,256 84.3% 36.0% 27.2% 21.1%
North Carolina 114,493 88.5% 36.1% 32.1% 20.2%
North Dakota 172,603 94.3% 38.9% 35.7% 19.8%
Ohio 101,577 95.1% 64.5% 21.6% 9.0%
Oklahoma 101,227 56.0% 30.2% 16.4% 9.4%
Oregon 156,785 63.5% 20.0% 21.6% 21.9%
Pennsylvania 105,104 89.6% 45.8% 27.1% 16.7%
Rhode Island 2,807 98.8% 52.4% 31.0% 15.4%
South Carolina 76,583 95.2% 36.9% 34.6% 23.7%
South Dakota 174,949 87.4% 26.5% 29.2% 31.7%
Tennessee 92,281 84.7% 31.1% 27.2% 26.4%
Texas 574,514 83.8% 36.0% 28.5% 19.3%
Utah 105,874 48.4% 14.4% 16.8% 17.3%
Vermont 18,843 75.7% 25.0% 27.5% 23.2%
Virginia 93,514 89.1% 33.4% 29.8% 25.9%
Washington 109,495 66.1% 22.4% 22.0% 21.7%
West Virginia 33,668 53.7% 16.2% 19.3% 18.1%
Wisconsin 113,247 77.9% 28.1% 24.7% 25.2%
Wyoming 131,739 52.1% 10.4% 17.9% 23.9%

Verizon 5G Coverage by State

Here is a breakdown of how good Verizon's 5G coverage is in each state:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 41,887 31.3% 6.4% 9.5% 15.4%
Alaska 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 46,914 16.3% 5.6% 4.4% 6.4%
Arkansas 20,990 15.2% 3.7% 5.3% 6.2%
California 120,723 31.2% 11.2% 10.0% 9.9%
Colorado 15,532 5.8% 2.5% 2.2% 1.1%
Connecticut 4,299 33.4% 13.2% 13.2% 6.9%
Delaware 3,673 69.9% 21.2% 22.7% 26.1%
District of Columbia 175 99.2% 70.6% 22.7% 5.9%
Florida 73,197 52.8% 16.8% 15.8% 20.2%
Georgia 36,783 24.1% 5.4% 7.0% 11.7%
Hawaii 2,657 16.0% 4.3% 5.8% 5.9%
Idaho 9,187 4.3% 2.0% 1.9% 0.3%
Illinois 29,723 20.4% 10.7% 6.5% 3.2%
Indiana 21,856 23.3% 12.5% 8.5% 2.3%
Iowa 32,581 22.4% 6.2% 7.1% 9.1%
Kansas 13,401 6.3% 2.8% 2.6% 0.9%
Kentucky 10,280 9.8% 4.5% 3.5% 1.9%
Louisiana 25,080 20.8% 6.1% 7.1% 7.6%
Maine 1,580 2.6% 0.4% 0.7% 1.5%
Maryland 17,354 62.1% 16.1% 19.3% 26.7%
Massachusetts 7,252 34.5% 13.8% 13.1% 7.5%
Michigan 30,819 20.5% 8.1% 6.7% 5.6%
Minnesota 34,331 16.3% 6.3% 6.3% 3.7%
Mississippi 11,675 9.5% 1.4% 2.5% 5.5%
Missouri 11,690 6.5% 2.8% 2.5% 1.1%
Montana 11,995 3.2% 1.5% 1.2% 0.5%
Nebraska 9,407 4.7% 2.2% 1.4% 1.1%
Nevada 13,819 4.8% 2.4% 1.5% 0.9%
New Hampshire 2,197 9.3% 1.7% 2.8% 4.9%
New Jersey 13,646 69.4% 29.1% 21.9% 18.4%
New Mexico 13,618 4.4% 1.6% 1.8% 0.9%
New York 40,871 32.4% 10.0% 11.3% 11.1%
North Carolina 55,456 42.8% 9.6% 12.0% 21.3%
North Dakota 25,396 13.9% 5.8% 5.8% 2.3%
Ohio 49,301 46.1% 16.9% 16.4% 12.8%
Oklahoma 44,729 24.8% 8.0% 8.0% 8.7%
Oregon 11,056 4.5% 2.1% 1.6% 0.7%
Pennsylvania 44,743 38.1% 13.9% 12.6% 11.6%
Rhode Island 1,168 41.1% 18.8% 15.7% 6.6%
South Carolina 34,909 43.4% 10.0% 12.1% 21.3%
South Dakota 7,510 3.8% 1.7% 1.5% 0.5%
Tennessee 36,351 33.4% 8.3% 8.9% 16.2%
Texas 130,111 19.0% 6.9% 6.1% 6.0%
Utah 13,467 6.2% 3.2% 2.3% 0.7%
Vermont 3,887 15.6% 1.9% 4.5% 9.2%
Virginia 24,639 23.5% 5.2% 6.9% 11.4%
Washington 18,532 11.2% 3.6% 3.3% 4.3%
West Virginia 1,822 2.9% 1.0% 0.8% 1.1%
Wisconsin 19,104 13.2% 5.0% 4.3% 3.8%
Wyoming 3,009 1.2% 0.4% 0.6% 0.2%

