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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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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 2nd St. | Folsom, San Mateo, CA 94401 |

Cingular is awful and sucks big time!. Can't wait for my contract to expire. Who cares about rollover minutes when you can't even use your phone. I work at second and folsom. When I am at the lounge / cafeteria there is not a single bar on the phone. The other carriers which my co workers have are having a "grand" conversation chatting away. I can't even get any connection. Do yourselves a favor and stay away from Cingular.. By the way I live in San Mateo and it doesn't get any better either... I can't even receive an incoming call in my own residence. Now that is pathetic! Stay away from Cingular!

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Stanford Hills Neighborhood (Anderson Way), Menlo Park, CA 94025 |

Extremely unreliable coverage. Frequent call drops. When call doesn't drop, reception is so spotty that you can't hear anything anyway. In addition, my phone often switches to analog when I am at home which drains the battery.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Alameda De Las Pulgas | Fairfax, San Mateo, CA 94402 |

One word out of two is the average, inside and outside the house

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Edgewood and El Camino, Redwood City, CA 94062 |

TDMA service is failing fast. Usd to have good reception here and area, now spotty. Also becoming a problem in mid-town Palo Alto.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Edgewater Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94404 |

Very poor reception. Seems to have gotten worse over last few months.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Ralston | Alameda, Belmont, CA 94002 |

People tend to report the places where they can't get reception. This may be useful, but if you are looking for a system that does work the information is not complete. There are antennas not listed on the map near the intersection of Ralston and Alameda for Cingular, Sprint and T-Mobile. I have Cingular and am close to the antennas. Surprise! Reception is great. Metro PCS has one just a couple of blocks West on Ralston; can't speak for service from it, but considering Metro PCS's reputation I suspect that reception is unusually good here! Verizon might (untested) be a bit worse here; no local antenna located in this area. Cingular generally works pretty well in the area after the acqusition of ATT; former ATT GSM phones work better, too.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bol Park | Laguna / Matadero, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

There is no T Mobile signal once you get one block off of El Camino. Occaisionally, the phone will see the ATT signal, but not always and the ATT signal does not have GPRS

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Edgewood Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070 |

Lose signal completely from Crestview to just before Alameda. Need to wrap up call and wait for 2 bars - 1 bar means nothing to Cingular

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Old Quad -- Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 |

Verizon's reception on campus has always been iffy, but up until about six months ago, you could make and receive calls with much higher probability. I often got a signal that indicated "extended network" which means they had an agreement with other carriers. They must have dropped those agreements, since I now have zero reception in Building 120 (McClatchy Hall). When I inquire about this, however, no one at Verizon will admit anything.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Charleston | Carlson, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Weak signal. OK outside or directly next to windows facing toward 101.

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