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List of United States wireless communications service providers (in alphabetical order). According to the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA), there are over 180 facilities-based wireless service providers in the United States.

The top 8 wireless telecommunications service providers in the United States, from largest to smallest by the number of current subscribers, are:

Of these, AT&T and T-Mobile use the GSM standard, while the other providers on the list, with the exception of TracFone, use CDMA. TracFone uses a combination of both GSM and CDMA. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile each operate nationwide wireless networks which cover most of the population in the United States. The smaller carriers provide native network coverage across selected regions of the United States while supplementing nationwide coverage through roaming agreements with other carriers.

[edit] List of all U.S. wireless service providers by alphabetical order

This table’s factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. Please help improve the article by updating it. There may be additional information on the talk page. (September 2012)
Operator Voice Technology Data Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless
MVNO using AT&T and Sprint Nextel
GSM, CDMA GPRS Unknown 7-Eleven, Inc.
Airfire Mobile GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Airadigm Communications
Alaska Communications CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO, LTE 0.120 [10] (June 2012) Alaska Communications
Appalachian Wireless CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO, LTE 0.103 (2010 December) Appalachian Wireless
ASTAC GSM GPRS, WiMax Unknown The Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative
Asset/Vada Wireless
MVNO using AT&T/ TMobile
GSM Unknown Vada MVNE
AT&T Mobility
•Includes GoPhone Prepaid, Dobson Cellular, Edge Wireless and Centennial Wireless
GSM, UMTS, HSDPA GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE 103.2[2] (Q4 2011) AT&T[11]
BeyondMobile
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO, WiMAX Unknown Cbeyond
Blue CDMA/GSM WiMax Unknown [2]
Bluegrass Cellular CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO, WiMax 0.130 [12] (2005 May) Bluegrass Cellular, Inc.
Boost Mobile
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA, iDEN CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Sprint Nextel
Broadpoint GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Petrocom Inc.
Calhan Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+ Unknown Calhan Wireless Inc.
call4care GSM Unknown ASPIDER Solutions
Carolina West Wireless CDMA Unknown Unknown Partnership between Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telephone
Cellcom CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown NSight Telservices
Cellular One of East Central Illinois GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Cellular Properties Inc.
Cellular One of East Arizona GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Smith Bagley
Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania
•Acquired by Verizon Wireless [13]
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown South Canaan Cellular
Cellular One Bermuda CDMA, UMTS CDMA2000, EV-DO, HSPA Unknown Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd.
Cellular One Nation GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown MTPCS, LLC.
Cellular One TXOK GSM GPRS Unknown Choice Wireless, LLC
C Spire Wireless CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO 0.700 [14] (2007 December) Cellular South
Chariton Valley Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Chariton Valley Telephone Company
Cincinnati Bell Wireless GSM, GAN, UMTS EDGE, HSPA 0.533 [15] (April 2011) Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (100%)
Clearwire WiMAX 6.148 [16] (May 2011) Clearwire (27%), Sprint Nextel (51%), others (22%)
Clear Talk CDMA CDMA2000 Unknown NTCH
CloseCall America
MVNO using Verizon and Sprint
CDMA Unknown CloseCall America
Commnet Wireless GSM, CDMA Unknown Commnet Wireless
Consumer Cellular
MVNO using AT&T
GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Consumer Cellular
Cordova Wireless GSM GPRS Unknown Cordova Telephone
Corr Wireless
•Being acquired by Cellular South
GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Corr Wireless
CREDO Moble
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Working Assets
Cricket Communications
•Includes Jump Mobile Prepaid
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO 5.848 [9] (February 2011) Leap Wireless
Cross Communications GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Cross Communications
DTC Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown DTC Wireless Systems
Eclipse Mobile CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown New World Innovators Inc.
Earthtones GSM Unknown Unknown [3]
Element Mobile CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Element Mobile
Epic PCS GSM CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Epic Touch
Fuzion Mobile GSM Unknown Fuzion Mobile, Inc.
GCI Wireless GSM, UMTS, CDMA GPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000, EV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+ 0.141 [17] (June 2012) General Communication
