Novato, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. AT&T 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 14 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 11 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1 star rating (1 stars | 2 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 0.7 star rating (0.7 stars | 3 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 35 Reviews)
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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | West End of Ignacio Blvd; College of Marin, Novato | Ignacio Blvd.And Country Club Dr., Novato, CA 94949 |

I mostly agree with the reviewer that posted on 5 / 01 / 06 who said there is about no reception out here on the west end of Ignacio Boulevard. However, with my current phone I can sometimes at least get poor reception where the call will not immediately drop within a few seconds. I'm lucky if I pull one bar though. AT&T apparently put up a tower over 8 years ago to provide excellent, reliable service to people around the west end of Ignacio Blvd.and the College of Marin Students at the Novato campus. Verizon on the other hand has apparently never had any interest in providing reliable cell phone service for people in this area or the College of Marin students who attend the Novato campus. If money was not an issue and I was not getting my Verizon service for cheap on my parent's family plan, I would switch to AT&T.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | End of Center | Sanchez, Novato, CA 94947 |

Can only call (sometimes) from upstairs room in specific spots wher I get 1 bar. Better for texting, but several dead zones and texts frequently dont go out. If I really need my cellphone to work I drive and park after intersection with Sutro to make calls. Otherwise forced to use my land line. BTW when I called ATT to try and get out of my contract they tried to have someone call to test coverage by having me walk around with the phone. First, I didnt get the call, then it dropped it repeatedly after seconds. They called me on my land line to let me know that despite this I couldnt get oit of my contract because my coverage was just fine according to their map, and did I know most of my neighborswith ATT had booster towers? I should really consider that (about $300)

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Center Rd. | Tamalpais Ave., Novato, CA 94947 |

I have METRO PCS. Why is this not in your list above? DUMB!

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MetroPCS

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | San Marin | Redwood, Novato, CA 94945 |

Since t mobile bought them out their new hpones on different network. no coverage at all. zero to 2 bars call quality sucks.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hamilton Field | Alconbury and Mildenhall Streets, Novato, CA 94949 |

I moved to Hamilton Field in January 2004 and had AT&T, I got zero reception anywhere in Hamilton Field so I had to switch carriers since I don't have a land line at home phone. I immediately switched to Verizon and had superb coverage and customer service. I do think their rates are excessive but they were the only carrier that had reception at my house. Back in April that all changed. I can only make and receive calls in my upstairs bedroom, no where else. If I am not in my bedroom, my phone won't even ring. But I can walk over to the hangers, which I can see from my home and it service is great. I work from home and am self employed so I have no choice but to look for a new carrier. This sucks as I just bought the iPhone 5 at the end of last year and my son the Droid DNA by HTC smartphone in March. Verizon makes a change and I suffer financially. After about 5 calls to customer support over a 4 month span only resulted in confirming that service is marginal and my only option is to buy a very expensive network extender. Even though the extender they sell is from Samsung, this sounds shady and I wouldn't be surprised if Samsung gives Verizon a financial kickback. As a result Verizon customers are forced to either buy this expensive device or change carriers and thus are forced to buy all new equipment, which is even more costly. Verizon should be ashamed and should be legal liable for what they are doing to their customers. It feels almost like a monopoly, which isn't legal. This is wrong every which way there is and on every level.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Carlos Way | San Marin Dr., Novato, CA 94945 |

1 bar barely 2 then it drops, either "searching" or E mode. $110 / mo and not able to use from my home. Just not right. 1 AT&T rep says they are improving cell towers nearby, another says no, nothing planned. Wants to chg $200 for microcell.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hamilton, Novato, CA 94949 |

I get horrible coverage. I sometimes get an entire phone conversation in before the call drops, but usually I'm telling my sales people that I will call them from my office phone.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Old Ranch Rd. | 1709 Indian Valley Rd., Novato, CA 94947 |

Constantly dropping phone calls. Really bad connectivity.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Indian Valley Rd. | McClay, Novato, CA 94947 |

I just switched from a Samsung Rogue to a new IPhone5 thinking I would get better reception on Indian Valley Rd. It's worse! Help... anyone have any suggestions?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Marin / San Andreas, Novato, CA 94945 |

San Marin from Simmons to Novato Blvd.is spotty or non existent. I have no reception in my house with the exception of standing at my kitchen sink. My conversations are usually "call my house phone!", before the call drops. More bars in more places my a**!

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Atherton | Hiway 101, Novato, CA 94945 |

T-Mobile. It was OK about a month ago. But just OK to poor, at best, but at least I got some reception, some of the time. Now it's impossible. No reception. None. Changing plans asap

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Marin | San Andreas, Novato, CA 94945 |

AT&T current coverage map shows good to full coverage all the way out to the tip of Point Reyes and looking back toward Marshall- with only small pockets of "Moderate" coverage. The reality is my phone has almost no coverage from around the Fire Station on San Marin and all points west from there. It makes me wonder if anybody has an accurate coverage map. I've got an M-Cell for 3G in my house, but even so I often have only 2 or 3 bars, and only 1 or 2 max if I step outside.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Novato Blvd. | Grant Ave., Novato, CA 94947 |

Reception is poor to non-existant at my apartment complex. Both my husband and I have T Mobile, with different phone models, and have the same experience. It seems to cycle in and out of reception, with most of the time no bars being available. Occasionally I'll get a ring that I received a voicemail, but then I try to check it and there is no service. Reception only improves slightly if I go outside on the balcony or in the parking lot, but still the bars disappear randomly.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Audubon Way | Hanger Ave., Novato, CA 94949 |

Calls constantly dropping and when we do get a bar we have to go outside of our home to talk or have caller hear us. Verizon phone cell phone actually works. Not just our 2 AT&T phones, it is a serious problem for anyone visiting our house. We don't want to change wireless companies but we will if this continues.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Ignacio Blvd. | Country Club Dr., Novato, CA 94949 |

Just about no reception out here on the west end of Ignacio Boulevard. About 1 out of 10 calls will get through, but most drop within a few seconds.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lucas Valley Rd. | Las Gallinas Ave., Novato, CA 94947 |

Once you get west of Las Gallinas, there is nothing. In a rare case, you might get a bar or two, but only for a second.

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Virgin Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Indian Valley Rd. | Arthor St., Novato, CA 94947 |

have to move around to find a spot to use it. then when using it, you cant move or you will lose your call.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Southgate, Hamilton, Novato, CA 94949 |

We lstart to lose reception on all 4 family cell phones as soon as we enter Southgate. OK and Hangar Avenue. Virtually no reception in house. One of the cells will occasionally ring but caller cannot hear us. My daughter's old boyfriend seemed to be able to receive calls and call out with a Sprint phone.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Arthur St., Novato, CA 94947 |

Very poor reception outside and often none in the house.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Olive Ave. | Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945 |

Great reception around Novato. Couple of times it has been handy to have analog mode when the digital network went down, I was one of the only ones able to place a call.

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