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

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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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  • 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.

  • 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…

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  • 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.