I hate verizon for so many reasons! I finally switched to Credo mobile- they'd been sending me fliers reminding me how much entrenched verizon is in funding so many extreme conservative groups. Credo does a lot to advocate more on the liberal side of things. So far they've been great, and also covered my switchover costs.
No Apple, but a couple good smartphones- that's the downside, they don't offer many phones.
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good