San Jose, CA 95134 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


Rating
1. Verizon 2.6 star rating (2.6 stars | 145 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 80 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 250 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 93 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 651 Reviews)
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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Peralta and Paseo Padre | Peralta and Paseo Padre, Fremont, CA 94536 |

I had a 1-bar max. inside the house; most of the time, no-reception. Called services but the lure me in to buy mini-tower!Outside my house could get to 2-3 bars; that's it. not even talking about 3 / 4G. I never had that experience with T-Mobile before.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Curtner | Meridian, San Jose, CA 95125 |

Verizon coverage works really well anywhere I've been in the San Jose area (usually constant 4 bars and fast download speeds), as long as I'm at least a mile north of Willow Glen. Unfortunately, I live in Willow Glen and get maybe 1 bar at best and rarely get a consistent data link, even when I'm outside.

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AT&T

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Wolfe Rd. | Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 |

Reception is horrendous. A lot of new construction going on around Valley Mall, residential AND commercial. AT&T is going to have a lot of unhappy customers new to the area if they don't improve it soon. It boggles the mind that construction for the new Apple Headquarters is going on just across Hwy. 280 and AT&T hasn't done a thing.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Militch | Payne, San Jose, CA 95117 |

The worst Carrier I have had to date. constant 1-2 bar 3g with occasional 4LTE. My house has constant dropped call and my work its constant 1-2 3gbars... .Sprint said they would be upgrading 4lte all over my area by Feb... .BS its June and my service is still a joke.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Scott Blvd. | Lawrence Expy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

Consistent 0-1 bars for voice. 4G (not LTE) data pretty reliable, fast.

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MetroPCS

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | E Santa Clara St. | Fwy 101, San Jose, CA 95116 |

Metropcs service is frustrating. They shouldn't be allowed to use the term 4g lte it just doesn't work in the whole bay area. Dropped calls, mms are no easy task and trying to use navigation / maps is just impossible.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Montague Expressway | River Oaks Pkwy., San Jose, CA 95134 |

I just moved to San Jose from San Leandro. I thought Sprint's coverage was bad before, but now it's unusable. The voice quality at my new apartment is so bad I can't make or receive calls there. They sent me an Airave device to route calls through the internet, but that's unusable at least 90% of the time. My phone won't connect to the Airave unless I call tech support (through Skype on my laptop) and go through a tedious reset procedure. When I leave the apartment and come back, the phone won't connect again. The 4G LTE network is unusable through the whole Bay Area. The CDMA network is fast enough to stream Pandora in the car maybe 50% of the time. Looking up addresses on Google Maps is an exercise in frustration. I usually have to switch to airplane mode and switch back to get a 3G connection that works (slowly). I've decided to quit calling tech support and get out of my contract early. I just need a phone that works.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Minnesota and Lupton Ave. | Pine, San Jose, CA 95125 |

Little or no AT&T reception! Dropped calls! Can't receive calls anywhere in my home! Use to work perfectly. Something changed. What? Very expensive contract for lack of service! Hours on phone with tech people. They don't know what to do. Going to switch carriers!

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Sprint

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Charleston | Middlefield, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

I've had Sprint for the last decade. Although my building, solid concrete with rebar walls, is notorious for dropping calls, I so rarely have poor or dropped connections, I'm shocked when friends are visiting and can't make calls. The only time I lost all service, very inconveniently, was in the mountains, on my way to Yosemite. Their offices are convenient and their staff Tech savvy and super helpful. Im a happy camper / user.

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Verizon

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | Bubb Rd. | Conradia, Cupertino, CA 95014 |

Service was good for a long time. Things have changed since beginning of 2014. All our phones inside the home get a DOT / bar - outside may be 2. But the audio is scratchy and had to repeat several times. Checked with VZ support and did what they recommend me to do. Nothing has improved. Have been using Field Test (*3001#12345#*) and see that is at -111 or -114. Should normally observe -75 to -85 in this neighborhood. If I go couple blocks towards Kennedy school it improves and near De Anza College it is the best at -68. There is a VZ Cell tower and hence better signal and better data download speeds as well. Very disappointed with VZ, as their support informs that nothing has changed. Hard to believe. Both iPhone 5 and 5s show same symptoms. 4S is slightly better but still horrible data downloads. Verizon needs to seriously look in placing a Tower in the Apple's HQ City and its laughable they make phones but not promise the delivery of service. Huh... .

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Paseo Padre Pkwy. | Sequoia Rd., Fremont, CA 94536 |

I switched to AT&T because t mobile was not working at all. After 5yrs AT&T at mt location is still poor. Missed calls and late txt messages. Switched to straighttalk, no need to pay top dollar for poor 3g service.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Piedmont | Berryessa, San Jose, CA 95132 |

I have been paying $10 4G PREMIUM FEE for 4 years. 4G HAS NEVER BEEN IN THIS AREA and it never will be. You would think 4G LTE would be in this area then? No. Even years after their 4G LTE phones were released? No. Even after all these years, 1 - 2 bars, "3G" which is actually 1X, and all I get from my complaints are "call us again in a week" after I complain.

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Hawthorne Ct. | El Monte, Los Altos, CA 94022 |

Lousy reception. I had to drive down to El Camino Real to avoid dropped calls.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Ebay | First St., San Jose, CA 95134 |

Sprint Sucks... Saratoga to San Jose will drop calls at least twice will be going back to Version

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T-Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Fremont To Foster City , Fremont, CA 94538 |

Suddenly T-Mobile 4G LTE is working with 15 to 40Mbps on my route from Fremont to Foster City with few drops to Edge Speed (few kbps). I get this speed on Note 3. On my previous Note 2, it was max 2 to 4 Mbps. 4G LTE on 92 bridge is amazing. 4 stars because still sometimes, T-Mobile cannot provide continuous coverage where it worked perfectly few hours back.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Niles Blvd. | D St., Fremont, CA 94536 |

Poor to no reception inside my house on both cellular and 3G with my iPhone 4s. Service seems to come and go at different times of day.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Lick Mill Blvd., Tasman, 49ers Stadium, Rivermark | Lick Mill Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054 |

I have lived in the area for 2 years starting 2012. Verizon cell reception has always been bad, one bar at most in my home. I could however make calls when standing by a window upstairs in my house and I had the occasional dropped call. Lately, since the building of the stadium and all of the new construction I cannot make many calls and when I do get a call to go through it gets dropped multiple times and I cannot keep a connection for more than 2 minutes. Horrible. Verizon tells me it's my phone but I have had 3 different cell phones and everyone who comes over has a different cell phone and they can't make calls either.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Bird | Willow, San Jose, CA 95125 |

Horrible reception in our house (almost none!) dropped calls. It's pointless. Will be going back to Verizon ASAP!

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Verizon

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | Sierra Vista Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043 |

I live in a condo, and usually get 1-2 bars - good enough for most calls, although parts of conversations often cut out; occasional dropped calls. Verizon Support says "in-home cell reception is not guaranteed". I find this unacceptable in the middle of Silicon Valley. Verizon offered to sell me a "network extender" device ($250), which accepts the feed from the Verizon office, sent over your in-home cable internet connection to the network extender, which then broadcasts the signal inside your home, like your own mini cell tower. Not sure about going with this yet.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cumberland Elementary, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 |

Service has been mediocre at best (2-3 bars) for the last 2 years, but rarely dropped. In the last few months (8 / 13-10 / 13) it has consistently been 1 bar and regularly drops indoors.

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