I've never seen a Verizon phone have better service. I had consistently had 5 bars everywhere I went in the Hazelton to White Haven area. We're talking some heavily wooded and hilly areas. I also had 1.2-2.2 mbps download speeds. Pretty impressive. 5 bars in a mountain house basement with 2.1 mbps download speeds was surprising. Now, why I cannot get 3G in my house or inside a quarter of the buildings in NYC, or why they still never add towers in Delaware or eastern shore Maryland just blows my mind a little bit more.