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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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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Skyline Blvd, Near Skyline High School | Redwood Rd., Oakland, CA 94619 |

Sprint really is the worst in the Oakland Hills. There is basically no service. I used to have Cingular and it worked fairly well, but its was no picnic either. I have found out that Verizon works the best. You can even get clear signal in Roberts Park and Tilden Park. I think I'll be moving to Verizon.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Eunice, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

We get no reception in our house and have to go outside to use the cell phone. My husband (who uses a different phone than I do) gets no reception in his downtown SF office. We can carry on a conversation in the Berkeley flats, but it's never great.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Telegraph Ave. | Alcatraz Ave., Oakland, CA 94609 |

Actually I get four bars but when I make a call, it gets crackly and the person on the other end can't hear me. This is in North Oakland, inside a small building, near a window. This happens in multiple locations in the East Bay: UC Berkeley campus (94720) Berkeley hills -- at a location supposedly served by a special Cingular tower, and five bars displaying Downtown Berkeley (94720) The Cingular sales guy says he never heard of this happened before ;[

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 41St St.@ Terrace, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Poor reception indoors (in Apartment Building) 1- 2 BARS. Great reception outdoors (outside of Apartment Building): 4-5 BARS

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Santa Clara | 9Th St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Horrible Reception in my home, cannot use phone most of the time. Some spots in Alameda are just ok, most of Alameda is horrible. They said there is a cell tower 3 miles away and they have a range of 30+ miles. NO EXCUSE for the bad signal!!

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Martin Luther King Jr. Way | Parker, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

A few years ago Verizon coverage in my house was Perfect. Maybe one dropped call over a period of 2 years. Over the past year coverage has degraded. When I'm on conference calls at home, I no longer feel comfortable using my cell phone because I keep getting, "Sorry, you're breaking up... can you repeat that?" or "I think I heard what you said. Let me repeat back and tell me if that's right." I'm somewhat tempted to try out Cingular since the time I tried my friend's phone in the house and around the neighborhood. She had almost full bars all around the house and on MLK going to Solano Avenue. But I have to say the reception was crackly. It was not as crisp and clear as what I get with my Verizon phone. Who knows-- maybe it was her phone (i.e. a different model with better RF would have sounded better). Anyway, my contract with Verizon is up in November, so MAYBE I'll check out Cingular.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Harrison | Monte Vista, Oakland, CA 94611 |

There's a very predictable coverage hole on Harrison near Monte Vista in Oakland

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | High St. and "International", Oakland, CA 94601 |

Reception is Really Good through all of International Basically. Just kind of cuts off on High st.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 |

hey, the reception is crap indoors and crap in the Foothill Dorms area, other services, Cingular especially gets full bar in the same areas, even underground

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

All over this part of rockridge, from the bottom of the hill by the Country Club, down Manila, and up College ave from Manila to the next street closer to BART - reception is terrible. Inside, fahgettaboutit. My girlfriend's Sprint phone seems to work o.k. A friend's AT&T had no service either, but another friend's Cingular even worked inside my apartment.

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