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Oakland, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 18 Reviews)
2. Verizon 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 45 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 73 Reviews)
4. Sprint 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 40 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 190 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Skyline Blvd. | Evergreen Dr., Oakland, CA 94611 |

Tmobile signal is poor in this part of the oakland hills. I must resort to WiFi calling at home, but then I cannot send or receive MMS messages (on Samsung Galaxy 5). I often have problems receiving multiple duplicates of SMS messages.

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AT&T

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

Recently-Worse Reception- no explanation. Booster didn't help😩

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Near Oakland Whole Foods | 580 Freeway, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Something has happened with AT&T lately. 2 weeks ago ZERO service (no service or searching) on my Iphone 5. Today I had 2 dropped calls in the middle of point Richmond (first dropped calls in years). There are towers within 5 miles, what the hell happened? I called AT&T and was promised a call back with in 4 days on my land line. The amount of $$$ I've paid them for the past 11 years for ONE user is even more insane now that I have no phone / text ability at home. grrrrrr

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Oakland | 51st and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94610 |

Over the last several months I've noticed a significant decline in the quality of my Verizon service. The service used to be quite good over here in the East Bay, but now it seems I'm forced to choose between 3 bad options (Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T). I had AT&T for many years and their service was okay, I switched to Verizon when AT&T started to go downhill and now it's happening again. Why is it that service never seems to improve? I don't expect perfect service 24 / 7. I simply expect my money to buy something that won't crap out on me in the middle of a business call 20% of the time!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 98.th Ave., Oakland, CA 94603 |

Sprint is terrible can't wait to get out of this contract.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Keller Ave, | Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605 |

Outside the reception is okay, depending on where you walk. A few times while walking my dog a call has dropped. While inside my apartment, the occasionally drop increases. For example, I can be sitting on my bed, not moving much and the call will drop in the middle. I have to be very strategic to where I stand / sit to make and hold a phone call conversation.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Magellan Dr. Near Montclair Village Center, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Since moving here in July 2013 service has been great.

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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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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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