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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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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Tara Rd. | Southwood, Orinda, CA 94563 |

I switched from AT&T to Cingular. AT&T got me virtually no reception. Cingular lets me talk on the phone! Not perfect, but decent.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Milvia | Vine, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

I get decent (3 bars out of 4 or better) almost everywhere in this area, including 2 or 3 bars inside my house. Only a few places in Berkeley / Oakland area where the TDMA service is sketchy. Would like to upgrade to a nice new GSM phone, but I'm waiting till they build out the GSM network more.

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Nextel

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

I've been using this Nextel iDen phone from Motorola for over a year with no major problems in Berkeley or anywhere in San Francisco or anywhere I've been in the bay area. The only place I've seen people take calls that I have no service is underground in BART or Muni in downtown SF. Standard reception fading occurs underground or deep within buildings.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Berkeley / Oakland, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

In the previous entry I hit the US Cellular button by mistake it's T-Mobile that's terrible. I know nothing about US Cellular. My apologies to them

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US Cellular

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Berkleey / Oakland Area, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

T-Mobile signal is *appallingly* bad in the East Bay. Over the Berkeley Oakland area I *average* about 0.5 bars. I *cant wait* to conclude my contract with them and switch to a real cell phone provider.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 40th St. | San Pablo, Emeryville, CA 94608 |

3 yrs with vzw. great to decent reception in most places, although inside thick walled old building around Harrison and 20th Sts, had very spotty reception, even outside -with the 120c. the LG seems to maybe be getting a stronger signal. Here at home, over bay bridge, richmond bridge and through Marin, I found the coverage to be great - equal to the t-mo phone I'm currently testing out. Stafford Lake in Novato had no coverage on either. vzw phone said it had a couple of bars, but it never actually connected when I tried to check my vmail. today vzw dropped a call on Northgate at W Grand Ave, drove back that way with T-Mo and no drop. also vzw gets ok reception on Long Island and in NJ, although not so great indoors - generally need to stand near a window or go outside. this has been improving lately though.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 40th St. | San Pablo, Emeryville, CA 94608 |

I've only had t-mo for a few days, but here at home, over bay bridge, richmond bridge and through Marin, I found the coverage to be great - equal to or slightly better than my Verizon phone. Stafford Lake in Novato had no coverage. vzw phone said it had a couple of bars, but it never actually connected when I tried to check my vmail. today vzw dropped a call on Northgate at W Grand Ave, drove back that way with T-Mo and no drop.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Le Roy | Ridge, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

As good as 6 / 6 bars inside my apartment, but also some dropped calls--reception inside seems widely variable over a space of a few feet. Outside reception is excellent. Coverage on the UC Berkeley campus is generally good, although spotty inside some buildings.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Harrison and Bayo Vista, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Almost every call whether inside or outside of building drops. Terrible service in this area.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Alamdea CA | Otis and Park St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Service never better than average. Since mid January phone says Cingular and has gotten worse, high of 3 to 2. Always dead spots at South Shore and Crown Beach. Glad there's only 5 months on TDMA. I can't upgrade to GSM without new 2 year contract with less minutes and activation fee. For that price will go Verizon out of spite.

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