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Berkeley, CA 94705 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps

1. Verizon 2 star rating (2 stars | 154 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 79 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 89 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.5 star rating (1.5 stars | 238 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 607 Reviews)
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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Curtis St. | Delaware St., Berkeley, CA 94702 |

I share the frustration of all those AT&T customers. What's the use of having an iPhone if it's just an app machine and can't receive a phone call? I finally got out of a 2-year contract, and for all of two years I've dealt with hundreds of dropped calls, crackly reception, etc. I just wish I knew if this "Bermuda Triangle" of reception in Berkeley is an AT&T problem or a problem for all the carriers (the map shows that all the towers are pretty much located in the same area for all the carriers). At this point I think the only way to figure it out is to literally find other carriers' active phones and bring it to your house. Don't believe anything someone tells you from one of their companies, they are not in the business of being honest about their reception quality.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Glorieta | Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563 |

On street, in house, coverage is fantastic. 3.5g for data downloads very often. Very few dropped calls. Best reception I've consistently ever had with AT&T in the Bay Area.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | University | 7th, Berkeley, CA 94710 |

1 bar since June 13th 2010. AT&T customer service and technical support are aware that tower at I-80 and University has been down since this date(2 others have on and off) and there is no 3g coverage. Their official response- SPEND MORE MONEY. They are happy to sell you a new contract and phone(will it work?) or a micro-cell(149.99). Since I am out of contract and have been for years, this option is a joke. AT&T's best suggestion to date has been "buy a pre-paid phone until this tower is up". FYI- AT&T, this is one of the more populated areas of the country with motivated consumers that will be happy to share this information on every social networking, consumer and review site on the internet. Also, everyone I know with Verizon in the Bay Area has little or no problems with reception. AT&T- not taking care of your customers will be a policy that you will find to be very regrettable.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | University Ave. | Martin Luther King Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94703 |

1 bar in my house only in certain spots, many dropped calls.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Central AVe | Webster, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Verizon knows how bad their service is on Alameda. They said "it is a known trouble spot" so they offered to give me a $250 network extender or let me out of my contract without the early termination fee.

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2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | 62nd | College, Berkeley, CA 94705 |

One to three bars in my apartment. Lots of dropped calls, a few missed calls, and poor call quality. My Verizon work cell has 4 solid bars and good call quality.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Treasure Island | 1113 Keppler Ct., San Francisco, CA 94130 |

I only get reception in half my apt. and half my work by Levis plaza, sometimes less than that. AT&T sucks sooo much, why did Apple have to pick them. The day Verizon gets the Iphone i'm switching!

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3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Don Carol Dr. | Arlington Blvd., El Cerrito, CA 94530 |

I have a personal and a work phone. This review is for the personal Motorola phone. Reception bar is slightly worse than Blackberry, but I think I get around the same amount of dropped call (every once in a long while) as the Blackberry. Overall, very happy with Verizon. Had AT&T before, and reception was simply horrible!

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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Don Carol Dr. | Arlington Blvd., El Cerrito, CA 94530 |

I have a personal and a work phone. Both are on Verizon. This review is for the work Blackberry model. Reception at home is pretty good majority of the time, with a drop call every once in a while.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Vernon | Perkins, Oakland, CA 94610 |

Inside apartment usually only get 1-2 bars. Lots of dropped calls. Seems to have gotten worse in 2010.

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