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San Mateo, CA 94401 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 58 Reviews)
2. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 167 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 70 Reviews)
4. Verizon 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 101 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 435 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Brittan Heights: Brittan Ave. | Crestview, San Carlos, CA 94070 |

Reception is spotty all the way from 280 (down Edgewood Rd.and up Crestview). Inside Brittan Heights condos, mostly NO reception.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 |

Recently relocated to Stanford area. Verizon Wireless does not have coverage on campus--cannot make calls, do not receive incoming calls, and do not dependably receive voicemail. All calls made even when there are two bars are dropped or incomplete (one party cannot hear the other). Talked to a Verizon Wireless store manager on University Avenue--he even suggested to go to Cingular if I needed to use the cell phone in Palo Alto. When a store manager of Verizon tells you to go to Cingular, you know it is a bad situation with Verizon in this area.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Orion Rd., San Leandro, CA 94579 |

Three bars inside the house and four outside. Once in awhile the phone does have to go analog for reception.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | E Hillsdale Blvd. | Edgewater Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94404 |

Used to be a total black hole before the Cingular / AT&T merger. Now just very unstable.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Hayward, San Lorenzo, CA 94580 |

inside the house I get three bars or more, rarely any dropped calls and the only place it never works is inside a school cafeteria and one of the houses in san jose. T-Mobile is a great carrier since i've already tried about every other one and they either had bad reception or good reception, but bad static and I usually had to stand outside to take calls

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hwy. 35 | County Rd., Redwood City, CA 94062 |

Does not get reception at my house, but I don't know of anyone who has every had anything here. This new Motorola gets way better reception than my Nokia 3650 did though...

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Tournament, Burlingame, CA 94010 |

T-Mobile is okay, I usually get one to three bars (rarely 4+), calling on street is fine but not in the house.

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Virgin Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 92 and 101, San Mateo, CA 94402 |

some dropped calls but better than AT&T before 3 / 1 / 04

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Canyon Rd. | Tiara Ct., Burlingame, CA 94010 |

"Looking for Service" is the usual. Finding random areas for reception, can pick up incoming calls only infrequently, losing them often when flipping open the phone. When connection made, break-ups in communication is the rule. Service provided by Sprint PCS. They need a repeater to enhance signal in this area. Plan to switch carriers when contract is up,

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Stanford, Stanford, CA 94305 |

Awesome reception on campus, and in Palo Alto. Have not had a problem with reception anywhere in the Bay that I've been to -- Cupertino, SF, Mountain View, Redwood City, Oakland. Great reception. Highly recommended.

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