Verizon Data Speeds by State

An important part of how good a cellular network is is how fast the network is.

How fast is Verizon's network?

We compiled our crowd-sourced speed test data to find out. In the case of Verizon, its median download speeds ranged from 11.1 Mbps in Alaska and up to 135.3 Mbps in Washington, DC. Median upload speeds on Verizon ranged from 6.6 Mbps in Mississippi to 24.6 Mbps in Rhode Island. And median ping performance on Verizon ranged from 26 ms to 128 ms.

State Verizon Median Download Speeds Verizon Median Upload Speeds Verizon Median Latency
Alabama 47.4 Mbps 7.6 Mbps 53 ms
Alaska 11.1 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 81 ms
Arizona 77.9 Mbps 12.2 Mbps 40 ms
Arkansas 41.6 Mbps 8.3 Mbps 46 ms
California 63.0 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 40 ms
Colorado 58.1 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 39 ms
Connecticut 82.2 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 43 ms
Delaware 59.1 Mbps 10.2 Mbps 36 ms
District of Columbia 135.3 Mbps 16.3 Mbps 29 ms
Florida 96.6 Mbps 12.9 Mbps 37 ms
Georgia 70.9 Mbps 9.6 Mbps 33 ms
Hawaii 31.8 Mbps 14.1 Mbps 128 ms
Idaho 26.1 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 63 ms
Illinois 103.0 Mbps 14.1 Mbps 31 ms
Indiana 100.9 Mbps 13.5 Mbps 33 ms
Iowa 42.6 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 44 ms
Kansas 53.8 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 49 ms
Kentucky 87.9 Mbps 11.9 Mbps 54 ms
Louisiana 38.3 Mbps 9.1 Mbps 58 ms
Maine 25.0 Mbps 8.3 Mbps 61 ms
Maryland 40.8 Mbps 9.2 Mbps 38 ms
Massachusetts 80.8 Mbps 12.5 Mbps 40 ms
Michigan 71.1 Mbps 9.1 Mbps 40 ms
Minnesota 84.0 Mbps 10.0 Mbps 43 ms
Mississippi 21.5 Mbps 6.6 Mbps 76 ms
Missouri 45.7 Mbps 9.9 Mbps 48 ms
Montana 37.7 Mbps 11.7 Mbps 76 ms
Nebraska 125.2 Mbps 24.1 Mbps 26 ms
Nevada 116.9 Mbps 17.6 Mbps 30 ms
New Hampshire 24.6 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 52 ms
New Jersey 63.7 Mbps 9.7 Mbps 37 ms
New Mexico 38.7 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 74 ms
New York 85.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 40 ms
North Carolina 61.8 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 43 ms
North Dakota 94.8 Mbps 14.0 Mbps 46 ms
Ohio 59.0 Mbps 12.7 Mbps 41 ms
Oklahoma 37.2 Mbps 10.2 Mbps 39 ms
Oregon 37.3 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 40 ms
Pennsylvania 78.2 Mbps 10.8 Mbps 37 ms
Rhode Island 114.1 Mbps 24.6 Mbps 36 ms
South Carolina 64.6 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 41 ms
South Dakota 51.6 Mbps 10.3 Mbps 49 ms
Tennessee 58.0 Mbps 10.3 Mbps 44 ms
Texas 62.4 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 35 ms
Utah 47.3 Mbps 11.6 Mbps 55 ms
Vermont 20.0 Mbps 7.8 Mbps 55 ms
Virginia 32.6 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 40 ms
Washington 59.5 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 34 ms
West Virginia 47.1 Mbps 12.9 Mbps 94 ms
Wisconsin 63.7 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 40 ms
Wyoming 13.9 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 79 ms

