Bobolito has a very good point about power. Sprint has a site .7 miles or so behind my mom's house. I don't receive any signal from that tower whatsoever, maybe if I am in the backyard I will flip to it. I pick up signal from the tower on the highway, which is like 3 miles away. Sprint and Verizon both get around -95db in my room there, obviously Sprint has the power turned way up on this site, along with a higher spot on the tower compared to Verizon. I receive good signal on ATT GSM PCS in that house too, from a tower 2 miles away (better than Sprint or Verizon). Sprint needs to turn up their sites in these rural areas!