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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

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Sansome St. | Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94111 |

Usually don't have any problems with Sprint in the city.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Pierce | Central, Albany, CA 94706 |

I get no reception inside of my condo. There is reception outside by nothing inside my unit. This is ridiculous. Time to cancel.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Washington | Carmel, Albany, CA 94706 |

Poor to No Reception at my house. It usually gets a little better as I walk from my house towards Solano, but its still unacceptable reception for a flat, well populated area with essentially no obstructions and no buildings higher than two stories. I've complained several times, but, of course, that doesn't do any good. Contract is up in December at which point I'll find a better carrier.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Redwood Rd. | Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602 |

It seems weird to be able to see across the Bay, including all of Eastern San Francisco, and still get little or no reception. I don't know how that's even possible! Reception in this area in very spotty, and calls are often dropped. Also, when I tried to use the phone in San Francisco, I couldn't complete a call -- yet people all around me were chatting away on their cells! Very frustrating.

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Nextel

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | San Leandro Hills below radio tower, San Leandro, CA 94577 |

Nextel sucks! At time it will show 2 bars, but then after 15 seconds drop to none. It cycles, most of the time can't hear the other side, and it drops a lot.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Center of island, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Get a wireless hands free set and leave in the 3 foot radius that is getting good reception then, you can walk around your house.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | San Pablo Ave. | Central Ave., Albany, CA 94706 |

I have Sprint PCS. Get very good signal in Albany, all over San Francisco, all along I-80, and even while up on the North Lake Tahoe ski slopes. I do, however, get only 1 bar at work in my office building in Hercules (although it's fine when I go outside or next to a window). I have friends that use Verizon and AT&T that I go traveling with frequently, and I always get the best signal among us. I'm always lending my phone to them to make quick calls. I've had two Sanyos (SCP-8100 and SCP-6200) for Sprint that always worked very well and got very good signal. I haven't had any other phones, so I can't really compare them.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Carlos Ave., Albany, CA 94706 |

Very poor reception inside my house and indoors in general.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94710 |

Signal is quite low and below average in some industrial areas in Berkeley. Specially in several buildings there is no reception inside. Though works great in Newark, Union City with good reception.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Moraga Via | Glorietta Blvd., Orinda, CA 94563 |

I think this is a black hole. I've never heard of anyone getting reception here. I'm not even roaming or on an extended network. No service, period.

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