Santa Clara, CA Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 3.2 star rating (3.2 stars | 14 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 5 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1 star rating (1 stars | 26 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 0.4 star rating (0.4 stars | 9 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 58 Reviews)
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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lick Mill Blvd., Tasman, 49ers Stadium, Rivermark | Lick Mill Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

I have lived in the area for 2 years starting 2012. Verizon cell reception has always been bad, one bar at most in my home. I could however make calls when standing by a window upstairs in my house and I had the occasional dropped call. Lately, since the building of the stadium and all of the new construction I cannot make many calls and when I do get a call to go through it gets dropped multiple times and I cannot keep a connection for more than 2 minutes. Horrible. Verizon tells me it's my phone but I have had 3 different cell phones and everyone who comes over has a different cell phone and they can't make calls either.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | El Camino and Monroe | Don Ave, Monroe, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

I use A LOT of Data, which I don't care about coverage when I have wifi, but right now I don't have wifi and running on simply the non existent Sprint towers. OMG makes me so mad ! I'm an avid article reader and Youtube viewer... Videos are constantly blurry and buffing every 10 secs. Makes me just want to chunk my phone out the balcony. Let's see, there's a certain spot I found in my apartment that gives me 3-4 bars off and on and that's in my kitchen.. Next to my fridge. Other areas in my apt are mainly 1-2 bars or always no bars and searching... searching... .searching for signal. Even when I drive out to El Camino, it's still searching for signal, it's annoying when I'm trying to get directions on MAPS. But you know where I do get all 5 Bars ?... . Santana Row. Of course it would be where the rich are. Don't they just get it all ? Geez sprint, for every hundred I drop each month, you'd think you would at least give me good service. Ohh and not to mention when I'm at home, my calls are constantly dropped. I tell my friends I'd prefer them to text me. My contract is over in March 2014, YAY ! So I'm definitely searching for a better carrier in my area but seems like all carriers have been failing lately.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lafayette | El Camino, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

Since April 2013 have lost use of my cell phone... .dropped calls, unable to use Internet, etc. Went to the Sprint Store on Stevens Creek Blvd.many times and they said phone is ok. Sprint is putting in new towers fixing old towers. Will be completed in July 28, 2013. Didn't happen. In the meantime many calls to Sprint, a lot of "we are working on it". It was escalated to "Tech Support" and still no bars on my phone. Sprint kept giving me the run around. So as of August 31, 2013 I still cannot use my phone in my area but apparently Sprint does not consider this a problem. It has been a nightmare. They leave a message saying to call the "888" number which you have to go through the whole scanario and the problem does not get resolved. I will not use Sprint any more. At least you can depend on land line. Yes, you cannot carry the phone with you but what you pay for cell phones and the monthly charges plus no customer / tech support to resolve problems is horrible.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Lawrence | Homestead, Santa Clara, CA 95051 |

Great Reception. Some slight LTE problems at peak times.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Next Door To the Future Home of the 49ers, Santa C | Lafayette and Tasman, Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

From above ya got reception if in a rich neighborhood or business park expecially electronics related. Been with Verizon since the 95 GTE days because of the coverage and as with all these lying sales businesses they jazz you with falsely claimed abilities and jack you with the contract, bill and actual performance. Charge you $700 for $50 of equipment with the performance of a $10 piece of stuff. Call for help and you are doing something wrong, and we are for putting up with them. We need to unite some how or another and work to get something done so we get the 50 to 100+ service we are paying for. RickS

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Newhall | Winchester, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

I have Sierra 3G / 4G. 3G gets 6 bars (100%) signal strengh but speed is slow - 1Mbs down. 4G gets 2 bars with antenna assis and window open but again only 1Mbs -> 1.5Mbs down and.20 up. Works but FAR CRY from 4Mpbs down! promised for 4G and only 2 bars. Its cold wtih window open in winter.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Montague Expressway and Lafayette, Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

In my own home I can hardly ever get service! Calls won't go through or get dropped. When I'm talking to people, they can only hear about 1 in five words and vice versa! The Internet connection is beyond horrible!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

I have broken multiple iphones in frustration to dropped / ghost calls. Worst ever.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pruneridge | Cypress, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

Never receive calls at home. Need to stand close to the busy street with heavy traffic to use the phone, which makes it useless.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mill Creek Lane | Lick Mill, Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

I am amazed at how AT&T is still in business. I am stuck to the phone thanks to their expensive contract cancellation fee but I wonder why people sign up for AT&T in the first place. The place where I live has 1 to no bars from AT&T towers and when I call them, they said everything is great! Their solution was to "buy" a microcell which is itself $199. I asked them to give me one for free which they declined. So I was "forced" to buy one. Two more months and I am done with AT&T.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Saratoga Ave. | Pruneridge Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

If I go stand at my back window I can have a conversation. Otherwise people can't hear me.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lawrence Expressway | Benton, Santa Clara, CA 95051 |

I have been complaining about dropped calls, calls going directly to voicemail for months. They replaced my expensive phone once. Nothing changed. I get 0-3 bars standing outside my house. Signal jumps up and down constantly. Currently they are checking the towers but I have doubts they are doing anything. Before I switch carriers I will probably invest $300 in a cell signal repeater / amp that "might" improve the signal inside the small house. If I have to swich, Verizon seems to be the carrier of choice around here.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1650 Hope Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

No 3G. Between 0 and 3 bars (out of 4) on 2G. Outbound calls fail or are very noisy and crackly.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Applied Materials Campus | Bowers and Arques, Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

reception is only good to make a call but you have to find a good spot indoors, if you go outside you might get 2 bars... .

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ponderosa Way | Birch Way, Santa Clara, CA 95051 |

I live right between Intel and Apple, and I get better reception in Mozambique or Uganda or Kenya!

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 3003 Tasman Dr. | Old Ironsides Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

In Tasman building addresses 3001, 3003, or 3005, my ATT coverage typically shows only 1-2 bars. I'm frequently unable to access the internet, and occasionally drop calls in these locations as well.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Saratoga | Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

The reception is poor. Most of the time I can't hear clearly what the person on the other side is talking about. I get call failed occasionally or just the call just canceled automatically. My phone is showing 5 bars most of the time but would drop to 3 or no bars during call. I do get drop calls occasionally.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kiely | Kaiser, Santa Clara, CA 95051 |

This just happened in the last few days. Prior to that time I always had 4 bars. Now my calls break up and I loose them. What's up?

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Santa Clara University Lafayette / Market, Santa Clara, CA 95053 |

horrible horrible horrible! I get absolutely no reception! And when I am lucky and get one to three bars, the call quickly "fails". Worst cell phone provider ever. Oh yeah, and their "best coverage" ad campaign is a huge lie.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Mission College | Agnew, Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

Very strong reception Scared to switch to a different carrier but want a 3G iPhone

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