Berkeley, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 21 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 25 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 73 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 12 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 146 Reviews)
Towers
Verizon Towers
T-Mobile Towers
AT&T Towers
Sprint Towers

All Towers


T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ashby | Fulton, Berkeley, CA 94705 |

T-Mobile has 0-2 bars, usually one. Calls dropped after 2-5 minutes. Wondering how they can sell service which they cannot actually provide. Looks like all the carriers do the same. Learned that they have one coverage map for the public, another for themselves; the latter actually indicates the lack of service in Berkeley. It helps to consider how ethical, scrupulous and upright the builders of the railroads and later the highway systems were, if only to keep the behavior of these businesses in context. Also, to keep in mind that the customer service employees are not the actual source of the consumer betrayal.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Juanita Way Berkeley Ca | Cedar and Juanita, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

In the past six months, Sprint telephone service has deteriorated. Almost all calls are dropped. I now rely on my land line when making calls from home.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 1712 63rd St., Berkeley, CA 94703 |

UNBELIEVABLE. sitting here in the tech center of the country and I can't make a f*ing phone call?!?! i curse the day I switched from AT&T to Sprint. I only switched because I eventually wanted to use Ting and because of the "UNLIMITED DATA" HAHAHAHAHA well, what use is data if you get no data anywhere (you have to use wifi most of the time). i've been ABSOLUTELY stranded when i've left home expecting to be able to check info mobile, then was unable to make appointments on time because my phone absolutely refused to give up the info. i've started writing everything down again, just in case... so then, why am I paying to use paper and pen? It does work in many places, and luckily some places I frequent, but good luck in oakland anywhere. I can't make phone calls from my home!... so for that I give it no stars. no calls, no stars. f*ck you sprint.

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Solano Ave. | The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707 |

For over 3 months now we are experiencing dropped calls, often low bars, garbled communications. We end up using our land line 50% of time. I asked for and got a $30 discount on our last bill this time I am asking for 1 / 2 off. The only thing that works is messaging. We would change if we didn't have 1 year to go on our phones

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Dwight Way | San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702 |

Little to no reception here. Rather disappointing seeing that this is a large metropolitan area.

Was this review helpful to you?


Advertisement



Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Telegraph | Parker, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

People call me and my phone does not ring; I try calling others and can't get thru. I might as well not have a phone at all. I upgraded my phone with Sprint, thinking maybe it was a hardware issue, but the new phone had just as much trouble. Will probably break my contract it is so terrible.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hearst at Ohlone Park | Hearst and California, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

I range between zero and two bars. If I walk from the back of the house to the living room I often get a signal for a voice mail that was sent a half hour earlier. AT&T reception is just awful and I can't wait for the timing in my faimly plan to allow me to look for another provider. Now I'm wondering what a microcell entails (another commenter got one for free?).

Was this review helpful to you?


Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Cal Memorial Stadium | Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720 |

Strong signal, 4G LTE but during the Ohio State - Cal football game on 9 / 14 / 13, zero availability to place voice calls (unable to connect), unable to send text, no internet access. Need to be able to handle large increase number of users on game days. What happens if an emergency arises? We will all be S.O.L.

Was this review helpful to you?


Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | University | Sacramento, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

No problems at all. ATT is horrible in this area.

Was this review helpful to you?


T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Solano | Peralta / solano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707 |

I had more the one year with not reception and the company doesn't do nothing to solve the problem the just care about the money I pay my Bill evry months $100 this suck.I hope somebody can do something for all consumers. :(

Was this review helpful to you?


MetroPCS

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 127 Berkeley Sq, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

Call drop every Min I talk on the phone metro nothing but droping call dont get this company even T-Mobile is worst i got Boost Mobile and it's working perfect

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cedar St. | Below Edith St., Berkeley, CA 94703 |

... until AT&T in their inscrutable wisdom sent me a MicroCell, free, a few years ago. I mean, zero bars. We were out on the deck waving ourt phones in the air, pitiful seekers of even a shred of bar. So I used their little app, Mark The Spot - do people know about this - to report no coverage, all unbeknownst. We are located in a little dell, here, on Jaynes St. - and they knew it. With a MiCell on the floor beneath a window, it's all good! I understand some people pay for this thing, for which I am sorry to hear.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Channing Way | Sacramento, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

Almost all calls are dropped within 5 minutes. Verizon was better a few years ago. I think I might give T Mobile a try now that they are paying money for my Iphone 4 when I sign up and get an I phone 5

Was this review helpful to you?


Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Grizzly Peak | Summit Rd., Berkeley, CA 94708 |

The only difference at my house between AT&T and Sprint is the sound clarity was better with AT&T. Pretty much the same amount of dropped calls and sound quality is much worse with Sprint.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Grizzly Peak, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

AT&T is awful in Berkeley. About 50% of calls dropped. Sprint is no better. I get 1 bar at my house.

Was this review helpful to you?


Advertisement



AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Kittredge and Harold Way Downtown Berkeley | Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

Cell reception in downtown Berkeley is not that great. What I don't get is how I can get 52mbps download and 20mbps upload while sitting on college ave at chabot rd in Oakland but in downtown berkeley on LTE I get 5mbps download and 0.3mbps upload. Some of this probably has to do with the building I live in but I'm on the 4th floor and there's a cell tower two blocks up the street on Addison and a cell tower at UC campus.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

On my 3g phone I get mostly only 1 bar (and cycling rapidly between 2 and 3 bars). So many of my calls go directly to voice mail without ringing my phone.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ashby Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA 94705 |

must go to my bathroom, kitchen or outside to make a call. service sucks

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Strawberry Park | University and Sacramento, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

I cant say enough of how bad the reception is with At&t. I live by Strawberry Park and I get dropped calls no cells, it sucks. Thankfully my contract is up so I am moving on to Verizon.

Was this review helpful to you?


AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | North Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

Huge mistake... too may dropped calls, can't wait to get out of my contract.

Was this review helpful to you?



Not enough? Search the Neighborhood!


Enter your zip code and we'll pull up reviews in surrounding areas. We know you don't just sit at home.




Found Us Useful? Help Us Out -- Write a Review!


This site wouldn't be possible without contributions from people like you. If you found us helpful, please take a moment and leave a review to help others. Thank you!


All fields in bold must be completed.

Carrier:

AT&T
Sprint
T-Mobile
Verizon
Cellular One
Cricket
MetroPCS
US Cellular


Zip Code:

Where is the location of your review?


Location or Major Street:

Enter location of review. (ie: Landmark, building, major roads, etc.)


Major Street 2:

For intersections. Enter major cross streets in Street 1 and Street 2.


Rating:

How would you rate your reception?
Rating: 5 of 5 - Perfect
Rating: 4 of 5 - Good
Rating: 3 of 5 - Average
Rating: 2 of 5 - Below Average
Rating: 1 of 5 - Poor
Rating: 0 of 5 - No Reception


Comments:

Must contain at least 20 words.


Phone Model:

What phone model did you use to test reception?