Verizon edges out AT&T for the top spot in RootMetrics' second half 2015 performance summary

Verizon edges out AT&T for the top spot in RootMetrics' second half 2015 performance summary
After driving 231,000 miles across the U.S., RootMetrics posted its results for its second half 2015 performance summary. After all of those miles driven and results analyzed, Verizon came out on top with an overall score of 94.5. AT&T was second with a score of 91.3. Sprint finished third with a tally of 86.0, and T-Mobile's 80.9 placed it fourth.

Verizon led in individual categories such as Network Reliability, Network Speed, Data Performance, Call Performance and tied AT&T in Text Performance. AT&T finished second in all categories except Text, in which it finished in a tie with Verizon, and in Call Performance where it finished third. Sprint finished second in that category.

Obviously not all of the carriers are going to be pleased with the results, and some might have reason to feel that the scores are not totally indicative of their performance. For example, because RootMetrics does not track VoLTE calls, 50% of T-Mobile's performance was not measured for the summary. On the other hand, RootMetrics did test the carrier's pipeline using a 700MHz enabled handset, compatible with T-Mobile's Extended Range LTE service.
 
The fastest download speed measured during the testing was the 44.9 Mbps achieved by the T-Mobile network in Lansing, Michigan. The slowest was Sprint's .7Mbps in El Paso, Texas.
 
Check out all of the interesting charts and graphs produced by RootMetrics by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: RootMetrics via TmoNews

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10 Comments

1. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

I really wish I could comment on this...really....really wish....stupid business rules for employment...

2. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I'm pretty sure rootmetrics fell in a pocket... Might've found some money in it.

3. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Wouldn't be the first time that's happened.

4. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

All that I know those results are spot on where I live

5. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Not where i live in NYC. Verizon is faster when the phone locks onto LTE, besides that AT&T is a superior carrier. I often find myself on 3G with Verizon.

6. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

i guess they skip my state...VZW coverage for 1x is really good other than that they suck

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea this is about what I've got with my unscientific testing of all 4 carriers. Seems like Sprint and T Mo are doing better tho.

8. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

like others have said depends were you live here in los angeles verizon was the best a while back. Now att n tmobile work way better have better lte speeds and more reliable 3G as a backup. Sprint well sprint has always sucked and still does suck here. Its the worse unreliable lte slow 3G etc.. Things are deff better on att n tmobile att has always been good no denying that but also yes even tmobile now works better than verizon here

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yup. It always depends on here you live, spend most of your time. I've always found that overall Verizon just had better coverage, covering a large area. AT&T tho....had better data reception in my apt than Verizon. Which shocked me because my apt was like in a dead zone.

9. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Uh oh. T-mobile still having the weakest network even taking their 700mhz into account will send John Legere into a twitter s**t storm and the fan boys into aggressive defensive mode. My advice? Don't click on click bait magenta articles, especially from Alan F. Oh and don't bother replying to the mindless and poorly spelled hot takes.

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