Larry - Also, if you look at the Powersource, Sprint, and Nextel coverage maps at sprint.com, you can find areas (typically fairly rural or highway)where comparing the Nextel 800 mhz reach versus the Sprint 1900 mmhz reach can be easily seen. The "best" coverage areas are also typically much larger for Nextel, as would be expected. There are just many many cases where 800 mhz is what is needed to drastically improve range. I look forward to when Sprint finally gets a channel or two of 800 MHz CDMA deployed. I hope they do a good 800/1900 overlay system wherein the phones can switch between the bands, as has successfully been deployed by other carriers. I realize an overaly may not be called for in every area. Georgia, IMO, could defintely beneift from it. Use 1900 for strong signal close-in areas, and 800 for further reach. Hand-off between the two bands just as is done between different 1900 channels. Govern it as a function of the signal strength the tower is getting from the phone.