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Thursday Poll: Who is Your Current Wireless Carrier?

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Choosing a wireless provider is important. Depending on where you live, you probably have multiple choices when making your selection, with most customers primarily concerned about pricing and network coverage.

From experience, we know that AT&T and Verizon offer the most in terms of coverage, but going beyond just having bars in your home, you want a phone you enjoy, too. Verizon is the exclusive carrier of the DROID lineup, while AT&T and Sprint have their fair share of exclusive colors and handsets gracing their networks. Many factors, including the ones we just listed, weigh in on a person or family’s decision to opt for a specific carrier.

The last time we asked this question back in September of 2013, Verizon customers showed up in force with 75% of the vote, beating out T-Mobile with 11% and AT&T with 6%. Surprisingly, only 4% of voters selected prepaid or other, which we hope has changed since September. After all, we have gone over the benefits of prepaid a few times.

Once you have answered the question, take a second to tell us why you are sticking with your current provider. Is it their coverage? Pricing? Device selection?

Who is Your Current Wireless Carrier?

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  • Fred

    I ditched Verizon back in November for Republic Wireless. After taxes I pay $12.50/month for unlimited minutes and texts. It’s awesome I’m with them for the price!!!

  • roseman

    Had absolutely ZERO coverage with AT&T at home which is very near downtown in urban area. Verizon gives me coverage at home and elsewhere, plus i can even hear what the person on the other end is saying (unlike with AT&T). I like having coverage :)

  • Marcus

    Verizon simply for coverage where I am. Been really wanting to leave for the nice phones “oneplus” with others carrier’s but what good is nice phones with no signal

  • SaintMike

    Sprint…..underwhelmed but putting up with it. the idea shopping around for a new carrier is about as appealing to me as going car-shopping

  • Hbk

    Verizon, unlimited data, lg g2, got that using the best buy glitch.

  • retrospeck

    Surprised Republic Wireless isn’t a choice, I was lumped in with prepaid users.

  • BillySuede

    verizon. i’m willing to pay for quality service and don’t need a nexus.

  • malcmilli

    coverage is overrated.

  • Grayson

    I’m shocked there are so many Verizon users and so few AT&T users. Unlike 5 years ago, AT&T now has coverage very comparable to Verizon, it’s cheaper, and you can use any damn phone you want. I couldn’t live without the option to use a Nexus phone, or a OnePlus One, or an international phone like the Z2 that hasn’t yet launched in the States, or just an unlocked phone without any carrier bloat. I would kill myself if I was forced to use only what Verizon provides, full of their bloat and restrictions no less. My wife and I went to Yosemite a couple weeks ago and I felt sorry for her parents, who have Verizon. They had no coverage the entire trip. Meanwhile, coverage was fine on AT&T. Like I said, Verizon isn’t the king of coverage that they were 5 or 10 years ago. They are good, but no better than AT&T in my experience. And even if they were the king of coverage, an evil corporation dictating what phones I can buy and when? F that. You guys are nuts.

    • Some guy

      Its because this blog site started based on droid devices from verizon, so there are a lot of verizon peeps on here. While ATT coverage has improved a ton they are really just as d-bag a company to consumers as verizon is.

  • tiev

    Verizon with grandfathered Unlimited Data on a postpaid Moto G. Waiting for the Moto X2 or hoping for a Droid 5 QWERTY

  • Wanting to Switch

    Verizon currently (out of contract), but will be switching to T-Mobile with the release of the next Nexus. Better pricing, international ability, the choice is easy.

  • Frank Bostick

    I’m in the same boat as Raj. After ages with Verizon (and Alltel before Verizon bought them) I moved to T-Mobile back in January 2014. Coverage isn’t perfect but I’m all for supporting anyone looking to shake up the market. Besides Verizon ditched the unlimited plan and didn’t offer the Nexus 5. I’m very sure that was very much Google not offering Verizon the Nexus line after the Galaxy Nexus fiasco.
    So far, I’m liking T-Mobile and suggest it to anyone tired of Verizon.

  • SeeScottRock

    I mean, I love big red’s coverage, but my folks are moving to a tiered plan to save money, and probably to sprint at that, so I’m shopping my prepaid options. Currently on T-mo 30 dollar plan, and pleasantly surprised so far.

