I have an opportunity to save some money and switch carriers from Verizon to AT&T. I have always been with Verizon because they have always had superior network coverage. From what I can see now, AT&T isn't too far behind. When I run out of Dana Point, I lose cell phone service about 8 or 10 miles off shore. When I run out of Long Beach to Catalina, I have service for 95% of the crossing, but only get data coverage within about 8-10 miles of each land mass. Around Catalina, I typically have coverage around Avalon and Isthmus on the front and in a larger area around Cat Harbor on the back. My question is, who's coverage is better working around Catalina and offshore between Cat and San Diego? Those of you with AT&T, how far off shore are you getting service and data? This conversation is not about if I should get a satellite phone or not. I will not be purchasing a satellite phone, I am only considering changing cell phone carriers based on off shore coverage. Thanks in advance for your input.