I personally did it for these reasons. 1. I won't be getting the LTE iPhone this fall. 2. I don't think there's LTE in this area where I live. 3. Verizon has better coverage for overall traveling. 4. Verizon has more LTE coverage than AT&T 5. Hotspot so I can tether to my iPhone if I ever need to. 6. The "hopefully" future ability to put my AT&T SIM in my Verizon iPad and have HSPA+ speeds on my iPad But I do wish Verizon offered 3GB plans instead... but eh. What about you?