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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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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Near Grizzly Peak / Shasta | On Stevenson Ave., Berkeley, CA 94708 |

Almost always have 5 bars. In foggy weather, sometimes reception does go down to 1-2 bars but I've generally been happy with the quality of reception of infrequency of dropped calls.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Skyline HS Area | Skyline / Fernhoff Rd., Oakland, CA 94619 |

Reception is really dicey up here. Absolutely no consistency. Usually the best I can get is poor, garbled reception. A lot of dropped calls.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | La Cuesta. Just Above Orinda Country Club | Camino Sobrante, Orinda, CA 94563 |

Poor at best. Drops lots of calls, often gives message "Out of Service Area". Keep it for use away from home where generally it works fine.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Glorietta | Overhill, Orinda, CA 94563 |

Verizon's coverage is fine. I will probably drop my hard wire line. Cingular was pretty good, but I am happier with Verizon reception. Their prices are also the highest.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Willow / South Shore | Shoreline, Alameda, CA 94501 |

In my apartment and around most of town, I get excellent reception. But a block away from home, on Shoreline, it's essentially useless all the way around to Otis and 8th. It's also occasionally and randomly roaming (on Lincoln in spots, in the Safeway in South Shore).

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Colton | Snake, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Sprint is unusable in the Montclair hills area. The only thing that gets through, sometimes, is text messages.

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Verizon

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

I used to live two blocks away and had very spotty reception. In my apartment now I have excellent reception and no dropped calls.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | E 22nd St. | 7th Ave., Oakland, CA 94606 |

I used to have Sprint and had fantastic reception inside my place (usually I was the only person). I switched to AT&T so I could use the free mobile to mobile calls. In order to make a call since the switch I have to stand on my porch or go outside. Every once in a while I am able to get reception but any breath might lose the connection. It's so bad I use my landline more than my cell if I'm at home. I hate having this service.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Howard | Steuart, San Francisco, CA 94105 |

I'm not sure if it's just T-Mobile is bad in SF or what, but I get horrible or no signal at all in my office.. I have to use my land line for everything.. it's terribly frustrating. Seems like SF in general might be very bad with cell reception.. for a large city like this I would think the wirless carriers would strengthen and increase coverage... but it would not appear to be the case.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kansas | 20th, San Francisco, CA 94107 |

Up at the top of the hill on the west side. Reception is really bad on the east side of my condo, and slightly better on the west. I drop calls about 50% of the time. The only thing that seams to work is to stand on the back deck and not move (west facing deck). Then there are just periods of incomprehension rather than altogether disconnecting. I'd switch carriers in a heartbeat if there was one that worked better.

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