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Thursday Poll: Who is Your Current Wireless Carrier? Why?

With carrier policies constantly changing (not always for the better), the introduction of tiered and shared data plans, prepaid plans becoming more appealing, and LTE rollouts happening at various intervals, we can imagine that many of you have changed wireless carriers over the last couple of years. At one time, most of the DL family was filled up with Verizon subscribers, but our comments clearly indicate that you have had changes of heart and moved on to other options.

So something we haven’t done in a while is ask which carrier you are currently signed up with. Are you still with AT&T or Verizon? Have you gone the prepaid route? Did T-Mobile win you over with their UNcarrier approach?

As always, cast your vote, but then afterwards take to the comments to tell us why you are with your current carrier.

Who is Your Current Wireless Carrier?

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  • northrode

    I made the switch from Verizon to T-mobile for several reasons: 1) cost 2) better choice of phones (unlocked phones can be used with ease) 3) tired of Verizon’s anti-consumer practices 4) T-mobile’s rollout of LTE and 5) easy to unlock and use overseas. That is if I choose not to take advantage of their new international data allowance.

  • OnlyChoice

    Coverage, plain and simple.

  • DanWazz

    Hanging around on Verizon with Unlimited Data until my contract is up.

  • Samuel Stephenson

    I’m rocking 2 phones currently, LG Nexus 4 on T-Mobile $30/mo 5GB 4G plan and a basic Samsung messaging phone on family’s US Cellular plan for $10/mo unlimited voice/text. So $40/mo for essentially unlimited everything. Granted T-Mobile coverage isn’t superb and I have to carry 2 phones around but I don’t mind if it saves me significant amounts of money.

  • phenom

    TMo- P R I C E…

  • victor bolin

    4 phones 2 note 2 2s3 grand fathered unlimited data plan. Cheaper than anything offered now. Best coverage out on the road for us drivers.

  • Sean McKown

    Verizon. Have 3 smartphones with $10 unlimited data (not a typo) and a 25% employee discount. Pay a total of 200/month for 3 smartphones and 2 basic (for upgrades)

  • DMZMAN

    Verizon because of their coverage. I can make and receive a call where and when I need to.

  • Matt

    Sprint’s 3G/LTE is not great in my area but I have wifi at home and work. I pay 180$ per month for 3 unlimited everything lines. Two of the phones have insurance.

  • PcRemote Support

    Tmbl because they have always helped me when I need it. Plus I have never had an issue with them banning me form doing what I want with my phone. When I BUY a phone, then I OWN that phone.. I also wave many options.

  • Philip Pongvarin

    holding onto my verizon unlimited data for dear life

  • Terry

    Verizon, for one simple reason, location, location, location! I live in a town of 7000 people, I get 5 bars at one end of town, and no less than 3 at the other. The other carriers don’t even come close. So I bite the bullet, and pay for great coverage.

  • jgemberton

    Verizon, because of coverage. My employer has VZW and Sprint repeaters throughout most of their buildings, and if you look at a map of Michigan, coverage for areas North of Lansing start getting a bit sketchy for the other carriers.

  • Skittlez

    lol tried ordering my G2 this morning, and doing the Bill To Account thing and it wouldn’t work. Wondering if it was a sign to not get it, and just wait for the Nexus 5 and switch over to Verizon

  • Skittlez

    Verizon. 450 min, unlimited text and data. $74 a month. Only with them because of that plan. Gonna try the G2, but might make the switch to T-mobile’s unlimited prepaid plan for $73 a month so i can get any device i want (nexus 5), and their LTE/HSPA+ service in my area(Pembroke Pines, Fl) is awesome.

  • Matthew Galea

    I used to be a customer on Verizon with the G-Nex, but I got so fed up with not getting what I wanted, plus now with tiered data I can possibly loose my unlimited data, I gave them the middle finger and made the switch to T-Mobile. Since I live in Long Beach, the LTE is pretty good in my area. My reasoning is; better to deal with potentially crap coverage and get what I want, then have great coverage, but be told what I can and can’t have. Verizon has the best coverage, but their customer service is non-existent. Now I have the HTC One rooted and made into a GPe with Unlimited talk, text, AND data! Plus if I want a device like the Asus Padfone Infinity that you can only get in Asia or Europe, I can buy it, have it shipped, and connect it to the T-Mobile network without having to stress if its been okay’d on their system (*COUGH!* Nexus 7 LTE!! *COUGH,COUGH!!*)

  • The Phenom

    Been with T-Mobile almost 9 years. 5 lines 240 for everything with EMP discount. Loving it am and can buy a new phone whenever I want without being forced into a 2 Year contract. Side note price will decrease when the other phones come off contract.

  • Higher_Ground

    Still on verizon because of a contract. I could see moving to AT&T for a nexus device, if the prices/plans come out about even. I haven’t checked into it much.
    I get a discount with Verizon, they had the best phones when I signed my contract, and in general they have the best reception (though that’s been somewhat neutralized by my gnex :/).
    The speeds aren’t great. AT&T coverage is catching up and I’m not outside of the city that often anyway (and when I am, I generally don’t need an internet connection).

  • FknTwizted

    VZW just because the zombie carrier and uncarrier isn’t anywhere near my city.

  • Ryan Gabbard

    Unlimited data on a 1400 Family plan.

  • xformulax

    s3 on verizon (long time VZW customer) and an S4 on t-mobile… t-mobile sucks.

  • Mbagz

    Used to be with Verizon but now I am with Flash Wireless with unlimited everything. They use both Sprint and Verizon networks. Later this month their unlimited everything plan will drop to $47/month. This is why I’m with them!

  • owan

    Verizon because I’m still grandfathered in. Getting pretty sick and tired of their BS with phones and now that my office has become a dead zone (thanks tower re-alignment!) T-mo is beckoning

  • Vernon

    When Verizon makes phones incompatible with the unlimited data feature as they have done with different features in the past I’ll leave. Until then the coverage is too good to give up. Plus, since I sell Verizon at best buy, my $140-60 single line is only $45 and runs my home network. Paying $600 for a phone to keep unlimited does suck though.

  • Tyler Rynberg

    Would like to leave Verizon (even with my unlimited) but AT&T is just as bad and T-Mobile coverage sucks in San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Nathaniel Otto

    Where i live VZW has the best coverage. If i switched I would have to deal with mostly degraded service.

  • gmplr831

    Sprint, because unlimited is still unlimited, plus where I live, decent LTE coverage, so that works for me!

  • Manny

    T-Mobile, you can’t beat 5GB data for $30/month. Add $10 and I have 200 minutes of talk time, which is fine most months. If I need more, I can just add another $10, carry over the minutes for the month after that. Well, that and Nexus 4!

  • Simon Belmont

    T-Mobile. I was on Sprint for almost 3 and a half years prior to that and I actually had good service (except the text messaging delays the last six months), but I got tired of being told what phones I could use and the lack of a Nexus device (besides the G’Nex) on Sprint made me move on to T-Mobile a few months ago.

    I’ve been really pleased with my decision. Now, I pay substantially less, my data speeds are MUCH faster, and their plans seem to be a bit more transparent than other carriers. For your reference, I’m using a GSM Galaxy Nexus (waiting for Nexus 5) and I’m getting between 10-20Mbps. My wife has an HTC One and she gets the same speed and we’ve seen 35Mbps+ on LTE.

  • Scott Niemczyk

    I’m with Verizon till they take my unlimited. I use 30gbs a month by myself so I need to keep unlimited as long as I can. Trying to decide began the note 3 or the g2. I’d love if verizon gets the nexus 5 but I really doubt that will happen.

  • Travis Sorenson

    T-Mo, Moved from VZW last year because I have great service, low monthly cost, fast speeds, no contract and I like being able to get a new phone just about whenever I want. I understand people don’t have as great of service but T-Mo is great where I am at and getting better all the time.

  • s0uth

    Verizon. Strictly coverage and grandfathered unlimited.

    a lot of comments regarding Verizon slow LTE. LTE in Los Angeles is average 15mbps up and down for me.

  • tyler_216

    Love my
    job, since I’ve been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I
    work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online…
    http://www.Pro67.ℂom

  • Switched to AT&T to get a 32 GB Moto X on launch day.

  • Brian Trahan

    VZ simply because AT&T was preventing my wife and I from calling her dad’s military provided Yahoo number for no reason than trying to milk more money out of us. Plus they are the only carrier that can cover where her grandparents live.

  • evan brown

    verizon until contract runs up. then FREEDOM

  • lensgrabber

    AT&T. I pay $63 total each month for 450 minutes and unlimited data (grandfathered) no texting (don’t use anyway). I have over 3000 rollover minutes and also use a Microcell. I have been pleased with their service in Denver and on the road. No reason to switch. I tried T-mobile prepaid for three months and the service just is not acceptable for my area. I’d rather pay the extra $33 to get reliable, fast, service. On another note I am surprised at how many Verizon subscribers there are in this poll when people complain over and over just how bad the company is.

    • The Phenom

      I am in Denver and my T-Mobile coverage is great only time I might have a issue is with signal penetration in some older homes.

