I would love to hear from people who are in NYC. I want to know how the call quality is in Manhattan (especially in places like in the tunnel in Grand Central, in elevator banks etc.) Background: I currently have T-Mobile (HATE IT!!!) and thinking of going with Verizon. My boyfriend currently has the Samsung but I like the look of the Venus. 3 things that are important to me: Strong phone signal, battery life & texting. I don't have to have a QWERTY keyboard but I love my predictive texting currently on my Nokia 8810.