Originally Posted by canadasy
I am continually amazed that third-world countries can manage 5 bars of coverage when I only get 1 bar on Aurora Avenue in Seattle.
Yes, it is amazing. People don't realize how bad service really is in major US metro areas compared to just about everywhere else in the world. I have never lost a signal in Eastern or Western Europe whether in an elevator shaft or a below ground level office. As someone else noted, GPRS based services are also more reliable as well as (at least subjectively) faster.