Verizon rules as the top overall carrier, according to studies that closely tracks carrier performance.
Verizon ruled in every performance category, the 1st time that’s been done since testing started on the US cell phone carriers.
Cell phone carriers were tested in network reliability, call performance, network speed, and overall performance. Verizon usually comes out on top in overall performance, but not in all categories.
While Verizon had an overall high score, AT&T wasn’t far behind, with Sprint coming next, and T-Mobile came in last.
Reports suggests that Verizon has some sort of edge over its competitors in terms of network performance. This has also been reported by businesses that research consumer services.
AT&T was 2nd to Verizon in five out of six categories at the national level. The only one that AT&T didn’t come in 2nd was in call performance in which Sprint came in 2nd. AT&T seems to be a real #2 performer in the areas of network reliability, data performance, network speed, and overall performance.
Other carriers aren’t just waiting in its dust. According to studies, the gap in network quality between the best four US cell phone carriers is tightening and will continue to do so as T-Mobile and Sprint invest more in their networks. The next big test for carrier performance will occur when more advanced wireless technology is introduced such as 5G.
All US cell phone carriers must step up to satisfy varying consumer expectations. Previously, consumers might have expected that data speeds would slow down in areas outside of major cities. However, that’s changed and isn’t acceptable now.
Then, obviously, there’s costs. It’s worth noticing that T-Mobile and Sprint have just introduced new unlimited plans that could make that carrier’s talk about being a solid value more attractive to prospective customers.