Okay, I have had a Sprint phone for years. The coverage was so-so at my house (I live in a mountianous area) but I had good coverage it seemed any where else I went. After getting a recent bill (husband had 190 minutes OVER) and we have an old plan, so $.40 per minute of that, and realizing that most were calls to the house or from the house, I decided to check out Alltel. A large number of people I know have it, and said the coverage was good. I just got my phone today, and decided to try it out. I have HORRIBLE coverage in the house. Most of the time, it is searching for a signal. I was able to make a few calls to check it out, and while on the phone, the "R" started flashing. Oh crap, I thought... I contacted Alltel and the rep. told me that as long as the "R" is flashing, I am not being charged roaming charges. She said when it is a solid "R" and not flashing that I will be charged for roaming. I asked if I am on a call, and initially my phone is just showing a "D", but goes to a solid "R", will the call be dropped. She said no, but I would then have roaming charges... I told her that I went into the menu and selected "home" for the network, which on my Sprint phone eliminated any roaming fees, as it was on their network and not roaming. She said even if I had done this, if the call goes to a solid "R", I am roaming.... What gives???? I should have coverage for the majority of the state I live in (New Mexico) and live about 20 minutes east of a major city. Anyone else have this problem? I am going into the Alltel store tomorrow to get my account info (as I ordered online, and didn't receive it and of course they cannot give me that info over the phone...) and may just cancel the whole thing (as I have 15 days to do so. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.