Actually, Verizon is MUCH better than Sprint. I get 3/4 bars in my house.....full signal in my neighborhood. On my campus, I force my phone to use Alltel (800 MHz) since it is usually a stronger signal. But outside, I get 3/4 bars on Alltel's network.....and 3/4 bars on the outskirts of my campus (where one of my classes is at). My friend has T-Mobile on my campus and she can't get a signal inside or outside on my campus. But T-Mobile works good at the Circuit City store about 2 miles from my house....so it would probably work in my house. But the bad thing about T-Mobile is that their is no coverage (native or included) where we go on vacations (in Northern Wisconsin). Did you have a good time in Paris, Airb? Did you ride the Metro? See the Louvre? I really liked Paris (a lot) when I went there with my family in July of 1999.