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Oakland, CA 94621 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. T-Mobile 2 star rating (2 stars | 68 Reviews)
2. Verizon 2 star rating (2 stars | 141 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 88 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 203 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 556 Reviews)
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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Christie Ave. | 65th St., Emeryville, CA 94608 |

Almost never get a 3G connection, and calls are consistently of poor quality and dropping all over the place.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Harrison | 29th, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Luckily, I have a landline. It's useless to use my cell in my house. I actually live closer to Broadway. Reception is better if I go to the Broadway end of the house and non-existente at the Harrison end of the house. I have to use the phone outside on the top floor in the most westerly part of the building to have any type of serious conversation.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Redwood Rd. | SevenHills, Castro Valley, CA 94546 |

Been in Castro Valley for 11 years. Terrible coverage. I kept thinking that it would improve. Called Verizon this year and told them that I "couldn't hear them now". They said there were no plans to fix the problem. Their answer was to sell me a home micro cell that hooks up to the internet. Good signal now but there is a brief delay in the conversations like the international calls had back in the day. I have a Sprint phone from work that gets 5 bars in my living room...

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Francisco and MLK Jr, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

We have a family plan and in one of the cell phones there is no reception at all. In my second line if I'm lucky and if I stay in the good spot then I have 1 bar. I live in Berkeley downtown and thinking to switch to any other company because I'm sick of ATT, but I have to pay early termination fee. ATT is horrible I also have internet issues with them, well if you could my recommendation is avoid it.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Tulip Ave., Oakland, CA 94619 |

get a lot of dropped calls. reception is not consistent, I would get no service at least twice a day inside and outside of the house. I would lose data also. I had AT&T and never had issues indoors of my house. calling T-Mobile did not help.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hopkins | Action, Berkeley, CA 94702 |

The guy at the AT&T store in El Cerrito said a new tower is going up at Hopkins and Carlotta by Dec 31st so hopefully that will improve reception.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Sherman | Dayton, Alameda, CA 94501 |

ATT in the same location with another BB was fine, no breakup - Sprint signal appears weaker in this specific spot, reception is spotty causing dropped words in conversation - Sprint is sending another phone, suspect it may be this phone - I will update if reception improves with the new phone, or leave this comment and just switch back to my previous carrier.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Alcatraz | Telegraph, Oakland, CA 94609 |

I've had AT&T for 6+ years, never had a dropped call but sometimes poor reception inside. They added or upgraded a tower near here in the last year. Now I get 4 bars in the house, and usually 4-5 walking around the neighborhood.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Lewelling Bl | Wix Bl, San Leandro, CA 94579 |

2 bars - and calls drop with the Fatal No Service. There is a tower at 1835 Lewelling Bl but it doesn't use AT&T

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Martin Luther King Jr. Way | Rose St., Berkeley, CA 94709 |

I have been living in Berkeley for only 3 weeks. I rarely have more than 2 bars. Every now and then, for a few minutes, I have more. I have dropped many calls and when I am able to have an extended conversation, the reception is really bad. This was also true when I visited for extended weekends in May and July. I had the same phone and AT&T service in Seattle for three years with no issues. In Seattle the reception was unbeatable. I never dropped calls, always had 4-5 bars of reception and consistent connection to the Edge network. If you live in Berkeley, I do not recommend AT&T. The service is so poor that I am likely going to give up my beloved iPhone, because it's essentially useless here. It's most certainly not worth the month cost.

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