Iowa & Wisconsin LTE coverage

T-Mobile has a partnership with US Cellular in Iowa and Wisconsin to expand our 4G LTE coverage. This new LTE coverage is shown on our maps, but you need to have the right phone and settings to connect to it.



Connecting to expanded LTE coverage in Iowa & Wisconsin

  • You need an eligible device from T-Mobile or Metro PCS that can connect to US Cellular. See the list below.
  • Only 4G LTE and VoLTE services are available. Other services (2G, 3G, 4G) are not available.
  • Turn on VoLTE.
    • If it is off, your device will have data but will not be able to make or receive calls.
    • For steps, check your Devices support information, under the Connections & Network section.


Devices capable of connecting to expanded LTE coverage


  • All new devices released after September 2017 are capable.
  • The following are capable if the software is updated. (Update your phone's software version while on Wi-Fi or the T-Mobile network.)
    • Alcatel Fierce XL Win
    • Alcatel Fierce XL
    • iPhone 6, 6S/, 6+, 6S+ (incl. CDMA models)
    • iPhone 7, 7+ (incl. CDMA models)
    • iPhone SE
    • Kyocera DuraForce PRO
    • LG Aristo
    • LG G5
    • LG G6
    • LG G Stylo 3+
    • LG K20
    • LG V20
    • LG V30
    • Kyocera Duraforce PRO
    • Samsung Galaxy Avant
    • Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge
    • Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+
    • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime


Soon to be capable

The following will be capable after a software update planned in the upcoming months.


  • Coolpad Defiant
  • LG Stylo 2 Plus
  • Samsung Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S 6
  • Samsung Galaxy S 6 Edge
  • Samsung Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S 6 Edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime


Not capable

Devices that were released before September 2017 and not listed here are not capable of connecting to this LTE coverage in areas of Iowa & Wisconsin.