Does the carrier you use make any difference? I ask because up here it seems like Verizon is the most prevalent provider and also the most expensive. AT&T also has a presence but those with AT&T phones don't get any better signal than those on Verizon, Sprint or T Mobile.
Those who know how this cell stuff works might have some info for the rest of us. I am under the impression that all these different carriers share the same Cell towers so it should not matter which one you go with. I have an AT&T tower 3 miles from my home and get zero cell signal on my Verizon phone. Friends who have AT&T phones come to my house and get zero signal too. If we both get in my truck and go to where we can get a signal it is just about the same for both of our phones. What gives with cell towers and the various phone brands where signals are concerned?