Don, trying to decide between AT&T and Verizon is like trying to decide which one of two whores is going to make you a better wife. While they're both sleeping and before you've met either one of them.
There are worse, but even xmas week I sent someone a text message, and they got it SIX HOURS LATER on Verizon. None of these guys is really concerned with performance, the way Western Electric
and Bell used to be. And during Sandy, there were so many failures in every mode (cell, landline, txt) that an emergency
manager and watch officer told me they were getting about half of their calls through. Needless to say, there's a major discussion of communications reliability
Even after the FCC's Katrina report, not much has changed. Keep your signal flags
and morse lamp.