1. Verizon Wireless
Location: 2400 Elida Road, 3292 Elida Road, and 1503 Harding Highway, Lima
Phone: 3292 Elida Road: 419-331-4644; 2400 Elida Road: 419-224-4029; Harding Highway: 419-221-2381
Hours: 2400 Elida Road: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. 3292 Elida Road and Harding Highway: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Verizon has one of the fastest, most advanced 4G networks in the area which may be why they were voted the most popular cellphone service around. With plans that offer unlimited talk, unlimited text and shareable data, it is hard to beat Verizon for service and perks. They also offer a wide variety of phones with lots of extras.
Location: 3215 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Sprint offers several ways to save on your cellphone plan. With their unlimited My Way plan, you get unlimited talk and text, unlimited data and can add up to 10 phones on the plan for varying prices. They are also currently running a special which offers you $100 off any phone if you switch to Sprint. They are also recognized for their excellent customer service.
Location: 2161 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 pm. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Highlights: Alltel offers a variety of plans to fit any budget. Their best value unlimited talk and text plan are available with and without contracts and start at only $45 per month. They also offer a wide variety of phones including six smartphones and Android phones on which you can watch videos, check social networks, download apps and more.
Honorable Mentions: AT&T; Tracphone