The level and quality of service with each provider clearly depends on where you are geographically. So, to say one sucks and the other one is great maybe true for where you specifically are, but just the opposite maybe true for someone in another area.
It does not surprise me to see them branching out into the music business, everyone wants a piece of the APPLE PIE! No pun intended! hehehe
Verizon is better than most.
You want bad service, try AT&T.
I carry phones from T-Mobile (personal) and ATT (work) and the coverage seems roughly the same. We are switching to Verizon for work so we'll see how that goes. Coverage is pretty good here in the SF Bay Area in general.
The AT&T signal is very disruptive to speakers and radios which makes me wonder what's going on there. I'll be glad to get away from that part...