      • lensgrabber

        I’ve not tried the regular subscriber plan. I remember the days when I was under a VoiceStream and T-Mobile contract and had nothing but great coverage here. The prepaid plan was okay w/ data coverage in the area but could never beat AT&T. When I went on the road, the prepaid device almost never had data. That’s the suck of not being able to roam. Of all carriers out there though, T-Mobile is probably the business I like best. Some day AT&T will tick me off enough to switch and when I do it will be with Tmob.

        • The Phenom

          That is understandble roaming they do suck. Doesn’t make sense that they can cover Colorado better. I make a yearly trip to Amarillo and Valerio is the roaming provider.

  • John Davids

    coverage and speed. pure and simple.

  • Jérôme Besnard

    ST so it does not hurt as much.

  • JT3

    I was with Verizon forever, but thanks to the train wreck of how they handled the Galaxy Nexus, I figured I’d need to change if I ever wanted another Nexus device. That, plus a couple other things that they did to piss me off, caused me to pull the ETF cord, and jump over to AT&T.

  • omarsalmin

    Didn’t know so many people had Verizon :O

  • Keith0606

    verizon but i’m on my way out to AT&T as soon as nexus 5 hits. Done with non-nexus phones and even if verizon gets it somehow as a Galaxy Nexus owner I already know their version will have the Verizon update process to go through.

  • Redsun

    Verizon. Coverage, why else?

  • Matthew Finco

    Verizon is expensive, but their coverage is great at home and when traveling across the US.

  • Derek Jones

    I switched from T-Mo to Verizon a few years ago to get my hands on the original Droid Incredible. I stayed with them and re-upped to get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I’m in a contract with them until this December. I’ve been turned off by the delay in pushing out Android updates, so I will be looking to go unlocked for the next Nexus device as soon as I can and will probably give AT&T a try (I know, not much better than Verizon)

  • jonathan fields

    no contract

  • Rob

    Att go phone. Because it’s $60 and I’m pushing 60mbps consistently on lte.

  • Nits

    Whoa.. that’s whole lot of congestion on Verizon… Time to leave !!! Hardly get 1.3 to 2 Mbps down on 4G LTE in DC area…. Its the unlimited plan keeping me with them..

  • JusticeDROID

    Leaving soon from Verizon, getting RAPED with a 500mb plan (was 300mb untill I complained at my home store) for 107.00$ a month. trying to find a carrier that will take my Note 2 if I get it unlocked. any Suggestions? or is it impossible? T_T

  • Verizon because I’ve got grandfathered unlimited data and Sprint’s coverage isn’t wonderful here. If we lose unlimited in the future or Sprint’s coverage improves (and they get phones with mega-batteries like Droid MAXX) then we’re definitely switching.

  • ParrishRSellers

    Verizon- Strictly coverage.

  • Bret

    Because I’m stuck in a contract. I’m jumping ship to AT&T as soon as my contract is up. My work phone, which is AT&T gets a much better signal just about everywhere I go, and it’s faster. Verizon has become less reliable, and just plain sucks now.

  • faganm24

    Coverage, unlimited data

    • Bret

      I’ve also got unlimited data on Verizon, but their coverage and speed is so bad that I don’t get any benefit from it. I’d rather pay double the price I’m paying on there for a more reliable and speedy connection.

  • Anon

    Left Verizon about a month ago and am now on T-Mobile. I save about $80 and T-mobile gets the job done.

  • justapotato

    tmo $30 / month no contract. I dont talk on phone so the 5gb 4g and unlimited text works great. Using N4

  • Verizon. i got unlimited data and i’m on my parents family account so its “cheap”. as soon as that gravy train is over ill probably switch to t-mobile

  • Zach Armstrong

    On AT&T because of they allow unlocked devices unlike Verizon

  • JRomeo

    T-Mobile, 2 Lines, Unlimited Voice,Text, 4G Data (no throttling) for $120 per month

  • dsignori

    Verizon. Best network by a mile.

    • JRomeo

      Now if only they could adopt T-Mobile’s pricing, and adopt T-Mobile’s ability to never deny an outside phone from being activated on their network, that would make Verizon even better !

  • d-rock

    AT&T…currently…best network and coverage in my region (NE Oklahoma) and I get an 18% school discount! 🙂

  • AxemRed

    I’m on a 5 person family plan on Verizon. I pay around $70 a month which includes insurance. Everyone in my family is happy with them, so I have no intention of leaving. I also like their network, and I’m cautiously optimistic that more open phones will be available once they switch to LTE-only which will happen sooner on Verizon than other carriers.

  • Raven65

    Verizon – but only because of their network coverage. As soon as somebody… ANYBODY steps up their game enough to compete on that front in my area, I’ll be switching. Sick of their greedy practices.

  • Crom Tuise

    VZW with a grandfather unlimited plan, only way to go with VZW.

  • David Narada Brown

    I like Verizon’s coverage, but ive had enough of their BS. High bill, apps blocked, no nexus. I dont think this is goin to workout, its not me its you. ur so high maintenance and you dont want to give me anything i ask for! ( breakin up with Verizon )

  • chris420o

    Verizon since my alias days…so when they gonna rerelease the og droid with a snapdragon800 2gig ram and 1080 edge it edge screen…bc id buy it tom

  • Joseph L. Simmons V

    Us Cellular is the only provider in my area. Att is supposedly building towers here soon and I will jump on that as soon as it is available. For everyone reading this, if you don’t already know, DO NOT GET US CELLULAR!!!!!!! It is the worst carrier you could possible have. HORRIBLE customer service, very poor phone selection, and they cheat you every chance they get. If I had ANY other option I would take it. I’d even pay the contract breaking fee..

  • FSFer

    Testing out T mobile. Hoping it works. Need non-locked down phones.

  • fauxshizzl

    This is finally my last month with Verizon. Just waiting on the Nexus 5 to come out now so I can leave. Although I think I will actually miss my DNA. I have become very fond of this phone.

  • AndrewScottRox

    Verizon. It’s a love/hate relationship. Love the coverage and my plan; hate that they dog food phones that I don’t want.

  • Droid22

    This site should be called Verizon Life. A lot people including myself are on Verizon.

    • Skittlez

      thats because this site was originally made for the droid line of phones which is on verizon

  • Steven Berger

    Verizon. Yes I am sick of their bloatware and lack of Nexus devices, but they have by far the best service. Plus my unlimited data.

  • Fresh360

    Verizon because when my OG Droid bit the big one I ran into the loving arms of a GNex. This was a very abusive relationship, until we started having 3somes with that hot lil thing CyanogenMod and I couldnt be happier.

    450 Mins, Unlimited Text, Unlimited Data + Insurance – Gov’t Discount = $87/Month (taxes & fees included)

  • jbegs

    With Verizon because I’m still under contract and they have the best service around me. I am looking at other options to switch to a pre-paid service. I want a Nexus!!

  • Abrahan Reyes

    Verizon, but thinking on switching to T-mo on November when contract expires.

  • disqus_SicEBwqOHs

    Verizon for grandfathered unlimited data

  • SnkBitten

    Unlimited data, coverage and discount through work.

  • unlimited data… might steal my moms upgrade and swap so i can keep unlimited data… question is: which phone?!

  • michael bourgoin

    tmobile in the nyc/li area – i was with verizon for 10+ years

    I switched to t-mobile with the nexus 4 and got the $30/month 5gb 4g data 100 min unlimited text plan

    I really have nothing to complain about. Tmob has 95% of the coverage vzw has in the area and the data speeds are faster with Tmob in the majority of areas i visit.

    i had both vzw and tmob at the same time with a work/personal phone combo and i was able to compare a lot and it was clear to me that vzw shouldnt get 2X+ the money for the same or worse service.

    I know vzw kills it for a lot of the rural areas, but i dont travel much and if i know im going to be, i’m just going to buy a month of service with AT&T and be just fine. Great thing about not having a contract 🙂

  • David Schendt

    AT&T, because that’s what my family used when I was in high school and because I still have unlimited data.

  • BobButtons

    Apparently unlimited data is one of the strongest things Verizon has going for them. It’s making people (myself included) sign their own mental contracts with them.

  • Rob Mahlert

    Verizon.. with my discounted unlimited data plan. No other carrier can beat the coverage in Mass. that verizon has here.

  • florange01

    I finally left Verizon after 20 yrs as I was just tired of their Nickel and Dime approach of charging the highest prices for everything and went to T-Mobile. After 2 months I couldn’t be happier with the price/plan, 4G LTE service and the customer service.

  • zurginator

    Now look at the pole. Is there any question why Verizon continues to rape people? They know they can get away with it, and they’re obviously right.

    • Skittlez

      the poll is like that because the site was originally created for the Droid line of phones on verizon.

  • Jeff

    Virgin Mobile. It’s cheap and I’m almost always on WiFi anyway, so I don’t care how good the network is. Moving to T-Mobile as soon as I find out if the new Nexus is worth getting.

  • yummy

    Ugh. Grrrr. Contracts. Grrr.
    Unlimited data. Grrrr.
    Very unhappy in my current
    Furizon

  • InvaderDJ

    Angrily Verizon. Mostly because of coverage, but also laziness. I had resigned myself to sticking with them and did an alternate upgrade for my HTC One but now I’m thinking about ditching. I think my tipping point is going to be the Nexus but the fact Verizon forced HTC to kill the HTCDev bootloader unlock a day after the phone released is also making me mad.

