Verizon scores best 2018 network in most US metropolitan areas

Verizon scores best 2018 network in most US metropolitan areas
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 2017.

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 115 of them already, and in 91 of those the winner is either Verizon outright, or it is tied for the top spot. That's 80%, which is actually a bit lower than Verizon's usual top dog numbers in the same test, indicating that the others are also striving for connection excellence.

What really stood out, however, besides Verizon's accolades, is that in most markets the carriers have increased their average speeds, and, in the case of Sprint or T-Mobile, sometimes drastically, raising the overall national averages. That's pretty good news, and we are including the breakdown for some important markets, as well as the full list of where Verizon was billed the best network, in the slideshow below.



1. Zylam

Posts: 1824; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

They're all pretty close.

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1179; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

In the Metro they are very close its when you leave the metro that the networks perform differently

2. erolva35

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 2017

I agree. Good thing is at least Verizon is cheaper now compared to before.

4. fatTony

Posts: 120; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

And I'm sure the competition has influenced the way Verizon prices its plans.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

At this point AT&T, Verizon, and TMO will be close. I think at this point we are splitting hairs on QoS.

6. syed_itsa

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

It depends the area I am living is Henderson NV - I have 1-2 signal bars too many dropped calls I m using iPhone 7 Plus. Best cant be best every where ,, Best solution is one that exceeds the expectations.

7. syed_itsa

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

It is Verizon ATT and t-mobile ATT is giving best signal at my area. Straight talk gave me Best Coverage at ATT network

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