Carrier Poll: Who is your wireless carrier?

Who is your wireless carrier?

  • AT&T

    Votes: 114 32.7%
  • T-Mobile

    Votes: 91 26.1%
  • Verizon

    Votes: 104 29.8%
  • Sprint

    Votes: 14 4.0%
  • Other (post in comments)

    Votes: 26 7.4%

  • Total voters
    349

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macrumors 65816
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Who is your wireless carrier? How do you like them, and how is their coverage? Vote in the poll and discuss.

Note: This poll is geared toward US users.
[doublepost=1482900714][/doublepost]I've got Verizon and love them for their excellent coverage. I've also had AT&T which was great, and Sprint, which was terrible. I haven't had T-Mobile but am interested in their unlimited data, but have reservations about going with them as I've heard stories about dropped calls and seen maps like OpenSignal showing less strength in coverage vs Verizon or AT&T.
 

Freakonomics101

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Nov 6, 2014
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Verizon. Their coverage works best for us as my fiancé is a taxi driver and he drives way out in the country a lot, which he always has service. With AT&T and T-Mobile, he didn't have the best luck.
 
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Septembersrain

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Dec 14, 2013
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T-Mobile. Doesn't work outside most of the major urban areas but the price is decent. It is also unlimited data and I haven't been throttled.

Another cool aspect of me being on the older JUMP! plan is that I could literally have more than one EIP on my single phone line. So essentially pay for as many phones as I want and switch them out when I want. I am debating doing that with my 6s and getting a 7+.

I only trade in under JUMP if I haven't paid much into it or the phone I choose had a low resale value.
 
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iGeek2014

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o2 in the U.K.

Coverage is getting better-they are working with Vodafone and rolling out 4G all of the time.

My airtime plan includes "unlimited" streaming for audio which is great for Apple Music.

Am happy with them so far.
 

jshtroutman

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Sep 9, 2016
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Switched from Verizon to T-mobile last year. I live in a semi rural area and Verizon service is generally good in this area but inside my home would have poor reception with constant dropped calls. Switched to T-Mobile and problem fixed. Much better service in my home and surrounding area. I have noticed however coverage isnt as good overall when traveling throughout the state. I am on the T-Mobile One plan. Plan is great not having to worry about data. Only drawback I have found is hotspot data is reduced to slow speeds. Not a deal breaker for me. One could pay extra to get full 4g speeds though.
 

dmylrea

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Sep 27, 2005
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My 7+ is on ATT and has been for years. Overall very happy here in Southern California. Have spare Moto X PE on TMobile and when my ATT phone has little or no coverage somewhere, it seems TM has full strength. TMobile better coverage in town? Maybe. BUT, I know on the outskirts of town that TM would be non-existent and so I have to keep ATT.

Speed tests (when I run them) are very fast on both.
 

steveh552

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Jan 30, 2014
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I have been on T-Mobile for over two years and have been nothing but happy with them. Only two places have I been without signal and one of those places nobody has signal.

I am in Columbus Ohio and travel some, I also do Uber so my phone is always being used and I have had no issues. My son was visiting his mom in Texas and they have a limited internet at their home and she would not let him connect to wifi, he used over 70gigs before Binge On was around just streaming HD videos and had no problems.
 

MsRandall

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Nov 27, 2011
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Bay Area, Ca
Verizon for about 7 years before that I had Sprint for 16 years

While my bill looks like a car note for an economy car (6 lines,4 iPhone 7 pluses on dpp) I don't have to manage my account - my bills are correct and my service quality is A1.

With Sprint I called in bimonthly because either my bill was wrong, my services weren't right or a discount magically fell off. But because I had a killer retention plan I stayed in the dysfunctional relationship 16 years too long
 
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nburwell

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May 6, 2008
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I'm on AT&T living just outside Philadelphia, PA. The voice and data coverage work the best for me, and I get a pretty good discount with my company which keeps my monthly bill relatively reasonable.
 

T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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I was an AT&T customer for about 15 years, but this year I switched to Verizon. I live about 20 miles south of Portland, Oregon. Verizon LTE is 4-6 times faster than AT&T in quite a few places. They've got coverage in most of the AT&T dead spots that I knew about. There are a few spots where AT&T worked fine, but Verizon doesn't. I have heard horror stories about T-Mobile where I live, so they unfortunately don't get a chance.
 
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eduschean

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Jun 11, 2014
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I've had T-Mobile for 2 years now. I live on the South side of Chicago. I've witnessed first hand The improvements on their network. I also have unlimited data which is keeping me from going anywhere as well. To those debating the switch, I say go for it as long as you have coverage at home and work.
 

rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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AT&T
4x iPhone
1x iPad

Verizon
3x iPad

T-Mobile Free 200MB Data
2x iPad
1x Nexus

That usually guarantees coverage anywhere I go. Been considering switching the phones to T-Mobile but they just don't have coverage where I need it most. The 200MB free data, I pretty much just use for running speed tests to check for coverage.
 
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RobinInOR

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Sep 14, 2014
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Always been Verizon. Coverage starts 10 miles away from home instead of AT&Ts 15 miles.:) The big carrier around here is USCellular, but they dont have good coverage when we travel.
 

arefbe

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Sep 11, 2010
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AT&T. Joined them back when that was the only way you could get an iPhone. Haven't seen an overwhelming reason to change since then.
 

James.K.Polk

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Aug 31, 2015
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Just went to Verizon after all of my cell-owning days on T-Mobile. T-M had fine coverage but nothing in my office (Willis Tower) and Verizon is just all around faster and only slightly more expensive w/ student discount.
 

Honeymoon

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Dec 23, 2016
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Verizon. Their coverage has been the best for me. I do a lot of traveling and rarely have coverage problems. I used to be on AT&T, and I had dropped calls multiples times every day. Verizon's a bit pricey but it's for the quality of the service. Their customer service has gone downhill though.
 

Digger148

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Aug 8, 2010
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I have my main phone service with Virgin Mobile USA. Very happy with them. I've been with them since 2004. Service is good in the places I travel most (Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Indianapolis). I get my iPhone for at least $100 less (I like to pay for my device up front) than my son pays with T-Mobile and I know my total bill will be $32.60 every month (instead of the $81 he's charged) for unlimited everything.
 

gaps

macrumors member
Jul 19, 2009
68
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Gilbert, AZ
Verizon, hands down. They may be more expensive but you get what you pay for. I've traveled all over the U.S. from major cities to Rural America and Verizon constantly has the better network. I was with ATT the last 3 years (I took the $650 bait to switch from Verizon thinking it couldn't be that much worse, boy was I wrong) and it was terrible. No service inside my house but there were 3 towers within 3 miles of me....Recently switched back to Verizon and it is solid.
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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With Sprint I called in bimonthly because either my bill was wrong, my services weren't right or a discount magically fell off. But because I had a killer retention plan I stayed in the dysfunctional relationship 16 years too long
There's a customer (bluecobalt) on sprintusers.com who's still doing this. He stays because he got his phones free for all his problems.

He literally has to check his account every day to make sure Sprint isn't messing it up.
 
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