I have had ATT for about ~9 years. On wednesday I will be pre-ordering the iPhone 5 and I am trying to decide whether to stay or not. I am leaning toward staying. Right now I pay 74 dollars after taxes/fees for 550 minutes, unlimited data, 200 SMS and a second line with a dumb phone. This includes a 23% discount for a company I no longer work for. I have been using an iPhone 4. If I switched to verizon, my fiance would too and she would join my plan. The dumb phone plan is actually my parents (who are retired) and I would keep them on it. For Verizon for 6 gigs of data, it would come to 190 dollars for for a share plan. That's a ton of money. For ATT, if I switch to the family share plan for 6 gigs of shared data, it would come to about 150 dollars after discount which is more bearable. My usage: less than 100 minutes, not many txts because most of what I do is iMessage. Data is around 1.5 gigs max but my fiancé uses more. The last two weeks I have been using a International One X(no LTE) on ATT, which has given me a taste of ATT "4G" and it seems fast enough, but I haven't tried LTE for any long period of time. I live 10 minutes outside of Boston, and work in Boston. According to the latest PC world Test, ATT still leads in the northeast in terms of speed, but Verizon has much better LTE coverage, including a stretch of CT that we take a lot to NY. So far as I can see: Verizon Pros -------------- Better Coverage Nationwide More LTE coverage I have fios, so its one less bill Verizon Cons -------------- 3G is really slow Cost ATT Pros -------------- Cheaper Faster non LTE Faster LTE ATT Cons -------------- Slightly 'worse' coverage Worse LTE coverage They are ATT Based on this, I am leaning toward staying with ATT, as much as I don't really like this as a company. Any thoughts?