Palo Alto, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Sprint 2.1 star rating (2.1 stars | 10 Reviews)
2. Verizon 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 21 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 36 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1 star rating (1 stars | 6 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 80 Reviews)
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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Page Mill Rd. | Deer Creek Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304 |

The stoplight at intersection Page Mill Rd and Deer Creek Rd is a dead zone. No bars and no searching for service here.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Stanford, Palo Alto, CA 94304 |

Had ATT last 3 years because it was the only carrier that got reception in the hospital. Usually had bars but many dropped calls that I didn't really care about because I assumed it was to be expected. Switched to Sprint 2 weeks ago. Reception everywhere I have been, including several known deadspots for both ATT and Verizon. The data is slow but does not effect anything that I do, (web browsing, streaming radio, youtube). My GF who also switched now gets coverage on 280 which she never had before. Infinitely better than ATT

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Arastradero Rd. | Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Never had a dropped call in my life with Verizon (5-year customer). I laugh at the people who complain about it on their AT&T phones.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Midtown Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Outside my house in silicon valley - 2, inside 0. Not worth all the money that went into development of smart phones on a dumb network...

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | El Camino | Ventura, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Have never been able to finish a call with out it being dropped. Unable to dial out 50% of the time. AT&T is simply unusable in this part of Palo Alto. I am stuck in an expensive contract for another year. Let's hope I don't need to dial 911 for an emergency.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Midtown | Loma Verde, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

terrible reception inside my home, marginal in many locations if it wasn't for the iphone itself I'd have left AT&T long ago

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Ortega Ct. | East Meadow, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

Terrible AT&T reception inside house, while friend with T-Mobile gets great reception. AT&T okay until ~4 months ago, then tanked. AT&T Rep said they were aware of "tower problem" but no estimate for repair.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Grove Ave. | E Meadow, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

my phone won't ring most of the time while at home or in the yard. horrible reception.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | College Terrace | College Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Terrible reception in my College Terrace home (and yard). Calls fail over half the time, so I walk a block away to get better reception. This has been a problem for well over a year, and AT&T is aware of the problem, admits to it, and suggests I go to the AT&T store, pay $150 for a gadget, and then $20 additional each month so I can talk on my cell phone by using my Comcast internet service. Seriously!?

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Emerson | Colorado, Palo Alto, CA 94301 |

Okay at my house, then I drop calls all over the place. AT&T sucks the big one in Palo Alto. I'm switching to Verizon or Sprint as soon as my contract's up in a week.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Waverly | Tennyson, Palo Alto, CA 94301 |

Unbelieveable - ATT in the heart of Palo Alto is awful. Dropped calls all over town.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Loma Verde / Ross | Loma Verde, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

Store says they would love to erect a cell tower, but the city won't license it. Political pressure is warranted. Less complaints people more action. The cancer crazies and visual aesthetic people are ruling now. Most are old and don't see the need for a cell phone, their land lines are just fine. They want the land line for that final 911 call. They vote and are community activists.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Embarcadero Near Louis, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

I can usually make / receive calls from my home, but if I'm on the phone for any length of time, the call eventually gets dropped. Not sure if it's Verizon or the phone (it was the cheapest thing they had at the time). The quality of the calls I can make / receive is not great. But I chose average because it seems like they all suck in Palo Alto. Also, sometimes I don't get voice mails for days after they are left. I had this problem when I lived in the Chicago suburbs, too, though. I think that is Verizon.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | University, Palo Alto, CA 94301 |

Amazing... Silicon Valley... the place were new technology is created but the local governments can't afford to roll it out. Hows that iPhone work now? This place is just falling apart.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | E. Meadow Dr. | Middlefield, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

Brand-new iPhone 3GS, and AT&T provides no coverage.. it worked slightly the first day when I tested to make sure I got a signal, but since then coverage is non-existent. Sprint coverage was great... what a mistake.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | El Camino | Stanford Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Drops calls all over town. AT&T is terrible in Palo Alto. No reception at all inside my home. Very limited reception in the area around my home. AT&T map shows 3G service area.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Leland Ave. | El Camino, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Drops calls all the time. Sometimes no reception at all. Sprint worked great thru out Palo Alto. AT&T is terrible in Palo Alto.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Middlefield | Loma Verde, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

poor reception; frequent dropped calls in building. will probably change to another carrier... Verizon maybe ?

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Foothill | Arastradero, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

goes from 3 bars to 1. quality is OK sometimes, and terrible other times.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Talisman Ct. | Ross Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

Consistently bad service. Oscillates from No Service to one bar. Takes several attempts to send a text message. For calls that go through voice quality so poor that even saying "call me on my fixed" is difficult before the call drops. AT&T says its a known bad area and there are no plans to improve it anytime soon (why are they not putting a new cell-tower on the new Community Center on Charleston Road?!)

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