Sources: CNET, WSJ
quote: This company is an overpriced joke. You could pay half as much for Sprint and get LTE in most places, and when you don't have Sprint service you'd simply roam on Verizon (their roaming partner) for free.
quote: US Cellular was successful mostly because it was a "cheap" way to get Verizon coverage.
quote: So ... that explains why Verizon's service is so poor: Verizon's customers aren't just paying for their own service, they are also paying for coverage for customers of other phone companies as well.
quote: Too bad that Verizon saddled itself with the now-obsolete US-conceived CDMA system. Remember that at the time CDMA was invented, GSM had been universally accepted elsewhere outside the US, and CDMA was deliberately used to slow the ingress of then-all-powerful Nokia (GSM) into the US cell-phone market.