My exp with Motorola is opposite. We have 3 phones on our plan, My 1st couple way back when we 1st got them were unknowns like Nokia and Kyrocera, they were my 1st so I didnt know the difference. Over the years I think someone in the house has had at least 1 of most brands out there (I know no one here has had an HTC) and once I got my 1st Motorola that is all I have had since. Myself, my wife and son can be standing close enough to touch each other and want to call somebody. Wife's phone? no signal indicated. Son's phone? might have a bar or 2, where the Motorola I had would be most likely to have signal. I too like a basic flip phone, but the kind of phone I want no longer exisits. I last had a Motorola Tundra "rugged phone" (went thru a couple, not rugged enough) that was a decent phone but being in my pocket while crawling under machines, I tend to be hard on them. My last one came from Ebay.
I went looking a couple times but didn't want to pay for a mandatory "data plan" just to have the phone that I thought I wanted in my pocket.
Now that they have the "share" data plans, I got a Motorola Moto X.My wife and me don't use as much data in 3 months put together as the kid does in a couple weeks.
I hate it. the buttons are too close together and I have to back space and pretty much hit the button next to what I want to get the button I want to activate.
The 3 known local "dead spots" that I was guaranteed to drop calls when I go thru is gone, that is good. I still never text, may never do so, I hate it. my son texts enough for an army. drives me nuts. Phones were meant to CALL and recieve calls, not act as a camera or a computer or anything like that. I have cameras plus a computer tower and a laptop why do I need that on my phone too?