    I know it is pretty much confirmed Verizon isn’t getting it, but I’m going to wait just in case I’m proven wrong. If I am, I’m going to sell my HTC One, break my contract and probably go to at&t, either post paid or prepaid. Yes I’ll lose unlimited and will probably have to maintain two accounts (one for each line) if I go prepaid and the pricing won’t be much better, but I’ll have GSM so I can use whatever phone I want and will have service that is better than what I can get from T-Mobile or Sprint.

  • Juan Uribe

    Paid Verizon off to move to T-Mobile. Loving T-Mobile unlimited everything. Coverage is pretty good soon to be better than Verizon.

  • mercado79

    VZ because work foots the bil.

  • geewillikers

    Unlimited data…80gb/month baby! Saves on cable/satellite. If and when the unlimited ceases; it’s T-Mobile for me!

  • Kenny Larson

    Straight Talk. I have never had a problem with the service and I’ve been with them for almost a year now, WAAAY cheaper. Never going back to a contract again.

  • Austin_tacious

    I’m “grandfathered in” to unlimited data.

  • Adam

    I clung to Verizon forever… for some reason I thought they were the best. Then I realized I could pay $66/month for unlimited talk/text/data (with my corporate discount) at T-mobile, and not have a contract and get WAAAAAY better/faster service (in California, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach area). Eff Verizon. T-mobile blows it away where I live… and I basically live in Los Angeles. I’m on the beach a lot and Verizon sucks there. I think Verizon has everyone tricked into thinking they are awesome. I was paying $110 for sh*t.
    Better, faster, cheaper doesnt work in Military/Aerospace, but it sure works with T-mo.

  • MrWicket

    T-Mobile because I was tired of getting F@&*%# by Verizon! For me I get better reception and even when not on the fastest speeds they offer it’s still faster then what Verizon drops you on when no LTE is available.. 3G… 1X… O_o
    Anyways, been happy with them because they work well for me where I am and I am saving a big chunk of change each month, with unlimited data.. and no contract.

  • CapnShiner

    I am currently paying $77.76 after tax for 1 line with 450 minutes, unlimited text, unlimited data, whatever they’re calling the top tier insurance plan now, and a 10% employer discount. I’m not sure I could get all that for the same price or less anywhere else. However, that’s not even why I have stayed with Verizon. There are 3 main reasons I am staying. In order of importance, they are 1) the network 2) my family and many friends are on it, which means I need fewer anytime minutes 3) unlimited data

  • Bradon Says

    Sprint. If I’m going to be [email protected]&ed then they better be the cheapest and have unlimited data.

  • artsr2002

    Prepaid Verizon MVNO Page Plus Cellular because Verizon coverage and cheaper prices.

  • Ceephus Banks

    Verizon that is.

  • Sham F. Thompson

    verizon. because of unlimited data

  • Ceephus Banks

    Because I work there and get %50 off my bill. Thats why.

  • starnovsky

    T-Mobile prepaid. Where doI vote?

  • NexusMan

    Verizon. On contract until December.

  • Tony Kuligowski

    Verizon for a few reasons. I live in Nebraska and it’s the only 4g service. I have an employee discount, and I’ll hold onto my unlimited data as long as possible. I’m buying a new phone full price soon just to hold onto it.

    Seeing these vote results..it’s clear almost everyone on droid-life is still a verizon customer, and that means around 4k people that are pissed that the Nexus 5 will not be coming to Verizon.

  • Such

    Like the majority of people here I use Verizon as well. Best coverage I’ve experienced and fast LTE speeds. I will continue to use Verizon till my unlimited data no longer exists. Purchasing phones at full price isn’t a big deal for me so I’m good with big red. Once my unlimited data goes I will probably switch to gsm.

  • Cowboydroid

    Verizon…because contract.

    In a couple months? Not verizon.

  • Verizon cause although not the fastest 4G…..I have a rock solid connection anywhere and everywhere I go!

  • Granpa0

    T-mobile. Great reception here in FLA. Great data speeds. Reliable, and most affordable… oh and unlimited everything. Can’t beat that.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Wanted a nexus. Went prepaid. Ended up on ATT. Saving at least $30/ month. And I hat was after my corporate discount of 20%. Coming from Verizon the only thing I miss are the delayed updates. NOT! Verizon is the Apple of the wireless industry.

  • Russell Bridges

    I am a current Verizon customer and have been with Droid Life since my OG. I think a lot of us following this blog are in the same boat and were introduced to android OS with the OG on Verizon. I got the GNex after that and currently looking to go ATT or TMobile when contract is up with the nexus 5.

  • maestro PL

    $9/month for unlimited everything (4gb high speed data)
    Prepaid and I’ve signed up 6 people.
    http://www.solavei.com/maestro1991

  • Rob Delaney

    Verizon because I live 15 miles from a small city (~100k people) but the surround areas are rural. There is only one carrier who was smart enough to go after rural America during the whole “Can you hear me now?” campaign while the others were fighting for more big city (NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, etc) people. Rural America is why Verizon won the carrier wars and continues to win it. As backward as some places in the nation are, they still want cellphone service and 99% of the time there is only Verizon or Verizon is the only dependable carrier.

    With T-mobile’s cost and plan structure, I would love to switch to them but they are like AT&T, they would rather fight for the big cities and now try to have the fastest network. Forget having the fastest. If you can get HSPA+ to 15mb down and 3mb up, that is all the average consumer needs and the average consumer is 90% of the smartphone market. Get this speeds and expand into rural America. With T-mo being so inexpensive compared to Verizon, the average consumer in rural America would jump ship easily. In these hard times people in rural America need a lower cost without too much sacrifice in service and product.

    • I have T-Mobile, and I love it but I completely understand your point of view since you live in Rural. I know many people who live in the sticks who would love to switch to T-Mobile but ultimately have Verizon because of the fact they have the best Rural coverage.

  • lonnie miller

    I’m with Verizon, but I’m “Jumping” to T-mobile and bringing the family with me at the end of this billing period. I like the direction they are heading and the momentum they are building.

    • justin

      Hang around and wait until TMo announced Phase III of their Uncarrier stuff. Apparently it’s going to have benefits for families.

      • jr Fortenberry

        I would like to know more please.

        • The Phenom

          T-Mo hasn’t annouced it yet. I think the offical announcement late October.

      • jr Fortenberry

        I just googled it nm. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Verizon! Because I’m still unlimited.

  • MasterEthan

    Verizon for coverage and unlimited data.

  • Reginald Jefferson

    Verizon for the coverage. Considered switching to At&t but there’s a gap in LTE coverage right where my town is.

  • Proud T-Mobile subscriber. Been with the company since 2000(VoiceStream days) and I can honestly say they’ve never been better than they are now, really impressing me.

  • Adam

    T-mobile. $30/month for unlimited data and text. Can’t beat that. I don’t need minutes anyway

  • Caelx

    I buy the new nexus every year so of course I’m on T-Mobile.

    If I wanted a crap phone loaded with crapware I’d be on Verizon tho, definitely.

  • ki11ak3nn

    I feel like everytime I come to comments section I hear people say they’re gonna switch, but never do. Verizon is King. End of story. We all hate Big Red. But you can’t complain about great coverage and data speeds. The only thing I complain about is I wish I was able to use my phone in Canada without paying roaming fees. GSM FTW there!!

  • rabidhunter

    Verizon, because the network works the best in my area. I am tied to the network.

  • Verizon because I have unlimited data, they have the best coverage, and no other carrier works in my area except US Cellular.

  • jnmigr

    Verizon, moving to tmo for note3.

  • LanceY

    ~$120 w/ taxes for 5 unlimited lines on T-Mobile after work discount. Each of my brothers and sisters just pitches in $25.

  • Jim

    Verizon. Outstanding coverage plus unlimited data.

  • John Kitchen

    Verizon because they have LTE everywhere I go. AT&T has some HSPA+ in town. No LTE at all. Sprint and T Mobile aren’t even things.

  • jzwerlz43

    verizon. im on my family’s phone plan which means my ad pays the bill so cant rly complain. as soon as i graduate college though and i start paying for my own bills then il probably make the jump to at&t or tmobile

  • agentxavier

    Verizon. Cant really change until I am forced to. $204 a month for 5 lines all unlimited data. Tried pricing other carries verizon is the best deal for us, however, we have to buy our phones outright.

    • Reginald Jefferson

      Outside of buying your phones outright for upgrades, $204 per month for 5 lines is an amazing deal. I’m gonna have to pay $160 (sans tax) for 2 lines eventually because of share everything. Bravo sir for having a great deal on a plan.

  • Aaron

    Verizon, but ill be switching to AT&T this weekend. why? because at&t coverage is way better in Dallas and headquarters is across the street. plus a super sweet employer discount.

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    Jebus that’s a lot of Verizon.

    Misery loves company.

  • Wow, surprised how many people have Verizon!

  • sagisarius

    I have Solavei, it’s great for an unlocked phone, high data cap, and they let you roam. Though I may have to switch to Republic Wireless with that MotoX

  • jr Fortenberry

    Verizon. 4 live smart phone lines with 3 of the 4 ready for upgrades.. 2 basic lines one upgrade ready and will kill the other in December. We share 10GB of data and pay $380 monthly. I live in AZ and cover the mountain region (AZ, NM, MT, WY, CO and UT for work. I would like to move to T-Mobile but I’m afraid my call quality will suffer. Anyone care to come in on coverage in WY, MT or NM? I would save a ton going to T-Mobile on 4 unlimited plans. Thx

  • Knlegend1

    At&t I need options sorry Verizon.

