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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 | 103 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 437 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Alameda | Valparaiso, Menlo Park, CA 94025 |

Terrible reception making the phone unusable at home. Phone doesn't even ring. Often receive voice mail messages hours or even days later when I leave to go somewhere that coverage exists. Verizon has agreed to let me out of my agreement -- they know they have a serious problem. What is surprising is lack of concern about solving the problem though. They are the biggest and have quickly become slow and sloppy despite their massive resources. Give growing problems in the industry, it looks like all of the carriers are taking advantage now.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Barclay Way | Monte Cresta, Belmont, CA 94002 |

Once off the beaten path in Belmont hills, zero to no reception. Must be the phone because I had at least been able to get messages and 2 bars using my Samsung. Hwy. 92 / Hillsdale. Same as post above, calls 100% drop if in use when passing this zone.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Near Bowdith School | BeachPark, San Mateo, CA 94404 |

New T mobile service. Got home and had zero bars. Drove around trying to find reception. The dead spot on the bay side of FC is as follows. Starting at Beach Park and Gull 1 bar. Beach Park at Bowditch no signal. Beach Park / FC BLVD no signal. Beach Park and Shell 1 bar. Turning right on shell to Shell and Cataraman 4 bars. A block later no signal. No basically there is no signal or 1 bar at all until the intersection of Shell / Cataraman then a block later nothing. Very disapointed

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hillsdale | 92 Freeway, San Mateo, CA 94403 |

drops calls, customer service normal responce, your phone, your phone, your phone, yet other folks have the same problem

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Woodside Dr. | Carlos St., Redwood City, CA 94061 |

Just received. Have not been able to connect at all, even to register phone. Tried inside, outside, porch, street... useless. All this new technology and can't even get a signal at my house. Had phones for years, and this is the first one to not work at all. Sending it back.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Beach Park Blvd. | Foster City Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94404 |

very good reception all over foster city. In places where my old t616 from T-Mobile has no signal, this one constantly indicates about 80%+

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Palo Alto Library at Newell Rd. | Parkinson Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 |

Poor east of Middlefield Road, between Channing and California Ave. Good at Mid-town between Oregon and East Meadow. Poor east of Middlefield Road, around East Meadow. Good around University Ave. and Stanford Shopping Center.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA 94403 |

I get good reception all around san mateo county. I had T-Mobile before and I got around 3 bars in my house. With a Sanyo phone that I had on SprintPCS before I got around 4 bars with that.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Foster City Blvd. / Marlin Cove, San Mateo, CA 94404 |

Hi, I just moved from LA to Foster city about a month back... .and I have had no signal whenever I am inside my house... but if I go outside some distance in my complex... i get between 1 and 2 bars... .but even then I have got dropped calls from outside my house... called up T-Mobile to find out whats wrong... and they told me engineers will be coming down in a week... and its been 3 weeks now... and nothing has changed... just got myself a Verizon phone yesterday... .seems to be somewhat better than tmobile... i get between 1 and 2 bars inside my house and between 3 and 4 outside... Hope this helps...

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | El Camino and Renato Ct., Redwood City, CA 94061 |

People say that T-Mobile does not work in this area.. but come to figure out my sidekick 2 works just fine in this area...

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