I recently moved to Charlotte and I'm getting pretty fed up with Virgin Mobile overall. The customer service is horrible(outsourced, IMO). Coverage is fine except when I'm at home(which, for now, is where I am the most). It's pretty much non-existant except when I'm on the top floor and when I do get a few bars on the lower floors of the house, sometimes I get a "you are within range of a Sprint private network. Please move outside the network and try your call again" message. The only reason that keeps me from making the jump is the plan I have(1200 anytime minutes and unlimited everything else for $40/month). Anywho, I'm wondering if anyone in the Charlotte area has had a good experience as far as voice AND data coverage as I'm looking at the Droid 2, but not sure if I'll have the cash to put down now(I live in South Charlotte if that helps). I've heard it was excellent, but I'd just like to hear from someone else whose lived or is living here now with Verizon. A few more questions since I've never set up a cell phone service with a contract online before: I got a Verizon rep(area manager) to run a credit check and was told I didn't need a deposit. Will it be the same thing if I decide to buy online at an authorized dealer like Wirefly or TigerDirect since the phones are MUCH cheaper than buying at a Verizon store? If not, can I get set up at the store with a free phone and then buy the one I really want online after the fact? If I can, will my contract be extended and for how long?