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Oakland, CA 94607 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 136 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 105 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 107 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 271 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 667 Reviews)
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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Buchanan St. | Hickory St., San Francisco, CA 94102 |

Little to no reception in my house or even standing on my street. T-Mobile told me for weeks (since I got the phone) that it was a technical problem with my tower. Today they "slipped-up" and told me that a new tower needs to be installed to service my area. Very poor customer service.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Mission | 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105 |

It's worse when it shows you that you have full bars but then it doesn't work. Or you're on the Edge network when you should be on 3G. I've called AT&T about it and one lady just kept on insisting that this is normal... it's been like this in this area since the beginning of August when I noticed it felt like I didn't have a phone... for the lack of usage.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Martin Luther King Jr. Way | Rose St., Berkeley, CA 94709 |

I have been living in Berkeley for only 3 weeks. I rarely have more than 2 bars. Every now and then, for a few minutes, I have more. I have dropped many calls and when I am able to have an extended conversation, the reception is really bad. This was also true when I visited for extended weekends in May and July. I had the same phone and AT&T service in Seattle for three years with no issues. In Seattle the reception was unbeatable. I never dropped calls, always had 4-5 bars of reception and consistent connection to the Edge network. If you live in Berkeley, I do not recommend AT&T. The service is so poor that I am likely going to give up my beloved iPhone, because it's essentially useless here. It's most certainly not worth the month cost.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 8th St. | Bryant, San Francisco, CA 94103 |

The last month my ATT Service has gone down hill, I basically told them to stuff the $500 a month bill down their throats if it did not improve, so the ATT store gave me a new Iphone 4 to see if the reception was better at my office. No such Luck, called them and asked what I should do and they said as of Aug 15 and Aug 17 there are two towers out in the area. Truth or a Lie? Every time I call and ask why my service sucks they say there are towers down. I asked when can I return my phones and cancel my account they said it would be fixed by Friday, another lie. I asked them so since I am getting partial service maybe I should pay part of my bill. Silence, I mentioned if this was a car and every week it did not work, there is a law I can return it, silence. I asked if I am getting progressively worst service from ATT then I want to cancel may service, she mentioned if the towers are not working then we could talk about that at a later date. BS I say. Apples biggest mistake was going with ATT... T-Mobile sucks in SF but its better than ATT service.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 100 California | Sacramento, San Francisco, CA 94111 |

5 bars and no reception. How does that work exactly?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Euclid and Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

Very poor reception with AT and T. I just got the new iphone and am close to returning it within the 30 days! I hate it, when compared to my old spring phone and that was not great either. But this one is 1000 times worse. Is Verizon the best in the Berkeley hills? thanks

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | High | Thompson, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Upgraded from 2G Razor to Pantech 3G and there is no reception or if you wander outside you get 1 small bar... ..I thought 2G to 3G was suppose to be an upgrade NOT retro. The 2G Razor had 5 bars in the same location? WTH?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Curtis St. | Delaware St., Berkeley, CA 94702 |

I share the frustration of all those AT&T customers. What's the use of having an iPhone if it's just an app machine and can't receive a phone call? I finally got out of a 2-year contract, and for all of two years I've dealt with hundreds of dropped calls, crackly reception, etc. I just wish I knew if this "Bermuda Triangle" of reception in Berkeley is an AT&T problem or a problem for all the carriers (the map shows that all the towers are pretty much located in the same area for all the carriers). At this point I think the only way to figure it out is to literally find other carriers' active phones and bring it to your house. Don't believe anything someone tells you from one of their companies, they are not in the business of being honest about their reception quality.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 333 Market | 50 Beale, San Francisco, CA 94105 |

In the SF financial district, you will see 4-5 bars on 3G with the iPhone, but cannot make or receive a phone call, cannot access voicemail, cannot get texts, cannot use Internet. They like to blame the buildings, or "hills of SF", but after 7pm, I can use all voice and data functions on the iPhone as expected. Sitting at my desk I can confirm that I cannot get voice or data connection during normal work hours, then after hours my iPhone can be used for voice and data.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | University | 7th, Berkeley, CA 94710 |

1 bar since June 13th 2010. AT&T customer service and technical support are aware that tower at I-80 and University has been down since this date(2 others have on and off) and there is no 3g coverage. Their official response- SPEND MORE MONEY. They are happy to sell you a new contract and phone(will it work?) or a micro-cell(149.99). Since I am out of contract and have been for years, this option is a joke. AT&T's best suggestion to date has been "buy a pre-paid phone until this tower is up". FYI- AT&T, this is one of the more populated areas of the country with motivated consumers that will be happy to share this information on every social networking, consumer and review site on the internet. Also, everyone I know with Verizon in the Bay Area has little or no problems with reception. AT&T- not taking care of your customers will be a policy that you will find to be very regrettable.

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