Kind of a noob when it comes to cell phones. Trying to figure out the best provider.
Lately my phone (MyTouch 4g *original*) has been having problems charging. Instead of buying another 400$ phone for T-mobile, I was thinking about switching carriers. I cant afford Verizon Or AT&T contracts unless I get hard evidence it is worth it in my area. I live in central washington and have been searching for a map of the best coverage here. I can't seem to find a map but I did find cell towers registered by the FCC.
All companies have a return period, and Verizon should waive the restocking fee due to lack of service. Atleast my store does. Return it before 3 days and no bill for activation fee. I'd definitely try vzw first because it's honestly the most likely to get a signal.
Coverage maps aren't always accurate, so it's best to ask the people where you live. You could also buy three cheap prepaid phones- one on each network- and test it for yourself. If you want Verizon or AT&T on the cheap, look into Page Plus (Verizon MVNO) or Straight Talk SIM (AT&T MVNO).