at&t has issues in the ny/nj markets........but just recently in ohio on a camping trip i noticed most people had at&t and they were quite happy with them. also noticed posters in the western forum like the jedi master praising at&t in san fran.......obviously the ny metro market is a weaker one for at&t but no way to judge them nationwide. as judging sprint by atlanda and chicago is not a fair move either. etc. etc.