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Interesting AT&T does not do local. It never has. What it does is sweet talk legislators into believing Ma Bell has changes since the Sherman Act breakup when nothing is farther from the truth. It is not in unincorporated areas nor cities that are say smaller than 12,000 unless it is very near a much larger urban area that AT&T dominates. It hates competition. It does not allow it and does everything possible to prevent it.
On the other hand we keep acting like FCC has clout. FCC is like the toothless retired circus lion that growls from time to time to amuse the onlookers. Factually FCC has no authority; it reports to Congress.
Sprint and Verizon roam on the same towers nationwide. How good the phone works depends upon how good the signal is and where the tower is located. I took a 600 mile trip from IL to OK with my cousin who has AT&T. I have Verizon & Sprint phones. Most of the time her phone did not work and she used mine. There was only one area where VZN failed but Sprint did not. It was at McDonald's at Rolla, MO., a college town and a local WiFi hotspot.
Sprint 4G is great according to my friends who travel nationwide. VZN Wireless is awesome and both of their 3G networks are pretty much fail-proof. The diff between the two is the CS. In my opinion VZN fails all tests of civility. I've had much better service and much better deals with Sprint.
I might add that while all three play the poverty game none pay US Income Taxes. Neither do nearly half of the Fortune 500 companies that are posting billion dollar quarters. The caps, blah, blah, blah are just one more way to squeeze the last drop of blood out of the American public.
As much as I like my VZN phone I think my next one will be on the Walmart network. It is a champ in rural America where the nearest Walmart is approximately 40 miles WNW or my town. It works every bit as good as VZN and with a Bluetooth headset too. And it is a lot cheaper. No nag screens, no threats, no expensive phony buy-outs, no caps and no contracts. .
Mac: No windows, No Gates, Apple inside