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San Mateo, CA 94402 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 42 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 51 Reviews)
3. Verizon 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 74 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 129 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 324 Reviews)
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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Alpine Road off 280 | Junipero Serra, Menlo Park, CA 94025 |

Get reception great on Page Mill. Everywhere else questionable where I need it like on the Stanford Campus and at home.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Farm Hill Blvd. | Hwy. 280, Redwood City, CA 94062 |

Guaranteed to drop your calls at the intersection of Farm Hill Blvd. and Highway 280.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Roosevelt Ave. | Fairview, Redwood City, CA 94061 |

Cannot make calls in my house. Only hear a third of what people say to me. T-Mobile said there would be an upgrade in my area in 5/05.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Mission Blue | Monarch, Brisbane, CA 94005 |

New tower in area provides decent coverage for AT&T NextGen in Altamar complex. Cingular users also seize these towers; phone will say "Cingular Extend."

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Shoreview | Monaco, Redwood City, CA 94065 |

Absolutely no coverage inside the house. Depending on which direction I'm facing, I will have maybe one bar.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Main St. | 6th, Montara, CA 94037 |

Data service unusable here. Cannot send pictures or text messages. Phone indicates "1x" network (this is verizon's CDMA 2000 service which has been declared "3G" but is more like 2.5G) active, typically showing 0 or 1 bars of signal strength. Yet, voice calls go through even at 0 bars. Signal fades entirely from time to time, dropping the phone into "power saving" mode wherein no incoming calls are received and no messages are received! Marginally better than Sprint, which is almost entirely useless around here.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Alameda De Las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025 |

I'm always getting dropped calls in my house and when I'm out. I can't wait to switch to T-Mobile.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Swallowtail Court | Mission Blue, Brisbane, CA 94005 |

Sprint PCS and Nextel are the only two services I'm aware of that work on this side of the community. Reception is very good from the softball field all the way west on Mission Blue.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | El Capitan Dr. | Clearfield, Millbrae, CA 94030 |

Terrible reception, must stand out in the front driveway to make a call. Only time I get reception inside the house is on a clear sunny day, and at most just 1 bar. Phone to phone SMS is bad up here as well and email to SMS is completely unreliable and useless. Metro phones up here will discharge their battery supply in under 1 hour due to constantly searching for the local digital cell site.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Dartmouth | San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, CA 94070 |

This phone worked fine in my house more than a year) until last week. I guess AT&T converted the TDMA tower to GSM to keep me happy - NOT!

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