Thanks for the info. I'm still wondering if it would work in my area. From what I have googled, it seems to work in a sense. However, it appears the only real way to improve the quality is to use a directional antenna aimed at the tower. Now which one will actually gain the dB needed to improve the signal is still unknown to me at this time. To date my dB go all over the place from -85 to -105 without moving. What I have read, follows along the same lines as your experience. Idk, I'm going to try Sprint with a newer phone to see if that helps. If that fails to improve things then I'm just going to give up the whole smart phone thing and opt for a cheap PP like my wife has.