Oakland, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. T-Mobile 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 17 Reviews)
2. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 43 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 71 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 39 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 184 Reviews)
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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Walgreens | Telegraph Ave. Oakland Ca, Oakland, CA 94609 |

Sprint needs more LTE because I get it outside my home but in the house I have airave 2.5 plus and it help all my dropped calls and clearer calls come in!!

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Moraga Ave. | Thornhill Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 |

Coverage is generally awful in the Montclair hills. My first carrier was T-Mobile when I moved here and I would get one bar. I could only reliably make calls if I went out to the street. I switched to Boost mobile, which runs on Sprints network. No coverage at all. Beware that even though they're a no-contract carrier, they will not refund the first month. When in doubt, get the absolute cheapest plan, or a pay-as-you-go plan, to test coverage so you don't get burned if you need to cancel like I did. I asked the upstairs neighbors what they use and based on that switched to ATT. The coverage and wife are acceptable but the BIG downside is ATT costs nearly double what other carriers charge. 300 MB / 300 Minutes / 300 texts is $88!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 23 Ave. | Manzanita Seed Elementary School, Oakland, CA 94601 |

Terrible coverage all throughout the town. The fact is that I dont recieve any calls without any record of even getting the, I also receive text from people an hour after they sent the text therefore ruining a lot of things when it comes to texting. When it comes to calls, they are constantly dropped or have the worst of sound. You can barely hear the person over the phone. Only places youll get very good and impresive service as far as Ive noticed is somewhat around downtown and near Lake Merrit. Other than that the service is shit. Im unsure but Im planning to switch over to T-Mobile since my SO has the service and seems to be working quite nicely for what it is. Ive had Sprint for 2 whole years awaiting for the service to get better but it has frustrated me that I have to press resend about 5 times since the messages would constantly fail to send.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Montecito and Lenox, Oakland, CA 94610 |

I'm in a dead zone that is roughly defined by Lee St., Montecito Ave., Bay and Vernon. Coverage is good outside this area, and horrible inside. So I have almost no coverage in my house. I tried a microcel device but it only improved signal strength occasionally. I'm just waiting for my contract to end!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Moraga Ave. | 51st, Oakland, CA 94611 |

I've been a Sprint / Nextel customer since 1999 and never thought of switching until this year. Calls from favorites don't come through with no record of the call (they think I'm ignoring them). Did everything, new phone, Airwave, a zillion calls to customer support only to be told they've never heard of this problem from anyone else - even as I am staring at blogs with hundreds of complaints. I would switch to TMobile because of the incredible deal to payoff switching costs, but a possible merger of TMobile with Sprint is a concern. My ATT friends get good service but pay 5x as much, and my Verizon friends who are usually loyal say that calls are now dropping for them too. Something is going on with all of the carriers that no one is discussing. If only Edward Snowden worked for the phone companies, maybe something would change..

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Montclair, Estates Blvd.And Pershing Dr., Oakland, CA 94611 |

I live at the top of the hill in Montclair, on the Piedmont side (not up towards Skyline Blvd). I cannot get reception here most of the time. Recently, at Lake Merritt, I couldn't get texts or phone calls... ... . Voicemail messages arrive a day late some times. This is terrible. Sprint = lame in Oakland.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Maxwell Park Oakland | Monticello, Oakland, CA 94601 |

Been with Sprint 15 years, they sold me a 4G LTE that does not work in my area for a total year. They have been talking about towers, etc are being rebuild. They kept promising it would get better in a few months which extended in the the present and still won't work in my home or neighborhood. I am paying the $200 cancellation fee so that I can get the hell away from a company that now has the worst reception. Sometimes I can't make calls,ntext, use data is impossible unless I go a mile away from my home. Well f... You Sprint I have my disconnect for February 2014. I no longer have any confidence in your product. I predict everyone will switch with the year. DONT USE SPRINT. THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR NOT THE CUSTOMER.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Redwood Rd.& Crestmont Dr., Oakland, CA 94619 |

Sprint works well in the general Oakland area and freeways but not Oakland hills where we live. No signal uphill from Hwy. 13 to Skyline, had to get the additional home antenna booster just to use the phone in our house. Has issues with data, will lag vm msgs and have to keep re-logging in to see email. Ready to switch.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Alcatraz / Telegraph, Oakland, CA 94609 |

We have no reception in our home. And even outside, the phones often don't ring even though people call us and text's come in hours after sent and people sometimes do not get my texts!

