Where’s the best (and worst) cell coverage in NEJoCo? Check our tower map

An interactive map featuring the cell phone towers in northeast Johnson County. Find the link below.
An interactive map featuring the cell phone towers in northeast Johnson County. Find the link below.

Last week, in an installment of our occasional “Talk Amongst Yourselves” offerings, we asked for your thoughts about cell phone coverage here in northeast Johnson County.

Several of you chimed in on your experience and, as we concurred based on our own experiences, a few gaps seem to be evident. Judging from the conversation, the most troubling seems to be Sprint coverage in the northwestern neighborhoods of Prairie Village and adjoining neighborhoods across Nall over to Lamar.

Several readers talked about Sprint’s gap along Nall from 87th to 63rd with one wondering how or why is it still possible to drop calls a few miles north of world headquarters. Sprint told us last week that they testing network coverage, but have no current plans to expand it in this area.

Another trouble spot readers brought to our attention was along Belinder around 71st, with AT&T specifically mentioned by one reader.

To analyze a bit further, we have gathered some information about cell tower placement in northeast Johnson County. These tower placements are based on records that are kept by the various cities, so they help show which towers might spread service. Check out the full interactive map here.

Complete information about current carriers was not always available. Often the records are based on the original applicants. The range for a tower was based on an estimate provided by a Sprint spokesperson. Terrain and tower height can alter the effective radius.

Here’s hoping for perfect coverage on fast networks someday in the future.