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Oakland, CA 94607 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

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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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 6800 Block Thornhill | Oakwood, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Until last week, was using older Ericsson phone on Cingular Service (maybe older version of Cingular) with NO reception on Thornhill above the 7-11. Now upgraded to new 2-yr contract with Cingular (probably newer version) with new Nokia 6102i phone with excellent reception all the way up Thornhill and in all rooms of house. Perhaps the newer phone is more sensitive. Conclusion... . dont blame the carrier without checking out their newest version and getting a more modern phone with better technology. Last week I was in a dark closet,,, now I can see the world!

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Park View Ter, Oakland, CA 94610 |

Can't walk upstairs or downstairs without the call dying; sometimes it dies as I'm pressed to the window. Walk away from the window and I go to roaming. Crummy quality, hard to hear. I'm displeased with Sprint.

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | 8th and Franklin, Oakland, CA 94607 |

Reception is OK in this part of the city. Usually I get 1-2 bars indoors (apt with concrete etc) and 2-3 bars outside. I think part of the problem is the tall buildings. Verizon should add an antenna or two near the dowtown area. Reception is better near 16th and Franklin and near Jack London Sq.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Post and Leavenworth, San Francisco, CA 94109 |

Poor reception inside apartment. No reception if I have the phone in my pocket or far from the windows. Sometime I cannot get on the network at all until I leave my building.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Parkridge Estates | Skyline, Oakland, CA 94619 |

Verizons network sucks. Everytime I see one of there stupid adds I want to strangle them. Our service is so bad when I called to complain they said yes we know it is bad we have no plans to fix it and you can cancel your contract without any cancellation fees. I have tried Sprint to no avail. My next test Cingular. Why do american cell companies spends billions on BS ad campaigns and invest zero in there network.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Santa Clara | 4th, Alameda, CA 94501 |

No reception in the house. Usually one bar on the sidewalk. Extremely annoying - calls don't even ring my phone, just go straight to voicemail and I don't even find out I've been called until I'm driving to work.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Kales | Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618 |

Poor or no reception at home. After 2 years. Phone is basically useless here for placing calls. College Avenue, one block away, is little better.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Taurus / Merriwood, Oakland, CA 94611 |

I do not know what do do >> using Cingular and it is just terrible. How do they get away with saying fewest droped calls? Liars! I have to stand on my deck leaning over to get a call through and I can see all of oakland and sf. Anybody live up here have a solution?

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 41st | Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 |

I only get one bar in my apartment and calls are constantly being dropped. I get slightly better reception when I'm outside on the balcony, but then I can barely hear the person on the other end of the line. I can rarely tell when the call has been dropped because with the background noise I can't hear anything.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lincoln | Grand, Alameda, CA 94501 |

I keep hearing that Cingular has the fewest dropped calls in the bay area but I can't seem to get reception anywhere. My calls drop after only a couple minutes no matter where I am (actually, it is about 2.5 minutes). The reception goes down to zero bars, the phone / service dumps the call--then I close the phone and suddenly ALL the bars are there. But STILL when I try to make the call again about 1 / 2 the time it fails. What I want to know is: will a new phone fix this? Or am I just out of luck permanently?

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