Why did Verizon and AT&T networks slow down? Unlimited plan users went crazy with mobile data
T-Mobile has another reason to brag after the latest Speedtest results by Oookla - it has been pegged as the fastest US network in the first half of the year, mainly on account of the fact that the Verizon and AT&T speeds have slowed down significantly after the two big carriers introduced unlimited data offerings.
In fact, according to Opanga Network analysts, the average mobile data consumption has increased twofold since the carriers went unlimited, which explains the enormous strain on Verizon and AT&T networks, which are the ones with the most customers.
Verizon took measures recently by introducing new plans with stricter usage limits, while T-Mobile also raised prices a bit, after the initial period of breakneck market share grab. Oh, well, if you build it, they will come.