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According to JD Power, Verizon Wireless is the head honcho in the call quality department - save for the North Central region, where US Cellular took the crown.  Of course, this "(insert carrier here) is the best!" data is based on wide geographical regions with several test participants, so individual results can vary from person to person.  What works well for me in Charlotte (which, for the most part, is a melting pot when it comes to wireless) may not work well for the person in Iowa.  And while wireless call quality is important to a lot of people, many are enticed by special promotions offered by the various carriers.

So, I ask you, loyal reader - which major wireless carrier is your favorite, and why?  Cast your vote and give me the details in the comments section below!


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Kenneth L. Jackson
Kenneth L. Jackson I hate them all, but I use Verizon because it has the best coverage. I live in the largest community in San Diego, and both At&t and Sprint have complete crap coverage.
Robert Foster
Robert Foster Sprint
Vincent Bobo
Vincent Bobo Sprint all the way. I'm glad I left verizon for them.
Mike Boss
Mike Boss Sprint babyyy!!!
Tynise Butler
Tynise Butler T-Mobile
Nick Hurd
Nick Hurd Verizon- largest, most reliable network and fastest, most advanced 4G network
Jared Prado
Jared Prado Att dont mess or you will get phoned
Jared Prado
Jared Prado At&t is aweasome verizon is fast but phones are ugly slow and bad and our phones are better
Melissa Wynemia Kritzell
Melissa Wynemia Kritzell Sprint cause they are the best and most affordable
Tanner Schmitz
Tanner Schmitz Verizon for sure. Have decent service in little rural areas. Woulda said Alltel but they got bought by AT&T here and now there horrible. I switched to verizon when i got switched to At&t. Wish they coulda fixed the big dead zones cuz I liked how I could get unlimited data on my Android phone and was cheaper then verizon (was still locked in alltel rates) oh well so far verizon has been amazing. Just expensive.
Katherine Rich
Katherine Rich Verizon for sure.
Robert Skeen
Robert Skeen Verizon - Bionic
Kevin J. Lee
Kevin J. Lee (For Me) Sprint...unlike AT&T hasn't played dice with our bill every month. And even though it wasn't a contest, Sprint won over the comments in this post. We have the most thumbs up... I think.
Marc Bayley
Marc Bayley Vodafone UK
Buyan Li
Buyan Li The vote result really surprised me! OMG Sprint! I thought you American guys would love Verizon the most. But any way,(Sprint, T-mobile) price is an unbeatable allure. But for foreign students, AT&T was the only US carrier that supports Chinese txt messaging(Seems Sprint support it recently), so it was the only choice we have if we wanna txt our family back in China. My carrier is "i wirelss", MVNO of T-mobile, it has a bad reception in Iowa City that's the only thing I hate it, hope the contract ending soon. XD
Phillip McGriff
Phillip McGriff SPRINT ALL DAY! VERIZON ALMOST HAD ME WITH THE IPHONE, BUT I'M STILL WITH SPRINT!
Luis Gomez
Luis Gomez Tmobile!
Joshua Kristian Baxter
Joshua Kristian Baxter Sprint is my bag because of the mobile to mobile and unlimited everything. Verizon is the overpriced slave master
Lincoln Tanksley
Lincoln Tanksley Sprint and take to mind I work for VZ
David E Braggs
David E Braggs Verizon and Sprint
Chris Hilton
Chris Hilton AT&T
Jerry Sheets
Jerry Sheets Same as Consumer Reports' favorite: US Cellular!
Jose Cruz
Jose Cruz T mobile
Phillip Ith
Phillip Ith Bell Atlantic
Erick Canales
Erick Canales AT&T
Buckaroo Banzai
Buckaroo Banzai Verizon
Tom Tull
Tom Tull Verizon might not be the cheapest but it definitely has the very best coverage so my favorite is verizon. if you don't have verizon you can't count on being able to make a phone call when you really need to.
Darrell Phillips
Darrell Phillips verzion wirless been with them for years they have never lit me down
Brad Ikenberry
Brad Ikenberry Sprint...no date throttling and cheap everything plans. What else does anyone want. Customer service? Been with Sprint 7 years and never had an issue.
Xavier Santino Renteria
Xavier Santino Renteria I have Sprint, but am switching to AT&T next week lol. Sprint is properly priced for both service and phones, but their 3G speeds just plain suck. If covered in their 4G then your good! I think AT&T for fastest 3G speed, Verizon for best coverage and fastest 4G, Sprint for excelent customer service and wide selection of phones, T-Mobile I heard has some pretty good speeds as well.
Steven Jaycoxe
Steven Jaycoxe Sprint
Jesse Burgos
Jesse Burgos Tmobile ftw!
Jason King
Jason King I've had every major service and after i landed on Big Red (Even tho i might pay a little more its well worth it) Verizon is Number 1 period.
Pat Thompson
Pat Thompson How could anyone call that pack of thieves their 'favorite?
Terry Likens
Terry Likens As much as I complain about my old Company I love the Black & Yellow Black & Yellow.....SPRINT! and when the IPHONE breaks... I wonder how service will change if there is a shift of users.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz Im t mobile but i really hate when they slow down speed .when pass over 5 gb of data
Darren Penix
Darren Penix At&t AND Verizon
Blake Cochrum
Blake Cochrum Tmobile is the cheapest. 99.98 unl talk, txt, and web for two lines. Can't beat that.
