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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 | 179 Reviews)
4. Verizon 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 111 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 458 Reviews)
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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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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Mission Blue | Monarch, Brisbane, CA 94005 |

Depending on time of day and weather, reception can vary from none at all to two bars. Baseline is zero. East of power lines that bisect the mountain, baseline is two bars (can generally make and hold calls).

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Ikea, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

I have had great reception with my Verizon phone in all of East Palo Alto (and all of bay area for that matter).

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Hwy 1 | Bottom of Fassler Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044 |

Nextel service sucks everywhere. From SF-SJ along Hwy 280, reception really sucks. Two-way sucks just as much.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Dumbarton Bridge, Menlo Park, CA 94025 |

Poor reception on Dumbarton bridge and Menlo park area near the bridge. Get more dropped calls than good calls.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Skyline | 280, Burlingame, CA 94010 |

Outside house, generally one bar... on street improves to 2-3. Can make calls. Inside house - forget it. Even if I manage to find a 1 bar location, I must use my bluetooth headset as moving the phone any little bit (like putting it to your ear) is guaranteed to lose the signal! Also noticed in general area (SF Bay Area between Mountain View and San Francisco), GSM reception is horrible indoors anywhere. Switching to Cingular network is sometimes better but not noticeably better.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Embarcadero | Newell, Palo Alto, CA 94303 |

Awful black holes with no coverage abound. Some parts of town are find. Spint, on the other hand, is great around here.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Manor Dr. | Skyline / Hwy 35, Pacifica, CA 94044 |

It's ok. I had the same reception with the Nokia 3395.

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