| | 11-26-2012, 10:57 PM #3
I think most people suggest picking your carrier first, phone second. After all, what good is a $500 phone if you're stuck on Edge? However, I think that line of thinking depends on where you live. For example, the four major carriers (Sprint, Verizon, T-Mo, AT&T) all offer some form of 3G, 4G, or LTE in my area. I always think of it like this,
Originally Posted by drnikki
1. Check coverage maps. See what data speeds you get both at home and around town.
2. Determine how much you're willing to pay monthly, then decide which carrier has the best features for that price range.
3. Choose phone.
4. If neither 1. or 2. is an issue than skip straight to 3.