I am saying that in my location there is only Verizon service, and the service which Verizon has is only Band 13, thus the OnePlus's lack of Band 13 and the phone's inability to be operated on Verizon makes what would be a good choice for most completely not an option for me.
I NEED to use Verizon because I have two choices. US Cellular that simply DOES NOT WORK (microwave back-haul from the non-internet days of cellular, data speeds on LTE under 200kbps at 3AM, basically no data during the day) or I can use Verizon which works good. Band four is on one tower in our area. All of the other towers that are owned by SBA or American Tower have one carrier on them, Verizon. Band 13 only. All fiber backhaul so speeds are really decent for 700MHz (15-35 mbps). T-Mobile service is about 20 miles away as the crow flies, and is uber congested because people don't want to pay for Verizon. Basically useless and no 600MHz so it doesn't work if a peice of cardboard is held in front of it. Meanwhile Verizon is beast in that location.
Sprint is completely non-existent and I am not joking. Absolutely nothing. Not even skip signals.
AT&T coverage is just gross. Can't even call out.
So we have US Cellular which has coverage but doesn't work for anything but a call or SMS (which is insanely delayed) and completely microwave fed by microwave repeaters that are about ready to fall down, or we can use fiber fed Verizon. Due to lack of proper landline or DSL services (Frontier abandoned us, DSLAMs break and they just ignore it) most people are Verizon Wireless only and use Unlimited 600kbps hotspots for their whole home network. We get by with a hybrid of that and the Frontier DSL, but with Frontier going bankrupt soon we will sadly completely rely on Verizon Wireless for absolutely everything in the entire neighborhood.
People may say Verizon is expensive and evil, but for us they truly saved us from a nightmare. The Verizon N.R.B. is constantly monitoring our general area and can deploy and repair a cell tower faster than any landline service can be recovered. We rely on them, they rely on us. It's a relationship that couldn't be stronger. Where I live, Verizon is seen as a very positive figure. The only company that wouldn't leave us in the dust. The only one that cared enough to enter a market they cannot make money on. We are grateful.
I just hope that it doesn't go south, because then we will officially be done.