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    AT&T GoPhone $60 plan!!!!

  • Bessie Arino

    I have Verizon because I’m on a family plan and have figured out how to keep Unlimited when upgrading. And I don’t want to pay an ETF..

    • PhilD41

      So exactly how do you do that? Inquiring minds want to know!

      • Bessie Arino

        They have a recent post on Droid Life that tells you how to do it. Basically you use the upgrade on a line that doesn’t have unlimited or doesn’t need to keep it and then transfer the phone to the line with unlimited.

  • Mark Mann

    verizon here, because we have 4 lines and they’re slowly coming up for renewal, one…at…a…time…

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    I have Sprint. I know a lot of people hate the service, and I have my complaints as well. It gets me by, and I kinda had to switch over from Verizon because I had to start paying my own bill (growing up, lol). It’s not like I hate it. But man, I can’t let that Unlimited data go. Praying for that One Up program to kick off tomorrow! Moto X, here I come.

  • jbdan

    Left Verizon after 12 years to T-Mobile earlier this year. I’m with T-Mobile because their coverage is equal to (better than vzw at home) vzw in my area of Atlanta Georgia. They are also much more affordable. Their customer service has been a better experience as well.

  • jdomann

    Pure Talk USA, a prepaid AT&T-banded carrier. I’ve got a Nexus 4 and not being restricted to a single carrier has been nice. I do miss the faster speeds from LTE, but realistically I really wasn’t using it that much. I pay about $44/mo for unlimited talk/text, 1GB data and have almost no issues. And with it being on AT&T, I actually have coverage in my hometown in SW Oklahoma compared to T-Mobile where I had zero (not even extended!).

  • Shilamar Drea Shockley

    Tmobile prepaid Nexus 4 $70 a month, can’t beat it. I’m in Indianapolis, IN

  • Shockey62

    I’m with Verizon because of their coverage plus I get a great deal through an employee concession plan.

  • Neil Ostrander

    Verizon because I have 3 unlimited lines for 10 per month each and one basic line that can be used for upgrade transfers.

  • chris125

    Verizon because their coverage and especially lte coverage can’t be beat. They may suck with updates and phones but first and foremost they are phones first so that is what I am most concerned about and want from a carrier. When the other carriers catch up then maybe I will switch, but maybe by then verizon will have been knocked off their high horse and not in the dictator mindset towards everything

  • cory craney

    Verizon but only because of unlimited data

  • Joe Wright

    Sprint – pricing and unlimited data.

  • Vetal

    Went to T-Mobile when the nexus 4 came out. Considering I’m saving $50 a month and little less coverage in some areas doesn’t bother me. And when i am in those areas is not like i would be willing to pay $50 to make a call or check Facebook.

  • Magenta Fan

    I had Verizon for 16 years and just changed to T-Mobile 6 months ago. The coverage is good and the HSPA + network in LA is fast, the LTE networks is SUPER FAST. My partner still has VZW and my T-Mo phone speed tests faster on ether network thank his Verizon LTE. And then there is the unlimited everything plan-my bill is $50 less per month now! Go Magenta!

  • Shaunypat

    T Mobile is my jam because Ihave a N4. Enough said. And I’ll have the N5, too. Jam.

  • digitalicecream

    Just switched to T-Mobile from AT&T. Saving $40 a month and now on unlimited data/text/voice on two lines. From $140 with 23% discount for 1GB of shared data.

  • Cael

    Verizon. And my bill is $82 for unlimited 4g LTE and I have no coverage complaints. Some of their reps need to be fired for lying…

  • droidbeat

    coverage.

  • Chris Hendley

    Verizon b/c I have unlimited data and my contract is month to month. It sucks I have to buy my phone at full retail price but hey I have the best coverage and I only pay $74/month

  • Wyveryx

    Sadly Verizon. Only because there is no other decent coverage where I live.

  • Matthew Merrick

    Verizon, and it SUCKS. Only there because i’m on the family plan, someone else pays the bill. Also means i get only 1 GB of data a month, when i can easily pull down 30.

    Soon as i have a steady income (broke college student here) i’m ditching them for tmobile unlimited.

  • Perv Bear

    Soon to be republic wireless.

  • KenRobinson

    Verizon has the best coverage for my area which is absolutely critical for me. I would love to use Credo Mobil, but they resell an carrier with inferior coverage.

  • Hugh Hansen

    Switched from Verizon to T-Mobile to get the Nexus 4.

    I now have no contract, the ability to get any device from the Google Play Store, no eyesore logos on my phones, no hidden subsidy to pay, no extra wait for every device, and no regrets.

    • Diablo81588

      And no coverage and no LTE.

      • Hugh Hansen

        I’m in NYC, so my coverage is mostly great. And I have LTE, because I have an HTC One Google Play Edition, which I couldn’t have if I was still on Verizon.

  • dizel123

    Verizon has he best coverage where I live. Plus I pay $23 a month for unlimited data

  • Aaron

    Grandfathered in from when Verizon took over Alltel, also still the best coverage for this rural area

  • Paul Strange

    I ask the same question, why do I stay with these money grubbers.

  • ConCal

    Sprint. Its affordable and its just what I’ve always had, going back to my first phone in High School.

  • Verizon…unlimited data on a great network.

  • SA_NYC

    Verizon here. I like not having to think too much about which phone to get (so limited model choices is a plus), I like the Verizon swoosh on my GNote2, and I wouldn’t ever want to unlock my device. All good!

  • Mojorizen

    Verizon. Because I’m still on an awesome Alltel plan from 2007 with unlimited data and I also getting a work discount of 19%.

  • droid

    Verizon. Best damn service provider there is and its the only thing that works good where I live. My buddy at work has a S3 on t mobile with full signal 4g its not much faster than Verizon’s 1x. I wouldn’t switch to t mobile if it was free.

  • Ricky Salazar

    Verizon with unlimited. But on the verge of going for T-Mobile’s $30 plan with a Nexus 5.

  • Kyle Miller

    I believe almost everyone here is on VZW. Love to Hate it but Hate to not have it…unlimited data that is.

  • cameron

    Verizon. I have been with them since they were alltel ,360 communication, and I forget what they were before that. I still have my moto brick phone

  • Joe Beck

    StraigtTalk (uses tmobile). I use it with my Nexus 4, it’s great, I get around 15mbps down and 4 up.

  • Greg Carter

    I am with Verizon right now, but may not be for much longer. I am slowly finding out that the edge upgrade program isn’t all what it’s cracked out to be. Zero dollars down should mean zero dollars down, but yet to get the HTC one I was required to pay $67 to walk out with it… Seems like false advertising to me.

  • VZW. Like most, for the unlimited, grandfathered data. But they are doing their best to drive me away!

  • I’m on Verizon now, but am giving up my grandfathered unlimited data plan and taking my business to T-Mobile when my contract is up in December. The main reason is obviously the choice of phones T-Mobile has, which we all know is a department Verizon is horrible in. If the carrier I’m on isn’t going to carry a Nexus device then they’re not the carrier for me. I also like T-Mo’s no contract approach and better rates. I live in Philadelphia and don’t travel all that much so I don’t think i’ll have any problem with coverage. Can’t freaking wait to make this switch.

  • Kevin

    I just switched when the htc one came out.. getting off the Iphone cycle.. lol.. my daughter has an Iphone 4s that smokes my htc one with YouTube.. Heck of a time to switch. The rates at ATT suck though…

  • Zack Kolev

    T-Mobile because VZ is a tyrannical douche…

  • Tim242

    Verizon…see below : )

    • KMS_Alex

      You are the problem.

      • Tim242

        No, I am not. I pay full price for two phones per year. They make bank on me.

    • jdlogan151

      What are you doing? Syncing the Android source tree while watching netflix?? 🙂

      • Tim242

        Hana. 30 GB of it was tethering, to watch Netflix on my SmartTV. I canceled my WiFi. I figured if Verizon is forcing me to pay them double for phones, I might as well use it to its full potential. The rest was browsing, some YouTube, and podcast downloads.

  • Jose Garcia

    At that time it was a good idea! now, no so much ;(

  • crazed_z06

    Verizon because you get what you pay for.

  • Jared B.

    I voted Verizon but next week I’m jumping ship to T-Mobile. Screw big red and their garbage price plan. $80 plan but to have any phone on the plan its an additional $35…what the crap is the $80 for then?!

  • John Crawford

    Tmobile. I pay 100 for two lines each with 2.5 GB and the rare month I need more I pay the extra 10 bucks. I was on vzw for 12 years and I had unlimited data when I left. When you factor in the phone sub you pay for but can’t use (if you want to keep unlimited). You are really getting gored. You need to be in the 10+ GB per month for it to be worth it.

    As for service I am in central Maryland and work in va so far I have 4g gsm or LTE everywhere I go… If I head out really far I can find edge but the phone still works fin. And for saving the $70 month I decided I can live with that.

  • Michael Parsons

    Just left Verizon because my phone was about 4 years old and if I took the upgrade I would be out unlimited data that gets throttled at 2GB of usage. Instead I now have T-Mobile which costs less and doesn’t throttle.

