Best Cell Phone Services


The Top Ten

1 Verizon

I have had At&t and virgin mobile, sprint and tmobile With everything one I have always had a issue with something weather it be the phones them selfs messing up or the coverage area of service being terrible. I have had a verizon cell phone new one every upgrade not cause they don't work right or nothing but just cause I wanted a new one. I have only ever had to take one phone in because it wasnt working correctly and they were very nice and solved the problem quickly and gave me a new phone. I started with prepaid and then went to a plan I have been a Verizon customer for 5 years and I wouldn't leave them for nothing!

I have Verizon and I never get dropped calls. I think that Verizon should be number 1! when I clicked on the link I thought that it would be between at&t and verizon not verizon and t-mobile! Also if you walk into verizon you get great costumer service and if you walk into t-mobile there's like nobody there! but soon enough verizon will be back on top!

I use to be AT&T customer, they are the pits, glad to switch to Verizon that year when we was able to switch wireless company and keep our the same pnone number I had about 4-5 month to end my contract with AT&T I couldn't wait I cancel my service with AT&T and paid the early cancellation fee and went to Verizon and I know people also switch from T-Mobile to Verizon!

I always used discount carriers for years " cricket before and after att merger, att, sprint and tmobile" and I always come back to verizon despite how expensive they really are because it's the only one that works the best but now I am committed to verizon for life ever since visible launched with unlimited everything for $40/month - p0902157

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2 AT&T

I have AT&T, and I love it. - RadioHead03

Warner Bros. second best thing than good movies is good satellite service, this is the best one they made. - Maddox121

Sprint will screw you in a heartbeat the first chance they get. T-Mobile is great IF you live in an inner city and never plan to leave. Verizon is on cruise control and doing nothing innovative. ATT has expanded it home connectivity, has become a leading Internet service provider, and owns Direct T.V. allowing you to have full time access to your T.V. literally anywhere. Others may allow you to watch netflix or other apps, but nowhere near the level of ALL your channels on all your devices no matter where you are.

I had verizon, never got reception and it never worked overseas which sucked. Now I got the iphone on AT@T and it works great. Barely get dropped calls and once in a while I dont have service but after about a minute or two not having service it comes back and works even better. The biggest advantage about AT&T is that works overseas, this is especially helpful when you go on vacation.

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3 T-Mobile

Yes T-Mobile. I laugh every time someone talks about oh at&t this verizon that. I can go to Europe, Asia, or North America and find T-Mobile. What about you? It is also a lot cheaper, which leaves me with some extra money in my pocket for traveling ;). Well I just have to say T-Mobile is really great and I will continue using their service.

The very best 13 years with them very good customer service

Best value in our experience and vastly improved from days of old. Reliable service with great coverage. Dramatically better customer service than AT&T which was horrible.

T-Mobile is by far the best - SimeOh

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4 Sprint

I've been with Sprint for about 6 years now, and have had no issues so far. My interaction with customer service has always been quick and painless, and I rarely get dropped calls (rarely because I travel through areas that don't have good coverage by any carrier).

I carry a Verizon BlackBerry for work as well. I have noticed that when I am out in the middle of no where, I will have a better signal on my iPhone vs my BlackBerry. Granted they are two different technologies, so it's not a fair comparison, but it is all I have to go off of.

The few times I have been in a Sprint store, they have always been very helpful towards me. Even if I just wanted to ask a quick questions, they seem to always have the answers.

I have had Sprint for 3 years now and have no complaints. They have been more than helpful with any questions or concerns I have had. My husband had Verizon before and could never get a straight answer from them. The only complaint I have about Sprint is that I used to be able to upgrade my phone every year and now they've quit doing that and gone back to two year upgrades.

I was with AT&T for about 6yrs. I my estimation, the service I had with them went from high to low; then high and finally barely mediocre. I wanted and needed to switch, and chose Sprint as my next carrier. I have been with them for nearly 4 years and haven't been sorry. Glad I made the switch.

Unlimited plans are what I like - bchiarelli15

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5 Virgin Mobile

Virgin is tops! Price and coverage. Tried them all and many others not listed. Frank comments concerning what is passed off as "service" would undoubtedly lead to law suits. Except for the Canadian Koodoo and the Life Alert scam, hidden fees are the mainstay of other cell phone providers. The other companies are grossly over-priced; the contracts are oppressive. With no wires and no service fleet, cellphone service should be about $9. There are no free phones-don't fall for that scam.

