We slice and dice the plans, phones and fine print at each major U.S. carrier to come up with 23 reasons you might choose one carrier over another.
AT&T leads with 13 different brands of hardware for both smartphones and feature phones, including some lesser name brands like Pantech and Sharp. Verizon is next with 11, with Casio's feature phone as its only exclusive. T-Mobile has nine makes, with two of them its own branded phone, MyTouch and T-Mobile. Sprint has eight phones, with Kyocera and Sanyo feature phone exclusives.
On the OS side, AT&T and Verizon both have all five smartphone systems covered: Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone and webOS. Sprint has Android, BlackBerry and webOS, while T-Mobile is just Android and BlackBerry.