Originally Posted by Paisan
Like James Earl Jones said.... Your Cell Phone is only as good as the network it's on... Verizon has the best nationwide network, I travel a lot and can almost always get service, when I can't, no one can from any carrier. As for the "they get the phones last" I tried T-mobile and the others, and you know what? I realized that VZW uses the other carriers as beta testers. Personally I only want to be a beta tester if the service and equipment is free....
I travel also and I have yet to have a dropped call. I have not had less than 2 bars of signal strength, since I can't remember when.
Just last week I went to a conference with a coworker who uses Vzw and she had NO coverage in the conference center, I had 5/5 bars. This is in the middle of downtown.
Another coworker and I take coffee breaks in the basement of the building we work in. He can't get data or voice with his Vzw phone, again, I get 4/5 bars consistently.
My inlaws use Vzw and EVERY SINGLE time they call us from their cell phones, they are so unbareably difficult to understand with all of the breaking up that goes on!
Lastly, Verizon had a phone known as "The Chocolate" which has to be the world's q.u.e.e.r.e.s.t name EVER!
I guess my experience has been different than yours, which is why I use Cingular and you use Vzw. It's all good.