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Berkeley, CA 94705 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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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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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Delaware | McGee, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

Fed up - thats what I am. It's useless as a phone unless I park it outside my house pointing southwest and hope I hear it ring. People get frustrated, my kids can't reach me, the unreliability is pushing me to dump my Iphone next week. Is it Berkeley zoning battles that are limiting cell tower installation? What exactly is the problem with AT&T transmissions around here?

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Madison St. | Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706 |

One bar in my duplex -- sometimes. Calls fail on dial, drop, etc. Same in my old apt. on Solano at Evelyn...

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Walnut | Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

I can take my blackberry storm to friggin tilden park, and STILL GET A CALL. I hate the idea of sounding like a Verizon ad but IT'S TRUE.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Martin L King Jr Way | Berryman, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

I've had ATT Wireless (blue) GSM service since 2004. It used to be fine until the iPhone came out. Since then, it's gradually deteriorated to the point where I have to ask callers to repeat themselves and calls are regularly dropped. Reception fluctuates from 0-5 bars many times a minute. Strangely enough, since I have an old blue SIM, sometimes my phone roams on T Mobile. Then I get 5 bars continuously -- until it switches back to an ATT tower. I used to think that my plan, 1100 local (all of CA and nearby NV -- just what I need) minutes per month for $40 was great and that ATT could have it back when they pried it from my cold dead fingers. However, now I'm considering giving it up (that's how I found this site) when this $50 per month unlimited minutes, texting and data pricing war breaks out. It's 2009. If ATT can't expand its network to accommodate all the customers it's taking money from, then I want out. Life's too short to spend entire phone calls repeating oneself.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Delaware St. | Sacramento, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

You have to step out of the house for reception, it's a real shame. This is a class lawsuit waiting to happen.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Spruce | Alta, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

Getting 2 bars with T-Mobile and very slow GPRS / EDGE.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | MLK | Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

AT&T has terrible coverage in this area of Berkeley. I get between 1 and 0 bars in my apartment. I have to step outside to get 2 to 3 bars and that's the best I can get within a 100 feet of the building! AT&T's customer service rates their coverage as "good" in this area, but they are overly optimistic. Do not go with AT&T if you live in Walnut Square area of Berkeley.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fernside Blvd. | Tilden Way, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Having been a customer since Cellular One days, I've had pretty good reception with every cell phone with the exception of my new Apple iPhone 3G on ATT's network. A simple 3-4 minute call may require 2 call backs due to a dropped signal. This happens even talking on the phone from the second floor window with 2-3 bars. I'm going to report the poor reception to ATT.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Near Ashby BART Stn., Berkeley, CA 94703 |

AT&T must have upgraded service in my area starting about 5 months ago or so. When I purchased my iPHone 3G in end of Aug. '08 I had virtually no 3G connectivity at all until around April '09 (can't remember exactly). Then all of a sudden I was getting 4 bars consistently and sometimes 5. When I was experiencing the problem earlier it didn't matter where in my house I was or whether I walked outside, even in the middle of the street; the entire neighborhood had bad connectivity... .now it's all fine.

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AT&T

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

It's clearly getting worse. When I got the phone three months ago I was disappointed with occasional weak 3G and failed downloads. Then 3G was reduced to occasional 30 second bursts. Now I can't get a bar of E and can't even call my job! Not bad from other locations, just useless at home.

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