Living in the sticks in NH for me Verizon is better. Esp traveling up and down I89
I have had service with most of them, Sprint, their service sucked, and their customer service was horrible, Had Nextel before Sprint bought them, Same thing, service was good, but not great, AT&T was always spotty. Verizon has always been, hands down the best Provider I have had to date. I travel extensively and very seldom lets me down.
just my 2 cents on the subject.
Where Ever you Go! There You Are !!
I've been with them all at one time or another (Cingular, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Altel, and now Verizon) and Verizon tops them all in coverage and customer service. My only gripe against them is they've generally lagged a bit on new phones and for a long time they seemed to have something against wi-fi in phones. Now, with the Droid, they've solved both problems
I had T-Mobile for about 10 years on blackberry phone while my gf had STD ones. I never got reception at my house. Their cs was excellent but you had to be somewhere on their limited map. I own. Home in the remote suburbs north of Philadelphia as well as a second home in SW Virginia. Att had coverage in PA and some in VA but a lot of holes getting between the two. Verizon isn't perfect in VA (town is called Hillsville so you can guess the terrain), but OMG, what an improvement.
I just wish I didn't have to nearly double my bill to get here. Of course I got the Droid and she "needed" the Eris. Oh the data plans. Maybe the house phone can go now....
One of the few national ratings I have seen, Verizon consistently beats AT&T. i have had both over the years and in the DC - Balto. area they both are pretty good, however when you head out to the mid and western part of MD, Verizon has much better coverage. In my county, Verizon has near blanket coverage except up in the watershed areas of the mountains. AT&T still has a lot of holes in their service. Although, AT&T seems to be picking up. I have found both companies customer service to be pretty good when I have had to deal with them.
A LOT of people switched to get an iPhone. Not for the network, but for the phone itself.
Happily, now there is an alternative. My NE2 was up in May and I was out of contract in September, so I was seriously considering a swap until the Droid was announced. I refused to pay the "smartphone tax" for anything less functional than the iPhone or as crippled with VZWare as anything Verizon offered, but the Droid, thankfully, changed that.
Not even a real poll. Verizon has the #1 service in the country, I believe. but I guess it all comes down to where you maek most of your calls. In Philly, its Verizon or nothing. Everything else sucks.