  • Richard Jackson

    I’m with Verizon for a few reason. When I ride my bike having the ability to make call is a plus. I can count a few times where in my group I’m the only one with service and thus had to let everybody check in with their SO. The second reason is that I work in a building that is bomb resistent and has alot of metal and RF noise so my choice at that point is Verizon or ATT. I want to use T-Mobile but with no service at work for the most part and lack of coverage in the rural areas I’m kinda stuck. Now I was planning of trying a pre paid that use Verizon as a back bone.

    • besweeet

      If there’s Wi-Fi in the building, and you have a T-Mobile compatible phone, you can use Wi-Fi calling. Pretty much uses the Wi-Fi connection as your cell signal.

      • Richard Jackson

        Depend on my work location. At my current post no WiFi at my work location or break room. Some area have WiFi but my duty location can change on a weekly basis. Really I think for me I will wait till all carriers are doing the VoLTE shuffle and then most of our problems will be solve.

      • Richard Jackson

        Would love to but the Wifi at my location is crappy at best.

  • bigmatt503

    Verizon 2 lines share everything plan with 6gb data 150 per month with employer discount and taxes

  • Sarpedon1069

    I’m on Verizon but as soon as my contract is up I’m buying a Nexus and going prepaid. Suck it Verizon!!

  • EnX$$

    t-mobile is best in my area

  • besweeet

    Been with AT&T since 2006. That’s going to change by the end of the year to T-Mobile.

  • motta2003

    Verizon, because I like when the whisper “Can you hear me now?” when I’m bent over!

  • Niksilp

    If T-Mobile was available in my area, I would definitely jump on their prepaid plan. Until then, I’ll stick with StraightTalk (AT&T).

  • Preach2k

    I am on Verizon because of the Great Coverage here in NC.

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Verizon because service comes first (then smartphones), also best coverage, most reliable, and ONLY because I have unlimited data. If my unlimited data ever gets forced away from me, I’m swapping to T-Mobile in a heartbeat (mentally I’m already prepared because you never know what to expect from good ol’ trustworthy and fully open Verizon *wink wink*).

  • Bob Allen

    I just can’t support Verizon screwing me. AT&T isn’t quite as good, but at least they’re not bragging about bending their customers over and forgetting the KY

  • sturmrider

    The only reason I am on Verizon is the coverage. Rhode Island is a small state, but go into a Stop & Shop and your Sprint service cuts out. Leave Providence there goes T-Mobile. Office building what happened to AT&T.

    It is a crime that Verizon has gotten so much of the spectrum, but what can you do. I dream when all the phones are LTE it won’t matter who the carrier is then I will be the first one out of this rowboat:)

  • jhjr24

    I am with T-Mobile. I had been with Verizon for over 4 years and just got sick and tired of the cost to have it. So when I moved I decided to give T-Mobile a chance and I haven’t looked back, I have three line with unlimited everything and still pay LESS than I did for one line on Verizon. I love T-Mobile, I will say that I do miss LTE but HSPA+ is still plenty fast. Prior to leaving Verizon I had the Galaxy Nexus and now I have the Nexus 4 and I will soon have the Nexus 5. GO T-Mobile, IF you are in their coverage area.

  • Charles Braswell

    I’m currently on Verizon but only because I’m still under contract. Once all lines are out of contract I’ll be moving to T-Mobile or Republic Wireless

  • hans wee

    was on t-mobile from 2003-2010. then verizon for almost 3 years on unlimited. but i moved to an area where t-mobile has really good coverage (los angeles). so switched back last week. probably saving $30 a month, and sadly t-mobile coverage is i’d say slightly better than verizon in LA, as i’ve noticed a few verizon dead zones. t-mobile LTE is also crazy fast here.

  • Dreas

    Verizon been with them for 6 years still holding on to unlimited data still getting discount from a promo 2 years ago and employee discount.

  • Illegitimi non Carborundum

    VZW. For the coverage. Didn’t have good coverage with ATT where I went regularly. My fear of going back to ATT is that they still aren’t good enough.

  • Rich

    Verizon. I travel all over the country and they have the best service by far

  • vs8

    AT&T because Claro, T-Mobile, Sprint and Open Mobile (not so open, really) suck hairy donkey balls.

    Verizon used to operate here in Puerto Rico, but they left for some reason (discrimination, maybe?) and Claro came here to ruin everything.

    Once my contract expires, I’m gonna buy the new Nexus phone and activate it with Straight Talk.

  • Tim242

    Verizon for two lines of unlimited, unthrottled data. If they ever really get stupid and pull it, I will drop them that very day.

  • Dorian Brooks

    Verizon because I use to work for them back in 2005-2009. Have a decent discount on my service through my new employer, & up until last Oct. I could upgrade significantly ahead of my upgrade date & keep my old plan.

    If the Nexus5 is significantly better than the Nexus4 I’ll sign a transfer of liability on my Verizon contract & DNA to switch. *Meaning I’m selling my contract with phone on ebay.*

  • dadllum

    Verizon

    Unlimited data($30), 450 minutes($40), 250 texts ($5)
    After a ~12% work discount, I pay $70.18 a month!

    I barely use 150 minutes, and with the GF using Hangouts on her iDevice, I never go over on texts.

  • Caveman

    Verizon – 3 unlimited data plans, average 15-25mbps download LTE speeds in my area. On a side note, i’m really surprised at the 75%+ that use Verizon on this site; with all the Verizon bashing I thought that would be much lower.

    • Tim242

      I’m not surprised at all. People like to complain, and Verizon has us by the balls.

  • John T Jerk

    Verizon, because I have unlimited data and will cling to it with the grip of a tween girl holding a Just Bieber concert backstage pass.

  • Flyinion

    Verizon for now because I’m still under contract. Probably going to AT&T in December for a carrier specific phone, unless Verizon gets a variant around then.

  • BobButtons

    Verizon: Unlimited data and I’m only paying $40. It’s 10 to be on my parents’ account and 30 for my unlimited data. Can’t pass on that.

    • AndySamberg

      Its always nice to piggy back on your parents account, until they don’t pay the bill…

  • Johnny Vu

    I just switched to T-Mobile from Verizon last week because of JUMP and Uncarrier. Verizon’s unlimited data plan was just not worth the effort to keep anymore. I didn’t want to have to pay full price for a new phone, instead I just pay a down payment to switch out phones as often as I want.

  • Cody M

    I think verizon needs a “:(” next to it.

  • NyReynolds

    Verizon. Grandfathered unlimited. If there was another carrier with better coverage with unlimited data i’d be there in a second.

  • gundo99

    Grandfathered on VZW’s unlimited data plan.

  • JZ

    I’m amazed to see T-Mobile as #2 on this list! I hope they continue to have success, they’re doing some great things!

  • guest

    Verizon because of unlimited data and a 17% employer discount.

  • Cody Seger

    Still grandfathered into an old, cheap, Alltel unlimited plan and nobody else that offers service where I live, aka us cellular can beat that plan.

  • GolfOx

    Only carrier with reliable coverage where I need it.

  • Mike Boodoo

    I recently left Verizon for T-Mobile to get the Nexus 4. Speeds are almost identical to VZ LTE where I’m at, and I’m not even using the LTE radios. It felt like VZ was holding my unlimited over my head to keep me on board. I had to renew my company discount during the audit and they denied it because I “used excessive amount of data” that was not comparable to the average customer. Forget the fact that I’ve been with them for 6 years, no one was willing to go against the decision. In the end, I don’t regret leaving because as I said, the speed is not noticeable at all where I am and travel to. Plus, I like not feeling tied down to a carrier.

  • Funkmon

    Sprint. Unlimited data, no problem. Also inexpensive. The WIMAX boner was an issue, but now LTE is in most places that matter.

    Also: complete google voice integration. Also also: free text messages in Canada.

  • Stud Muffler

    You can’t beat T-Mobile $30/month price.

    • Tim242

      Unless you need a bit more than 100 minutes, or decent coverage

      • Ricky Salazar

        Is it possible to add more minutes to this plan if I happen to run out?

        • Tim242

          You can add money to the balance. It will deduct .10 per minute…100 minutes for $10.

          • Ricky Salazar

            Thanks.

  • Damien Luna

    T-mobile…been with them for 8 years and at the time i had tried every other carrier and T-mobile’s customer service has always kept me with them and I have always got deals on phones and plans and even though they may not have Verizon’s Coverage i have never had a problem with reception and get service where it counts and when i was a verizon customer i was treated so badly by not just the provider but in their stores by reps as well whenever i came to them with service problems.

  • JMonkeYJ

    i’m prepaid (NET10) running on the TMobile network. $45/month for unlimited talk, text, and 4G data!

  • emoney

    Verizon because I’m on a family share plan (parents gave away my unlimited fml) but it’s only $40 a month.

  • akhi216

    Unfortunately I am stuck with Big Red because no other carrier provides a usable signal inside of buildings in my city.

  • Zepaw

    T-Mo. Unlimited fast data and no secret subsidy payments for my phone.

  • Sankyou

    Currently Verizon. January 4th: Tmobile. Verizon makes up for its network with lack of compassion for its customers.

  • Character0

    Verizon. They have the coverage and I still have unlimited.

