If you’re one of those people who insists on living in the “suburbs” or “not in the heart of major metropolitan areas” like my “parents”, then you might get shitty cellphone reception. It happens to many, it could happen to you.
Our own Papa Biggs has a pretty good story in today’s New York Times about ways you can improve your reception at home or other places where it’s lacking. I’m a fan of femtocells, like T-Mobile’s @Home initiative. There are others, too, so pop over for a read.