Best Cell Phone Services

The Top Ten

1 Verizon

I have had AT&T, Virgin Mobile, Sprint and T-mobile. With every one I have always had a issue with something whether it be the phones themselves 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 wasn't 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!

Verizon customer service is just simply amazing. I don't know if they are the cheapest or not, but I could honestly care less because of how great of a company Verizon is. Other then their customer service always being there to help, they also have great technical support. If their tech support cannot quickly solve the problem, instead of wasting your time they just over night you a new phone or like new phone for free (provided you have the coverage for an extra $8 to $10 a month unless you have an iPhone). On top of that, where I live AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are still working off of 3G where I have been on 4GLTE for years now. Verizon is just simply amazing. Hope they get back to unlimited data again.

Verizon Wireless is without a doubt the best. I started with AT&T and had decent coverage with them. This was quite a while ago. Then AT&T got out of the business where I lived forcing me to change. I went to Sprint and still had decent coverage. Then I moved. My new home was in a rural area and the Sprint service was very poor. I then made a move to Nextel. The walkie-talkie feature was neat but the coverage was poor. When that contract ran out I found myself back with AT&T. I was amazed at how terrible the service was. Dropped calls, dead zones around town, more expensive than anything I'd had before, etc. But the thing that made me crazy was the billing. Always had incorrect billing amount every month, If I didn't spend an hour or two looking over my bill, I'd pay as much as $40,00 more per month. Customer service was helpful in getting over-billing issues resolved, but way should I have to spend that time after every new bill came out getting it corrected? I shouldn't have too! ...more

Gonna make this simple for all of you. I've been through most services but the one that never dropped a call, never had no bars, never gave me service problems, never gave me phone problems and to this day still somehow gave me no customer service problems is Verizon. I pay a good amount but I like to think quality over price. You got the money, use this. Simple as that. Nothing can beat this beast of a phone service.

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2 AT&T

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 don't 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.

I had Verizon internet and cell phone service for a long time. The internet was DSL and wicked slow and the phone service was horrific. I was never a big AT&T guy but I have to admit, their phone service is great. Plus, the deal that our family received on new iPhone 7's because we are Direct T.V. customers is unbelievable. You can't beat AT&T right now. A Verizon employee that I spoke to on the phone even said that. They are killing the game.

It's the verizon service and reception at a cheaper price. Service reps are all nice, kind, caring and understanding. Their level of professionalism is through the roof! I cell reception everywhere-in the mountains, in my basement, etc. I know people who are paying 150 a month for one line on Verizon's network and can't even get the reception I get.

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3 T-Mobile

My phones and computers are t-mobile. My T.V. is spectrum WHICH IS TERRIBLE! SPECTRUM IS THE WORST! Anyway, I used to have AT&T and it sucks. All their reviews are like complaints. They never make ANYTHING easy! It's annoying. Have a slight problem with your internet or need help on how to do something? Get ready to spend 8 hours, talking to a robot and listening to annoying music. I travel a lot. I mean A LOT. T-mobile is so much cheaper. And I have unlimited data. AND I can text, call, etc. and I have service all over the world. It's PERFECT for travelling. Verizon is also great though. My iPad has Verizon and Verizon is also great too. I have service and am able to text and call and everything, but only in certain countries. But I just like t-mobile better.

They may not have the best coverage or best network. but what they have that makes up for all of that is the best customer service reps. I have never EVER been disappointed when I call them, regardless what the problem is. you speak to a real person and the person is empathetic, knowledgeable, understanding, and will ACTUALLY call you back when they tell you they will, even if it's the next day just to make sure everything went smoothly and that there were no problems. what other company actually cares about their customers like that? very very few. the only other one I can think of is Disney.

I hate how everyone says that T-Mobile sucks but the truth is, they don't have it so how are they suppose to know that! Yea it might have been sucky before in the past, but it's super fast now and it has unlimited data which is fantastic and is cheap! Verizon and AT&T are super expensive and don't even have unlimited data and waste all your money! Verizon isn't even that fast like they say online and through social media! It sucks! I honestly think that T-Mobile is the best phone company in the United States of America and I'm glad to have it because all my friends have AT&T and Verizon and they are always complaining that their data finished or that they cannot waste it because they don't have unlimited! So to fix that get T-Mobile and you will have a great phone company! That is super awesome! It's the best phone company especially for iPhones in the entire world! So stop paying a lot of expensive money on AT&T and Verizon and go to T-mobile and don't even go to Sprint because I had ...more

I'm very happy with my T-Mobile plan. The only time that I can say Verizon is better is if you're in the middle of the desert and even then, you can use roaming and get a signal. If you live in a city, you will have service pretty much everywhere. It meets my needs and gives us $0.30 off per gallon on shell gas and $5 off movies on Vudu on some T-Mobile Tuesdays. I was also given unlimited data and texting in Canada and other countries for free. I see no reason to pay so much for other phone carriers when T-Mobile is cheaper and fine.

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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.

Have had Sprint for over 20 yrs. after I got divorced bc my "wifey love" would not allow me to have a cell phone. I had a choice & I chose Sprint...

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've been with sprint for 2 years, and I gotta say, very impressive. I have an iPhone 6Plus and it works perfectly, I get great connection, and The bill isn't very high at all considering since it is an iPhone 6 Plus. Have you ever seen those commercials by sprint? Well they certainly keep their word and tell facts. I switched to at&t to Verizon.

But I gotta say, Sprint is the best

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).

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...

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'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!

6 Cricket

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!

I really like cricket! You can get a very nice smartphone for around 30$ a month or under! Love Cricket. I used to use Verizon but overall I like Cricket better.

