Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile are the highest-rated nationwide carriers, according to ConsumerReports.org. The rankings are based on 2014 annual reviews from over 63,000 subscribers who rated carriers on the quality of voice, text, data, value and customer service.
Verizon Wireless offers the best cellphone plan, call quality and broadest 4G LTE network of any national carrier, according to ConsumerSearch.com. It also offers the best selection of smartphones. Ratings are based on both customer and expert reviews.
U.S. Cellular was rated the best regional cellphone carrier, according to ConsumerSearch.com. It gets high reviews for reliable service, good customer service and free incoming calls. Additionally, the carrier offers an affordable plan for talk and text only.