Verizon vs AT&T vs Sprint vs T-Mobile: Which is your preferred US carrier in 2017?
by Victor Hristov / Dec 26, 2017, 5:29 AM
Having a great smartphones is one half of having a great smartphone experience: the other is having good signal and when it comes to signal, your carrier is the one that is responsible.
That is why as 2017 winds down to a close we turn to you, our readers, to share your favorite US wireless carrier.
this important 600MHz spectrum auction happened, giving one of the carriers - T-Mobile - expanded coverage.Throughout the year, many important things happened in the wireless carrier industry. Operators now support more and more people in the most distant places in the States, with faster and wider-spread 4G LTE connectivity. Also,
With all these developments, and with your personal experience at hand, which one is your preferred US wireless carrier? We have the big four, but if you do prefer some other carrier like Xfinity Mobile or Google's Project Fi, please do let us know in the comments about your time on those carriers. With no further ado, let's get to voting...
Which is your preferred carrier in 2017?
Posts: 716; Member since: Jan 15, 2016
Wow. That many people enjoy bending over. Never again Verizon. Go ________ yourself.
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 6:38 AM 2
Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 06, 2016
nah, we're just not broke and can afford what we want.
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 1:59 PM 4
Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 25, 2017
so you like paying more for a network that throttles speeds.https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/22/16181362/verizon-new-unlimited-data-plan-video-throttling-net-neutrality. lol@less then 1080p for network speeds but hey its what you want right? you just paid 1400 bucks for an iphone 10 that cant get 1080p on YOUR network. Gj Genius
posted on Dec 28, 2017, 12:02 AM 0
Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012
To some extent, but where I live at&t outperforms verizon (east texas) in houston t mobile dominates it's all about preference, verizon, while good, is not better than at&t especially when you look over the progress of their north America network when they started it a year and a half ago.
posted on Jan 04, 2018, 5:12 PM 0
Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010
Some don't have any other option. Right now I have 2 choices, Verizon and AT&T. They're essentially the same. Both cover about the same amount of the country, both charge relatively the same amount for their service. The only difference is, in my area, Verizon covers more of it. I can't vote for T-Mobile because.its not available in my area, so I have no way of knowing if they're decent or not, and I've seen people who cuss them out as well, so who's to say I wouldn't have the same experience if I had them. Until I can actually use their service, I can't speak on them one way or the other.
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 6:54 PM 2
Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011
Cricket FTW! (Yeah, I know, that's AT&T.)
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 8:30 AM 4
Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014
Agreed. Cricket is excellent. Affordable devices, affordable service, and the coverage is AT&T. And the nicer devices (Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxies) are still available for those who have a proclivity to the "finer" brands.
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 2:26 PM 0
Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 22, 2017
In my area of upstate New York Verizon wireless seems to be the only provider that is continually building new towers. There are at least seven or eight new cell sites that have gone up around me in the last two years. Also Verizon has at least two dozen small cells up with 80+ more on the way according to a family member that works on running fiber in the area.
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 9:18 AM 1
Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 26, 2017
In my personal experience, T-Mobile has always been reliable for me. I have a T-Mobile phone for personal use, and a Verizon phone for business use. Comparing the two carriers in my area (remember, I said in my area, other areas may be different), T-Mobile and Verizon have the exact same coverage.T-Mobile blows away Verizon when it comes to data speeds where I live though. T-Mobile all day, every day!
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 10:50 AM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 26, 2017
Ok I’ll be the first for sprint. We all live in a world now where we use our phones to mostly look t what other people in the world are doing and we pay monthly for that. I made the sprint switch and I must say it’s really good now. Yes I have a few slow areas but I’m saving 100 a month 1200 a year that’s why I like it
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 11:55 AM 1
Posts: 1471; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
Let’s be honest though, all carriers are a piece of s**t. They all charge too much money for what they offer. Sprint and T-Mobile should be like $10 a month. AT&T should only charge $12 a month and Verizon $12.50. Greedy MFs
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 12:26 PM 1
Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009
AT&T becuase GSM and way better coverage then TMobile
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 12:28 PM 0
Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015
I agree. The comments show how easily the masses are brainwashed by an organization such as Tmobile. They practice shady throttling and data count tactics, their coverage is trash anywhere outside a city or in a building, and they have always been anti net neutrality because they throttle the s**t out of video streams where you can only view SD even though you have the HD option. Verizon/At&T/Cricket are leaps and bounds better networks.
posted on Dec 26, 2017, 2:32 PM 1
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