This is what I need: my own “femtocell,” a cellular phone base station that you can put in your home. It connects through your broadband Internet to give your phone a strong signal. I don’t use a landline, and despite being in Boston my connections are sometimes embarrassingly poor, often losing the signal mid-call. So what I really need is for Sprint to put up more towers. But that’s not likely.
But all these things involve involve giving the customer more and better choices, something cellular phone manufacturers and service providers seem reluctant to do.