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 (75 sites)Cell Site Maps | Carrier’s Published Coverage Map
► T-Mobile network (60 sites)Cell Site Maps | Carrier’s Published Coverage Map
AT&T network (54 sites)Cell Site Maps | Carrier’s Published Coverage Map
Dish Wireless (30-45 sites) – launched mid-June 2022 Cell Site Maps

Recent updates:

  • 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.
  • 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.