My son will be a freshman at College of Charleston, SC, beginning next month. We are from Beckley, WV, and our current cell phone service provider (Cellular One (GSM), locally owned and operated) is not available in SC. We have been pretty happy with them. It would be less expensive to continue sharing minutes with a family plan, but that makes Sprint our only option. Cell One has already said that son will need a new plan since most minutes must be used in network. I have heard Sprint doesn't have great coverage on the CofC campus and it may not be great here at our house. Does anyone know if that is true about Charleston? What would be a good choice if we have to have separate providers? We have completed out two year contract with Cell One and can change freely.) We need to be frugal as we are paying out of state tuition! Cell phone service in our market is Cell One, Ntelos, Sprint, Nextel and US Cellular. Verizon is in Charleston, WV, but will be in roam in Beckley. Son uses about 3/4 of our minutes- about 1800 minutes, but I expect that to increase. Thanks!