I’ve used phones on all four major carriers in the US – AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. I have opinions about all of them, such as T-Mobile going from bad to arguably the best (for many) in the last couple of years. And Sprint still needs some work. I’ve never used one of the smaller prepaid carriers such as Virgin Mobile or MetroPCS, but my recent experience with Cricket Wireless was so good that I actually ported my number from Verizon during this review. Both the phone and small carrier were among the biggest surprises of the year for me, and the Idol 5 is my current daily driver. So let’s take a look at this duo that kind of blew me away.