Wireless Phone Help…

Ok, here’s the deal…

Our cell phone contract is up. And it’s a good thing, too. Because, the cute girl in front of the library in the rain notwithstanding, lately, we have not had great service with Cingular. Talk about your dropped calls! Talk about your rotten coverage! Talk about your less bars! So, we’re looking to switch.

We’ve been with Cingular from way back in the big ol’ phone on the dash of the car, BellSouth Mobility days – a long time! I’m just getting a bit tired of the rotten service and all that jazz.

So, here’s what I need the help with…

We need good reliable wireless coverage at least from Atlanta to Rome and all points in between. Actually, we need to have great coverage over the whole state of Georgia. We don’t need a lot of bells and whistles. “The Boy” doesn’t think he can live without text messaging, but the lovely and gracious “Mrs. Just Charlie” has used maybe 17 minutes of her total over the last month. She doesn’t care one whit about cameras, and mobile web, and texting and all that stuff. I don’t really need all that, but I’m open to using it if necessary. We need a “family plan” deal, with good prices on basic, but reliable equipment.

We’re looking really hard at Verizon Wireless. Any Verizon users from the ATL around and about? Got any tips? Helpful hints? Suggestions? I’ll take ’em all! Thanks in advance!