Finding the best cell phone company for you can seem a little daunting when you have so many to choose from. There are many factors to consider when selecting a cell phone company and cell phone plan, not to mention you’ll want to choose a great phone as well. There are only a few mainstream cell phone companies in the country that dominate most of the market, and they really are the best. In terms of cost, these companies may not be the cheapest but their widespread coverage, perks, and accessibility to the newest and hottest smartphones more than make up for it. The top 3 best cell phone companies are Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Read on to learn more about each of these companies and see what other people have to say.
Verizon is the cell phone company with the largest coverage area. This company covers rural areas and urban areas alike, so you’re sure to get coverage no matter where you are. When it comes to cell phone service and data, Verizon has customizable packages you can select for yourself or for your whole family with the Share Everything plans they have available. If you’re on a family plan, you and your family will share the unlimited talk and text along with the amount of data you’ve selected, generally 2GB, 5GB, or 10GB. There are larger data plans available. Verizon has the fastest LTE coverage, but be wary of going over your data—Verizon charges for data overages, unlike the other two companies on this list.
“I went camping over the weekend and I had reception the entire time. I’ll never get stranded with Verizon.”Stan Burlington
“I love the ability to upgrade my phone and pay in small monthly installments.”Sheryl Evanson
“My 10GB plan is more than enough data for myself and my son. We never go over and have never had to pay more than expected.”Stanley Geotch
AT&T has a plan for everyone—from individual plans, to family plans, to pay-as-you-go plans. Their coverage is almost as great as Verizon’s, and their customers have reception in some areas Verizon customers don’t. AT&T offers the hottest smartphones with incentives for purchasing such as payment installments or bill credits. Best of all, should you go over your data with AT&T, you’ll only suffer a significant speed loss until your next pay cycle. You’ll never pay data overages. AT&T also offers rollover data, so if you don’t use your whole allotment, it will roll over to your next month so you can potentially avoid the data speed loss in subsequent months.
“I love my rollover data. I never need to deal with 3G speeds again.”William White
“My new Samsung from AT&T has all the features I need and I got it for a great price.”Michelle Song
“I even have reception in old buildings, so I think my coverage is pretty great.”Bob Rollins
T-Mobile hasn’t been considered one of the top cell phone companies in America for very long, but it is taking the nation by storm with the sheer amount of perks it offers to its customers. Not only do T-Mobile customers have access to the same fresh smartphones, as well as a growing degree of coverage nationwide, but T-Mobile customers also have access to a set of perks under the umbrella T-Mobile Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, T-Mobile customers can access an app on their phone to unlock rewards like a free pizza from Dominos or free rides on Lyft. In addition, customers who stream video or music on their phones also use less of their data with T-Mobile, as they allow unlimited streaming of select services.
“T-Mobile Tuesdays have fed me dinner on Tuesday nights for weeks. I love getting free stuff.”Bill Wheaton
“I lose reception sometimes, but the money I’ve saved with T-Mobile helps me wipe away my tears of frustration.”Jim Crawley
“I love my data plan with T-Mobile. I haven’t suffered a data speed loss in months because of the unlimited streaming they offer.”Dean Tan