Verizon clearly has 3G on PCS frequencies in my area. If you cannot see the tower, you are likely on 1X. Considering Verizon has a decent amount of towers in my area for a 850 carrier, I don't understand it at all. I'm not sure Sprint had more towers, yet never lost 3G. This is my home area, and I outlined the area with no 3G. Mind you..this is just a small area...there are many more areas without usable 3G signal in south Jersey. I just do not know cell tower locations for those areas so I cannot make a map yet. The cell towers I listed are Verizon, not all of the towers in the area. Bing Maps - driving directions, routes, and traffic While Verizon was kind enough to give me a free extender for my house, which has no 3G outside even with 5 bars, sometimes my house will only have 0-2 bars 1X. This is making me think the network is clearly getting overloaded and throwing me on PCS or the cell radius is shrinking. My iPhone doesn't always latch onto the extender, because the cell tower signal is usually very good, but it will flip over when it starts to degrade. Sadly I think T-Mobile is the best in my area, they are literally on *every* single tower I've seen in my area.