Enter the new iPhone4s and Verizon.
Signal strength at the house is a solid 2-3 bars. Considering what it was before, that kind of performance can only be described as relatively stellar!
The screen on the 4s is so much clearer than my old one, and the ability to use iMessage in addition to text is nice. I also am impressed with the way I can do a voice text. The recognition is pretty good. I can even do smilies that way. I need to find out about if I can have the phone read incoming texts, though.While driving, that would be a really nice thing, especially as Nevada has a law now banning hand-held cell phone use.
The kids really enjoy asking Siri ridiculous questions like "where to dump the body?" and "what are you wearing?" I did ask it what the answer to life, the universe and everything was. Already knowing the answer to be 42, I was gratified to see Siri also knew. :-)
Other considerable improvements over my old phone that are immediately noticeable are the speed and battery life. I used to wait seemingly interminably for things to happen on the old phone. I guess what was considered speedy in 2008 is pokey today. Either that, or my old phone simply got tired in its old age. I know the button's sensitivity was about shot; I had to mash it before it would recognize the action. No longer. With the new Blue Jet, all is happy clappy. And fast.