My problem is that I live on a fringe area of AT&T coverage. In my home office I have zero phone reception; upstairs I have a bar if I'm lucky. Out on the street--nothing. Unless the new phone is designed to pull in signals a lot more effectively, I may be forced to go to Verizon and, true Apple fan and user as I am, pick up a Blackberry. My main concern is how well or ill it is to sync the BB with my MacBook. Can anyone here break ranks and discuss this issue with a potential renegade (again, unless Apple has redesigned a better antenna).