Sprint ties for number one in text performance says the latest Root Metrics report

Sprint ties for number one in text performance says the latest Root Metrics report
Is Sprint beginning a turnaround? According to mobile analytics firm Root Metrics, Sprint was in a virtual three-way tie for the top spot nationally in text messages for the first half of 2017. Verizon (score of 96.5), AT&T (95.6) and Sprint (95.2) were all close enough to give each of the three, credit for the top spot. Last year's report had Sprint finishing third in text, so this is actually a very good improvement for the operator in this category.

In call performance, Verizon was on top with a score of 91.5. AT&T (89) and Sprint (88.6) were close enough to tie for second. This is the fifth consecutive report that had Sprint finishing second outright or in a tie. And for overall performance, Sprint finished third after Verizon (94.5) and  AT&T (92.9) with a score of 87.9. It should be noted that T-Mobile finished last in all of the above mentioned categories, and scored 86.5 for overall performance.

According to Ookla's Speedtest app, Sprint has increased its data speed by 20% on average during the first half of this year. The carrier has been densifying its 2.5GHz network and using its Sprint Magic Box cellular signal booster to improve speeds. For the second half of the year, Sprint will turn to four channel carrier aggregation, Massive MIMO, 256QAM and Gigabit Class LTE. All of these enhancements, supported by new handsets launching over the next few months, should help Sprint offer zippy wireless service at competitive prices.

source: Sprint



1. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Verizon still has a ton of customers with data caps. Both my sons, watch their data and curtail its usage, because they have Verizon and their mom is sticking with the same old plan. It's very frustrating, they're always borrowing my Sprint phone to look stuff up. I imagine Verizon has more dropping to do, as more people add unlimited.

2. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

T-Mobile finished last because it is trash. Time to find another trendy company to work for Alan F. Maybe Sprint is hiring?

3. speedingcheetah

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

I was on Tmobile Prepay for nearly 2 yrs. Awesome fast and strong service in my area(MPLS, MN). I recently switched to Sprint due to their 1yr Free Unlimited promotion. Huge drop in service quality and usability 1/3 the data speeds. No data signal in several areas so far. ALl the marketing Sprint does to compare against VZW...all lies. Sprint network is junk...its not worth anything...and that's just what I am paying to be on it....nothing.

4. speedingcheetah

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

"Text performance" umm....seriously. Text messages are what..like 10k in size....txts have been near instant for over a decade...even back with Nokia bar phones and there was no such thing as a mobile data connection.

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