Be advised the US governments are beginning to level fees and taxes even when service national (hint: this is illegal taxation).

They do have the best and cheapest phone plans in the business. I love my LG Optimus V Android phone, and plan on getting the LG Optimus Black when its available. But I think The best thing about them is their customer service. Always listens carefully, and helps you with your problem then calls back to make sure everything is OK. I have Sprint Also, Also good Company. I have had AT&T, and Verizon in the past, too expensive.

I love them! Great service... Great Prices... Great phones... I have been with more cell phone companies then most and I must say in the areas that I travel to it works.. I love the GPS and all the app's.. I have a Droid... I just went from a iPhone to a Droid and I love that I save %55 a month. Great reception, easy texting, Youtube, facebook,3G, and all of the above.. Customers service is also fast to work with you.. Also fast number ports...

I've been with Virgin for over 10 years and have NEVER had any problems! The only reason I've ever had to call Customer service was to change phones! GREAT service anywhere!

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6 Cricket

Same coverage as AT&T with small monthly payment.

It is the best service in mobile and cricket is also very popular in India. - subhashsahu

Cricket provides the same, if not, better service for better, more affordable prices than most other carriers. It does not cheat on for the public's money like other carriers have done to me in the past. I'm very happy with the service and I don't see myself changing carriers any soon. Keep up the good work!

No probs, but reaching a live person with customer service is my only gripe. Other than that, I have everything I want at a great price.

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7 US Cellular

I love US-Cellular, never had a phone that didn't have a signal anywhere. The phone selection isn't great but at least they carry LG and of course Samsung for Samsung and iPhone are probably the best out there. They also carry windows phones which are more like computers which is neat.

There is only five places in the state of West Virginia that I don't have reception.

Not popular enough. Am I the only one that uses it?

I have had four carries including Verizon and like US Cellular best. My phone picks up a signal just about everywhere I go. Just wish they had more phones to choose from.

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8 MetroPCS

I have had Metro PCS service for since 2016 and I highly recommend this Carrier. Let me say, I have done my homework when getting a phone with service, and they got my dollar. They have the phones, the plans, and the coverage all at the right low price. I am on a fixed income every month so I really have to watch my pennies, and Metro PCS let's me do that. I have the 30 unlimited plan and unlike Boost Mobile where you have to pay for a hotspot Metro let's me have it with my plan free with my plan. All I gave left to say is these guys are number one in my book and should be number 1 on this list

Love the price love the service I've had Verizon and at&t and they were fine but cost far to much and weren't great. Sprint was way way to expensive and not best service. I've have boost good price horrible service I literally ran back to metro pcs before the month was up. Metro has my vote 100% and every time someone talks me into switching I'm disappointed and head straight back to metro.

I have had Verizon, AT&T and Metro out of the 3 I wouldn't use anything but Metro even if you paid me. Verizon and AT&T BOTH ripped me off! They are way too expensive and jerks to deal with. Metro is getting better and better. I haven't had any dropped calls and the coverage keeps expanding. You know exactly what you get with Metro and the don't charge you up the wazoo for going over any stupid minutes!

I thought it was gonna suck at first but they had really improved also I appreciate that they have unlimited data

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9 Airtel

Best service ever. I always prefer Airtel over other service providers. It's expensive but good quality always comes in a higher price.

My Broadband plan is also from Airtel and I have to say that they are the best when you compare to other providers.

Again expensive but I choose 8 mbps plan and got the wifi router cum modem free.

Thumbs up Airtel!

good one

Awesome network coverage.. Expensive, sure. But you never run out of signal bars anywhere.. Currently has the 4th largest consumer base in the world..

It is best network among the all. Verizon is best but service is not at upto mark, then AIRTEL

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10 Vodafone

I use vodafone, it's a popular brand in Romania - AzureCrystals

I use Vodafone. - Userguy44

Faster than other phone company to charge online with paypal, I use another company and is very slow to charge the phone with paypal.. It's the only thing I can say because I don't use vodafone.. But all my family use vodafone and the only thing someone complained is the call center.

