I'm new to the forums as of today. I live in Northern Ohio in a small rural, pass-through town and needed a more robust network to receive service through, so I chose Verizon over T-Mobile (which I had when I lived in a CA, populated city and could connect with no problem).
My first phone I tried through Verizon lasted 4 days as my interest died out (Windows phone, Nokia Lumia 822). I'm a fan of Android better than Windows 8. So I purchased the DROID DNA and am very happy with the decision.
The DROID does everything I wanted to do (except connect its file system to my car's MP3 player via USB, which I'll be trying to learn about). It should last me a long while.
Glad to find this forum.