im basically so sick of Cingular that I can't wait for the day that my contract runs out. I'm seriously gonna through a party just because Cingular and its reception will be out of my life. Ok, sorry about that but I had to vent. Now...in the LA and West LA area (Santa Monica...beach area) what have people found to be better reception. On Sprint's website, it says that complete coverage in Santa Monica is not available, so Im a little skeptical considering I live in Santa MOnica. BUt of course I think the phones are better for Sprint. People seem to swear by Verizon so its hard to ignore it. Id juss like some advice on which service would be better in the LA and LA beach area...or if there is any difference at all? Also any good phones u recommend. That Sprint one with the color screen looks very tempting....but so does the LG one. Thanks a lot for ur respones.