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Oakland, CA 94606 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

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 | 247 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 610 Reviews)
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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Shoreline Dr. | Willow, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Reception veers wildly from 5 bars to zip and back, inside or out. Every other call drops. We must be at the edge of a reception area; CDMA area retracts toward tower as call load increases.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | SOMA 5th / Bryant, San Francisco, CA 94107 |

I have had Sprint for over 10 years now. About 4 months ago, my phone started dropping every call. I got so fed up with it, that I considered changing services. I called Sprint and they looked up my account. They said that they could update my telephone. I called back in a half hour and they gave me a number to call. My phone was updated and has NOT dropped a call ever since. I'm keeping my Sprint. I didn't even know that you could have your phone updated. If your phone is dropping calls, call customer service and Sprint will help you out.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 22nd St / 27th Ave. | 27th Ave., Oakland, CA 94601 |

Reception varies from day to day. Always bad though.Always drop every call too. I also hear myself talk back a lot when talking to someone.i called Cingular and they said the signal should be fine. It is not!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bladium Sports Club | Pan Am, Alameda, CA 94501 |

The reception on the west end of alameda is worse now than it has ever been. There are no bldgs to block signals. What is the story. Cingular needs to upgrade their signal strength badly.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Folsom | 1st, San Francisco, CA 94105 |

great reception Verizon usually work nationwide for me... I travel coast to coast

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Adeline | 24th, Oakland, CA 94607 |

Reception is above average outside, but call quality diminishes inside buildings in this area.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Fiesta | Ivy, Orinda, CA 94563 |

not great reception (could be the phone), but calls can connect and don't drop once on.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Pierce | Central, Albany, CA 94706 |

Never had a problem with Cingular's reception in my condo (Customer Service is another matter though... )

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Potrero Hill / Rhode Island St. | 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107 |

I get pretty good reception everywhere... except my home / office. Drives me nuts. I get better recption at the top of the Summit Six chair in Tahoe than at the top of Potrero Hill. I was ready to switch, but after reading some comments, hard to decide. If I worked anywhere else, I'd stick with Sprint for sure.

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Virgin Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Embarcadero / Montgomery / Powell / Civic Center B, San Francisco, CA 94111 |

To add to the 94103 comment: These stairwells are hard handoff areas for BART / MUNI METRO stations downtown that have Sprint PCS coverage. Surface St.is Channel 100, while underground is Channel 75(?!). I suppose BART really can shut down underground wireless coverage. Got the info from my debug screen. Once your CDMA 1900 phone locks on to a consistent signal, you're good to go.

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