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1. Verizon 2.4 star rating (2.4 stars | 111 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 64 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 81 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 226 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 526 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cotella, Alameda, CA 94502 |

Horrible reception 4G at best and one bar for voice

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Gayley Rd. | Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720 |

Absolutely terrible inside Stern Hall - some dropped calls, bad quality when it does go through, very inconsistent signal. Seems to work fine in some areas of UC Berkeley's campus, though (downtown, on Telegraph, etc.)

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Solano Ave. | San Pablo, Albany, CA 94706 |

I rarely have issues. SF, East Bay, and Marin are all totally fine. Driving across Richmond Bridge, sometimes reception goes down as signal gets switched to a new cell. I am not being paid by AT&T to write this review, by the way. I just feel it's expensive. But I guess it is worth it, seeing reviews of other networks,

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | POMONA | MARIN, Albany, CA 94706 |

I switched from CREDO (a socially responsible company)which was ok if a bit pricey. It uses Sprint. Thought I could get a better deal with Verizon and I wanted a walk-store. But who cares about that now given the horrific service we have received. We have the dropped calls, and long periods of time when it is not available. The back of the house has not had service for a long time. Promises were made but never honored. This includes internet service in the back of the house. My daddy told me never to pay for something I did not get. Sorry Dad.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Market St. | Apgar, Emeryville, CA 94608 |

I get a lot of missed calls that say to the caller something to the affect of the subscriber is not available. It's worse with the Motorola X.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Solano Ave. | Masonic St., Albany, CA 94706 |

Dropped calls.Can't make or receive calls inside the Albany Target store-they say only T-Mobile has this problem.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Beale St. | Market, San Francisco, CA 94105 |

How much of a gap in s there between the 1st (VZW), and 2nd (AT&T) largest wireless carriers with the 3rd (Sprint) largest carrier? F'N H-U-G-E! I've used AT&T and VZW service (voice / data) for the past 16+ years and never has their service been as horrendous as Sprint! I got suckered into Sprint's low monthly unlimited voice and data plans at the end of 2013. When I cancelled my VZW service, the VZW rep said, sorry, there's nothing I can do to match Sprint's rates, but be forewarned that droves and droves of Sprint customers are leaving to sign up with VZW because of their terrible coverage and service. Being on Sprint for a year now, I can easily say that the VZW rep was right and that I HATE SPRINT SERVICE! Unlimited voice and data means nothing! What you get is UNLIMITED crap! Data dependent apps don't work (even when LTE signal indicator shows 3 bars on iPhone) so you wait, and wait, and wait, until you suck it up and put your useless smart device away because there is no data connection. Trying to use my device on Bart is a joke. There are so many dead spots on 101 and 280 that my voice calls drop every 4-5 miles all along San Francisco and the Peninsula. I just drove to and from LA on I-5 and there were SEVERAL spans of 50-60 miles on I-5 that had absolutely NO COVERAGE! I was able to use my navigation, voice service, and text a total of 30-40 mins total on my drive from SF to LA. WTF?! Useless 4G voice and data is what you pay for. YOU WILL REGRET SIGNING UP WITH SPRINT and be just as HATEFUL as I am towards the company. Their customer service is just as horrible! Good luck trying to get a straight answer from any of their call centers (state side or overseas).

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | San Pablo | Moeser, El Cerrito, CA 94530 |

80% of the time I have 2 bars, 15% I have 1 or no reception at all.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Brighton Ave. | San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA 94706 |

Any company that has good reception and doesn't drop calls.

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Westline | Shoreline, Alameda, CA 94501 |

I moved from SF to Alameda in 2011 and have been with Verizon since before that. The signal in Alameda is worse than in SF but is still pretty good most of the time. Service is not good at Southshore and one little stretch of road on 8th St.near the dog park. Other than that I have no complaints. I rarely drop calls and I get Internet mostly everywhere. Still thinking about switching though. I have 4 lines on my plan and Verizon is expensive! Based on reviews for other carriers on this site though I guess you get what you pay for.

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