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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) | 580 Freeway, Oakland, CA 94605 |

With the merger of ATT and Cingular and the GSM network my phone reception has been horrible. I cannot complete a call without it being dropped no matter where I am. This includes California or New York! My phone was purchased from an authorized dealer so... you know the drill about finger pointing. Cingular says it's the phone (I'm on my fourth Nokia) and Nokia does nothing. Cingular is the worst carrier. who cares about rool over minutes when you can't make a call. I had an emergency call intot 911, even that call was dropped! Needless to say, I'm searchinhg for a new carrier.

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Verizon

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Moraga Bvd, Lafayette, CA 94549 |

Coverage excellent everywhere in Lafayette town limits so far.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

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

So far good reception in my area. I haven't experienced any call drops or poor reception. Although outside of my general area, I have experienced call drops or no reception despite the phone showing full bars. This only occurs when I'm on the outer fringes of the Bay Area (i.e. Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Marin City, Fairfield). As long as I stay in the major areas in Bay Area, reception is great with full bars.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Shasta Rd. | Queens, Berkeley, CA 94708 |

terrible reception in my house - multiple drop-outs up in the hills - would switch if I could but on a corporate plan

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ascot | Camelford, Oakland, CA 94611 |

Sprint phones are practically unusable near my home and elsewhere in Montclair. My wife also has Samsung Sprint PCS phone that doesn't work. What is most frustrating is phones can occasionally get enough signal for a bar or less, and phones will actually ring, but you can't carry on conversation (no transmission / reception or disconnect). I'm thinking of moving to Verizon which I'm told (and can see on reviews) fares better in Montclair. Unfortunatly we still have several months in 2 year contract and I haven't found an acceptable substitute for Palm / phone device (i500) I currently have (Treo 600 / 650 on Verizon is logical choice but is much larger than i500).

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Coronado | Fairmount, El Cerrito, CA 94530 |

I've had Verizon for two years. I have OK reception at home but if a Bart passes near my house, the reception goes dead. In my office in Berkeley, I have no reception at all. I have to walk outside to get any signals. I used to have AT&T as my carrier and Nokia 5160 my phone. It seemed to work better in Berkeley office but worse at home in El Cerrito.

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AT&T

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Tara Rd. | Southwood, Orinda, CA 94563 |

I switched from AT&T to Cingular. AT&T got me virtually no reception. Cingular lets me talk on the phone! Not perfect, but decent.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Milvia | Vine, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

I get decent (3 bars out of 4 or better) almost everywhere in this area, including 2 or 3 bars inside my house. Only a few places in Berkeley / Oakland area where the TDMA service is sketchy. Would like to upgrade to a nice new GSM phone, but I'm waiting till they build out the GSM network more.

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Nextel

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Uc Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704 |

I've been using this Nextel iDen phone from Motorola for over a year with no major problems in Berkeley or anywhere in San Francisco or anywhere I've been in the bay area. The only place I've seen people take calls that I have no service is underground in BART or Muni in downtown SF. Standard reception fading occurs underground or deep within buildings.

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T-Mobile

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Berkeley / Oakland, Berkeley, CA 94709 |

In the previous entry I hit the US Cellular button by mistake it's T-Mobile that's terrible. I know nothing about US Cellular. My apologies to them

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