I've had Verizon for five years and live in so cal, rarely get a dropped call and get reception everywhere. They have the ugliest phones(with gnarfed blue tooth) but the best network hands down.
Cingular has the best phones, but their network is spotty, even with the at&t merger, they also have roll over minutes which is cool as well.... But Verizon wins out in the end. EVDO kicks ***, they have fairly priced plans, and again, the network is far better then cingulars. so in the words of Ben Stiller in Starsky and Hutch, "Do It" "Do it".
I know this been asked several times, but I gotta get rid of NEXTEL. I'm tired of seeing my bill go up a few cents every month. Anyway my relatives have cingular which would keepo our mins down but verizon I could get a better deal on the phones and a plan.