Not the best service but great value for money

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The Newcomers

? Simple Mobile

I’m surprised this isn’t higher, I love this provider! - Iekochis

The Contenders

11 TracFone

I like it, I like it a lot...

Love it

I have a TracFone and have fine service (even though I'm the only one in my family with one) it makes it cheaper for my dad as well. Rather than having great service and have being expensive it has good service and is incredibly cheap.

I like TracFone because it's pretty convenient, and you don't have to pay a monthly fee. You just can recharge your minutes and service days by buying a card. - AlexTopTens

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12 Straight Talk


Verizon: Great Phone Service, Way overpriced! A monopoly that doesn't care about your problems. You could buy a $2000 car with 3% interest that is still cheaper than a standard plan with Verizon...

AT&T: In my opinion better than Verizon, Older and better.

T-mobile: Just Pathetic, Great everything except for the reason you buy a phone, Service.

Sprint: Better than T-mobile but not by much.

Virgin Mobile: Cheap, Great if your in the city! But still doesn't have amazing service.

And By Personal Favorite!

Straight Talk: Great service, (Same as AT&T and Verizon), HALF THE COST, UNLIMITED EVERYTHING FOR $45 A MONTH! WHAT MORE DO I HAVE TO SAY?

Bottom line: Verizon is ok, but I've been with them for years and never had anything special, THEY KEPT SENDING ME BILLS AFTER I HAD CANCELLED THE SERVICE! Which tells me that they just want the $$$$$$, and nothing else.

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I have it for over five years and I love it and so cheaper than every one else

I've had Straighttalk for over 5 years. My first year or so, I had issues with getting phone service in the tree covered country side where I live. The problem was with my phone and not the phone service. No contracts, no late fees and unlimited service. It should be in the top five.

Cheap service

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13 Boost Mobile

I have never had any problems with my Boost service. I always have a nice phone and I'm not coaxed by anyone to spend more money than I can afford for phones or services I don't need.

Boost mobile and virgin mobile should be at least#5&6. Great phones prices, great phones, and good plans. At&t, Verizon, sprint, and t-mobile are too pricey but are great as well.

I have boost mobile it hasn't been any trouble also t mobile should be number 2 and sprint should be number 7 Verizon should number 4

I've loved having Boost Mobile. I've had it for 4 years now and have not problems with service and only mild expected problems with my phone. Plus its only 30 bucks a month! Kidding me that is so cheap!

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14 Alltel

My first cell-phone was with Alltel, I loved their service; their customer service was unsurpassed and I never lost signal or dropped calls. Merging with Verizon was a sad day for all Alltel customers; I don't have any problems per se, but customer service is sure lacking and the cost way higher! Come back Alltel!

alltel has the best service ever. I have never had problems with my phone til verizon took over that sucks. alltel needs to come back to south carolina please. please come back

Alltel ROCKED Never had any problems with them. Then i get booted to verizon and now my phone sucks! But if I want to pay 40 extra bucks a month I can have a cool phone again!

I also miss alltel. It was great phone company. Had 2 cell phone and internet for a great price and good signal. Where I live is in the country so many carries don't have signal.

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15 Orange
16 Koodo

How come Koodo is not in the top ten? It's ranked Canada's best cellphone carrier! They also have amazing plans and phones. The people there are extremely helpful and nice. It also doesn't have fixed contracts. This should be in the top ten at least!

30 a month unlimited data, texting, calling I don't know you tell me

Better than that piece of crap Rogers

Koodo is a cool name... more of a retarded name but still retarded

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18 Consumer Cellular

I still use AT&T towers and have good service, but my bill is one-third of AT&T! ! This is not primarily a data company, but is a great phone company. Customer service is tons better than the big boys.

I was with Verizon for 28 years! the service was great but they had NO customer loyalty. My bill just kept going up and I had no incentive to stay with them. I changed to Consumer Cellular, my bill is half of what it was with Verizon.

I agree, same great coverage as other high-priced companies /plans but at a much lower price. I would recommend Consmer Cellular to anyone and I DO!

Low cost, quality - boce

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19 3

Best service in Ireland

Three has to be the best, in Ireland it has amazing 3G coverage, with Samsung's infrastructure in 4G and the cheapest, €20 a month gives you unlimited internet, Talk and text, it's also one of the biggest across Asia and Europe

Boi this is the best

20 Net10

GOAT Service... All those big companies have a problem with their network connection, while Net10 works almost anywhere

I have had it for years and years 35 a month and no problems

Good service 40 bucks a month not bad.

