Originally Posted by chrisf8657
I am not doubting at&t was horrible, but Verizon was atrocious last Easter (2011) at Disneyland. I was lucky to have 3G and most of the time it was useless. Signal wise, I was OK, but data would not work on 3G and was so slow on 1X it was useless too. Sprint worked fine on my husband's phone in '09 and '11 and Sprint was fine for me in 2009 as well. We stayed at the Hilton and the rest of the area it was fine. It was just useless in the parks themselves.
On another note....I really liked Cingular. Verizon let their Delaware network go to hell when I was in college and Cingular really came through for me for years. However, when 3G launched and I moved into Philly, forget it. The EDGE iPhone was OK, but on the 3G iPhone I dropped almost every call.
So yeah I have a soft spot for their GSM network, which is still good in Philly and Delaware. They really do have 2-3x more cell sites in a lot of areas in the Philly metro market, but I'd probably never use them again after experiencing their UMTS network in 2008...ugh it was truly terrible. It still seems horrible in NYC and other areas, but I'm not giving Verizon a pass for their shoddy PCS 3G network in suburban/rural areas either.