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Oakland, CA 94612 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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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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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Beach | The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 |

AT&T consistently disappoints. Reception rarely goes above 3 bars no matter where I am in SF or Bay Area. It is frequently at one or two bars and web sites take forever to load. It is even worse when I leave California. Prices for service are high. International plans are a joke: they cost a fortune and work only about 60 - 70% of the time.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Marin Circcle | Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

The problem with Berkeley is not the carriers, they dont want to sell poor performance. The problem with Berkley Hills is that the city and its residents have been fighting the carriers for years and do not allow any new towers. From my experience Verizon is the only carrier with any type of decent coverage.

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | TransAmerica Pyramid , San Francisco, CA 94104 |

I moved to SF from NYC in June on Verizon and watched in absolute horror my cell phone reception declined to levels on par with 2005 when I owned a flip phone. No 3G or 4G data especially during peak times e.g. nights, evenings, weekends, etc. 75% of calls would go directly to voicemail without me ever knowing I had a call or voicemail in the heart of downtown SF. The only positive was when I actually made a call or received a call, it was crystal clear. After six weeks of horrible customer service and excuses, I decided to port my number (after 12 years) to Sprint. Sprint rolled out the red carpet for me. Unlimited everything (talk, text, 4G data) at a lower price ($40 cheaper) and my data is stronger and faster. One down side is the call quality inside my high-rise office building is not always crystal clear but I rarely talk on the phone anyway. Outside of SF, calls and data coverage are just fine if not better than Verizon especially within the Sprint Spark coverage areas. If you are tired of Verizon's lies and deception: LEAVE. They do not care about long-time customers.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Oakland | 51st and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94610 |

Over the last several months I've noticed a significant decline in the quality of my Verizon service. The service used to be quite good over here in the East Bay, but now it seems I'm forced to choose between 3 bad options (Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T). I had AT&T for many years and their service was okay, I switched to Verizon when AT&T started to go downhill and now it's happening again. Why is it that service never seems to improve? I don't expect perfect service 24 / 7. I simply expect my money to buy something that won't crap out on me in the middle of a business call 20% of the time!

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 40th St. San Pablo . , Emeryville, CA 94608 |

I have no idea what happened the AT&T signal. It is bad almost all over in Oakland Berkeley Emeryville . I used to get good signals now is really bad.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Solano Ave. | Masonic, Albany, CA 94706 |

I walk my dog down Evelyn Ave. to Brighton and back under the Bart tracks on the Greenway. I get pretty much zero service on Evelyn. The closer you are to Key Route, the more service available. But there are dead zones all along Solano. This is using 3G service. I don't know if their 4G LTE is better.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cotella, Alameda, CA 94502 |

Horrible reception 4G at best and one bar for voice

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T-Mobile

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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AT&T

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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AT&T

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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