This is my first post so please forgive any forum faux pas! My husband and I have been Sprint customers for 8+ years and have lived in many places in the US. We've always had decent coverage but customer service has always been horrible too. We just put up with it for the nationwide coverage that Sprint offered. Our current contracts have expired and my husband has decided to get an iPhone from AT&T. We live in San Diego and coverage here is good so AT&T would be fine when we're at home. But here's my problem - my family lives in rural southeast NC and getting a good signal there is difficult. I visit my parents often and really need my cell phone to work out there. With Sprint I was able to get 1 to 3 bars depending on whether I was indoors or out. But I'm worried that AT&T's network in rural areas isn't as robust as a CDMA carrier and I'd be stranded without coverage. I'm totally fed up with Sprint's customer service and am ready to jump ship. But I can't decide between AT&T (we could get a family plan, but I might sacrifice reception in NC) or Verizon (reception will probably be at least as good as Sprint, but then we're paying two cell phone bills. Ouch!) Does anyone know which of these two providers has the most robust coverage in a backwoods rural area of southeastern NC? Thanks in advance for everyone's help!