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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

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Highland Ave. | Oakland Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 |

Only sporadic reception at my home. Very frustrating

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Estates | Proctor, Oakland, CA 94618 |

We just moved to the nieghborhood and while we may have 3-4 bars, calls often drop on all 3 of our phones. Just talked to Verizon Customer Service and the closest tower is located between Lake Temescal and Hyway 24. We suspect that the problem is an over crowded cell due to commute traffic going through the tunnel. I'm stuck till July when my contract is up. Friends that have Cingular don't get dropped cals from here.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94107 |

T-mobile SUCKS! SUCKS! SUCKS! No reception in my apartment or at work or almost anywhere. Somwetimes I get my voicemail DAYS after it was left. Pathetic.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | U.C. Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA 94720 |

The people saying T-Mobile doesn't work on campus are on crack. There's a T-Mobile tower on top of Barrows Hall--one of the taller buildings on campus. The reception around campus is great. (Reception elsewhere in the East Bay is another matter. It's pretty bad in many places.)

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Rockridge, College Ave. | Kales, Oakland, CA 94618 |

I can use my phone in the house, a block off College Ave., most of the time. But it's not great, and sometimes I miss a call. My housemate has Cingular and she says it's even worse.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pan Am Rd. | Red Line Rd., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Coverage on the former Naval Air Station is terrible especially in and around any building. Generally 1-2 bars unless out in complete open in visual sighting of cell tower off Pan Am Road.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Little John Park | Benton St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

This is an update to the post I put up on Dec 10, 2005 (seen a few comments below this posting). I kept a careful eye on my reception and found out that my phone only displays a total of 4 bars! So having 3 to sometimes 4 bars at my location is actually above average and good. A friend of mine also has Verizon and his phone only displays a total of 4 bars. So don't be a sucker and fall into the full 5 bar hysteria like I did. I've seen numerous phones with a display of 6 bars with other carriers! How ridiculous! Anywho. My reception as well as my phone are working like champs. No drops, crisp and clear calls even when I was at a Ski resort in Washinton State (Stevens Pass).

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Ferside and Central, Alameda, CA 94501 |

TDMA service is OK, better today than one year ago. Plan to keep low cost AT&T plan till TDMA stops working. The closer you are to the water, the worse reception. Considering this is island, service not bad.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | High and 580, Oakland, CA 94619 |

Sprint is terrible in this area. Very limited reception and usually drops calls. Can't get any reception with it in Tahoe, but Cingular works.

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Nextel

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sunnyhills and Grosvenor, Oakland, CA 94610 |

Nextel is marginally better than AT&T which is what I used to have. I still get dropped calls but can at least reasonably complete my calls 60% of the time, whereas with AT&T it was more like 25%. Nextel sound quality is poor though, lots of static on the other end although I can hear them perfectly.

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