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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

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Sylvester St. | Paseo Padre and Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94555 |

Reception has been perfect from inside the house and out side the house.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Woodside and Nimitz, Redwood City, CA 94061 |

My phone VERY occasionally but not very often gets reception inside the house. I have to go out to the backyard or the street, and it is sometimes but not always better. The phone is a TDMA and I was with AT&T before it got acquired by Cingular. Although it's an older phone, I think the problem is AT&T / Cingular because I also lived in two places in Menlo Park in the last 4 years (Menlo Oaks and Mills St. near El Camino Real) and had the same issues with the then-new phone. Our friend who has the Motorola RAZR through Verizon gets reception in our house.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Page Mill Rd. | Porter Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94304 |

Reception is often very poor in the office building here: dropped calls, choppy sound, frequent switches to analog, etc. I usually have to go outside to make or receive calls. Verizon is much better in neighboring towns, or even in other parts of Palo Alto. I have heard that in this particular area, it is crippled by Cingular's monopoly on cell towers on the Stanford campus, a block away.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bridge Parkway, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, CA 94065 |

T-Mobile coverage sucks in Redwood Shores. Please put more towers in! When I bought my phone, the T-Mobile shop said they were going to shortly and they have not 4 months later.

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Nextel

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080 |

Great reception. I think Nextel has the best quality as voice goes, maybe not the best reception in all locations, but I have tried many carriers and some are really bad such as T-Mobile. You get for what you pay for basically. Loved AT&T before merger with Cingular. It was the best!

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T-Mobile

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

Very strong GSM reception around the Stanford Medical Center, mainly due to the hospital's contract with Cingular / AT&T. My old Sprint phone would die when I was 10 feet from the window, but my TMobile and Cingular phones have a strong signal into the stairwells, basement, and inside refrigerated rooms. Signal drops to nil once on campus or near the residence halls.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Fairmont Center | Hicky+Gateway, Pacifica, CA 94044 |

Garbage. Signal bars dance within close radiuses. 40% calls drop

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Fairmont Center | Hicky+Gateway, Pacifica, CA 94044 |

Sprint is not perfect in Avalon apts, but no dropped calls

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 |

In the down town area on Main St.I can connect but the signal level leaves a lot to be desired.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hesperian | Industrial, Hayward, CA 94545 |

very poor reception! I had a Nokia that was never a problem here and now this one can not get 2 bars most of the time..

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