When she comes here, Twan wants a smart phone and a good price for it, and she was asking me who I felt had the best network in Charlotte, with price being a consideration.
I've had Cricket, AT&T (when it originally introduced GSM and $99.99 unlimited plans) and then SunCom and T-Mobile. Now I'm back to AT&T, using a 3G iPhone.
I'm jealous of the $69.99 everything plan from T-Mobile (unlimited calls/text/web) and Sprint's $99 everything plan. Both are much cheaper than the "all-you-can-eat" $120 plans from Verizon and AT&T.
I never had much problem with the SunCom/T-Mobile regional plan I had except in certain areas of south Charlotte near Sardis Road and north Charlotte, anywhere past exit 18. People tell me now, however, that T-Mobile's national service is pretty good around here and even when traveling.
My wife had Sprint during the Nextel merger days and absolutely hated it. She couldn't keep a call for more than five minutes. I've got friends now with Sprint that have no trouble with it. Cricket has unlimited local minutes and smart phone plans for as little as $40.
So there's lot of options.
My question to you is to help me find an answer for Twan.
Who's the best in town and why?