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.
Verizon: Unlimited talk and text is $149.99. With unlimited data, that's $179.98.
AT&T: Unlimited talk and text is $69.99. AT&T doesn't have unlimited data for new smartphone customers. Its 2GB service per month is $25, for a total of $94.99.
Sprint: Unlimited everything, any time minutes, data, text and Nextel Direct Connect: $189.99. Without Direct Connect it's $99.99.
T-Mobile: Unlimited text, talk and 4G via the Even More plan: $99.99
AT&T was cheaper but has a data cap, which cost it.