No. Rumor Touch, Intercept, and Optimus all have very similar reception. The 1900mhz EVDO band does not penetrate barriers as well as 800mhz 1X CDMA. You're also limited to Sprint towers, so you will often be at the fringes of coverage.
I do miss the amazing reception of my old Motorola E815... but I don't miss paying $50/month for 400 minutes.