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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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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Wildcat Dr. | Rifle Range Rd., El Cerrito, CA 94530 |

Poor reception, often no service, everywhere east of Arlington Ave.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Upper Lakeshore, Oakland, CA 94610 |

I have used Sprint for at least 3 years. I get some dropped calls but not that often. I used to think that Sprint was not a very good carrier, but after reading all of the comments on other carriers, I think it is much better than I gave it credit for. Sprint seems to work well in SF, downtown parts of Oakland and much of East Bay. It is very poor in Oakland hills. Nothing I read in comments convinced me that any other carrier is better, or as good, in this area. I'm sticking with Sprint.

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MetroPCS

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | University | Sacramento, Berkeley, CA 94703 |

I love my Metro! I get good reception everywhere in Berkeley. I've dropped my phone like a dozen times. I barely ever recharge the battery, and I have unlimited minutes. Metro is a land line mabye thats why.

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Sprint

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Buchanan | San Pablo, Albany, CA 94706 |

Sprint gets very poor reception in the University Village in Albany, and gets mediocre reception on campus.

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T-Mobile

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | McBryde | 29th, Richmond, CA 94804 |

I get great reception at home, but only a few blocks south, near the border between El Cerrito and Richond up to about Garvin, there's a huge dead spot with absolutely no reception.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Telegraph Ave. | Woolsey, Berkeley, CA 94705 |

I get terrible reception, and sometimes none at all. Many dropped calls. I have the same problem at work near Claremont Ave and Ashby. It was the same with AT&T and with my previous Nokia.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Appian Way | Valley View, El Sobrante, CA 94803 |

I used to get two or more bars on my phone when I switched from AT&T to Verizon, an improvement. After a few months, service went down. Now there are areas around the triangle of Appian, Valley View and Sobrante Ave. that are dead, and lower Appian Way and much of San Pablo Dam Rd.through El Sobrante no longer work. What happened?! Complaining hasn't helped. I was told there were "problems in the Berkeley area" months ago, and that includes El Sobrante, I guess.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Lakeshore and 580, Oakland, CA 94610 |

gets perfect reception, only it drops calls left and right.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | El Toyonal | Top Loma Vista, Orinda, CA 94563 |

Cingular drops calls in the house more than 50% of the time. Reception vaires from no bars to 3 bars in the same location.

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Hearst Ave. and Gayley, Berkeley, CA 94720 |

Reception is pretty good outdoors on the northern side of the UC Berkeley campus. Few dropped calls and consistently good sound quality. Reception sometimes drops rapidly indoors, often to one bar or none. On the UC Berkeley campus for example, reception is terrible in various campus buildings like Evans, Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Pimentel, Tan Hall, and Foothill Housing, but reception is fine in various others (such as Davis Hall, Cesar Chavez, and Dwinelle). Maybe it depends on the building material?

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