NYC is notorious for dropped calls by all carriers, not just Verizon. It all depends on where you are and which building is between you and the cell tower. From what I hear, Chicago is another spot for lots of dropped calls and I would assume the same for San Fran, LA and many other major cities with lots of tall buildings.
VZW here in Chicago and Northern burbs = no issues for me. I do the *228 option 2 quite often. I figure that it cannot hurt.
I can't recall the last time I have had a dropped call. (Now.. 1XEV to 1xev... well... different story for a different thread!)
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I've had Verizon since 2001 and in that time only a hand full of dropped calls, mostly in far out rural areas of TN.
I live in Knoxville and its very rare to experience a dropped calls here. AT&T, on the other hand, stinks. I live in the middle of toown and my friends on AT&T get 1 bar at my house where I get 5. It seems that in moutainous area GSM service absolutely stinks. You can have 4 bars in one spot, walk down the street and suddenly have none. It's like that all over East TN.
I can count on one hand how many of my friends / contacts have AT&T. Everyone else that lives in this area goes with Sprint or Verizon. In some cases Sprint does better than Verizon in the Smokies.
I live in San Francisco and Verizon's call quality is the best. They don't drop here. AT&T on the other hand is HORRIBLE... My iPhone 3GS logged 450 dropped calls in the short amount of time I had it. Thus why I left and went to a Tour
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