Websites that publish reviews or recommendations often make disclosures along the lines of:

We receive commissions from some companies, but we are unbiased and would never let financial incentives impact the content we publish.
In most cases, these disclosures are disingenuous. Even when disclosures of this sort are meant sincerely, they’re rarely accurate.

I’m not impartial. I aim to avoid letting financial incentives affect how positively or negatively I view companies, but I won’t always get that right. If you think conflicts of interest are adversely affecting the quality of my content, please let me know.

While I regularly discuss, recommend, and review companies I don’t have financial relationships with, I want to acknowledge that the quantity of content I publish about a company will often be impacted by the financial incentives involved.

Below, I list companies I have financial relationships with. In most cases, I also share details about the nature of the arrangements.1

Wireless service providers

AT&T Mobility

Last updated: 7/25/2020

I receive commissions from AT&T Mobility according to the structure below:

  • $100 for add-a-line and postpaid phone orders
  • $50 for postpaid data orders
  • $10 for upgrades

Mint Mobile

Last updated: 8/4/2020

I’m a member of a Mint Mobile affiliate program that typically offers commissions of $20 per sale.

Reach Mobile

Last updated: 11/17/2020

I receive a commission from Reach Mobile when I refer new subscribers to the carrier.

Red Pocket

Last updated: 5/7/2020

I’m a member of a Red Pocket affiliate program that I believe offers a 50% commission on the initial sale of service to new customers and a $30 commission on devices over $150.


Last updated: 3/19/2020

I receive a commission of either $10 or the cost of one month of service for each new customer I refer to Tello.


Last updated: 5/6/2019

Ting offers me a $25 commission for every new line of service activated.

Total Wireless

Last updated: 6/10/2020

I receive a 5% default commission (excludes phone service) and a $30 commission on some high-end device purchases.

Verizon Wireless

Last updated: 6/10/2020

I receive the following commissions from Verizon:

  • $75 for postpaid service contracts
  • $30 for prepaid service contracts
  • $30 for additional phone lines
  • 10% on accessories

US Cellular

Last updated 3/19/2020

I’m a member of a US Cellular affiliate program that offers a $60 commission on most plans, a $30 commission on prepaid plans, and a 7% commission on the purchase of phone accessories.

Xfinity Mobile

Last updated: 1/13/2020

I’m a member of an Xfinity Mobile affiliate program that offers a $75 commission for new customers I refer.

Device manufacturers


Last updated: 6/18/2020

I’m a member of a Motorola affiliate program that offers a 1% commission on most orders.


I use a service called Skimlinks. Skimlinks has partnerships with a lot of merchants and automatically converts some of my non-affiliate links to affiliate links. Details about the merchants Skimlinks works with can be found here.

I’m trialing a partnership that results in me being compensated on a per-click basis for the following carriers:

  • Tello
  • Ting
  • Twigby
  • Mint
  • Pure Talk
  • Reach
  • h2o Wireless
  • Red Pocket
  • Good2Go
  • US Mobile
  • Ultra Mobile
  • Unreal Mobile
  • Xfinity Mobile

When companies are listed both in the list above and earlier on this page, some links may run through standard affiliate arrangements disclosed earlier, while other links may run through the partnership. I plan to update this page with additional information about this partnership at a later date.

MMM Recommendations

I manage the cell phone service recommendations on and have separate affiliate relationships with companies in the cellular industry. In most cases (but not all cases), the relationships involve the same commission structures.

Wireless companies I don’t have financial relationships with

As of 12/15/2020, I don’t have direct partnerships with any of the companies listed below.

  • T-Mobile
  • Teltik
  • Unreal Mobile
  • Wing
  • Consumer Cellular
  • SpeedTalk Mobile
  • Altice Mobile
  • Metro
  • Apple
  • Samsung
  • LG

There are numerous companies in the wireless industry, so the list of companies I don’t have direct relationships with is far from comprehensive. I have tried to include companies that are regularly discussed on Coverage Critic. I share the list above so interested readers can get a clearer picture of my incentives and potential biases.

I can’t guarantee that this page is always accurate and up-to-date. Please contact me if you have any questions.


  1. I usually partner with companies that have public-facing affiliate programs that involve standard compensation structures. In these cases, I can share details about compensation structures without seriously threatening partners’ competitive interests or my own competitive interests.

    When partnerships don’t follow a standardized structure that’s public knowledge, I still aim to disclose the existence of a relationship, but I may be more reserved about sharing details. To date, I’ve not run into many situations where I, or companies I partner with, have reservations about detailed disclosures. However, I anticipate running into more tricky situations as Coverage Critic grows.