I feel for you. There are many Many MANY areas of the U.S. in the same boat. AT&T just has not kept up with Verizon in upgrading their entire system to at least 3G service. AT&T has more irons (technology versions) in the fire than Verizon does, and is struggling with rolling them out, with no one version having been completely rolled out to the entire country yet. There is always hope, though. I got tired of waiting and switched, but if that's not an option, then you're just up the proverbial creek and get ready for people to tell you to just move. I always laugh at that suggestion.