  • Wilsonian

    Switched to AT&T for my family when they came out with their family share plans. I’m paying roughly $50 a month less on AT&T for three phones than I was paying on Verizon for two phones. I also have phone freedom where I can pick and choose virtually any phone anywhere that’ll work with AT&T. We have 10 gb shared (used to be unlimited on Verizon) and haven’t even come close to hitting that yet. I don’t regret it at all. Sometimes we lose a little coverage in the podunk areas around here, but for the most part, it’s only losing LTE or it’s losing coverage where Verizon is shotty, too.

  • Davros

    This is my last month with Verizon and I’m more than happy to give up my unlimited data to get away from them. Going to try and cut the chord so to speak and not have a phone for a while. Then I’ll probably go with a Nexus on straight talk or go to at&t.

  • Ks Montoya

    Dumped Verizon to Tmobile after 16 years, couldn’t be happier, I wish I had done the move a year ago, I personally will save over $1k a year from this move. On par coverage, and at times better coverage than Verizon. Work in Manhattan, Live in the boogie down. The price of the plans are exceptional, and the international for free has come in handy with my last 2 vacations.

  • Ed Waters

    I’m on Verizon, mainly because of how good the coverage area is.

  • Stephen

    Got on with Verizon and have Unlimited data. Not going anywhere for the conceivable future. 2 yr contract we had is done ,but I have gotten new phones last year and this year (bought out of my pocket) and just did hardware swap. Not happy with the price I pay but that is what it is since I want to keep that unlimited data.

  • paul_cus

    Happy with AT&T.

  • Jason Kahn

    I think the poll numbers show for themselves the vast majority of Droid Life user still use Verizon, but the percentage has dropped 15%, with T-Mobile, AT&T, Prepaid picking up the slack. Although the percentage drop of Verizon is smaller than the percentage gain by the other groups, so it’s possible that newer subscribers are opting towards other carriers.

  • Alex Niehaus

    I almost jumped ship to tmo from Verizon after being with them for 10 years, but after financing the phones and adding the data I need it was only $11 cheaper a month after my wife’s work discount. Not worth switching for that and spotty coverage on my sales route with tmo since I’m out in the sticks of SW Ohio for it.

  • Jim Davis

    I’m with AIO Cricket wireless and have been since January. Great coverage, great price, no problems. I have 3 friends that have switched as well and 2 others that plan to switch when their current contract runs out.

    • Pitahson

      Does cricket give you discounts for referral? That’s why I love Solavei. Referrals are powerful. Those 5 friends on Solavei are $25 off your bill every month. Great stuff though!

  • yummy

    I need that nasty shampoo that washes Furizons off your scalp.
    Now with automatons for custserv!

  • bionicwaffle

    I’m on Verizon for the coverage and I do like their device selection. The price got decent when I changed to the “save” plan a number of months ago. It’s 2GB of data with unlimited voice and text/photo/video messaging. I don’t need unlimited data so I’m pretty happy with this though I think I could still save money on other carriers.

    • Pitahson

      If you pay more than $70 a month for that, yeah there are cheaper options. Att has fantastic coverage too

  • Jeff

    Verizon.. Great coverage, speed, reliability and UNLIMITED DATA!!!!!

  • objektiv_one

    Straight Talk(AT&T) in North Jersey. Great service, can’t beat $45 bucks a month.

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Been with AT&T since 2000 and I’m not going anywhere :)

  • ilovetechnology

    Cricket (previously Aio) has been working great for me and my wife for the last six months. Unbeatable deal for our needs.

  • http://batman-news.com john

    MetroPCS Prepaid. Reason? $60 (including tax) Unlimited LTE (non-throttled) on T-Mobile’s network.

  • crussell

    Switched from VZW to TMO 6 months ago – signal is not as good but saving 1/2 on monthly bill is beyond worth it! TMO – not bending you over….

  • dan

    t-mobile – Sticking with it cause of the nexus phones and price.

    • dan

      and unlimited data

  • monkeybutts

    Switched from AT&T to T-mobile earlier this year, coverage is roughly the same for where I live but call quality is much better on T-mobile than it ever was on AT&T.

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