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Oakland, CA 94606 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 139 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 80 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 96 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.4 star rating (1.4 stars | 246 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 609 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Telegraph | Alkatraz, Oakland, CA 94609 |

Voice service is pretty good. sometimes a little trouble connecting, but once connected no dropped calls. Data has dead spots along Telegraph, and 3G often feels a bit slower that it was with AT&T. But no more dropped calls = glad to be rid of AT&T

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Dartmouth | Cornell, Albany, CA 94706 |

Many dropped calls and hardly ever any 3G coverage. It's even worse indoors.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Gilman | Henry, Albany, CA 94706 |

Do not believe AT&T's "coverage" map. It's a joke; just ask anyone who lives in Albany. I'm surprised the FCC hasn't investigated them for making false claims.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Gilman | Henry, Albany, CA 94706 |

If you live in Albany, do not sign up for AT&T. Cross the border from Berkeley or El Cerrito, and the signal just fades away. Last time I tried to call AT&T from my house, they told me that my reception was fine. I tried to explain that it wasn't, but my phone dropped the call. The "fix" the problem, AT&T was kind enough to sell me a $100.00 mini cell tower, but that depends on their internet connection, which is also sketchy, and even if the internet is working, the cell tower often isn't. If it wasn't for the overlapping family contracts that we have, I would drop this service in a second.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ascot Dr. | Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611 |

I have had AT&T cell service since 2003 and coverage at my home has always been poor to none. I can NEVER trust that I will get or stay on a call for more than a few seconds and I must move to a window facing north to even have a chance at receiving a call. AT&T recently told me that they were going to turn up a new cell tower on Redwood road on August 25th. So far no improvement in coverage.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Chelton Dr. | Chelsea, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Most calls don't go through; when they do almost always dropped.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Harrington Ave., Oakland, CA 94601 |

LOL! I get the 'no net coverage' and the beautiful phone symbol with a red line through it. Voice mails are received seconds after realizing I have a missed called that went straight to voice mail. My sisters states that they try calling me and it go straight to voice mail. Or something I get magical voice mails that don't have a missed call log. My phone isn't dead, I just have no service. I was told I have a strong area signal when I complained about the issue. Yeah so strong, that when I stick my phone out the window in my bedroom I get no service. I get bounced back text messages. Frustrating because I had to take my number off my resume while I'm job hunting and must use a landline. AT&T will not change because they haven't got any complaints of missed calls in the area. My contract is almost up, I have no problem walking away, I've had them since 2005. I've canceled both my former landline and internet service with them because of their lack of wireless service. They pretty much told me that their signal is essentially comparable to a radio signal and I'm not guaranteed 100% coverage. But can I at least get 50% coverage from my strong area signal?

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Shafter | Forest, Oakland, CA 94618 |

I used to have Verizon -- coverage was fine everywhere except in my home, which is also where I work, so basically 90% of the time I had no coverage. I complained many times but they were not able to do anything. I switched to AT&T and my problems are gone. Reception is good where I live and work (most important), but also good elsewhere. I've used my phone abroad also with no problems. My only issue now is that I want a new Droid 2 and AT&T doesn't carry them -- I'm hesitant to switch back to Verizon because it was soooo bad, so I think I might have to stick with a Blackberry. I hate it that carriers don't all carry the same phones.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | GRAND | PERKINS, Oakland, CA 94610 |

We just moved into the neighborhood from Tennessee. We've updated our address and PRLs on our phones to coincide with the area. Still, reception is horrible at best. Constant cut-outs and eventual dropped signal every time I try to make or receive a call, and that is only when we stand right next to the window of our house. This is extremely inconvenient. When I walk around the surrounding neighborhood, I constantly overhear people on their phones complaining about service in this neighborhood, which is just down the hill from Downtown Oakland one mile from a Sprint store...

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Glorietta | Moraga Via (nr Rheem Blvd), Orinda, CA 94563 |

Good consistent service although my home is down in a gulch / valley area. The road is above me about 50 feet or more. Have been with them for 5 yrs different phone models and have not had any issues. ATT and Verizon do not work here. Nextel (although part of Sprint) does not work as they still do not share all towers.

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