Just help my wife's OV next to my MT, both on stock prl. Hers: -89 dbm Mine: -92 dbm Not much difference if you ask me. I have found both to be better at different times or in different spots. Claiming that the MT is always worse (and by a significant amount) is false, imo. Choose whatever phone or carrier you want. But please don't take anecdotal evidence and claim it as absolute truth. I don't claim VM or the OV or MT as perfect, they all have their flaws, but when my bill is one third what I paid somewhere else, I can deal with it.