Here's Proof of How Bad Cell-Phone Service Is in Denver

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There are plenty of great things about living in Denver.

But one of the few negatives involves cell-phone service — which most of us think is terrible.

Yes, we know: Service is such a challenge in these parts due in part to our proximity to the mountains — among the big reasons life here is so wonderful. But that doesn't make it any less frustrating when calls are dropped or fail to connect because of sluggish network speed.

Now, here's evidence of how bad the situation is.

RootMetrics, a site dedicated to mobile communication insights, recently took a look at the U.S. cities with the best and worst mobile-network performance.

In all, RootMetrics graded 125 communities across these United States, and Denver's ranking is distressingly awful — so much so that we decided to include all of the places on the list, rather than concentrating on the top ten or twenty, as a way of accentuating the results.

Count down the photo-illustrated roster below from best to worst — and know that it'll be a long time before you get to Denver. To see the original RootMetrics post, click here.

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1. Atlanta, GA
Population: 4,515,419
Weighted average: 98.2

2. Chicago, IL
Population: 8,608,208
Weighted average: 98.2

3. Indianapolis, IN
Population: 1,487,483
Weighted average: 98.2

4. Sacramento, CA
Population: 1,723,634
Weighted average: 98.0

5. Rockford, IL
Population: 296,863
Weighted average: 97.9

6. Port St. Lucie, FL
Population: 376,047
Weighted average: 97.8

7. Chattanooga, TN
Population: 381,112
Weighted average: 97.7

8. Dallas, TX
Population: 5,121,892
Weighted average: 97.7

9. Tampa, FL
Population: 2,441,770
Weighted average: 97.7

10. Stockton, CA
Population: 370,583
Weighted average: 97.6

11. Houston, TX
Population: 4,944,332
Weighted average: 97.5

12: Richmond, VA
Population: 953,556
Weighted average: 97.5

13. Flint, MI
Population: 356,218
Weighted average: 97.5

14. Lansing, MI
Population: 313,532
Weighted average: 97.5

15. Nashville, TN
Population: 969,587
Weighted average: 97.4

16. Jacksonville, FL
Population: 1,065,219
Weighted average: 97.4

17. Palm Bay, FL
Population: 452,791
Weighted average: 97.4

18. Syracuse, NY
Population: 412,317
Weighted average: 97.3

19. Cleveland, OH
Population: 1,780,673
Weighted average: 97.2

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20. Modesto, CA
Population: 358,172
Weighted average: 97.2

21. Denton, TX
Population: 366,174
Weighted average: 97.2

22. Toledo, OH
Population: 507,643
Weighted average: 97.2

23. Ogden, UT
Population: 546,026
Weighted average: 97.2

24. Fort Myers, FL
Population: 530,290
Weighted average: 97.2

25. Detroit, MI
Population: 3,734,090
Weighted average: 97.2

26. Akron, OH
Population: 569,499
Weighted average: 97.1

27. San Jose, CA
Population: 1,664,496
Weighted average: 97.1

28. Miami, FL
Population: 5,502,379
Weighted average: 97.1

29. Shreveport, LA
Population: 298,317
Weighted average: 97.1

30. Seattle, WA
Population: 3,059,393
Weighted average: 97.1

31. Harrisburg, PA
Population: 444,474
Weighted average: 97.1

32. Louisville, KY
Population: 972,546
Weighted average: 97.1

33. Providence, RI
Population: 1,190,956
Weighted average: 97.0

34. Jackson, MS
Population: 351,478
Weighted average: 97.0

35. Raleigh, NC
Population: 884,891
Weighted average: 97.0

36. Fort Wayne, IN
Population: 313,492
Weighted average: 96.9

37. Greenville, SC
Population: 400,492
Weighted average: 96.9

38. Des Moines, IA
Population: 450,070
Weighted average: 96.9

39. Spokane, WA
Population: 387,847
Weighted average: 96.9

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40. Mobile, AL
Population: 326,183
Weighted average: 96.9

41. Austin, TX
Population: 1,362,416
Weighted average: 96.9

42. Philadelphia, PA
Population: 5,441,567
Weighted average: 96.8

43. Orlando, FL
Population: 1,510,516
Weighted average: 96.8

44. Birmingham, AL
Population: 749,495
Weighted average: 96.8

45. Salt Lake City, UT
Population: 1,021,243
Weighted average: 96.8

46. Fresno, CA
Population: 654,628
Weighted average: 96.8

47. Columbus, OH
Population: 1,368,035
Weighted average: 96.7

48. Rochester, NY
Population: 720,572
Weighted average: 96.7

49. Augusta, GA
Population: 386,787
Weighted average: 96.7

50. Bakersfield, CA
Population: 523,994
Weighted average: 96.7

Continue to keep counting down the cities with the best and worst cellphone service, including Denver.


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