Golden State Cellular CDMA CDMA2000 Unknown California RSA No.3
GreatCall
MVNO using Verizon
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown GreatCall Inc.
GTC Wireless
MVNO using AT&T
GSM Unknown Atrium Wireless Partners, LLC
i-wireless
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Kroger
i wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Iowa Wireless Services
Immix GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Immix
Indigo Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Indigo Wireless
Jolt Wireless
MVNO using AT&T
GSM Unknown Jolt Wireless
KTC PACE GSM GPRS Unknown Kaplan Telephone Company
Liberty Wireless
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown TelePlus Enterprises, Inc.
Lightyear Wireless
MVNO using Sprint and Verizon
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO 0.060 [18] (2010 July) Lightyear Network Solutions
Locus Mobile
MVNO using AT&T and Verizon
GSM, CDMA Unknown Locus Telecommunications
Long Lines Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Long Lines
MetroPCS CDMA CDMA2000, LTE 8.881 (May 2011)[7] MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Mobal Freedom
MVNO using AT&T
GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Mobal Communications
Mobi PCS CDMA EV-DO Unknown Coral Wireless LLC dba Mobi PCS
Movida Wireless
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO 0.267 [19] (2008 March) Movida Communications, Inc.
NEP Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone
Nex-Tech Wireless CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Nex-Tech
nTelos CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO 0.424 [20] (June 2012) nTelos Holdings Corp.
Page Plus Cellular
MVNO using Verizon
CDMA CDMA2000 Unknown Page Plus Cellular
Panhandle Telecommunication Systems, Inc. DBA PTCI Cellular CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown PTCI Cellular
Pine Cellular GSM GPRS Unknown Pine Cellular
Pioneer Cellular CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Pioneer Cellular
Plateau Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE 0.079[21] (April 2011) PlateauTel
PlatinumTel Prepaid Wireless
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA Unknown PlatiumTel Communications, LLC
Pocket Communications CDMA 1xRTT Unknown Pocket Communications
Pure Mobile
MVNO using Verizon
CDMA Unknown Powered by Telrite
Pure Prepaid
MVNO using AT&T
GSM Unknown Powered by Telrite
Pure TalkUSA
MVNO using AT&T
GSM Unknown Powered by Telrite
Republic Wireless
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA Unknown Bandwidth.com
Revol Wireless CDMA CDMA2000 Unknown Cleveland Unlimited
ReadyMobile
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown HH Ventures
Simmetry GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Simmetry
Simple Mobile
MVNO using T-Mobile USA
GSM, UMTS, GAN GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+ 1 [22] Simple Mobile
Shaka Mobile
MVNO using Verizon and Sprint
GSM, CDMA GPRS, EV-DO Unknown Shaka Mobile
SouthernLINC iDEN 0.17 [23] (April 2011) Southern Company
Sprint Nextel
•Includes Sprint Network, Nextel Network, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA
Wholesale and affiliates
CDMA, iDEN, UMTS CDMA2000, EV-DO, WiMAX, LTE 55 [3]Q4 2011 Sprint Nextel Corporation
Standing Rock Telecom CDMA Unknown Tribally Owned
Stelera Wireless HSPA Unknown Stelera Wireless LLC
STI Mobile
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown STi Mobile
Service Signal Wireless
Syringa Wireless CDMA CDMA2000 0.00135 Syringa Wireless
Telecom North America Mobile Inc GSM GPRS Unknown Telecom North America Inc
TerreStar GSM terrestrial and satellite GPRS, EDGE, HSPA Unknown Terrestar Corporation
Thumb Cellular CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO 0.037 Thumb Cellular
T-Mobile USA
•Includes T-Mobile To Go Prepaid and SunCom
GSM, UMTS, GAN GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+ 33.635 [24] (May 2011) Deutsche Telekom
TracFone Wireless
MVNO using Claro Puerto Rico, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile USA
•Includes NET10 and Straight Talk
GSM, CDMA GPRS, CDMA2000 19 (December 2010) [25] América Móvil
Tru
MVNO using T-Mobile USA
GSM, UMTS, HSDPA GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA Unknown Software Cellular Network Ltd (North America)
Trumpet Mobile
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Affinity Mobile
Union Wireless GSM GPRS Unknown Union Telephone
U.S. Cellular
•Includes TalkTracker Prepaid
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO, LTE 5.8 [8] (June 2012) U.S. Cellular Corporation
Verizon Wireless
•Includes INPulse Prepaid, Unicel
CDMA, UMTS CDMA2000, EV-DO, LTE 94.2 [26] (August 2012 Verizon Communications (55%) and Vodafone (45%)
Viaero Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+ Unknown Viaero Wireless
Virgin Mobile USA
MVNO using Sprint
CDMA CDMA2000, EV-DO Unknown Sprint Nextel
Wal-Mart Family Mobile
MVNO using T-Mobile
GSM, UMTS, GAN GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA Unknown Wal-Mart Family Mobile
West Central Wireless GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown West Central Wireless
Westlink GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown Westlink Communications
XIT Communications GSM GPRS, EDGE Unknown XIT Communications

[edit] See also

[edit] References

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