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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

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Thornhill | Woodhaven, Oakland, CA 94611 |

After good reception through Verizon's Extended Network for the past year, they suddenly dropped the extended network (which may have been Sprint). No reception and no explanation for the network change. Customer service trying to help, sending us through phone exercises, but have no clue about what happened to the extended network.

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T-Mobile

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 40th St. | San Pablo Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608 |

east bay, oakland, berkely in general has good to perfect reception and call quality. same with downtown SF out to the haight and inner aves. inside some apartments in mission and haight, the coverage goes down to below average.

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MetroPCS

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 164th | E14th, San Leandro, CA 94577 |

I can't place or receive calls inside apt. without going outside. I can receive txt messages, but cannot send from inside. Signal strength on phone has been 3, 4 and 5 bars at times and I still couldn't place a call without driving to Creekside shopping center before I had reception. I'm extremely frustrated and unhappy.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Uphill From Filter Plant | Claremont and Calif, Orinda, CA 94563 |

The coverage on ATT was bad but after the merger with Cinglular, coverage is much better and one carry on a conversation pretty much in and out of the house.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | McGee Ave. | Bancroft Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703 |

I get 2 bars outside on the sidewalk; not enough to hold a conversation without dropouts and missed words. Inside my house I get no reception to 1 bar, so I can't make any calls and can only check voicemail when standing right next to a window at the front of the house.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Overhill Rd. | Glorietta Blvd., Orinda, CA 94563 |

Spoke to Verizon Technical Service - the are aware that there is no service in the Glorietta area. A service ticket is open to improve service but they cannot give an estimate of how long it will take to get the coverage improved.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Channing Way | Jefferson Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703 |

Consistantly strong signal (4 bars) both outside and inside my house. No dropped calls. Used to have T-Mobile and a Nokia 6610 and constantly got dropped calls, and weak / no signal here.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Skyline Blvd, Near Skyline High School | Redwood Rd., Oakland, CA 94619 |

Sprint really is the worst in the Oakland Hills. There is basically no service. I used to have Cingular and it worked fairly well, but its was no picnic either. I have found out that Verizon works the best. You can even get clear signal in Roberts Park and Tilden Park. I think I'll be moving to Verizon.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Eunice, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

We get no reception in our house and have to go outside to use the cell phone. My husband (who uses a different phone than I do) gets no reception in his downtown SF office. We can carry on a conversation in the Berkeley flats, but it's never great.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Telegraph Ave. | Alcatraz Ave., Oakland, CA 94609 |

Actually I get four bars but when I make a call, it gets crackly and the person on the other end can't hear me. This is in North Oakland, inside a small building, near a window. This happens in multiple locations in the East Bay: UC Berkeley campus (94720) Berkeley hills -- at a location supposedly served by a special Cingular tower, and five bars displaying Downtown Berkeley (94720) The Cingular sales guy says he never heard of this happened before ;[

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