I have had a cell phone since 1992. I have had the experience with , Cell One (Now cingular), nextel, sprint, T mobile and now Verizon. let me tell you.. I will never leave my current carrier of Verizon. When the advertising says they work hard for you.. they really do. I never lose signal.. customer service is better than world class. And if for some odd reason you should have an issue ... just dial 611 from you phone. The help on the other end of the line is exceptional. I have never, nor will I ever be, as pleased with a cellular company. Verizon is always upgrading and updating. Towers are popping up every day. Go ahead Sprint and Nextel.. try to take over Verizon.. but know this.. you you lose.