Originally Posted by bigeasy33
Currently using Cingular 8700c. Love the functionality and email capabilities, however, the phone sucks. I have had numerous complaints about the quality of reception from many of my clients.
What specifically are the complaints? It does seem reception-related since you mention that you don't have problems overseas. I'd check to see whether Cingular is 850 or 1900 in your area. 850 generally
works better but that is a generalization and poor tower deployment can definitely cause an 850 network to be sub-par.
Verizon won't work overseas but they do offer international loaner phones. This works well for most of their cell phone users traveling overseas but it won't be quite as convenient for Blackberry users (especially those who rely on BIS).
Have you checked into other GSM carriers that serve your area?