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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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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA 94130 |

Sprint has been steadily getting better in San Francisco, and I've had them for 4 years now. Still the occasional dropped call from my house in TI, otherwise no complaints at all.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Bay Farm Elementary, Alameda, CA 94502 |

This area has always been problematic for cell coverage until they installed a tower at the fire station (1 mile away). Now, I can get a signal both outside and inside my house. The voice quality isn't as good as landline, but at least I can make a call from inside my house. I don't know if the voice quality is due to the phone or the cell coverage. I previously had SprintPCS. With Sprint, it only worked in certain rooms of my house, not everywhere in the house. So, the Verizon signal seems to be an improvement. I also tried T-Mobile. Their signal only works outside the house, not inside.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Arlington (near Kensington Library) | Moeser, Berkeley, CA 94707 |

In and around my home I get either no coverage or 1 bar. The phone can ring but then the call usually drops shortly after I answer it. On a good day I can carry a conversation. I get great coverage everywhere else in the Bay Area and usually throughout the U.S. I contacted the carrier and they said that the closest coverage is a mile away and there are no plans to bring coverage into Kensington.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Little John Park | Benton St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

As of 12 / 9 / 05 I'm ball and chained to Verizon for two years. Well, at least after the 15 day trial period. I switched over from T-Mobile whom I was with for two years. Their reception at home was average to below average at best. But very good everywhere else. I was even able to get reception below in the BART station of San Francisco (Montgomery / Embarcadero / Powell). I stuck it out assuming it would only get better at home. Well, after two years it never made it to my house. Calls constantly got interrupted with static breaks and drops with two different Motorola phones. With Verizon I only get 3 bars but the calls are crips, clear and don't drop even after an hour of straight talk! I'm very satisfied and I know their reception is reputable else where locally and nationwide. I believe it's just Alameda. It's hard to receive spectacular reception here. All my friends have different carriers and their reception isn't always the best.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Downtown Alta Kensington | Arlington, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

reception oscillates from multi-bar to 0. Phone cuts out at least every minute from a stable location. Probably too few towers.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Sunset Dr.Between Higate and Franciscian, Berkeley, CA 94707 |

Many dropped calls, poor signial both inside and outside of the house. I can not rely on service.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Park St. | San Jose Ave., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Living on Park St.has its advantages. Signal strength is wonderful.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Gateview | Ave. B, San Francisco, CA 94130 |

Can rarely make / receive any calls on this part of the island. The only hope is to do so outside or by walking around the island till you find a place where the signal is favorable. Unfortunately, Sprint seems wholly unaware of Treasure Island's existance when you try to call and find out whether they have any plans for any towers on either Treasure Island or Yerba Buena Island at any point. Unfortunately, it seems most carriers are not much better on Treasure Island...

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Brookpark Rd., Oakland, CA 94619 |

Sprint is useless at this location essentially on the ridge above Skyline about a half mile south of Skyline HS.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Elysian Fields | Golf Links Rd., Oakland, CA 94605 |

I live up Golf Links off of Elysian Fields in Oakland. Reception normally cuts off when I start the trek up Golf Links right at the Zoo, in the first turn, it really doesn't work at all after that point, my calls just go to voicemail. Hopefully this helps somebody. My friend also has Sprint with a better model phone. A tri mode phone and it works 35 percent better than mine but they drop calls constantly as well. The only carriers that work better are Metro and Verizon, In Oakland Metro uses some of the Verizon towers, so that is all that I know about this area. Very Very Poor reception with sprint.

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