I use a Motorola Flip phone that cost me $35.00 through Consumers Cellular. It has worked everywhere that I have been. My FIL uses Sprint, and I have coverage in areas he doesn't, but everywhere he does. Upper Michigan, the Dakotas etc. Consumer Cellular has a 30 day free trial period and no contracts. Cost for my wife and I is $55.00 a month for unlimited talk & text and 5gig data.