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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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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Wisconsin | Madera, San Francisco, CA 94107 |

The top of The Hill is really bad even though phones show good signal strength. As with a previous comment "I assume this is due to very poor C / I ratio (carrier to interference). The network also fails to be able to maintain calls (properly handover) when moving from the north-facing slope of the hill to the south-facing slope and vice versa." This has been a problem for many years and I have just assumed because there is no way for proper coverage it will always be very poor.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Lincoln | Stanton, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Pretty good reception except on West End and crossing the Bay Farm Bridge and of course, at home. Using headset and waving phone around trying to get reception. My clients get mad when they get dropped!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Crown Rd. | Central, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Can't use my cell phone at home. Have to go outside and walk a block to the beach to get any reception.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 6800 Block Thornhill | Oakwood, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Until last week, was using older Ericsson phone on Cingular Service (maybe older version of Cingular) with NO reception on Thornhill above the 7-11. Now upgraded to new 2-yr contract with Cingular (probably newer version) with new Nokia 6102i phone with excellent reception all the way up Thornhill and in all rooms of house. Perhaps the newer phone is more sensitive. Conclusion... . dont blame the carrier without checking out their newest version and getting a more modern phone with better technology. Last week I was in a dark closet,,, now I can see the world!

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Park View Ter, Oakland, CA 94610 |

Can't walk upstairs or downstairs without the call dying; sometimes it dies as I'm pressed to the window. Walk away from the window and I go to roaming. Crummy quality, hard to hear. I'm displeased with Sprint.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 8th and Franklin, Oakland, CA 94607 |

Reception is OK in this part of the city. Usually I get 1-2 bars indoors (apt with concrete etc) and 2-3 bars outside. I think part of the problem is the tall buildings. Verizon should add an antenna or two near the dowtown area. Reception is better near 16th and Franklin and near Jack London Sq.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Parkridge Estates | Skyline, Oakland, CA 94619 |

Verizons network sucks. Everytime I see one of there stupid adds I want to strangle them. Our service is so bad when I called to complain they said yes we know it is bad we have no plans to fix it and you can cancel your contract without any cancellation fees. I have tried Sprint to no avail. My next test Cingular. Why do american cell companies spends billions on BS ad campaigns and invest zero in there network.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Santa Clara | 4th, Alameda, CA 94501 |

No reception in the house. Usually one bar on the sidewalk. Extremely annoying - calls don't even ring my phone, just go straight to voicemail and I don't even find out I've been called until I'm driving to work.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kales | Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618 |

Poor or no reception at home. After 2 years. Phone is basically useless here for placing calls. College Avenue, one block away, is little better.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Taurus / Merriwood, Oakland, CA 94611 |

I do not know what do do >> using Cingular and it is just terrible. How do they get away with saying fewest droped calls? Liars! I have to stand on my deck leaning over to get a call through and I can see all of oakland and sf. Anybody live up here have a solution?

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