Cell Site Locations & Coverage Maps

Wireless phones work by sending and receiving radio signals to a nearby cell site. Obstacles such as buildings and trees interfere with the signals. Generally the closer your phone is to a cell site, the better your chances are to being able to make and receive calls without being cut off. If you will be using your phone inside large buildings, it is beneficial to choose a wireless provider that has cell sites near the buildings that you will be most using your phone.

Most carrier’s published coverage maps show general, regional coverage areas. Click below to show maps of specific cell site locations. Cell site locations have been obtained from personal research using drive tests and from publicly available government information. This website’s author assumes no liability from the information provided, and do not guarantee its current completeness or accuracy.

The list below is in order of number of known macro cell sites serving areas within the Reno/Sparks city limits. Macro sites typically have a range of 1 mile or more.

Verizon Wireless network (82 sites) – recalculated 1/12/24Cell Site Maps | Carrier’s Published Coverage Map
► T-Mobile network (65 sites) – recalculated 9/12/23Cell Site Maps | Carrier’s Published Coverage Map
AT&T network (60 sites) – recalculated 2/15/23Cell Site Maps | Carrier’s Published Coverage Map
Dish Wireless (45 sites) – recalculated 1/9/24Cell Site Maps | Launched mid-June 2022

Recent updates:

  • 1/12/24: New Verizon cell site above the old D’Andrea Golf Course in the hills above Sparks.
  • 1/9/24: New Dish Wireless site is live at 1381 Capital Blvd., Reno.
  • 12/1/23:New Dish Wireless co-location active on Robb Drive near Mae Anne Avenue in Reno.
  • 11/25/23: New Dish Wireless co-location active on Overmyer Road near McCarran & Glendale in Sparks.
  • 9/29/23: New Verizon cell site faux water tower above Summit Church on Pyramid Hwy & Golden View Dr in Spanish Springs
  • 9/12/23: T-Mobile site on the UNR campus off Evans Avenue has been decommissioned.
  • 8/31/23: New Verizon cell site disguised as a faux water tower on Alpha Avenue across from the Reno-Stead airport. This site was constructed and on-the-air quickly so that spectators at the final Reno Air Races will have good service.
  • 8/15/23: New Dish Wireless cell site co-location active on the south end of Aircenter near Longley Lane
  • 8/14/23: New T-Mobile cell site co-location active on Keystone & I-80.
  • 7/4/23: New T-Mobile cell site co-location active on Valley Rd @ Stillwell Rd.
  • 6/14/23: New Dish Wireless site co-located on a monopole near Glendale & Industrial Way in Sparks
  • 6/2/23: New Dish Wireless site atop office building at 9790 Gateway near South Meadows Pkwy.
  • 5/22/23: New Verizon cell site on new monopole at the Reno High School athletic field.
  • 5/3/23: New Dish co-location on-air near S. Virginia & Patriot Blvd.
  • 3/8/23: Removed former Verizon cell site on Kietzke near Peckham. Two new cell sites to the northwest and southwest, and an upgrade to a site to the east of the airport are partially filling in the coverage gap.
  • 2/14/23: New Sprint-to-T-Mobile conversion co-located with the 3 other carriers at the site across the street from the west side of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center
  • 2/14/23: Removed former T-Mobile LTE site behind AutoZone in Sun Valley. The Sprint-to-T-Mobile conversion at the Sun Valley clock tower 1/3 mile to the south appears to have replaced the former site
  • 1/26/23: New T-Mobile co-location with Verizon on a monopine at the Greenbrae Shopping Center in Sparks
  • 1/19/23: New T-Mobile monopine cell site went live this month on Pembroke Drive between McCarran Blvd and Veterans Pkwy. This site will help improve coverage directly east of the airport.
  • 12/27/22: New Verizon cell site at 3080 Vista Blvd near Baring Blvd, with antennas disguised in a new roof-top cupola. There’s also a new AT&T co-location just west of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center near South Virginia St & Redfield Pkwy. Verizon is also co-located on the same monopole, but has not gone live yet which went live around 12/28/22.
