Well, I won't argue your point but I do know for a fact that in NYC Sprint customers can automatically switch to analog roaming through Verizon. This happens when in a particular spot the digital signal fades out and the phone finds the analog signal stronger. I've used Sprint phones and I've seen how they can switch to analog just about anywhere, even in your own backyard. The same happens to Verizon phones. This is because that's one of the problems of CDMA. It easy for a CDMA phone to fall back to analog but it is hard for it to go back to digital. CDMA works so much differently than analog that the digital CDMA signal may appear to be weaker than analog depending on the situation, therefore making the phone switch to analog. I know that the phone will show that it's in analog but I've seen people that don't even know they have missed calls or voicemail even if the indicator is on. A lot of people simply won't know they are in analog even though the phone shows it right on their nose. Those who don't realize they've been switching to analog will barely ever have a coverage problem because they are getting backed up by Verizon. What some people do is turn off analog roaming on their Sprint phone to avoid that. But not everyone knows that is possible. I think it would more sense for Verizon to let Sprint customers to roam in digital Verizon towers rather than analog since its less expensive for Verizon because Sprint customers would be using less Verizon bandwitdth. Since both use CDMA and tri-mode phones are all over the place, that should be easy to implement. aiwapro, if it weren't for the roaming agreements, national coverage would not be possible today. No company can cover all states without someone else's help.