Thursday, March 24, 2016
The very best cell phone providers offer excellent coverage, versatile plans, and a great selection of top- and mid-tier phones, all at a reasonable price. At least, that's how they function in theory. In practice, the companies with the best networks will often have the highest prices. If you find a good deal on a plan, you probably have to suffer slow download speeds once you signal up. So which do you choose?
After faithfully comparing all four nationwide carriers and their many mobile virtual network employees (MVNOs), providers that may operate their own podiums, we've determined the 10 best cellphone companies in the country. Selecting a carrier is all about making tradeoffs, but if you know your budget and consumption patterns, you can find your best fit.
The best cell phone provider for performance in the country continues to be Verizon Wi-fi. Its comprehensive coverage, velocity and reliability are unrivaled. For pure bang for your buck, though, a formerly lackluster carrier has risen to the lead: Sprint. Its network has seen significant improvements in recent months, and it offers the best overall prices as an average of plans throughout two years. Verizon does have some competitive plans that compete with Sprint however.
Here's the report from tom's guide...