  • slow88lx

    Coverage, period. (Verizon)

    Oh and to keep unlimited data.

  • Mark

    Verizon, because of the coverage

  • Doan

    Verizon, because of unlimited data and very fast LTE .

  • Jason Bittner

    Aio Wireless … AT&T service has better coverage and speeds for me.

  • Slvfox

    I have had Verizon for many many years. So long, that I get a $20 credit per phone on all 5 of my smart phones for data. The $29.99 data only costs me $9.99. Switching wouldn’t be to my advantage.

  • EMcTx

    T-mobile, cause I live in the big city.

  • Larry Bublitz

    T-Mobile. It’s cheap and I live about 3 blocks from a new, juicy LTE tower (full strength in my basement). Verizon would be my choice if I were on the road a lot, but 95% of my time is on WiFi. I also have a Verizon prepaid in my glove compartment (samsung flip with a MicroUSB charger) and I load a $15 prepaid card before trips into unknown wireless territory.

  • BeerguyOE

    Verizon best coverage at my house 15% employee discount on a family loyalty plan 500mins with unlimited data on both lines for $120

  • Teddy Chen

    4G LTE Baby!!

  • dsim91

    Unlimited LTE

  • Jason

    Verizon, till January than I pull 8 phones off and switch to Straight Talk (maybe if I can tether) so Verizon can suck it… I’ve been with them 10 years

    • Tim242

      If you tether on ST, they will promptly warn you, then cancel you. They throttle after 1.7 GB, and they forbid any kind of video streaming.

  • MRIANB

    Tmobile. No one can beat their prepaid $30 plan along w Skype for wifi calling, period. Unlimited text and 5gb data along in this plan.

    Ian B

    • teleclimber

      Too true.

      Even when I had VZW I’d sometimes get crap coverage. Now when I get crap coverage on T-mo (and it’s actually pretty good where I am) I just tell myself “hey I’m only paying $30 for this.” and it makes it ok.

  • jeremy

    verizon..unlimited data + slideout keyboard and great service (for the most part)

  • CARPDM

    VZW because Gnex….think I’m going to Tmobile next, hopefully on Nexus5 or MotoX

  • Michael McHale

    Verizon because of unlimited data. The Nexus 5 will be my next phone on Verizon or not.

  • MK17

    Verizon: Biding my time until the Nexus 5 comes out and I move along.

  • Jaxon Wright

    I think we all know why us on Verizon are on Verizon.

  • Ryan

    Verizon because I couldn’t get out of contract. When contract is up after my recent g2 purchase I will be heading to T-mobile or AT&T.

  • Steven Webb

    I’ve got unlimited data for $50 a month with Verizon. As long as I’ve got that, I don’t see myself leaving.

    • Tim242

      $50? Unlimited is $29.99. How are you paying $50?

      • Steven Webb

        Sorry, that includes talk and text as well.

        • lookatmyfunnyusername

          you lucky bastard

  • I_shower_naked

    Tmobile….I find their coverage to be just fine for my needs and its just way way cheaper then Verizon. I’ve had Verizon and its great that I could stream Netflix while driving myself to work, at the end of the day though I live on a budget and Verizon has a history of dealing treacherously with their customers. I’ll never forget when my old blackberry came with the gps disabled and I had to pay for Verizon maps service to enable it. I won’t do business with a company like Verizon unless I have to.

    • Larry Bublitz

      They always find a way to get yah. 🙂 I was budgeting everything like crazy 6mo ago and after a while of cutting everything else, the $75 Verizon really was sticking out (2gb data, 450 minutes, $10 text and a 17% corp discount). I had to watch what I used. So I called and looked for ANY loopholes… sure. I could switch to the senior plan since average minutes was < 200, but then I lost corp discount so it was a wash. Etc etc. They did help me get on a $5 250 SMS plan, though, so at the very end of my minimal Verizon usage the final total was $67 and I had to watch my step.

  • BRIAN MUENTER

    Verizon.. I’m on family shared w/ both unlimited grandfathered in

  • AT&T because they’re the only choice if you want to run unlocked phones and still have Verizon-esque coverage. Simple as that.

    • Trevor

      That’s my thought as well. I’m currently under contract with Verizon until December, and at that point, I’ll strongly consider switching to ATT so I can use any Nexus (our other unlocked phone) that I please. I’m liking their pay as you go 60 or 70 dollar plans.

      • I’ve got a Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 and an LTE Nexus 7 on a MobileShare plan with 10GB. I don’t mind paying the money because I use the data, I have LTE most places and minimum HSPA+ data speed basically anywhere I travel. Plus I can run my unlocked devices on it. T-Mobile can’t even sniff that. Yeah, you’re going to pay Verizon prices for it, but you get what pay for.

      • AndrewScottRox

        I’m thinking that exact same thing but adding a couple of extra gigs of data.

  • mueron

    Switched from Verizon to T-Mobile in March. Is the coverage as good? Not even close but it gets the job done and I don’t feel like I’m being robbed every month.

  • Jeremy Bryant

    Net10 because I couldn’t get a SIM from StraightTalk earlier this year. I don’t use a ton of data, so their throttling doesn’t affect me. $50/mo for ‘unlimited’ is a pretty decent deal. I will never give my money to VZW, and T-Mo’s service around here is terrible. I like the flexibility of being prepaid on GSM networks.

  • Harpreet Bains

    Verizon…Corporate discount and grandfathered into the unlimited data 🙂

  • SlapRob

    Verizon right now, but I will be on ATT when the Note 3 comes out. Adios smug Verizon

  • Dominick White

    Verizon because of the coverage in my area(central ny)

  • thedonxr

    Verizon, I move a lot and good reception from other carriers is not always guaranteed… and grandfathered unlimited data, I might give it to my kids in my will…

  • Col_Angus

    Verizon, because no other viable choices. AT&T is similar price, poor coverage. T-Mo is still rocking the 2G (if you can even get service) and Sprint, well let’s not go there…

    Edit: And 17% company discount, and currently unlimited data, unlocked, rooted GNex running 4.3… the problem is, what should I do next? I’m not paying full retail… some of you may be made of money, but that’s a lot of clams to be dropping on a phone just to keep unlimited when I only average 2.5gb a month.

    • Kyle Wilkins

      Go on craigslist. Yeah you wont see a brand new just released phone but you can always get a solid phone from there from someone that wants the brand new just released phone and they probably took care of their current one. Make sure you meet at a Verizon store and get it activated before you pay the man/woman so they don’t f@#$ you by giving you a phone with a bad esn,

      • trwb

        Just use swappa. Its more reliable and they verify the esn’s for you.

    • i plan to eat $10 a month and add a line. you’ve got one the older lines too since you have unlimited. i’ll get a moto x on the new line, move it to my line, and put my wife’s old basic phone on the new line and it’ll be $9.99. my employee discount would cover half the cost of $9.99 so maybe not that bad.

  • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

    VZW as well. When they force me out of my data plan I’ll probably get another plan.

  • Shane McKeever

    Verizon because they were the only ones to have service in bum-fu*# Montana where I have family reunions. They also had the best signal at my work site in Oregon and now are the only provider to have consistent signal at my new work-site in Colorado. I also have a family plan with a discount from my employer and my wife and I are grasping on to our unlimited data plans. As much as I want to shove my foot in their respective asses, I am pretty much stuck.

  • Pomacat

    I was a long time Verizon customer 12 years but about a month ago I switched to T-Mobile due to the Jump program. I have found their 4g is just as fast if not faster in this area as Verizons LTE so I guess it will work for me if not I can always go back

  • sog805

    Just switched from verizon to AIO. Was a big red customer for 8 years.

  • KleenDroid

    Verizon because of the unlimited data. Using 40 to 50 gig a month with no nonsense charges is nice.

    • leenephi

      Dang. Just curious, what is most of that from? Some kind of streaming? J/w because it seems I can find Wifi access anywhere these days.

      Though I must admit, I didn’t get my own home internet until I lost my unlimited data XD I tethered to everything until then.

      • KleenDroid

        I use a lot but a majority of it is from my 22 year old son in the Coast Guard. It is his primary internet access.

        And I am as shocked as you at our usage.

      • Tim242

        Today is the last day of my cycle : /

    • Jesus, man. How can you possibly use 40GB in a month unless you’re just trying to see how much data you can use?

      • KleenDroid

        First off I’m not the one who downvoted you.

        I have 5 lines but mostly it’s between me and my son.

        • That’s a ton of data even for 5 lines! But hey, if you’ve got unlimited, you may as well get your money’s worth.

  • Alix8821

    VZW

    Keeping my Unlimited Data as long as possible. Updated twice already. S3 locked it in. Using other line to get Note 3

    Best service and share minutes with mom’s “dumb phone”

    • Rosalvo

      Are you using the buddy upgrade to get your phones? If so, that has not affected your unlimited data lines?

  • Jeff Martin

    VZW. Grandfathered unlimited. They are the only real choice here do to coverage. Not sure what I will do when my Galaxy Nexus dies.

    • Col_Angus

      I’m in the same boat, I’d love to go to T-Mobile, but they barely have 2G where I live.

    • KleenDroid

      Just get a new awesome phone. When I went to the S4 from my Gnex my usage went way up.

