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Oakland, CA 94612 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2.2 star rating (2.2 stars | 138 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 81 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 96 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 245 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 606 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 1947 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94704 |

Verizon service in downtown Berkeley is terrible. I'm often in Civic Center Park for lunch, and my 3G iPhone on Verizon usually only gets 2-3 bars, and sometimes, like today. it goes to 1x (analog? seriously?) WTF is wrong with coverage form ALL the carriers in Berkeley? Totally ridiculous!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | SF Ferry Building / Rincon Center | Embarcadero @ Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105 |

Poorest reception in this area results in continually dropped calls, inability to initiate a call. Constant roaming results in drained charge within three (3) hours; requires phone to be connected to charger while at work.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Santa Clara Ave. | WILLOW ST, Alameda, CA 94501 |

ok for texting most of the time but phone calls will be lost in most cases.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Berkeley Bowl and Ashby Bart | Ashby and Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

Calls made from I phone is being dropped constantly. Internet signal is dropped daily. This Ashby corridor is considered the dead zone. by AT&T customer service. Tried AT&T cell tower and no result. Just as dead as ever. The only solution in this zone is land line. I often see people sitting on the curb outside of their houses to make calls with their cell phones.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Montecito and Lenox, Oakland, CA 94610 |

I'm in a dead zone that is roughly defined by Lee St., Montecito Ave., Bay and Vernon. Coverage is good outside this area, and horrible inside. So I have almost no coverage in my house. I tried a microcel device but it only improved signal strength occasionally. I'm just waiting for my contract to end!

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Mission, San Francisco, CA 94104 |

Data reception is very poor in many places in and out of8 the city. Most of the problems occur while doing something in the phone and all of the sudden the Internet just drops. It is actually a very exasperating situation that I'm having to deal with. I have been a loyal customer since 2006. Furthermore, I've been giving it the benefit of time so Sprint could get their network straight. But I can't ignore the fact that I'm paying a lot of money for a lacking and somewhat mediocre service. PD: Just now the same thing that I was complaining about happened, signal dropped for no reason and I had to resubmit this.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ashby | Fulton, Berkeley, CA 94705 |

T-Mobile has 0-2 bars, usually one. Calls dropped after 2-5 minutes. Wondering how they can sell service which they cannot actually provide. Looks like all the carriers do the same. Learned that they have one coverage map for the public, another for themselves; the latter actually indicates the lack of service in Berkeley. It helps to consider how ethical, scrupulous and upright the builders of the railroads and later the highway systems were, if only to keep the behavior of these businesses in context. Also, to keep in mind that the customer service employees are not the actual source of the consumer betrayal.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Harbor Bay, Alameda, CA 94502 |

I can't make phone calls at my work building on Harbor Bay. :-( I get text messages but they seem to be delayed. I have to go outside if I want to call someone. Metro works better when I'm at home on Thurles Pl. Certain areas in the house doesn't work but one room facing the window usually works. I have to go outside my friends' houses on Marianas and Mangrove to make a call.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Juanita Way Berkeley Ca | Cedar and Juanita, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

In the past six months, Sprint telephone service has deteriorated. Almost all calls are dropped. I now rely on my land line when making calls from home.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Moraga Ave. | 51st, Oakland, CA 94611 |

I've been a Sprint / Nextel customer since 1999 and never thought of switching until this year. Calls from favorites don't come through with no record of the call (they think I'm ignoring them). Did everything, new phone, Airwave, a zillion calls to customer support only to be told they've never heard of this problem from anyone else - even as I am staring at blogs with hundreds of complaints. I would switch to TMobile because of the incredible deal to payoff switching costs, but a possible merger of TMobile with Sprint is a concern. My ATT friends get good service but pay 5x as much, and my Verizon friends who are usually loyal say that calls are now dropping for them too. Something is going on with all of the carriers that no one is discussing. If only Edward Snowden worked for the phone companies, maybe something would change..

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