Robert Centennial
Robert Centennial It's whatever the idiots answering have at the moment.
Jaevz Chavez
Jaevz Chavez Tmobiles.coverage was horrible. Recently switched to sprint and couldn't be happier.
Cedrick Williams
Cedrick Williams Sprint..
Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva Boost Mobile.
Manuel Rodriguez
Manuel Rodriguez Verizon baby. Rule the air
Beach Bayby
Beach Bayby T mobile
Thy Heng
Thy Heng None
Benoit Marcotte
Benoit Marcotte Verizon but since I've experienced the hell of having ATT, anything else feels like heaven
Tank Kelly
Tank Kelly T- moooooooooooobile hands down!!!
Jerry Nguyen
Jerry Nguyen Definitely Sprint in Kansas, sure 4G hasn't reach midway Kansas yet, but I rather pay the difference. ATT & VW overcharges even though they have the best phone its not worth paying over $100's < x. T-Mobile pretty good about their plans and phones, though they have certain fees if your not covered in that area. So far, Sprint and T-Mobile are the best, but I'm sticking to Sprint since I love my Evo-Shift =D
Jorge A Martir
Jorge A Martir AT&T all the way...!!!
Ryan DeClue
Ryan DeClue Sprint all the way!
Ron Scott
Ron Scott Also T-Mobile mobile for letting you use any phone you want on a prepaid plan.
Ron Scott
Ron Scott T-Mobile for best combo of phones and rates, Sprint for truly unlimited data, and At&t for not buying T-Mobile ( at least I hope so ). Verizon gets no love because they charge you over $200 for any phone worth the materials it's made from and then stick you with the highest rate plans around for two years. The evidence is out at any T-Mobile location. The duel core G2x is only $149.99. Which phone company can match that?
Michael Balk
Michael Balk Tmo
Robert Wernikoff
Robert Wernikoff Sprint
Rashid Hijacker
Rashid Hijacker hi.
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. Sprint is the best overall. It has the best plans, good customer service, and the best lineup. Oh and its because I'm using it. :)
Jerby Nicdao
Jerby Nicdao TMOBILE. SENSATION4G AND G2. :)
Brandon Cote
Brandon Cote Tmobile
Kevin Pizana
Kevin Pizana Verizon wireless...nuff said
Sean Mob Fool
Sean Mob Fool @manuel campas Sprint doesn't give unlimited data after a certain amount they throttle your data duh
Gihanni Groshomme
Gihanni Groshomme T-Mobile kills all!! :D
Sean Mob Fool
Sean Mob Fool T-Mobile best plans hands down
Facebook user
Facebook user T-Mobile, WooooHoooooooo!!!!
Cristian Henriquez
Cristian Henriquez Sprint hands down, team EVO3d!!!!!!
Eddie Velasquez
Eddie Velasquez Sprint
Stuart James Baucum
Stuart James Baucum Sprint 8)
Tariqul Islam
Tariqul Islam At&t-mobile
Manuel Campas
Manuel Campas Plus Sprint gives you TRUE UNLIMITED plans. It doesn't charge you extra after a certain amount like Verizon and AT&T. T-Mobile gives you "unlimited" but it slows your speeds down if u use your phone a lot...so Sprint is best and cheap!
Tyler Rodriguez
Tyler Rodriguez Sprint FTW!
Mallory Flick
Mallory Flick Sprint ;)
Sina Balouch
Sina Balouch Sprint!!!!
Chris Blosser
Chris Blosser sprint rocks people
Joni Oros
Joni Oros US cellular! never drops calls, I get service everywhere!
Jesus Jimenez
Jesus Jimenez Boost mobile...lol I've had Verizon before and it was alright but now I'm on AT&T and its alright too both are the same to me
Jesus Macias
Jesus Macias Att!!!
Vies Quince Sumlar
Vies Quince Sumlar Cricket
Sean C Robinson
Sean C Robinson Verizon!!!!!! HTC Thunderbolt.
Chris Calvin Hendricks
Chris Calvin Hendricks Ok sprint for prices Verizon for phones and speed tmobile for nothing and AT&T for the iPhone
Lin Sisongdeth
Lin Sisongdeth Sprint! never had it before.
Chris Calvin Hendricks
Chris Calvin Hendricks Sprint
Stace Barto
Stace Barto AT&T
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins Sprint. Version is good but expensive. I might end up with them anyway lol
Jon Recinos
Jon Recinos @Andre Fuller Not really. You don't have truly unlimited internet. After a mere 200mb on the $50 plan you lose high speed internet.
Matt SnowPaw Dalton
Matt SnowPaw Dalton Sprint, great customer service and good service :D
Nathan Shoup
Nathan Shoup SPRINT WITH THE MOTOROLA PHOTON!!!! Best phone with the best carrier!
Gary Brown
Gary Brown Verizon. Not even close.
Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark Personally...At&t but the bills be too high...I recently went to Sprint and I love it
Jon Recinos
Jon Recinos Is that a serious question? Of course, whichever company has the nexus prime :3
Richard Ameen
Richard Ameen Sprint since im unlimited data. And its got the best deals in terms of everything
Manuel Campas
Manuel Campas Sprint of course! WAAAYY better customer service and reasonable prices on everything!
Angel Gonzalez
Angel Gonzalez Verizon! Been with them for 10 years but I sure wish they had simultaneous voice and data.
Max Haghighi
Max Haghighi Verizon!
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson Tmo hands down!
Mendez Roy
Mendez Roy Verizon is better but is too expensive....I like tmobile or sprint
Andrew Young
Andrew Young Verison although i hAve a sprint phone :L
Nick Kalman
Nick Kalman At&t it works great.
Marcus NinersEmpire
Marcus NinersEmpire Sprint been wit them 5yr now no problems here best plans
Axel Jaramillo
Axel Jaramillo Anything but AT&T and T-mobile
Fernando Leo Pina
Fernando Leo Pina Sprint hands down.
Josh Nelson
Josh Nelson Us cellar!!




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