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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 | 165 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 69 Reviews)
4. Verizon 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 101 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 432 Reviews)
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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | All Bay Area, San Francisco, CA 94134 |

I have had Cingular, T-Mobile. AT&T (the worst), Nextel, Verizon (can you hear me? NO) and now I have Sprint PCS. Pretty much I've had a taste of all the phone carriers. So far Sprint has the BEST reception out of all of these carriers. I thought Verizon has the best network? I thought wrong... What is this "Can you hear me now?" They can hear me if I have tons of dropped calls from Verizon. AT&T? Oh man the worst. All I can say is Thank you Cingular for taking over. But all I can say is that Sprint has the best reception out of all.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | I280 | From Daly City before Geneva Ave. Exit, Pacifica, CA 94044 |

I get drop calls whenever I pass this certain part of 280 coming from Daly City just before Geneva Ave exit. Also I have another drop calls coming from 280 and exit Hwy 1 to go to Pacifica. I think that area needs some fixing by Sprint. Other than that Sprint has good service.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | I280 | From DC before Geneva Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044 |

Sprint has a Dead zone on interstate 280 from Daly city just before you hit Geneva Ave. Also Sprint has a deadzone coming from 280 exiting towards Highway 1 to Pacifica.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 |

No signal from Verizon. Some time the roaming doesn't work either.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Middlefield Rd. | Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton, CA 94027 |

T-Mobile bad. Cingular bad. AT&T GSM bad. Verizon middle. Sprint good!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hesperian Blvd. | Industrial Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545 |

New housing development built in the area. Barely any reception in that area and on Hesperian heading south... which eventually turns into Union City Blvd. All along UC Blvd you're lucky to get a bar at all.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Humboldt Rd. | Kings Rd., Brisbane, CA 94005 |

Depending on traffic on 101, reception is good except rush hours. 3 bard generally. Much better than the lower parts of town, I think.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Terra Nova | Mason, Pacifica, CA 94044 |

Cell phone reception on Cingular around Pacifica seems to be pretty good. We ocassionally will lose reception going up / down parts of Sharp Park Rd. (only in one specific area, just below the house that sits above Sharp Park Rd.), and going up / down Highway 1 right below the 35 / 1 Interchange (on the downhill side coming into Pacifica). I can't tell if the loss of signal in those areas is due to weather or other factors. Reception will be lost if you go all the way up Oddstad Rd. towards the horse ranch, though.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Mission Blue | Monarch, Brisbane, CA 94005 |

Nextel has one to two bars in Altamar / Ridge complex. Dropped calls are common inside buildings (never walk around) but calls can be held outdoors.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Mission Blue | Swallowtail, Brisbane, CA 94005 |

No coverage at all in Altamar / Ridge complex on AT&T TDMA.

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