RootMetrics: Verizon is the top network dog so far in 2016

RootMetrics, a mobile network performance subsidiary of IHS, one of the largest research firms globally, has given us a sneak peek of its verdict on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint's speed and reliability report for the first half of the year that will be out later this summer, and so far it's a win for Verizon, just as in the second half of 2015. 

The cell network testing arm of IHS measures network reliability, network speed, data performance, call performance and text performance in 125 key markets around the US. RootMetrics has managed to cover 104 out of those 125 markets so far in the year, and in 79 of them the winner is either Verizon outright, or it is tied for the top spot. 

AT&T ranked top in 45, T-Mobile in 30 markets, while Sprint took the torch only in five of them. RootMetrics will be releasing the final report for H1 2016 in a few weeks, but so far it is again looking pretty good for Verizon's network speed, coverage and reliability.

source: RCRWireless



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't complain about AT&T. I have LTE everywhere I go and building penetration works flawlessly. Only once have I had no signal and that was because I was so far down underground. Unlimited data and financing my 6SP for $115? Deal.

2. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Like always depednds were you live here in Los Angeles verizon and tmobile work better than At&t .Sprint straight out sucks . Verizon was the only one that got good signal deep in buildings and elevators and underground in the metro red,purple and gold line were att and sprint had no service and still as of today have no service. Tmobile also had no service before in those places before but ever since they got band 12 i now get signal , last week we were deep underground in the purple line my mom on att had no service while i had 3 bars lte on band 12 on tmobile on my S7 . It just sucks im paying alot for 1 phone . I got tmobile cuz supposedly it was cheaper the plans but for 1 line with the unlimited plan im paying 120.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Lol, 115USD? That's like 4 times what I pay at T-Mobile for unlimited data, even though I am on a family plan, but we pay like 150USD for 3 unlimited data lines and 2 basic 2GB data lines, I do think the difference in price really makes up for the coverage, though living in Chicago doesn't make a difference anyway

4. RootMetrics

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 20, 2016

I work for RootMetrics. **The headline of this story is incorrect.** It implies that we have released our results for the first half of 2016, which is not true, therefore no winner has been announced. Our 1H 2016 results will not be released until later this summer. Please note we have been trying to reach out to the writer to request a correction since Friday, to no avail. In the meantime, please be aware that RootMetrics has NOT released results for 1H 2016, therefore the headline to this story is entirely incorrect. Annette Hamilton,

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