21 Appalachian Wireless

Is this the only company that provides service to the people in the Appalachian

I like this phone provider

Better services in the Eastern Kentucky Area there can be with 4g LTE services covering wide spread.

22 Ting

Best service and low price.

It has saved us a ton of money by switching to Ting!

My wife and I are part of a 6 phone plan. Our total for the two of us averages about $37 a month.

I am satisfied Ting customer. I pay $12 / month for the same quality as Sprint. Good customer service too.

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23 EE

The very best nothing else compares

The best and most underrated mobile service in the world

Ee is WAY cheaper then vodafone - RealUprising

EE care about their costumers like me. They are really nice and friendly, the best British Phone service.

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24 Rogers

I'm very surprised Rogers isn't higher.

Best service in Canada

Rogers is an excellent service, however has no chance on this list, due to the fact that it is a Canadian phone service.

I have Rogers and it's the fastest

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26 Ooma

I had my Ooma phone for six years at NO monthly cost! Today if purchased, there is a low monthly cost due to 911 calling feature. It is still well worth it,.

27 O2

You get a whole lot of stuff with Priority

This is ridiculous, how can O2 be 99th? It is surely at least top ten? - mrtisonholiday

It's one of the best in the UK

O2's 3G and 4G coverage where I live is great. - Entranced98

28 Blu
29 Republic Wireless

Clearly my favorite after 4 years. Works great and my whole family cost less than a solo V. line

This one should be number 1, no joke. $20 a month, no contract, great phone selection, no bloatware apps, great customer service. I don't know why everyone is not on Republic.

Absolutely unbeatable carrier. 25 dollars a month gets you 5 gigs of data, and unlimited calling and texting. Plus 5 and 10 dollar plans if you're on wifi all the time.

With the additions of the Moto G and Moto X phones, this carrier is undoubtedly the best.

One of the best carriers ever made

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30 Free Mobile

Free is not free, but nearly. The company is leaded by X. Niel (10 Billions $ of private fortune - 2015) only because of free. I'm using it in Europe, works fine for peanuts.

2€ per month with 2 hours, unlimited data and messaging… what else. Something else, it's completly free if you already have Free Internet.

31 Bell

I love it!

Why is this so low? It's the fastest service provider in Canada - Ledjam17

Best in Canada

It's so fast

32 Ultra Mobile

Great services.

Very good company for a cheap price

33 Lime
34 Tesco Mobile

The. Best. In. Ireland.

Great value. No frills. Great coverage, too.


This service is cheap and very good.
You get more than enough for your money.

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35 2 Degrees
36 Axiata

Worlds best

37 GiffGaff

I've been with them nearly two years and I can say they are up there in the top ten they have a 10/ 10 from glenn

Very Good Network, Been On It For 2 Years

Super Cheap and great packages

Love the unlimited internet

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38 Lightyear Wireless

Can somebody tell me about Lightyear Wireless?
There not even listed here?

39 Bakcell

On my iPhone 6 I get covered I use Bakcell it's great!

40 MTS

Best choice if you live in Manitoba, Canada

Good for Canadians

41 Walmart Family Mobile
42 Zain
43 Woolworths Mobile
44 Telus

Straight outta Canada but its pretty goood

Best in Canada that's all not a rogers or bell guy. Telus customer service is way better than rogers or bell

It's a Canadian service, but it's pretty good. - TopTenHaters

45 Digi
46 Du

This is the best service in uae

IT'S THE best... !

47 Dialog

It brings the future technology today.. Finest customer care services

This is the best cell service I have ever found...why is it 99th? - kratosk7c

48 Digicel

Best in Jamaica

Best mobile provider in Jamaica. competitive rates great product and excellent customer service

49 AIS

Advance Info Service, service provider in Thailand, one of the most famous.

50 Telstra

Most reliable and fast network... Also the only carriers of the Google a Pixel in Australia!

Why is Telstra not number 1? Best network in Australia!

Really? 26? Best in Aus! But then, most people on this site probably not from Aus!

Best in Australia - TiGz_BRO

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