I have a slight dilemma and I'm hoping to get advice from you guys on what I should do. I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile in early January (prior to their "un-carrier" initiatives and no-contracts) in order to save 50% a month for service that I barely used previously with VZW. I was persuaded to sign a 2-yr contract in order to receive a value plan that offered approx. $10-$15/mo savings compared to their "Classic" plans at the time. Since my little switch to magenta, I've begun to utilize my iPhone more for work and organizing my upcoming transfer to Los Angeles after Christmas. I've also traveled to several major cities (i.e. Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago) and could barely use LTE/HSPA/EDGE indoors. I'm concerned that maybe my decision to switch to T-Mobile was a complete mistake. I've heard similar complaints from subscribers in the LA area and I feel now is the time to decide whether to switch back to Verizon or keep T-Mobile and hope (or pray) for the best. In addition to my coverage issues, I will be purchasing an iPhone 5S for my father to use on the road (he just re-joined the workforce and will be driving cross country full-time). I'm not sure T-Mobile would be the best option for someone in his situation. I guess I'm asking for personal experiences with traveling and using both carriers. As it stands right now, I will need to pay T-Mobile $380 for my remaining iPhone 5 EIP balance + $200 ETF since I signed a 2-yr contract (but still didn't receive a hardware subsidy and have since been forced onto the new Simple Choice plans with no monthly discount). What would you do?