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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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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | San Pablo / ashby, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

Gets between 1-3 bars. Almost all calls longer than 5min get dropped, indoors or outside. Generally poor reception in Berkeley and along I-80. Excellent in SF and south bay though. T-Mobile informed me a year ago new towers were going up in my area, but I've seen no change, and now that my contract's up I'll cancel.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

5 / 5 at most outdoor places. At least 2 / 5 or 3 / 5 in most classrooms. With its CDMA technology, the sound quality is perfect.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Redwood Rd. | Hwy. 13, Oakland, CA 94619 |

Seems like I'm talking to a garbled misfit every other call... Any solutions?

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Essex and Adeline | Ashby, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

Automatic setting won't work for TMOBILE - have only 1 bar. Set to manual and selected band 850 which is mostly for Cingular while phone tells me about T-Mobile connection. Spoke with CSR and they mentioned about personal receiver station hooked to each household, similar to home cordless base station. Seems like a repeater. Perhaps it is just a baloony. But I get better stable reception after switching to manual mode (2-3 bars)

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ramona Ave. | Ramona and Portland, Albany, CA 94706 |

Many dropped calls in house. Better on upper Solano Ave.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | DWIGHT WAY | Claremont, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

Cingular's merger with ATT did nothing good for our service. there are so many dead zones around Berkeley / Oakland that you can't really have a phone conversation while driving. In the Claremont Hotel area you can't even get a call. I get calls about half the time, messages show up on the screen and I've never got a ring. No customer service at night and on weekends? Unbelievable. The operators are rude and uncaring. I cannot stand this service and am thinking of going to TDMA with Verizon. Sound quality isn't as good, but at least I can talk on the phone without constant drops.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 580 Freeway, Oakland, CA 94605 |

With the merger of ATT and Cingular and the GSM network my phone reception has been horrible. I cannot complete a call without it being dropped no matter where I am. This includes California or New York! My phone was purchased from an authorized dealer so... you know the drill about finger pointing. Cingular says it's the phone (I'm on my fourth Nokia) and Nokia does nothing. Cingular is the worst carrier. who cares about rool over minutes when you can't make a call. I had an emergency call intot 911, even that call was dropped! Needless to say, I'm searchinhg for a new carrier.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Broadway Terrace | Hwy. 13, Oakland, CA 94611 |

So far good reception in my area. I haven't experienced any call drops or poor reception. Although outside of my general area, I have experienced call drops or no reception despite the phone showing full bars. This only occurs when I'm on the outer fringes of the Bay Area (i.e. Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Marin City, Fairfield). As long as I stay in the major areas in Bay Area, reception is great with full bars.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shasta Rd. | Queens, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

terrible reception in my house - multiple drop-outs up in the hills - would switch if I could but on a corporate plan

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ascot | Camelford, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Sprint phones are practically unusable near my home and elsewhere in Montclair. My wife also has Samsung Sprint PCS phone that doesn't work. What is most frustrating is phones can occasionally get enough signal for a bar or less, and phones will actually ring, but you can't carry on conversation (no transmission / reception or disconnect). I'm thinking of moving to Verizon which I'm told (and can see on reviews) fares better in Montclair. Unfortunatly we still have several months in 2 year contract and I haven't found an acceptable substitute for Palm / phone device (i500) I currently have (Treo 600 / 650 on Verizon is logical choice but is much larger than i500).

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