Denver cell service among the worst in the US

Posted at 8:33 AM, Mar 08, 2016

Denver may be one of the best places to live, but it has some of the worst cell phone service in the country.

In fact, it's down at the bottom of the list along with Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which is known for being the heart of Amish country and has a population of just 60,000.

In the study by RootMetrics, Denver came in at No. 121, followed by:

122. Santa Rosa, CA
123. Lancaster, PA
124. Omaha, NE
125. Hudson Valley, NY

"Metropolitan areas with slow data speeds and unreliable connections are now viewed as a major disruption to mobile life," the authors of the report stated. "While mobile performance is generally good across most areas of the country, our data shows that not all cities are created equal when it comes to network coverage."

Research shows that people check their phones as much as 150 times a day, the study said. 

The cities with the best cell service are:

1. Atlanta, GA
2. Chicago, IL
3. Indianapolis, IN
4. Sacramento, CA
5. Rockford, IL

The study evaluated cities based on overall performance, network reliability, network speed, data performance, call performance and text performance.

Researchers looked at the four major carriers - Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint.