get away with telling everyone they have the best coverage worldwide? I know I don't know the real details but being as I was on alltel for years and then switched to AT&T thinking it was some awesomely great revolutionary choice in my life. I almost hate my AT&T service. For an adventurous person, AT&T is almost on the edge of useless. The iphone for a geek is the god of all devices and is hard to give up. I was freaked out to know if I was ever run across the dreaded "no service" when I was on alltel. In the craziest of places, I always had a great signal, if I had any signal at all, data was usable and bearable when needed. Being on AT&T when no data services are available (just GPRS)... IT SUCKS and is basically useless. Waiting 3 minutes for one map view to load to find out where the heck I am is unbearable. I'm an hour south of salt lake now (I signed up for AT&T while i lived in salt lake) and within 40 miles it's a deadzone requiring me to go outside to hold a quality call. I get voicemail notifications 20 minutes after I miss a call that never rang, sending messages is SLOW. .. it's terrible. Calling AT&T, the conversation is all the same. "Where are you located?" "just an hour or so south of salt lake" "ah, that's strange, lets find out why this is happening, it might be some minor system troubles" ..... 20 minutes later on hold... "we don't serve in your area and don't see any good news for you in the next 12 months" Verizon, Alltel, Spring, and T-mobile is pegged in my area. In the middle of nowhere in the desert... I have a pegged signal on my alltel phone in EVDO. Going to moab I have full service on alltel al the way there, maybe 1/8th of the way there (near st. george and cedar city) I have a signal. I think I've got to give up AT&T for a while, sell the iphone, get an ipod touch, wait for OS 3.0, wait for someone to jailbreak a feature to use my alltel phone thru bluetooth to get data on the ipod. More bars in more places... what?