I switched Brenda to ST about 8 months ago. When she was going thru chemo the unlimited text was needed. She got a Samsung with a slider keyboard. No trouble at all with porting her number over and the coverage in this area is excellent.
We now use the $30. a month plan and you can keep track of the amount of talk/text you use. She makes very little use of the mobile web but the daughter uses her own to keep up with FB. She lives in Genoa and the coverage there is better than Verizon. Rumor has it they will be offering an Android based phone shortly. Very happy with it.
We now have a goverment of the feckless, by the crooked, for the connected.