I'll probably stay with Verizon - I'd imagine it would have decent service pretty much anywhere - although I was tempted to switch to TMobile just so I can get a different phone that uses a SIM card
i have verizon and it's fine. i'm at regents a lot and have never had a problem
cars stuff from ipwannabe...
-Where can I download a bus schedule for the regents to Uchi bus. what time does it start/run 'til? is it a city bus or a shuttle? http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/bus/bus/172.pdf
that's the 172 bus which picks up a ridiculously short block away from regents (i think)
-how many ppl living in regents have cars?
from my experience, a pretty good number (totally guessing, but maybe 80% total? everyone i know living there has one). i really think if you live there, it's probably worth plunking down the $140 for parking....parking anywhere near regents after 8 is total hit-or-miss and you might have to walk around at night by yourself for 10 minutes.
-how do ppl living in regents typically get to class? bus during the day? or try to find parking?
a lot of people take the 172. a small number drive (the ones that pay for a parking spot near the school) and often will drive other people to and from classes. also, keep in mind the law school parking lot opens up to everyone at 4 pm and all day weekends, so you can drive yourself to the school and be assured parking if you're studying late or something.
i really want to live in regents but i dont think ill have a car... is this do-able? whats the real deal?
it's definitely doable. i know several people who have been car-less this year both in regents and university housing and it's a pain, but you make friends with people with cars. i know in the beginning of the year, my friend alex bummed a ride to target with me and did his furniture stuff that way. a lot of people i know use peapod to deliver groceries, take cabs with everyone else to bar review (since everyone is planning on being too drunk to drive anyway), and can bum rides for every other purpose. that being said, it's definitely easier with your own car.
also, i'm not sure who here is considering university housing but it's a pretty good deal. i pay $774 a month for a huge fully furnished (full futon/bed, huge desk with bookshelf hutch, five drawer dresser, coffee table, dining table, three chairs, one big chair, and two little end table things) studio with utilities and electricity included, washer/dryer with cards (no quarters, which is f'ing fantastic) in building, and a 15 minute walk to the law school, plus i pay $30 a month for a reserved parking spot. my friend pays $800-something for an unfurnished one bedroom with $30 reserved parking, but he's a bit further away than me. university housing is not as new as regents (and not quite as safe....no doorman even though there's a locked main entrance) and it's a studio but it's big, cheap, and i didn't have to move a crapload of furniture from california or ikea/target here. i wouldn't necessarily agree with the lack of social scene too; it might be a pain to get to regents every time i hang out there but not living at regents certainly did not hurt my chances at a social life!