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | CA 13 Redwood Rd. | Carson St.And Reinhardt Dr., Oakland, Ca, Oakland, CA 94619 |

No ability to txt to / from or receive or make calls for the past 3 days. Sprint can only tell me they are upgrading the towers and should be done yesterday, no... maybe today... or maybe in the next 72 hours. Horrible service and worst customer service... very scripted..called 3 times already... they can't tell me a thing!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oakland Airport, Oakland, CA 94621 |

No reception and bot even 3G capable at a God damn INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Pathetic, and its the same way at SFO! Way to go Sprint. Switching as soon as my contract is up.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Peralta St. | 12th St., Oakland, CA 94607 |

Constant, predictable dropped calls and frustrating bouts of "hello? can you hear me? hello, are you there?" Like nothing else. Absolutely frustrating. Happens all over the neighborhood, inside the house, outside the house, doesn't matter. Friends and neighbors report the same. Bay Area alarm, which has cell signal strength testing equipment, couldn't install service at my location because the cell service was too weak. AT&T's coverage map depicts this neighborhood as "best" coverage. I consider this FRAUD.

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MetroPCS

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Grande Vista Ave. | East 27th, Oakland, CA 94601 |

The only time I have service is when I'm on my bed, upstairs, with my arm hanging out the window. It's ridiculous! I cannot call out or get calls / texts in. I have to leave my house in order to communicate. I'm totally frustrated.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 6600 International Blv, Oakland, CA 94621 |

internet is the wost ! upload download 1.83 Mb / s 0.47 Mb / s 28 ms Palo Alto, CA < 50 mi 0.51 Mb / s 0.46 Mb / s 513 ms Berkeley < 50 mi when I'm paying $46.00 suppostely for the Elite service of upload speed 6mps / DL2mps and when I call they just said well the speeds are NOT guaranteed ! WHAT???? REALLY?? WANT MY MONEY BACK THANK YOU ! * Any one with sugestions on what else to do on these type of problems? PLEASE HELP ! :( from speed test.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Thornhill Dr. | Mountain Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 |

I just bought my new Sprint LG cell last week... I am now a member of the 'dissatisfied customers' club! Poor to ZERO reception! No bars, / / / /, instead,... .! not even a HINT of a picture of bars! I'm lucky if I can get a call in or out! But it gets dropped anyway! After reading what others have to say about various Carriers, and Towers..as consumers, don't we have a voice? I feel RIPPED OFF! Is there no help???

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Adams Point Euclid Ave. | Adams, Oakland, CA 94610 |

Reception in home has never been good,and I have had about three or four different phones with Sprint over abt 10 years. over the last few months it has gone from poor to no reception. Dropped calls when I did have a little receception. in a nutshell... it's bad.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | West of Lake Merritt | Madison and 17th, Oakland, CA 94612 |

Every single call from anywhere in my apartment breaks up. Either I can't hear them or they can't hear me. Half of my calls are dropped altogether. Sometimes I go outside to use phone but that's not very safe and there's a lot of noise from traffic etc. Appears there are only two towers in all of Oakland and they aren't anywhere near downtown. Wish I knew this before I got stuck with AT&T.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Safeway College | 62nd St. and Colby St., Oakland, CA 94618 |

I have a Nexus 4 on T-Mobile and rarely get more than one bar and often have no coverage when in my home. I also have an iPhone with Verizon and get great reception with that. Verizon is even faster than my WiFi sometimes.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Piedmont Ave. | Croxton Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 |

Suddenly, my reception has become almost non-existent. No bars is the norm. Occasionally, I get one bar long enough to start a call and get dropped. What is going on??? I switched from ATT to Virgin Mobile (which uses the Sprint network) in the summer of 2012. Reception was great until last week (mid Feb 2013).

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Acorn Apartments | Adeline, Oakland, CA 94607 |

Constant dropped calls. Barely audible by anyone. Texting is fine. But attempts at utilizing the internet are nearly impossible via my phone. I am required to sit or lay in one spot in my apartment, otherwise I lose reception. It is HORRIBLE. When I leave my neighborhood, all calls work fine. Even in different cities. Never had problems with my AT&T until I lived here.

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