Alameda, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 18 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 16 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 23 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 0.8 star rating (0.8 stars | 4 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 68 Reviews)
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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Westline | Shoreline, Alameda, CA 94501 |

I moved from SF to Alameda in 2011 and have been with Verizon since before that. The signal in Alameda is worse than in SF but is still pretty good most of the time. Service is not good at Southshore and one little stretch of road on 8th St.near the dog park. Other than that I have no complaints. I rarely drop calls and I get Internet mostly everywhere. Still thinking about switching though. I have 4 lines on my plan and Verizon is expensive! Based on reviews for other carriers on this site though I guess you get what you pay for.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Santa Clara Ave. | WILLOW ST, Alameda, CA 94501 |

ok for texting most of the time but phone calls will be lost in most cases.

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MetroPCS

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Harbor Bay, Alameda, CA 94502 |

I can't make phone calls at my work building on Harbor Bay. :-( I get text messages but they seem to be delayed. I have to go outside if I want to call someone. Metro works better when I'm at home on Thurles Pl. Certain areas in the house doesn't work but one room facing the window usually works. I have to go outside my friends' houses on Marianas and Mangrove to make a call.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Santa Clara Ave. | St Charles, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Mastick Senior Center, you can see the Cell tower on the corner of the parking lot. Roughly 25-30ft high, black with a transformer. If you can see this tower you will be getting anywhere from 14mbps to 30mbps. 4GLTE service. This upgrade was done roughly in June / July.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Park St. | Santa Clara, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Something has happened to Sprint - used to be Terrible Internet but decent phone calls. Now it's all bad. Every call is dropped on Park St. For a laugh- go to the Sprint store- all the demo phones are on wifi. There is no Internet available In their own store.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lincoln | Santa Clara, Alameda, CA 94501 |

In the past two months service has plummeted and went into the Sprint store and they said just call for an airave that will boost signal strength. Did this and was on the phone for 41 minutes, 15 of it on hold. In the end they said I have to pay 150 add'l plus monthly service fees to get this. They blamed the poor service on two cell towers being down and in repair as we speak. Yeah of course they would say this. SPRINT SUCKS

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Thompson Ave. | Cornell, Alameda, CA 94501 |

In the last year my reception has declined tremendously. It used to be only one room in my home that I could not use my iphone. Gradually it has gotten so bad that I need to stand at my street facing living room window to talk. Even if I shift my position slightly I am told I can no longer be heard ! What is going on???

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Alameda EVERYWHERE | Wood / buena Vista / pacific / lincoln, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Must sit outside to use internet, I have no idea what 4g is like, let alone 3g. Phone doesn't ring, delayed text messages, runaround from sprint, towers are out will be fixed soon. Lies. If an airplane goes over home phone drops call. They offered me a tower, but am I supposed to tote a tower around in order to have service? Impossible! Sprints the new metro :(

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fernside Neighborhood, Alameda | Fernside Blvd.At High St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

I have been using VIRGIN MOBILE for a year (which is not an option here, so I picked Sprint, which I understand uses the same network.) The reception in my house is horrible. Basically the phone does not work, and nearly all of my incoming calls just go straight to voicemail. Not worth the savings.

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MetroPCS

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Clinton Down the St.From Alameda Hospital | Park and Clinton, Alameda, CA 94501 |

get phone calls but they all drop. so frustrating. The only thing about metro is no contracts. WTF

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Grand St. | Lincoln, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Barely any reception at all, maybe 1.5 bars. Customer service told me they had a tower in the neighborhood that needed maintenance, but could not say when it would be performed. This was six months ago or more and nothing has changed. I dont know if any other carrier is any better on the island.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cypress St. | 3rd St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Very bad reception and at times no reception at all. I used to get four bars even by the beach but since 2011 the service has changed. I wonder why the change.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shoreline | Post Office, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Signal goes in and out comes and goes, lousy ATT I am getting 1.1x Edge speed on 3G which means why bother? - driving down Grand St.off the tunnel the signal Always disconnects. Through iPhone 3G I can barely hear at full volume.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Pacific | Pacific and Buena Vista, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Rception is terrible with one bar and maybe 2 bars if I go outside. I am 2 blocks from city hall where reception is better. Its getting worse, newer phones just as bad. Go to south shore mall and its just a bad

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pacific | Walnut, Alameda, CA 94501 |

most calls drop or inaudible. Other AT#T phones have same problem, 4G smart phones better but below average. I'm in middle of city and one bar doesn't work.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Lafayette @ San Jose, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Very few problems with SPRINT in my neighborhood and in general. A few weeks ago, some issues connecting to internet. I unfortunately have to change carriers and it sounds like I'm going to be disappointed with AT&T.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Poggi / buena Vista Ava, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Never had a prob with my internet connection until this past weekend. Y cant I access my internet?? Had AT&T send me a new device and its still happening!"!

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Park St. | Ottis, Alameda, CA 94501 |

In the last few days it has been very bas here. I work at south shore and today I could not even use my phone. What the hell is going on ?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Grand St. and Santa Clara St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Really really bad reception. Not just here in my apartment it doesn't even work at my work building in San Francisco.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Park St. | San Jose Ave., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Reception very spotty no access to the ev-do network I can only connect to 1xrtt in this part of alameda park st and san jose its like this for a couple blocks if it continues I will switch to another carrier HTC evo 4g Sprint

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