Poll: U.S. iPhone 4S owners -- which carrier are you on?

Gone are the days when AT&T and AT&T alone was so blessed as to have exclusive access to Apple's iPhone. Now you can, if you so choose, have your iPhone 4S on Verizon or Sprint, a regional carrier like C-Spirt, or even run it unlocked on T-Mobile.

AT&T still offers the fastest data speeds, with HSPA 14.4. Verizon claims the best network coverage. Sprint is the only major carrier still offering unlimited data to new iPhone owners. C-Spire is the only small carrier to pick up the iPhone 4S to date. T-Mobile... you have to work for it and it's EDGE only, but that means you must really love them to stick with them!

But now that you have a choice, TiPb Nation, we'd like to know who you chose and why? Was it speed? Was it coverage? Was it data? Was it customer service? And did you switch from a different carrier to get iPhone 4S on your current carrier? As always, vote in the poll up top and give me the details in the comments below!

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Poll: U.S. iPhone 4S owners -- which carrier are you on?

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Switched from att to sprint for better coverage. Now I don't drop calls but the Internet is slow. Bad mistake.

I added another iPhone to my pile by purchasing a Verizon 4s because my AT&T contract wasn't up until next year. VZW has better coverage out in the country where I live but in town AT&T has the fastest speeds by far. I will just pick up the iPhone 5 next year with my AT&T contract renewal.

I left AT&T for Sprint in 2009 because I needed a phone like the iPhone. AT&T service in the area where I spend most of my time was (and still is) the pits. Dropped calls, lack of signal, etc. The Palm Pre brought me over, unlimited data and texts saved me money and I had a phone that did what I needed it to do. Almost 2 years later, Palm is absorbed into HP and they couldn't figure out what to do with it, for all intents and purposes abandoning webOS and everyone who invested in the platform. Luckily for me, the iPhone coming to Sprint kept me on a plan that still saves me money over AT&T and Verizon and gets me a 4S.

Definitely Verizon Wireless! Sure, their data speeds are average, but they can hold a constant 4-5 bar signal everywhere I go!
Dropped calls? Never had a single one! Thank you Verizon! Keep on rocking! :D

ATT here. However, I couldn't with good conscience select the ATT radio button above because speeds in NYC are sub-par.

VZW here. Grandfathered in on the old unlimited data package plus I have the most solid coverage there is (in my area at least). Add the awesomeness of the network itself with the new antenna config on the 4S and I'm getting more bars than my old Palm Pre2 in places I hardly had signal before (in the office, large buildings, etc). I'm in heaven.

Im super fatst on AT&T baby! In DFW, no dropped calls here and I have the old unlimited data. The hubby has VZW. His iPhone is soooooo slow. He wants to switch, but he has unlimited data on VZW so...

That sucks about the different carriers but don't give up that unlimited data! Its like a small piece of history we have to preserve.

That sucks about the different carriers but don't give up that unlimited data! Its like a small piece of history we have to preserve.

Hello where is H2O ? That is what I'm on 60$ unlimited talk and text with 3gb of data. Still beats AT&T on any plans! Also no unlock required or jailbreak

If At&T is good in your area it is by far the best carrier for the iphone because of the data speeds. When I run speed tests compared to my girlfriends on Verizon often mine is 100 to 200 Kbps faster.

"AT&T. HSPA is fast!". Where? Not in my area! I am in an area that supposedly has HSPA according to their maps. My brother has HSPA speeds on his Atrix but he lives a little closer to the city of Chicago. My speeds are 2-3 mb.

With Verizon I can stream music in the river swamp more than 40 miles away from the nearest GSM carrier signal. No sh*t!

With AT&T and loving it. Along with speed and a discount with my job that no other carrier was willing to give.

Verizon, grandfathered unlimited data plan, and faster data speed then I had on my old Moto Droid and Xperia Play as well as signal strength.

I'm still with AT&T, reluctantly. Reason #1 is that I've still got unlimited data and don't want to give it up. Reason #2 is that until there's an LTE iPhone on Verizon the fastest data available will still be AT&T.
Once the LTE iPhone is out I'll be chomping at the bit to switch to VZW.

I'm still with AT&T, reluctantly. Reason #1 is that I've still got unlimited data and don't want to give it up. Reason #2 is that until there's an LTE iPhone on Verizon the fastest data available will still be AT&T.
Once the LTE iPhone is out I'll be chomping at the bit to switch to VZW.

Square Trade Warranty was very perfect for my 37 Vizio TV. I did Not have a problem getting my claim process and get my tv work on / replace.