Verizon vs. AT&T Coverage

Verizon has a bit less coverage than AT&T, but not by much.

According to FCC data, Verizon covers 67.4% of the land area in the U.S. while AT&T covers 78.1%.

In general the two networks are very similar and do an exceptional job covering cities and more populated areas:

5G coverage is a different story.

Verizon has measurably less 5G coverage than AT&T does.

Verizon only covers 14.5% of the U.S. with 5G, while AT&T has the most 5G coverage of any carrier right now. It covers an impressive 43.3% of the U.S. with 5G.

Data speeds on Verizon and AT&T are about the same.

According to data from our crowd sourced speed test map, Verizon's median download speeds are 61.23 Mbps and its median upload speeds are 11.65 Mbps.

AT&T's median download speeds are 61.17 Mbps and its median upload speeds are 11.29 Mbps, which is extremely similar to the performance on Verizon.

Both carriers will likely provide excellent coverage in and out of cities.

To figure out the best carrier in your area, you may want to try the check coverage tool and enter your ZIP code.

You can also check the AT&T coverage map to see what cell reception and data speeds on AT&T look like in your area.

Verizon vs. T-Mobile Coverage

Verizon coverage is better than T-Mobile coverage.

Verizon covers more of the United States than T-Mobile, with 67.4% total coverage compared to T-Mobile’s 46.6% total coverage.

However, Verizon has under one third as much 5G coverage as T-Mobile does.

Just 14.5% of area is covered by Verizon 5G, compared to 36.0% covered by T-Mobile 5G.

Verizon is also slower than T-Mobile.

According to our crowd-sourced speed test map, Verizon's median performance is 61.23 Mbps for download and 11.65 Mbps for upload.

T-Mobile gets over 2.4x faster download speeds. Its median download speeds are 152.34 Mbps. T-Mobile's median upload speeds are 17.34 Mbps.

Both Verizon and T-Mobile will likely perform well in cities, with T-Mobile delivering faster speeds.

When it comes to getting service in rural areas though, Verizon’s greater coverage footprint may make it a better option. 

Check our T-Mobile coverage map to see what reception and data speeds on T-Mobile look like in your specific area.

Verizon Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is Verizon coverage good?

Verizon has the largest coverage area of any cellular network and covers over 99% of Americans. For most people, Verizon will have good coverage.

Does Verizon offer 5G?

Yes. Verizon offers Nationwide 5G and Ultra Wideband 5G. Nationwide 5G covers more people, and Ultra Wideband 5G delivers super fast data speeds.

Does Verizon have coverage in Canada?

Yes. All of Verizon's postpaid plans include unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of high-speed data per day in Canada.

Does Verizon have coverage in Mexico?

Yes. All of Verizon's postpaid plans include unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of high-speed data in Mexico.

Does Verizon have international coverage?

Verizon charges $10 per day for international service for most of their plans. The international add-on is called the TravelPass, and it includes unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of high-speed data per 24-hour period in the country you're visiting.

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