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.

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

7 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

I've had Metro since around when they started. I don't use the internet on my phone much, so I don't have a big opinion on it. Everything I do use has increasingly improved since then, and the price has always been fair. I've tried T-mobile otherwise, their service is shameful and leaving them is like a divorce. I've never had a definitive problem with Metro, they're quite straightforward. The price is quite fair, always has been.

I have been with MetroPCS for my entire life, and it's the best companies I could ever have, the phones you buy their aren't they expensive. I got a Galaxy Grand Prime for $79, and it's so huge. The Galaxy Light is $25, the phones are so easy to deal with and, its not expensive for monthly plan. Also, the Internet works good when your out camping. I went camping with my family, and I got to watch YouTube, and netflix.

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!

8 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.

A weak signal at my WI cottage in a forest in 2012. Called them and within a week an engineer came out to my cottage to verify the problem. Soon the signal was improved after some work on their part. No other large carrier would do that. Before that, I'd tried Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Virgin.

I love my cell phone from U.S. Cellular because I don't have hardly any problems with it. People ask to borrow mine because theirs doesn't work in certain areas. Just would like to try an iPhone.

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.

9 Vodafone

Great company because they unblocked my old Sony Ericsson in 2019, which was a phone I had used back in 2012 or earlier just to play around with it.

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.

It has the biggest amount of pre-paid online data usage for the smallest price - and re-charging with credit from a bank account only takes a minute or two!

Highest British phone service on the list. T-mobile is bad for Britain but good in America

10 Airtel

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

The Best Service I've Experienced. Even the customer care is good. I'm Never gonna change my network

As I am an Indian, I have used airtel for many years! It is very fast for internet!

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

The Contenders

11 TracFone

I can't afford 30. a month so I love my Tracfone Smartphone with triple everything. Since I don't talk a lot, it cost's me about $8. something a month to have this phone and it has free wifi. Refill every 90 days and rollover min, texts, data. Who else can have all that for about 8 bucks a month?

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.

The phone works great, inexpensive and has good coverage.

It is possible to get a introductory offer at HSN or QVC for a quality phone and 1200 minutes for $99.

Their web site and service is mediocre.

12 Straight Talk

The phone service is pretty good, and the price is right, but if you ever need service, try the chat on their website first. Calling gets someone who only just recently learned English, working from a script. Oddly, Tracphone's service center seems to be in America, they own Straighttalk, but can't help you. Tracphone's number came up when I was looking for ST's service number. So as long as you can use the self service, it's quite good.

I can tell you from past experience with 9 years with one carrier. That don't be satisfied with your monthly bill. I was paying a very HIGH cost per month for wireless service. Oh yeah every 2 years you get to upgrade your present cell phone. I was paying for service on a smartphone. Long before there were smartphones. Was I getting ripped off. Of course I was.

With Straighttalk, there's no hidden surprises. Monthly cost is manageable. I recommend Straighttalk to all my friends.

Try it, no contract to sign. Month by month.

CEC

Ok, Here's the deal THIS IS THE BEST PHONE COMPANY I HAVE FOUND.

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'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.

13 Boost Mobile

I've had Boost for the better part of a year on their $58 unlimited everything plan (10gb a month) and also pay for their $10 wifi add on. I can't really complain because they accomplish making you feel right at home either it would be in the store or customer service by phone. I get lte service nearly everywhere (Missouri - Alabama). Great carrier!

Boost shouldn't be in the top 100. I have the $60 a month plan which is supposed to be unlimited everything yet I have a limit on what I can use I have 30 gigs of hotspot get half the time it tells me that I'm not even signed up for Hotspot.

Run to a Boost store to switch if you are not with a current Sprint carrier through 6/1 and get 4 lines unlimited for $100 bucks! We have 3 lines with Boost Mobile and have had ZERO issues! Best value out there!

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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15 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!

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

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

Better than that piece of crap Rogers

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17 Consumer Cellular

Many people think of this plan as "the old folk plan" because of the cheaper phones but the plans are awesome! You figure out what you need and pay that amount. No contracts and you can add or remove some features w/o being penalized. It works everywhere because they borrow others' towers. You should take a look and YES THEY HAVE I-PHONES.. I am a Android user and am sharing my fathers plan so its cheap... cheap... cheap.

I recently was w/ T-Mobile but don't need unlimited everything.

Better, cheaper and tons more reliable than T-Mobile. Customer service is paramount with Consumer Cellular, and I'm hard pressed to find ANY company in the USA that I'm more passionate about! I love the flexibility of their phone plans, you can change at any time, and paying your bill is simply a breeze, just 3 clicks and done!

Terrific service and cost. What a find after 50 years suffering through the bloated bureaucracy of AT&T cellular, land line, DSL, and sat T.V., we dumped it all. Cellular one has provided both standard cell service and cellular connection to existing home phone system without changing our 42 year old phone number. Totally reliable for 2 years now.

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.

18 3

Best service in Ireland

Boi this is the best

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

19 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.

20 Appalachian Wireless

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

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

I like this phone provider

21 Ting

Best service because you get sprint but you only pay for what you use so it's cheaper. My bill is normally $10 to $20 which is pretty cheap.

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

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

Cut my bill by about 2/3. About 65% more money left in my pocket- same service. Lifer.

22 EE

I use EE and I think it's one of the best, I get service in most places and they care about new and long customers.

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

The best and most underrated mobile service in the world

The very best nothing else compares

23 Rogers

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

Rogers 17! I mean what seriously its high quality and...

My dad is telling my whole family to use it

I'm very surprised Rogers isn't higher.

24 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,.

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