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San Jose, CA 95126 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 170 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 85 Reviews)
3. T-Mobile 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 99 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.2 star rating (1.2 stars | 286 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.6 star rating (1.6 stars | 721 Reviews)
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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Yerba Buena / San Felipe | Yerba Buena / Silver Creek, San Jose, CA 95135 |

The stretch from San Felipe to Silver Creek on Yerba Buena (somewhat hilly area), you are guaranteed to loose the call. No signal between silver creek and 101 (almost close to 101).

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Altia / Bel Mira Way | Yerba Buena / Altia, San Jose, CA 95135 |

I used Sprint PCS and ATT TDMA in the past. Sprint almost always failed at my home. But at work and on the major highways, it worked decently. The quality of the call on the highways was pretty decent. With ATT TDMA, when I originally got it (over 2 years ago), was not that bad. At home, I was able to make and receive calls but calls get dropped quite often. I put up with it because of the contract. I got Verizon couple of months ago after seeing a friend of mine living in the same area be happy with it (except for the high price compare to the competition). In my case, I wasn't as lucky. I don't know if it is because of the phone model (Samsung a670) I am using, but the signal strength seem to fluctuate quite a bit. Sometimes, it I get 4 bars but in the same location a second later, I don't get any bars. This became a frustrating problem. I wish the guy in the Verizon ad check my neighborhood

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Longridge Rd. | Hollycrest, Los Gatos, CA 95032 |

Very poor reception - Verizon in the same area is very good.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Bowers Ave. | Central Expwy, Santa Clara, CA 95051 |

AT&T / Cingular is great for me all over the bay area. I don't know why people don't get good reception in the bayarea. My advice: Get a good phone with both 850 and 1900 Mhz bands.

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AT&T Wireless (GSM)

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Almaden Expwy. | Capitol Expwy., San Jose, CA 95125 |

Great reception. Better indoors than SprintPCS in this area, where many times I could not get a signal. I recently switched from Sprint to a smartphone for SMS messaging, and haven't regretted it. SprintPCS is a great service, probably slightly better than AT&T in call quality and price, but their lack of international SMS and nice phone models was really the deciding factor for leaving. I was lured away by the Int. SMS and the Motorola Razr V3, but ended getting the SMT 5600 instead, and couldn't be happier. Neat freakin gadget.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Fleming Ave. | Story Rd., San Jose, CA 95127 |

No reception to one bar. Can not receive and make call.

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MetroPCS

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | San Carlos | Meridian, San Jose, CA 95126 |

I have had Metro PCS since they started business in this area. In the begining some of the phones that they offered weren't always of the best quality and there were a number of "black-holes". However, today, for the price, they are, hands down, the best cell phone company I've delt with. Their service is great and seems to improve every month. The reception is always great - I can't remember the last time I droped a call. The phones have improved ten-fold, and their customer service representatives are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and very responsive. I've yet to have a bad experience with any representative. I recommend Metro PCS to everyone and anyone looking to buy a cell phone or switch services.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Scott | Monroe, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

One bar indoors, couple of bars outdoors. Hasn't yet dropped a call outdoors. Frequently drops calls indoors.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Great Mall and Abel, Milpitas, CA 95035 |

Very very weak signal with my R225 (inside and outside). Ordered a Nokia on eBay, hopefully it will work better.

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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | San Thomas | Monroe, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

A few dropped calls. Reception along 101 is passable. Sometimes half-duplex, sometimes echoish. Customer service varies widely. My main gripe is the persistent belief that they are changing contract terms during the contract periods without notifying the customers. Billing problems, etc.

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