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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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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Broadway Terr and Hwy. 13 | Broadway Terr and Duncan Way, Oakland, CA 94611 |

My Verizon service was good here for years. I actually switched to it because AT&T was bad at my house. But in the last 6 months or so I've noticed a substantial degrading of my signal at my home and all over the Oakland / Berkeley area. I'm over it and will be switching to another provider.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bayfarm Island | Islandia HOA Island Dr. and Catalina Ave., Alameda, CA 94502 |

I now understand why my signal is so terrible here. If you look at the map, there is only 1 tower on the far end of the main island of alameda. And I think another over on Davis st by the Costco. Verizon only has 1 near the Oakland airport. What I don't understand is why there are clusters of them in towns kinda outside the main areas. Like, a bunch in south san Francisco but none IN San Francisco. A bunch in Concord but nothing around Richmond. And so on.. If you look At the map for each individual cellular service provider, its not much better but Sprint seems to have the least of them all. What happened? I used to have no complaints with my Sprint signal but in recent years something has changed. I have this 5g capable phone but no 5g but I barely can get 3g 4g or lte, always roaming or no signal at all, never more than maybe 1 bar and a flickering 2nd bar.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shoreline Dr., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Terrible OMG can’t wait to switch to Verizon... I don’t understand why the service so bad in such a busy city by the beach

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Redwood Heights | 39th Ave.And Selkirk St., Oakland, CA 94619 |

At home we never have more than one bar of reception strength. Dropped calls or losing transmission ability is not unusual.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Hwy. 13 | Moraga, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Never had any trouble with Verizon service in this area and coverage is pretty good anywhere I go -- I am having trouble with the price though so am shopping around.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lake Chabot Rd. | Arcadian, Castro Valley, CA 94546 |

Reception used to be fine a year ago, few dropped calls and no timeouts when texting. Then the dropped calls increased. Then texting photos always timed out. Then texting text-only started timing out. Now calls drop so often I've gone back to the landline for phone calls. I send my texts when out doing errands, so they'll go without timing out. Why the severe degradation in service? It used to be great. Is Verizon aware of the problem? If yes, does Verizon know what it would it take to make the cell phone work in this area again? If Verizon knows how to make it work again, is anyone with decision-making power willing to make it happen?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Lost Valley Dr. | Kenmore Ct., Orinda, CA 94563 |

Never get higher than one bar. No cell available during power outages. Bummer! I am told Verizon has backup battery for power outages but don’t know if they are good for this area that is up against hills.

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Cricket

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cedar and Grant, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

I sometimes have 1 bar or none in this area. Standing outside in Bay Area with no service in 2019? Seems unacceptable. Up in Tilden Park I had 5 bars 4gLTE! Came back home to zero. T-Mobile was the opposite, no bars in Tilden.

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MetroPCS

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Sunset Ave. | Western, Hayward, CA 94541 |

My phone stopped working... I was told that my phone was old and I needed to buy a new phone... I used an old phone paid for service and the phone doesn't work at all! No refunds. I hate Metropcs since the EVIL John Legere from T-Mobile took over... HATE

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Peet’s Coffee | Park St., Alameda, CA 94501 |

Trying to figure out if switching from Sprint to AT&T helps with cellphone calls.

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