The competition for most reliable cell phone provider is fierce. With hundreds of providers spread across the United States, it is a dog eat dog world out there for the smaller providers, but which of the big dogs really dominates the United States? Verizon claims to be the top dog in their television ads as does T-Mobile on theirs. Well, we did our research and found out which companies were fan favorites in each state!

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As you can see from the map, Verizon is the most popular carrier throughout most of the United States as they are dominant in 31 of the 50 states. In second place is AT&T as they won 13 of the remaining 19 states and in third was Sprint as they covered 5 states; most of which were southern states in middle America (and Nevada). The biggest surprise by far was that T-Mobile was the most popular provider in Arizona which is very well documented to be heavily deserted area. Although, in many of the most well known T-Mobile advertisements, their female spokesperson drives a motorcycle through a desert, so it could be assumed that T-Mobile already realizes this!

Below is the “By State” list of which carrier is most popular in each state! Find your state and see if you agree!

By State

Alabama

AT&T

Alaska

AT&T

Arizona

T-Mobile

Arkansas

AT&T

California

Verizon

Colorado

Sprint

Connecticut

Verizon

Delaware

AT&T

Florida

AT&T

Georgia

Verizon

Hawaii

Verizon

Idaho

Verizon

Illinois

AT&T

Indiana

Verizon

Iowa

Verizon

Kansas

AT&T

Kentucky

AT&T

Louisiana

Sprint

Maine

Verizon

Maryland

AT&T

Massachusetts

Verizon

Michigan

Verizon

Minnesota

Verizon

Mississippi

AT&T

Missouri

AT&T

Montana

Verizon

Nebraska

Verizon

Nevada

Sprint

New Hampshire

Verizon

New Jersey

Verizon

New Mexico

Verizon

New York

Verizon

North Carolina

Verizon

North Dakota

Verizon

Ohio

Verizon

Oklahoma

Sprint

Oregon

Verizon

Pennsylvania

Verizon

Rhode Island

AT&T

South Carolina

Verizon

South Dakota

Verizon

Tennessee

Verizon

Texas

Sprint

Utah

Verizon

Vermont

Verizon

Virginia

Verizon

Washington

Verizon

West Virginia

AT&T

Wisconsin

Verizon

Wyoming

Verizon