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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 | 270 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 666 Reviews)
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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Piedmont Ave. | Linda Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 |

AT&T is the worst coverage you've ever seen. And, confirming the other people who have posted here, the wireless radio in my my palm phone constantly turns itself off as the network struggles to connect. I would not recommend AT&T to anyone. If you must have GSM, I think T-Mobile is the least bad option for the Bay Area.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Pierce St. | Central Ave., Albany, CA 94706 |

Doesn't work in the elevator or the tunnels. Otherwise it's great. Strong signals in Berkeley and Albany.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Estates | La Salle, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Horrible reception at home and in the area. Reception varies from no bars to two bars. It sometimes have to hold phone near window or hold it up in air. Calls frequently dropped. I would not recommend them.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Alameda West End, Alameda, CA 94501 |

I've had this service for a few years. Seems to be improving just a mite. The basic deal is I can get 2 bars by standing by the window... annoying. Outside the reception is 4-5 bars, so I'm one of those people who sit in their car and talk on the phone.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Hearst Ave. | Euclid Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709 |

AT&T TDMA is okay in Berkeley, rarely more than three bars. But it's okay, reception in widespread even though call quality is below average - reception is better than most carriers (only Nextel and Verizon are better, though they are MUCH better) in this area. AT&T GSM is not even worth considering, like Cingular or Sprint, just useless from what I've experienced. I'll soon switch to Verizon because it has better reception and call quality for the same cost as AT&T TDMA (plus much better phones are available for no cost, I'll be getting the Samsung A530 (or A670 with a camera).

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Geary and Polk | Between Polk and Larkin, San Francisco, CA 94109 |

Great reception. Some interference in concrete reinforced apartment. But, generally clear. Used to have Sprint and never got coverage in my home.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Behind Cronicle Building | Natoma / 5th, San Francisco, CA 94103 |

Outside you mostly get one bar sometimes 2. Enough to make a call sometimes. Inside brick building with huge skylights no reception with occasional single bar that goes away as soon as you answer a call. Had similar issue with Sprint before. Customers come in with other services and get great coverage.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shattuck | Parker, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

My phone gets pretty good reception elsewhere, but not where I live. :p

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Martin Luther King Kr. Way | Ashby, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

Cell phone reception sucks! I had Nextel and T-Mobile which both worked fine here, but Cingular is for the birds!

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Foothill | Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601 |

Reception is average at most time and calls are very clear. But loses reception alot while driving around.

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