So I live in the sticks I use my phone for everything including hotspot. I am faced with a choice now. My mother in law has offered to give me her upgrade so I could get a iPhone 5. I of course just bought a used 4s on here a few days ago before she made that offer. So back to the problem. I am wondering how people with a 5 in rural areas are getting signal better, worse or same reception as your older iPhones. I currently have a rezound that does pretty good around -98 dbm. Before that I had a galaxy nexus that was horrible with -120 dBm. I haven't activated the 4s yet cause I didn't feel like switching a lot. Not sure if I would be better off with the 4s and hold off on upgrading a while. Or if I just bite the bullet and go for a 5 in hopes it works at least as good as the rezound I have now. I wish I could upgrade keep them all and see what works best for me. But I need to sell the rezound and 4s if I get a 5 to pay for somethings. Oh I am on Verizon in a 3g area. Over the weekend 4g showed on my rezound a few times for the first time ever since living here. Of course today I can't find that sweet spot in the house to save my life. My husbands nexus right next to mine all weekend never showed 4g once. Oh an part of the reason I was wanting to upgrade to a 5 was for LTE. Hoping since I saw it a few times this weekend at my house that maybe its just a matter of time before I always see it. Also so I could keep my 4g unlimited hotspot I currently have rather than switching for the iPhone 2gb hotspot.