I had a VX6700 phone with Verizon with winmo. I tethered it, had excellent reception everywhere, except 3G was lacking in rural areas that I frequent. I paid out the wazoo for this plan. I switched to Sprints Everything plan and share it with my wife. Service has been good. Excellent EVDO coverage. I'm now running a Touch Diamond. Again, I am able to tether this phone (winmo) at no charge (minor registry hack), requires no driver on host pc. I've been a Sprint customer once before. Customer service has much improved (although I think with customer service, its all in who answers the phone). Obviously coverage will vary, I'm in the midwest.