San Francisco, CA 94118 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.7 star rating (2.7 stars | 111 Reviews)
2. Sprint 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 93 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 142 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 303 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 727 Reviews)
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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Haight | Clayton, San Francisco, CA 94117 |

have to walk multiple blocks down to the panhandle. Have zero reception in apartment or on height.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Haight | Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117 |

I have lost job interviews due to not having any cell reception at all. Not even bad, because that would give the perception that you can send texts or a call. Once I leave my area I am bombarding with 10 new messages / missed calls. I went to the store, they knowingly tell me service is bad yet they charge me the same amount where others actually can use there services. I will be switching to Verizon due to their lack of coverage and the lack of ability to facilitate the issue - I.E. "you can buy a microcell for 200" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! how about you give me the microcell as I have been a customer for 10 years and dishing out cash to you. But no, "we cant do that, even though you pay for a service we cant provide" Overall HORRIBLE experience

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SF Ferry Building / Rincon Center | Embarcadero @ Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105 |

Poorest reception in this area results in continually dropped calls, inability to initiate a call. Constant roaming results in drained charge within three (3) hours; requires phone to be connected to charger while at work.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Richmond District , San Francisco, CA 94121 |

The Worst data. Even it's has 4-5 bars and the data never connects. Always server Error appears on my ipad.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bryant and Palo Alto, San Francisco, CA 94121 |

Cannot send or receive calls, cannot send or receive text messages. Phone will show one or two bars and "3G " or Edge (the little circle. This has already placed me in a difficult situation, cannot imagine if it was an emergency. FYI... AT&T cellular signal works perfectly... go figure.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Church St. | 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94114 |

3G data reception around Church and 30th as well as Church and 24th has been terrible for years. Underground in BART 3G reception is good between 16th and Mission and Glen Park. Along the Market St.corridor, however, 3G can be nonexistent if there are any crowds at all at the stations and in the trains; often I lose 3G entirely there. Call Sprint to talk about this and they say they're working on fixing it. They have been saying that for years. I'm done with them.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | S. Gough at Otis St., San Francisco, CA 94103 |

I have found Sprint to be the most reliable but not the fastest network. I have had both ATT and Verizon and have to be at the front of the building to make a call but Sprint works no problem throughout with 3 bars. Sprint Lacks good LTE coverage everywhere.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94103 |

I dma Google maps e from SFO to Ukiah and had very little reception the whole time. My Google maps had a lot of trouble. I could not send texts or make calls at all for much of the way.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Shoreline Hwy. | Sunset Way and Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley, CA 94941 |

AT&T reception in Tam Valley is notoriously poor.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 34th Ave. | Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94121 |

Sprint reception is horrible here. we have always had trouble with reception here with every carrier though...

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94102 |

The coverage in San Francisco is great with a few exceptions. Inside buildings with thick or concrete walls, reception greatly diminishes. The city is mostly covered with LTE and you do fall back on 4G HSPA+ which is still speedy fast.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | SOMA, San Francisco, CA 94103 |

Sprint has the worst coverage, and the worst customer service to deal with the fact that their network is sub-par. Sold as a competitor to other networks, I was deceived and wound up in a two year contract of poor service. I would not recommend Sprint to anyone.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | John Muir School, San Francisco, CA 94117 |

Walking around the Lower Haight the signal is mostly weak; unable to update weather; cannot use GPS, No Data; calls are constantly dropped. I also live in the Lower Haight and I used to receive a strong signal in my apartment, now I barely have a signal. Since my contract is over I'm switching carriers. Bye Bye sprint.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Plymouth Circle, Daly City, CA 94015 |

Constant searching for tower, no reception, useless carrier, do not use

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SOMA | Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103 |

I was with Sprint since late 90s, and their voice and data service has dropped to terrible in last two years. Sprint no longer provides dependable mobile phone services for San Francisco Market! The only thing dependable about Sprint that you can count on is having continuous dropped calls and non working GPS if using your phone while driving in and out of City. What's worse is that Sprint customer service, field service and Executive Office escalations will tell you they apologize, they'll research and then do nothing. If they call or email back, they have no remedy to offer... they just recite the same empty script. Sprint makes Smartphones Dumb!

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Francisco, Parkside., San Francisco, CA 94116 |

Voice reception and data are horrible. 4 bars on 3G Or 4G means nothing as voice calls are dropped constantly or very choppy. Apps such as Facebook and Instagram or visibly slower than both AT&T and Verizon when compared side by side. At least twice as slow. Unlimited data means nothing with horrible reception. I'd rather have limited data that is much more reliable. I can't wait to till my contract is over! DO NOT USE SPRINT FOR YOU MOBILE PHONE SERVICE.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Fillmore Center, Japantown Area. | Geary Fillmore , San Francisco, CA 94115 |

I do have a pretty good reception throughout the city with the exception of the Laurel heights area as well as the Delores Park area. The data speeds however. Even with full bars is slow as hell. Unusable for streaming. 4G has been slower than 3G once was. 3G speeds, ridiculous. Mps =.0 something.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Mission, San Francisco, CA 94104 |

Data reception is very poor in many places in and out of8 the city. Most of the problems occur while doing something in the phone and all of the sudden the Internet just drops. It is actually a very exasperating situation that I'm having to deal with. I have been a loyal customer since 2006. Furthermore, I've been giving it the benefit of time so Sprint could get their network straight. But I can't ignore the fact that I'm paying a lot of money for a lacking and somewhat mediocre service. PD: Just now the same thing that I was complaining about happened, signal dropped for no reason and I had to resubmit this.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 2nd St., Sausalito, CA 94965 |

Almost never 3G service. Half the time I send a text message from here I get the notification that the message failed to send. I have to place phone calls through the internet because through my Verizon phone they break up too much.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Valencia / inner Mission, San Francisco, CA 94110 |

I can't get data in the house at all (and sketchy voice service, but at least there is some). Outside in the park, I can't get data about 75 percent of the time. None. Not just slow, but none. On the top of the hill at 21 / Guerrero can suddenly get service. Bottom of the hill, it's gone. Which means obviously that it is not a "traffic" issue for Sprint, it is a cell tower problem. They simply don't have coverage for most of the hi-tech capital of the world. You'd think that they would at least here for PR purposes, but apparently they're so on the edge of bankruptcy that they can't even operate a modern cell phone company here.

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