  • 12/8/22: New Sprint-to-T-Mobile conversion at the Sun Valley clock tower located at Sun Valley Blvd & E Gepford Pkwy.
  • 11/23/22: New Verizon cell site atop an office building on Isbell Road, near S. Virginia & Moana in Reno.
  • 10/17/22: New Sprint-to-T-Mobile conversion atop Argenta Hall at N. Virginia and Artemesia at the university.
  • 9/27/22: There are Two new Sprint to T-Mobile conversions to report. The Galena High School athletic field site was completed this month. The other one at Industrial & Glendale in Sparks is currently under construction and nearing completion.
  • 8/1/22: A new AT&T cell site next to the Cold Springs Family Center and middle school went live earlier this year..
  • 7/12/22: Another Sprint site conversion to T-Mobile has been completed at 9805 Double R Blvd near Sandhill, and another one at Pyramid & Oddie is nearing completion. A new T-Mobile site co-located on a monopine with Verizon at the Greenbrae Shopping Center is also nearing completion. (+3 sites) – now surpassing AT&T with the number of macro sites in the greater Reno/Sparks area.
  • 6/14/22: Another Sprint site has been converted to T-Mobile – this one on the KOLO TV8 tower on Ampere Drive just northeast of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. At least 9 more sites in the Truckee Meadows are planned for conversion from Sprint to T-Mobile.
  • 5/4/22: Two more T-Mobile sites have been converted from Sprint sites. One is active on a co-location monopole at E 7th & Montello Street (near the I-80/I-580 Spaghetti Bowl interchange). The second site is a co-location monopole on Matley lane near Mill Street.
  • 3/31/22: Two new T-Mobile sites that have been converted from Sprint sites. One is S. Virginia St & Wells Ave – the other is Skyline Blvd at Cashill Blvd.
  • 1/10/22: New T-Mobile cell site at 7125 W 4th Street in Reno – formerly a Sprint site.
  • 11/22/21: New AT&T cell site co-location below T-Mobile on monopole near Sun Valley Blvd and W 5th Ave in Sun Valley.
  • 10/20/21: New AT&T cell site co-location below Verizon on tower at Veteran’s Pkwy & Steamboat Pkwy.
  • 6/9/21: New Verizon cell site on 11th floor of building at E 2nd St & Ballpark Ln – improving coverage around Greater Nevada Field downtown.
  • 2/1/21: New AT&T cell site near the southern edge of Hidden Valley Country Club – co-located with Verizon.
  • 12/17/20: New Verizon cell site near Interstate 80 & Vista Blvd.
  • 12/14/20: New Verizon cell site on Barron Way near Longley Ln and Airway Dr.
  • 11/30/20: New AT&T cell site near La Posada Dr & Cielo Vista Dr on the east side of Spanish Springs valley – co-located with Verizon and T-Mobile.
  • 11/11/20: New Verizon cell site on Hunter Lake Dr & Mayberry Dr.
  • 8/31/20: New Verizon cell site near La Posada Dr & Cielo Vista Dr on the east side of Spanish Springs valley.
  • 8/13/20: New AT&T cell site near Hwy 395 and Golden Valley Drive.
  • 3/4/20: New Verizon cell site at the Caughlin Ranch center improving coverage along the McCarran Blvd corridor from Cashill Blvd to Manzanita Ln.
  • 12/18/19: New Verizon cell site near Lillard Drive & Brierley Way in Sparks – co-located on a monopole with AT&T
  • 9/23/19: New Verizon cell site near Valley Rd & Timber Way.
  • 9/12/19: New Sprint cell site near the JCPenney distribution warehouse in Stead – co-located on monopole with AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • 9/5/19: New Verizon cell site near the southern edge of Hidden Valley Country Club.
  • 8/1/19: New Verizon cell site near Veterans Pkwy & Steamboat Pkwy.
  • 5/16/19: New Sprint cell site co-location near Stoker & I-80.
  • 12/14/18: Newly discovered AT&T co-lo on the east end of Trademark Drive – near South Meadows Pkwy and Wilbur May Pkwy.
  • 11/13/18: New Verizon Wireless monopine at the NDF Galena fire station.
  • 8/13/18: 4 new Verizon cell sites that are either active or imminently active. The sites include: S. Virginia & Gentry, Vassar & Yori, Wedge Pkwy near Mt. Rose Hwy, and Cold Springs.
  • 7/24/18: New T-Mobile cell site at Vista Blvd & Los Altos Parkway in Sparks.