Sprint is by far the better value
I have had Sprint for almost ten years now and have had my issues with them a couple times. I will say however, that the customer service is by far the best when it comes to satisfying the customer. I have also dealt with Verizon for my children and their customer service fails in comparison!
Great coverage, good service
I've used Verizon for many years and they have the biggest service area around here, especially when you travel to rural areas. The local store in Centerville has always been helpful when I have questions or problems they can control. If you are a government employee, be sure to ask about the government discount - will save you about 12%.