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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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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Delaware St. | Sacramento, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

You have to step out of the house for reception, it's a real shame. This is a class lawsuit waiting to happen.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Spruce | Alta, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

Getting 2 bars with T-Mobile and very slow GPRS / EDGE.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | MLK | Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

AT&T has terrible coverage in this area of Berkeley. I get between 1 and 0 bars in my apartment. I have to step outside to get 2 to 3 bars and that's the best I can get within a 100 feet of the building! AT&T's customer service rates their coverage as "good" in this area, but they are overly optimistic. Do not go with AT&T if you live in Walnut Square area of Berkeley.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fernside Blvd. | Tilden Way, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Having been a customer since Cellular One days, I've had pretty good reception with every cell phone with the exception of my new Apple iPhone 3G on ATT's network. A simple 3-4 minute call may require 2 call backs due to a dropped signal. This happens even talking on the phone from the second floor window with 2-3 bars. I'm going to report the poor reception to ATT.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Near Ashby BART Stn., Berkeley, CA 94703 |

AT&T must have upgraded service in my area starting about 5 months ago or so. When I purchased my iPHone 3G in end of Aug. '08 I had virtually no 3G connectivity at all until around April '09 (can't remember exactly). Then all of a sudden I was getting 4 bars consistently and sometimes 5. When I was experiencing the problem earlier it didn't matter where in my house I was or whether I walked outside, even in the middle of the street; the entire neighborhood had bad connectivity... .now it's all fine.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Grant | Allston, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

It's clearly getting worse. When I got the phone three months ago I was disappointed with occasional weak 3G and failed downloads. Then 3G was reduced to occasional 30 second bursts. Now I can't get a bar of E and can't even call my job! Not bad from other locations, just useless at home.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 |

I have used Verizon for about 10 years and have been very happy with the reception and their customer service. I always get a signal inside my house, and usually a pretty good signal at work in downtown Oakland (far from a window). This past summer we drove to Wyoming through Oregon and Idaho, taking back roads most of the way, and were very surprised at how often we had a signal. I was even able to get on the web waaay out in the boonies of eastern Oregon. Amazing!

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Wickson Ave., Oakland, CA 94610 |

Service has gone downhill. I wander through my house, phone in hand, searching for a signal. Once upon a time I could call from my car in the underground garage. Then I had to move to just outside the garage. Next it was onto the street in front of the garage. Now it's down the street sometimes, so I drive slowly, searching for a signal.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hopkins | Gilman, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

Reception was terrible for a long time, then got better for a few months. However the past few weeks have been terrible again. No service or one bar at most.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Benevides Ave. | El Centro, Oakland, CA 94602 |

Although I hate the higher pricing of Verizon, I have to admit the reception for me has been pretty close to perfect at our home about midway in on Benevides. Still, I pay way too much. My neighbor has T-Mobile and told me she gets no reception in her house--has to go outside or find a sweet spot upstairs. I borrowed her phone to test T-Mobile in our home next door and I got service all throughout our main floor. None downstairs where my desk is though. Thinking about moving to T-Mobile for the much cheaper rates including texting... as long as I can get calls somewhere in the house!

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