      • Jeff Martin

        I had a Droid Charge for about 6 months after my OG Droid died. Touchwiz makes me sad. If VZW didn’t lock down their phones so much, that might be an option. The only thing they offer now that interests me is the Moto X. And it isn’t on 4.3 like me Nexus.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    You can’t beat Verizon coverage. Even put the fact that they dominate LTE coverage aside for a sec.. . You simply get service in the majority of places.

    Oh… And I get 22% off from my job.

    • jamdev12

      I get 100% off from my job. ;-p

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        My last job paid my bill. Definitely not this one.

        • jamdev12

          I’m sorry dude. I didn’t have this in my last job either. I was glad when I joined my current employer that I asked about compensating me for using my own phone for on call. I was lucky not to get rejected and handed an iphone as a company phone. I think I would have flushed it down the toilet a few times to let them understand that iphones are not my thing, but lucky for me they didn’t.

  • Steve Imm

    verizon only because im godfathered into unlimited data. considering switching over to t mobile after contract is over.

  • Ajay Anthony

    Verizon, cause of the Gnex. Should have stayed with AT&T. Had unlimited Data.

  • Justin Barrett

    Verizon – unlimited data and coverage. Thanks to your article the other day, I upgraded to a Moto X from my GNex and still maintained unlimited. I’m not complaining!

  • SplashMTN

    Verizon, because I’m still under contract on my parents’ plan. Moving to AT&T in November though, hopefully just in time for the Nexus 5.

  • Tweekex

    T-Mobile. Was a loyal Verizon customer for years, however I couldn’t ignore the fact that I could get the exact same plan for $50 less a month. Service is definitely spottier than Big Red, but all around not bad day-to-day.

  • Andrew

    Verizon, discount and grandfathered unlimited data

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Same as me. 5 lines, discounted with unlimited data, all for $165. CANNOT be beaten by any other carrier.

    • CrimsonBlur

      Same here. Single line with 450 minutes and unlimited (no texting).
      Before discount ~$80 but after discount ~$65. Can’t really complain (too much).

  • chriseckeard

    Verizon because of Grand Fathered Unlimited Data, Free Tethering because of the 700Mhz Spectrum C Block deal , and a few dollars over $70 per month with the law enforcement discount the family receives through my sister. If they ever take unlimited data away from me, I will be going to T-Mobile or an MVNO. I will continue to buy my phones outright to maintain the unlimited data.

    • mcdonsco

      Free tethering from 700mhz spectrum…? Huh?

      • bigmatt503

        wasn’t that only on tiered data plans??? 99% sure

        • chriseckeard

          Nope. My 4G phone runs on 700mhz c block as such they can’t restrict and grandfathered unlimited data with a 4G phone I purchased on subsidy before they got rid of that. 100% sure I use it month in and month out for ~ two years.

  • Fahad Beg

    sprint cause its cheap and i get lte in my area so yeah. im ok with it

  • Michael swaim

    I’ve been with Verizon for 11 years now (going on 12)…mainly cuz there coverage here in Colorado is one of the Best. Not always the Fastest…. But reliable, even when I’m 2 hours away up in the mountains. My Current smartphone is the DNA and next will be the G2 on unlimited data.

  • Inquizitor

    Verizon because I’m hanging onto that unlimited data as long as I possibly can.

    • jamdev12

      Verizon, because all the other carriers network suck more. This one just sucks less. Wait shouldn’t I want the other ones more? Sorry I digress.

      • Obi

        That rhymed. You win the interwebs today.

    • MichaelFranz

      Thats really the main reason people are with Verizon. if you still have Utl Data, your there. Others are because their service is best in the nation at the end of the day as much as a pain in the ass their policies and procedures are it doesnt effect the service and quality of the network itself.

      Yes others will catch up… maybe…eventually…someday but right not it is a night and day choice. Unless you live in a large city where all 4 major carriers usually have top notch service then it makes sense for you to juggle carriers and plans to save you money

  • Colin Wolfson

    Verizon because I got in with a great promo plan along with my State Farm employee discount discount. I pay Cricket prices. $105/mo for two phones, unlimited data, insurance, and rhapsody.

    • Futbolrunner

      Discount Double Check!!

  • Todd Zullinger

    I’m only on Verizon because I picked up the 32GB Galaxy Nexus. I will be leaving them shortly due to the piss-poor treatment they provided for this phone (blocking Wallet, slow updates, etc.). The network is nowhere near enough to make up for these problems and I will be damned if I continue to give them money to build their network.

    • when you root, all those problems seem to disappear.

      • Todd Zullinger

        Oh, sure. I can get around many of the issues. But I don’t wish to support a company that treats its customers this way. Verizon’s monthly fee is significantly higher than I could be paying. This isn’t a matter of technical challenges. It’s a matter of voting with my dollar and not supporting bad business.

        • GJV

          I am all for “voting with your feet” but when it comes down to it Verizon won’t miss your business but you will miss their sweet, sweet network.

        • Andrew

          Exactly why I left Verizon earlier this month.

    • br_hermon

      I’m basically in the exact same position. VZ’s coverage is best but after how they’ve handled the Gnex and potentially future Nexus phones, I have a real hard time wanting to support their bigotry. Rooting has been a godsend and saved my experience with the Gnex but now I’m considering Straight Talk (running off AT&T LTE towers) and bringing the next Nexus there. Plus it’ll save me $70 a month. I’m still researching how viable that option is.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Verizon because it’s the most reliable network.

  • Bionicman

    Verizon because i have all my lines for my family on it. That and they do have the best coverage for me and since I don’t have a home phone, I definitely need it.

  • David Stammerjohann

    I’m one of those silly Europeans, but here in Ireland, I have a pre-paid carrier. They use the network of one of the big “main” carriers here (O2) so the service is pretty much available everywhere I need it, the speed is good, and I get 1 GB for about 4 Euro a Month. Perfect!

  • cweb69

    Been with Verizon for about 8 years. They were the obvious best choice back then. Now, I can’t wait to jump ship. I have 4 lines with them and in December, I will be taking my business to T-mobile. I can save a bunch of money each month, and not have to deal with the hassle of VZW lockdown politics. Will my coverage suffer??? It’s possible. But T-mo is growing everyday, and as long as I have good coverage in my hometown, I’ll be a happy man!

    • Jon

      T-Mobile in Los Angeles only 5 years ago sucked balls. It was awful. All of my friends that had it hated it and would drop calls like crazy. But a lot has changed in 5 years for T-Mobile. One huge thing was when AT&T failed at buying them and had to give them Spectrum and Billions of dollars. T-Mobile wisely used the money and spectrum to build out their network.

      Now in Los Angeles, T-Mobile is widely known as being superior to AT&T. I get great service all over the city.

      So yeah…the generalities of one network sucking have to be re-evaluated every few years in this vastly changing landscape.

      • lookatmyfunnyusername

        When 5 years ago? because I had amazing service on my g1 here in west la all the way to koreatown, actually better tan my verizon service.

  • tomn1ce

    Vzw because of their network and holding onto unlimited.

    • grumpyfuzz

      T-Mobile with employee discount = insanely cheap

  • Chris

    Went from Boost mobile in 2009 to Sprint in 2010 to Verizon in 2011 and back to Sprint in 2012. Service is pretty good here in the Portland area. We got 4G (well before the actual official roll out happend) Rocking an EVO LTE atm. hopefully the One MAX specs rumors are false or some foreign based version or I might get the GS3 or Note 3.

  • Smellynachos

    I’m on AT&T lte speeds are 10x faster than verizons lte where i live, did a speedtest with someone who had the same phone on verizon they only got 1 mb/s down speeds i got 20….i know its all on position of tower but majority of the time my speeds are consistently high and service is not terrible, i haven’t had any drop calls. New York long island area.

  • JRUIV

    Verizon because that’s who I’ve always been with and they’ve brain washed me…

  • Ryan Stewart

    Straight Talk for the price.

    • DoctorJB

      The new LTE definitely helps.

      • Ryan Stewart

        Im on the N4 so its moot but I dont find HSPA+ slow by any means.

        • DoctorJB

          HSPA+ isn’t slow but the LTE is 5x faster. I’m going to pick up a N5 as soon as it’s available.

          • Ryan Stewart

            In theory yes but, at least on T-Mobile’s network, not in practice.

            My coworkers LTE phones usually get somewhere around 25MB/s when they get LTE (Verizon and AT&T), which is still somewhat limited in Atlanta. I, on the other hand, get HSPA+ where I get 3g, which is pretty well blanketed any city above 5,000 here. My averages are around 17-18Mb/s. So yeah you’re looking about 1/4 faster on LTE but both are still very fast and I don’t have the battery hit of LTE.

            I think the back end is the bigger limiter between the two. Of course LTE CAN go faster but it doesnt seem like anyone has networks in place that can support 100mb/s traffic.

          • DoctorJB

            My HSPA+ here in east NC maxes out around 4mbps. The LTE is pretty much everywhere here (despite being a rural area) and it puts me up to 20-30mbps. I guess you’re just lucky to have such fast HSPA+. I wonder if it is because AT&T has been refarming it to Tmo.

  • Andrew Remmers

    Grandfathered Unlimited on Verizon, But I won’t be staying for to much longer. Insert expletives here.

