Right now I'm carrying a vz phone and also an att phone and both seem to be a little worse both in price and in coverage. I'm not in your area but in va/nc area. 4g on vz has been very flaky recently and text have been coming in late. When i go to europe, i constantly tell myself so this is how a cell network should perform. Cell service in the us stinks in my opinion and is overpriced. My AT&T phone sometimes doesn't ring when people call so I'm over paying for mediocre service.