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San Mateo, CA 94404 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 60 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 69 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 178 Reviews)
4. Verizon 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 111 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 457 Reviews)
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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | E. Charleston | Middlefield, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

4 years with Verizon and I've never had a dropped or missed call except in two places. (1) Stanford campus, which is well-known to be terrible for every carrier but Cingular (rumor has it that Cingular has some sort of exclusive deal). (2) Inside the all-metal IKEA store off 101. My phones have been Motorola phones with extendable antennas (V265 and V120). The reviews of those phones say that they have some of the best radios available, so that may be the source of my good luck.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | O'Connor / Willows | Menalto, Menlo Park, CA 94025 |

I drop about 5 calls per day. It's getting ridiculous. Do not choose Sprint in this area!

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Jefferson Ave. | Valota, Redwood City, CA 94062 |

I have the Cingular 3G network on my phone. I usually have 4 out of 5 bars on my phone. I have never had any problems getting reception at my house or anywhere in redwood city. The 3G network is great! It is better that my Verizon service I used to have.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Farm Hill Blvd. | Glennan Dr., Redwood City, CA 94061 |

Phone only partially works in certain areas of the house. I was thinking of trying all of the carriers until I found this site and realized that they all have bad reception. What's up?

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Inside of Campus Dr.Loop | Junipero Serra, Stanford, CA 94305 |

T-Mobile has nothing outside of white plaza in stanford campus, find another service if you live on campus.

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MetroPCS

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Terra Nova / Oddstad, Pacifica, CA 94044 |

I have MetroPCS and it works outside in certain spots. on Linda Mar BLVD. it seems fine but once you get to the end you see the end of your 2 bars of hope. I really wish they would get service back there. but you get for what you pay I guess. the rest of pacifica seems ok along hwy 1.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Oregon Exp | Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

I travel often and enjoy the nationwide coverage Verizon is known for. However, it is hopelessly bad at my house. Most calls I receive are dropped. Verizon has let me know that I could be released from my contract because it is a known bad area. (Yes, in the heart of Silicon Valley!) The really bad news is that our previous Verizon phones worked reliably at the same house. Is it possible that as the number of cells increases the sensitivity of the new phones is decreasing to save cost? Verizon has replaced my latest phone once but it did not help.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Santa Inez | Poplar, Burlingame, CA 94010 |

Reception in this area is hit and miss. Better than two years ago, but still unacceptable. Is there a better carrier?

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Barron Park | Matadero / El Camino, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Reasonable reception at home, but a few houses away inside a friends house there is almost no reception

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Embarcadero Rd. | Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

Never had problem indoors or outdoors. I always get 4 or 5 bars.

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