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San Jose, CA 95134 Carrier Reviews & Coverage Maps


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1. Verizon 2.5 star rating (2.5 stars | 148 Reviews)
2. Sprint 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 83 Reviews)
3. AT&T 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 253 Reviews)
4. T-Mobile 1.3 star rating (1.3 stars | 93 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 662 Reviews)
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Sprint

3 Out of 5 (3 stars) | DeAnza College | Hwy. 280 / 85, Cupertino, CA 95014 |

I actually use Virgin Mobile over the Sprint Network. Connections are ok. Texting and data are much more reliable. I'm thinking of switching over to Sprint since it worked pretty well when we went to Hawaii (Oahu and Kauai). I've had AT&T previously. They were famous for dropped calls and barely 2 bars even outside. They put up an additional tower nearby so service is improved now. Too expensive for what you get.

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Sprint

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Winchester | Camden, Campbell, CA 95008 |

Drop calls partway down the street. At home have a router that was supposed to help. Sprint promised better service once their towers were upgraded but still drop calls and need router to connect at home. Drop calls on commutefrom Campbell to Redwood City. So I basically pay $90 / mo. for nothing.

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MetroPCS

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | Ralston and El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022 |

Astonished at the superb reception on my LG Optimus f3 with MetroPCS in Belmont and San Mateo yesterday. My smartphone and service is very good, here in Silicon Valley, but it was even better further north on the Peninsula. Purchased my mid-range phone and unlimted prepay cards at Best Buy. But even they were not giving my choice high marks... go figure. When you have a great experience, the upgrade will be more of same.

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MetroPCS

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | SW Sunnyvale | Near Hwy. 85 , Sunnyvale, CA 94087 |

Using an outstanding mid-range LG Optimus with a Metro PCS unlimited prepay card, and the coverage and service has far exceeded my expectations. Calls incoming and outgoing are good and never dropped. Internet speed and connection always solid and fast on this 4G LTE system. Highly recommend. Phone and prepay cards purchased at Best Buy. This betters my AT&T experience by a long shot. And yet, the above products and services get such a bad rap (even at Best Buy they gave a thumbs-down)... go figure.

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | Newpark Mall | 1055 Newark, Newark, CA 94560 |

I work here in the mall most of the people who have Verizon have no reception

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Flint Ct. | Flint Ave., San Jose, CA 95148 |

Call 911 and dispatch could not hear me then call drop, call AT&T to let them know about there service and these was there reply AT&T Free Msg: The investigation of your Technical issue is complete. If you have additional questions, please call 877-971-5016. Thank you for choosing AT&T! Only get one or two signal bars on my phone, looking in to switching carriers.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Downtown San Jose | East Side San Jose, San Jose, CA 95122 |

Consistently under 1mbps for download and upload speed. I've been running speed tests since March. I get 75mbps around Stockton, CA, and 68mbps in Los Angeles, CA, so it is not my phone. Service use to be great but now horrendous. Pretty pathetic for Silicon Valley. Paying 100% for less than 5% of service.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Cupertino Library, Cupertino, CA 95014 |

Near Cupertino library, 90% percent of international call var Skype or Google hangout dropped. Very poor wireless coverage, ironically it's the Hq of Apple, an area with highest expensive power.

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Sprint

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | 280 and Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129 |

I had Nextel which eventually turned into sprint. At the beginning ( about 3-4 years ago it was good), now I'm always on "extended network" with 1-0 bars, forget about watching a YouTube video and sometimes I need to make 4-5 calls to finish a conversation with a customer( I own a plumbing business). They keep saying "we are improving our towers, in two weeks everything will be back to normal". I've been hearing that for months now. It sounds like a company that is preparing to shut down and they are trying to stretch their short life for as long as possible, so when the are bought out, they can show they have thousands of clients and get more for their downhill going company. My contract ends the 28th of this month and I'm switching to verizon.

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AT&T

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Santa Clara St. | Winchester, Santa Clara, CA 95050 |

Terrible! Calls are always dropped after only a few seconds. And I cannot hear what the other person says - I can hear them for 1 second then followed by 4 seconds of silence. Sometime it's impossible to call out too. So frustrating! The problem is same inside my apartment or outside in the middle of the street.

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Manor Way / Fremont, Los Altos, CA 94024 |

Recently, calls are dropped, poor reception through Verizon. Customers say they receive a recording for my phone here in Los Altos "this call may not be connected, try again later". Very frustrating to do business in the heart of Silicon Valley and receive this type of cell coverage.

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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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