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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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4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Market | 77 Beale, San Francisco, CA 94111 |

I just gave ATT a zero, but my friends have excellent coverage with verizon. To better help shoppers viewing the ratings, I am also ranking this service as I have experience with it through my co-workers. Verizon is great, no problems.

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0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 77 Beale | Market, San Francisco, CA 94111 |

There needs to be a class action lawsuit on ATT. I get virtually no reception during the day and when I do, its EDGE or even at GPRS level. Thats why I gve it a 0, no 3G. Dismal. Sad and depressing. My co-workers with Verizon have no issues at all.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | MLK | Alcatraz, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

Generally I have to go out in back yard to try to keep a call, frequent dropped calls, so happy the 2 yr contract is over although right at this moment it is 3 bars so in the past month something might have changed.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Arlington Blvd. | Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530 |

I sign up with Nextel in the summer of 02 and the reception was great. Two years later I was bouncing from 0 to 5 bars, lost calls, you name it, it happens. I called to complain and received the usual BS " we are thinking of putting up a cell tower". My plan ends this month Jan-2010 and it's good riddance Nextel.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Haas School of Business, Berkeley, CA 94720 |

Here at Haas I have always gotten just awful reception - never 3G services. Never, ever. Oftentimes 1 bar. Today I have full 5 bars and 3G all day. Did they open a new tower or something? Totally great to have coverage here finally!

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Campolindo, Moraga, CA 94556 |

Terrible, cell is unusable at home. Hmmm, what to do?

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

I've had AT&T for about 9 years and the service has become very, very poor. I have trouble getting reception in my home, and static or dropped calls are the norm. I'm almost ready to move to Verizon because AT&T is not in the service business, they are in the sales business. "What can we sell you and how much can we charge." At their store in El Cerrito plaza they will sell you a phone, or let you pay a bill but can not help with service problems. AT&T doesn't run customer service centers just sales outlets. It's common in the industry to spend more money on marketing than maintaining service standards. You will note there are no commitments to providing quality service. Zip.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | College Ave. | Shafter Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 |

We love Verizon: Great customer service (alway jobs in the USA, no off-shore customer service!), great reliability, mostly great reception--As a visiting nurse, I drive 6 counties and I really need reliable good service at night. But for the longest time, we couldn't get calls on our mobile phones in our own house! Verizon was embarrassed but couldn't fix it on their end. So they suggested we buy a booster. Now our reception is perfect EVERYWHERE. I really lust after an iPhone, but after reading all the bad reviews of AT&T from people right here in my zip code I'm going to stay with Verizon.

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1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Alcatraz and Shattuck, Oakland, CA 94609 |

My reception was below average- two bars or less- until about a month ago, when it suddenly became far worse- frequent total losses of service, cycling through loss and regain until I just turn the phone off. I've called Verizon's tech support three times, and they say there's been transmitter work in the area and it'll get better, but after a month I've come to understand they're just shining me on. My phone gets a great signal, just a mile away in any direction, but North Oakland has been, evidently, left for dead. I'm looking at Sprint, through Credo. It couldn't be worse.

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5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | McDonalds Downtown Oakland | Jackson / 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612 |

Usually I get full bars of UMTS / HSDPA 3G in my area. Otherwise, when I am at home, my connection drops in half to 2 bars out of four (windows mobile phones show four bars instead of the 5-7 bars other phones show). Inside my home, I get EDGE, never any 3G. T-Mobile is pretty good in my area, I can't complain. I just wished it worked inside the 12th st and 19st BART stations.

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