We've had Verizon for 5-6 years...never any trouble, outside of some billing problems at the very beginning of our service that took a month to resolve. Since then, everything has been smooth sailing, with no dropped calls or signal problems. My family in Florida has Verizon service, too, and likes it better than the Sprint service they used to have.
Pop: I haven't talked to Tim in about 6 or 7 years. If I did, he wouldn't listen to me anyway. It says that he's mean and rude!