Have been reading all the different threads about the service in SW Minnesota between Alltel and Verizon. Now since Verizon has purchased Unicel and is starting to make improvements to the network here, is Verizon the better carrier for this area? Alltel is proving to be lacking in their support at their store locations and regional support. The number of people complaining about drop phone calls from the SD / MN border to Hwy 71 is getting hard to believe. When Midwest Wireless was the carrier, service was terrific, now Alltel is falling apart. Has anybody made the switch to Verizon and experience any better service? Verizon's website shows complete coverage in SW Minnesota, but I have found out that Verizon will not provide location of their cell phone towers to the general public. So they are making it quite difficult to make a decision on which one is the better carrier. Thank you for your input.