  • nastysquar3d

    Verizon currently, because they have the best coverage. However, T-Mobile come December. I don’t even care about the price of Verizon, and I would continue to pay it if they weren’t so draconian with their policies. I can no longer stand the thought of being “tied” to a provider and the devices they deem “approved” for their network. I need more freedom in my wireless choices.

  • Yu Lee

    Grandfathered unlimited.

  • trd105

    Verizon. Unfortunately it’s between them and US Cellular for the providers in my area and I get a discount through my work.

  • SDotNYC

    Verizon because if I’m going to get F@&*%# I want it to be goooood!

    • Jeremy B.

      they should at least take you out to dinner or something first before they F@#% you…

      • SDotNYC

        lol my unlimited data makes up for the lack of dinner.

        • Jeremy B.

          how much is the unlimited data anyway? and how many minutes and texts do you get with that plan?

          • SDotNYC

            now it’s just tiered data.. I have 2 lines totally unlimited and 1 basic phone (moms still on the lg env) all with unlimited text and I think 1400 shared minutes for $180 a month..with a work discount.

          • Jeremy B.

            wow thats great! I wish i would’ve went that route back when it was avaliable…..:(

          • SDotNYC

            I’d consider Sprint if I were to ever lose the unlimited but friends in the NY metro area get spotty service and dropped calls a little too often for me.

          • Mikey Styles

            I have 3 lines & pay $210. 2 are unlimited & one is a basic line not to mention I have upgrades available come next yr. I’ve found a way to screw them so yay me lol

          • Will Delaney

            If you’re paying $210 for 3 lines…I don’t think Verizon is the one getting screwed…

          • Mikey Styles

            Well that includes insurance on all 3 lines & we have unlimited everything except data on 1 line. If we downgraded & didn’t add insurance then do the math. Can’t forget I can upgrade January & have 2 GNotes that arent a yr old. Oh ya when I upgrade my family friend is the store mgr. Trust me I stick it to Vzw & if it weren’t for excellent coverage & decent customer service I’d be gone.

          • But unlimited on Verizon is worth that. If I was tried, it’d look like I was Going to save money but then I’d spend like a grand on data overages.

          • Will Delaney

            I get unlimited data for $30 a month on my Nexus 4.

            I was on Verizon for years and loved it. But I’m not about to pay 3x more money every month just for slightly better coverage.

          • Sham F. Thompson

            how i want to upgrade now and i want to keep my unlimted data.

          • YankInDaSouth
          • mcdonsco

            Unlimited everything is $119/month (that’s what I pay…add root and get unlimited hotspot as well for that).

          • SDotNYC

            Gotta love rooting!

          • cocoman135

            80 bucks a month and if youre rooting, use hotspot app, not carrier hotspot.

          • HitokiriX

            you can also use foxfi without rooting on VZ

          • noc007

            $30/mo for grandfathered accounts. If one wasn’t grandfathered in, at least $200 and probably more to buy someone’s account and do an Assumption of Liability for the line.

          • Pakmann2k

            $160/mo for 3 lines. 500min shared, free nights and weekends and free Vzw to Vzw. Unlimited data on two line with one basic line. Alltel smartpack from 2002. Never been over my minutes and average 40gigs/mo over the two lines. We tether a lot and use Netflix a ton.

          • C-Law

            Unlimited was a $30/month data plan. It’s been gone for a long time now. Minutes and txts were separate so it depends what each individual picked for their plan

        • michael arazan

          It’s ok, My Phone is F#$%^&* the $#@! out of their unlimited data

      • FknTwizted

        no at least a reach around.

    • dannyWHITE

      I like to make sure I’m wearing lipstick before I walk into a Verizon store because I know I’m going to get F@&*%#!

      • SDotNYC

        I heard Verizon loves red ;o)

    • hldc1

      My sentiment exactly. I had T-Mobile, and while I enjoyed their quality customer service, their cell coverage was spotty. At least with Verizon, I get amazing coverage everywhere (where I live at least, and most other places too) and the download speeds are generally pretty good. They recently upgraded their tower where I live and the speeds went from 100 kb/s on 3G to 41 GB/s on 4G.

      It doesn’t matter how cheap a phone plan is if you can’t use it. I don’t like that my phone costs me $128/month (900 minutes, 12 GB data with hotspot included), I’d rather pay for service and actually get service.

      • SDotNYC

        Exactly.. and I hope you use every last drop of that 12GB a month! I’m missing the hotspot but I run foxfi thru my S3 as a supplement.

        • anyone know if FoxFi will work on verizon Moto X?

          • SDotNYC

            Check on the foxfi site, or maybe even xda. I think there’s workarounds for certain phones

        • hldc1

          Routinely use between 9-11+ GB per month. Without unlimited data, I figured I’d pay for enough that it felt like I did have unlimited data.

      • Jon

        Yowzaaaa!!! $128 / month! Good God.

        $70 on T-Mobile for unlimited everything. That’s a hell of a lot more on Verizon. I’m just glad that in Los Angeles, and coincidentally every major city I’ve travelled to in the past year, T-Mobile has been excellent.

        I used to be on Verizon and have just long forgotten how much I paid all those years.

        • Dan

          It’s great if all you travel to is major cities, I spend too much time out of them with no t-mobile coverage. Verizon $95 a month, 2 lines 400 shared minutes, texting blocked/no text (google voice), unlimited data on one, feature phone the other $93 a month total.

        • hldc1

          I had T-Mobile for about 3 years. I’m also in the Los Angeles area. Their coverage was terrible where I live (it still is), and it’s terrible where I work (Downtown L.A.). For me, it’s a simple issue of getting what you pay for. I don’t doubt that you’re happy with T-Mobile, in fact, I’m happy it’s working out for you. I’d just rather spend $128/month for fantastic coverage than $70-80/month for mediocre coverage.

      • besweeet

        41 GB/s (GIGABYTES)? Incredible!

        /s

        • hldc1

          Not too shabby… The fourth one down was on the old tower.

      • Jay W

        That’s exactly why I’m with Verizon. You get what you pay for. Who careshow ccheap it is if it doesn’t work. I’m also with Verizon because they offer me a discount through my employer.

    • 1bad69z28

      LOL I know, Verizon could at least be considerate and ask for a reach around!

      • Aardvark99

        Wouldn’t you need to ask?? not the other way around….ahh nevermind….

    • ynobe

      lol my thoughts exactly

    • Leonidas

      with AT&T cause I like to get kissed before I get F@&*%# 🙂

  • KH

    Vzw. Unlimited.

  • Jeremy B.

    i’ve been with verizon for 10 years because of their unbeatable service network…..although im not happy to be paying them with my arm, leg, and (with these new policies) my soul…

  • Ramie

    I have three :/

  • ryan savini

    verizon for the all holy unlimited data

  • Eric J. Peterson

    Verizon. Work pays for it and 1 of our 2 sites has no coverage by anyone but Verizon.

  • Bryce

    Verizon, because my contract isn’t up yet to go to T-Mobile

  • jnt

    Verizon because of the service…

  • Ravi Rao

    T-Mobile. Half the price of Verizon for the same coverage

  • IML726

    Better service than other carrier in my area. Higher corporate discount.

  • Stephen

    Verizon and unlimited data

  • jaybar

    1 year left on VZW contract, locked in unlimited data with a GS3 last summer

  • blakjakdavy

    Verizon because unlimited data. If that goes, I go. Even so, I’m considering jumping ship to Aio and getting this year’s nexus phone.

  • ßen Murphy

    Verizon…. we all know why.

  • kyle

    it almost seems like this blog needs to fork.. one for verizon customers and one for the rest of us. Jesus people.. move to a real city so you can dump them!

    • Kyle Wilkins

      it is.

      droid-life.com
      an.droid-life.com

      edit: it was

      • kyle

        whoa weird.. what is that other site? The posts stop in 2012.. Now i’m really curious.. how did this blog get so skewed to be popular with verizon android users?

        • Flyinion

          This blog started back in 2009 (2008?) for the original Moto Droid and has always been Verizon centric. an.droid-life.com was set up later to cover android news for other carriers etc. but I guess it didn’t get enough traffic or it was too much of a pain for them to manage two sites and so now everything just goes here.

  • I am on AT&T only because my parents are still paying for my phone plan…as soon as they decide to boot me off, I’ll probably go to t-mobes

  • Richard Guadagno

    no way to vote, just showing results, but I have Verizon. Thinking of switching to T-Mobile when my contract expires in December.

  • coolsilver

    Unlimited, unsucky coverage, customer support, terrible everything else. yup and discount makes it about same as T-Mo

  • Alchemy08

    Verizon cause of my employee discount…..$29 a month and I’m not a employee no more.

    • PhillipCun

      Which employee discount do you have? 1500? I pay ~$29 too

      • Alchemy08

        yep 1500 never reach it, most i’ve used was 500 and i have 4GB but thats when they had the double your data which i only use 1gb a month, mainly use wifi.

    • BobButtons

      I found out a year after I left GameStop that my employee number still worked for a discount online but have been afraid to use it. Keep thinking they’ll consider it “theft of service” or something and come after me. I’ll use my Microsoft ExpertZone membership to get free copies of Windows/Office and cheap video games as long as it lets me though.

  • Guy Pierce

    Unlimited!

  • Eric

    It won’t let me vote but Verizon because I’m not the one paying for it.

    EDIT: Nvm just voted.