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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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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Arkansas St. | 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94107 |

I can usually get a signal and make a call. But I've kept notes over the last three months and discovered that I receive calls approximately 65% of the time (they go direct to voicemail), and calls are dropped approximately 80% of the time.

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AT&T

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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T-Mobile

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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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | 20th Street, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA 94107 |

Good reception outside; wi-fi calling makes a huge difference inside.

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Sprint

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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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Brannan St. | Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107 |

Used to use iPhone with AT&T 4G LTE and it works perfect in most areas of the city - Way better than T-Mobile that many of my friends have.

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T-Mobile

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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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Keller Ave, | Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605 |

Outside the reception is okay, depending on where you walk. A few times while walking my dog a call has dropped. While inside my apartment, the occasionally drop increases. For example, I can be sitting on my bed, not moving much and the call will drop in the middle. I have to be very strategic to where I stand / sit to make and hold a phone call conversation.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Walgreens | Telegraph Ave. Oakland Ca, Oakland, CA 94609 |

Sprint needs more LTE because I get it outside my home but in the house I have airave 2.5 plus and it help all my dropped calls and clearer calls come in!!

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Moraga Ave. | Thornhill Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 |

Coverage is generally awful in the Montclair hills. My first carrier was T-Mobile when I moved here and I would get one bar. I could only reliably make calls if I went out to the street. I switched to Boost mobile, which runs on Sprints network. No coverage at all. Beware that even though they're a no-contract carrier, they will not refund the first month. When in doubt, get the absolute cheapest plan, or a pay-as-you-go plan, to test coverage so you don't get burned if you need to cancel like I did. I asked the upstairs neighbors what they use and based on that switched to ATT. The coverage and wife are acceptable but the BIG downside is ATT costs nearly double what other carriers charge. 300 MB / 300 Minutes / 300 texts is $88!

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