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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 Wireless (TDMA)

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Redwood Rd. | Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602 |

It seems weird to be able to see across the Bay, including all of Eastern San Francisco, and still get little or no reception. I don't know how that's even possible! Reception in this area in very spotty, and calls are often dropped. Also, when I tried to use the phone in San Francisco, I couldn't complete a call -- yet people all around me were chatting away on their cells! Very frustrating.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Center of island, Alameda, CA 94501 |

Get a wireless hands free set and leave in the 3 foot radius that is getting good reception then, you can walk around your house.

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Sprint

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | San Pablo Ave. | Central Ave., Albany, CA 94706 |

I have Sprint PCS. Get very good signal in Albany, all over San Francisco, all along I-80, and even while up on the North Lake Tahoe ski slopes. I do, however, get only 1 bar at work in my office building in Hercules (although it's fine when I go outside or next to a window). I have friends that use Verizon and AT&T that I go traveling with frequently, and I always get the best signal among us. I'm always lending my phone to them to make quick calls. I've had two Sanyos (SCP-8100 and SCP-6200) for Sprint that always worked very well and got very good signal. I haven't had any other phones, so I can't really compare them.

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AT&T Wireless (TDMA)

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | San Carlos Ave., Albany, CA 94706 |

Very poor reception inside my house and indoors in general.

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T-Mobile

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94710 |

Signal is quite low and below average in some industrial areas in Berkeley. Specially in several buildings there is no reception inside. Though works great in Newark, Union City with good reception.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Moraga Via | Glorietta Blvd., Orinda, CA 94563 |

I think this is a black hole. I've never heard of anyone getting reception here. I'm not even roaming or on an extended network. No service, period.

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Rheem Blvd. | Zander, Orinda, CA 94563 |

On one side of my house (towards Rheem) I get great reception, but if I go into my room (towards Zander) I get next to nothing.

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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Hollis St. | Powell, Emeryville, CA 94608 |

Great reception here. Have had good service with Verizon, except some hotspots like Orinda or on campus at UC Santa Cruz.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fairmont Ave. | Colusa, El Cerrito, CA 94530 |

For months now I have been enjoying great reception at my home. That was until today. Now its back to the same old thing. I can't use my phone at my house. This is very frustrating do to the fact that I am self employed and use my cell phone for my business. Is this just a one-time thing or did Cingular remove an antenna somewhere in my neighborhood?

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Thornhill Ave., Oakland, CA 94611 |

Good reception outside of my house on deck. On the street calls are mostly lost, phone doesn't ring 90% of the time. I've tried Cingular, Verizon, and AT&T, none work very well.

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