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!

My parents used to use AT&T but now they use Verizon and it works so much better

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2 AT&T

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.

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.

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.

When I go out of the country, AT&T is the only service that I’ve ever had that has worked. I will never switch to another carrier again. I knew it was a mistake from the get-go, but was talked into it. Mistake! Reliable service every time, I trust that my cell will be available any time.

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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.

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 & I'm glad to have it because all my friends have AT&T and Verizon and they are always complaining about that there 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 & don't even go to sprint because I had ...more

T-Mobile is super cheap. Right now, you can get a flagship phone on T-Mobile with unlimited talk, text, and web (well, for the first 500mb) for $75 bucks a month. Which is way better than companies like At&T (who charge $60 a month for unlimited talk, no text, and 300 mb in ram) or Verizon which flat out wants at least $80 a month for a "share all plan".

T-Mobile is the best CHEAP mobile competitor out there. - therewerenousernames45

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.

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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.

Thank for sharing just got on sprint

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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

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.

Same coverage as AT&T with small monthly payment.

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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.

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.

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

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8 MetroPCS

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 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 been with metro for four years now and I've got to say it has been treating me pretty good so far I have had three phones from metro I plan on getting a new one and even though the internet is a little slow its still pretty good

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.

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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!

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

good one

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10 Vodafone

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

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! - Shekeda

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

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The Contenders

11 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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Cheap service

Vzw with out vzw pricing hm not a hard choice to make

Better than any other name brand service's

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12 TracFone

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

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 like it, I like it a lot...

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13 Boost Mobile

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'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!

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 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.

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14 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.

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!

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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!

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

16 Orange
17 Net10

Good service 40 bucks a month not bad.

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

18 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.

19 Rogers

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

My dad is telling my whole family to use it

I'm very surprised Rogers isn't higher.

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21 Consumer Cellular

Great firm, just purchased an Android Smart phone great purchase.
It's not your father's phone company!

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!

I am on SSDI and I find this plan is cheap... Cheap... Cheap! The coverage is the same as Verizon. My family is about 1000 miles south and over the many years I have belonged to Consumer Cellular I have NEVER had a weak connection or dropped call! The phones are great, the prices greater and no contract! You pay ONLY for the minuets used, not a pre-paid plan, free activation, no contract, great coverage could you ask for more? A company that is NOT just for 'Old People'. If you like to save, a company for you!

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.

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22 3

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

Best service in Ireland

Boi this is the best

23 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.

24 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.

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.

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

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25 Telus

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

26 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

Ee is WAY cheaper then vodafone - RealUprising

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27 Altyn Asyr (TM CELL)
28 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,.

29 Cellular One
30 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

31 Aircel
32 Digicel

Best in Jamaica

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

33 Bell

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

Best in Canada

I love it!

It's so fast

34 Blu
35 Republic Wireless

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

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.

I've had Republic Wireless for 6 months now and it's been the best decision. They have great options for phones, reliable service with cell towers, and the use of wi-fi is amazing. The call quality is great and the wi-fi to cell handover is so smooth, it's unnoticeable! I could never have afforded a smartphone until Republic Wireless made it SO CHEAP!

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36 Ultra Mobile

Very good company for a cheap price

Great services.

37 Uninor

Uninor is a very good network company. He is a batter than other company.


38 Lime
39 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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40 VIP
41 Avea
42 2 Degrees
43 Axiata

Worlds best

44 AIS

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

45 Solavei

Not all about how much money they can get from you. I have had T-Mobile and Verizon and both lie to you and are only interested in getting money

Only $49/mo.

Only $29

46 GiffGaff

Very Good Network, Been On It For 2 Years

Super Cheap and great packages

Love the unlimited internet

Giffgaff is a severely underrated network. It gives you the BEST value for money
Like £7.50 for UNLIMITED TEXTS, 1 GB and 250 minutes! It also piggybacks O2 network which is a very strong one. Every giffgaff member helps each other which is great. It's better than Vodafone EE Virgin Mobile and any other here in U.K.!

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47 FreedomPop

Great data service at an inexpensive cost per month for under $10.

48 Lightyear Wireless

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

49 Bakcell

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

50 MTS

Best choice if you live in Manitoba, Canada

Good for Canadians

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