Verizon Best U.S. Mobile Network Nationally, Rootmetrics Says
With the caveat that any network will be better than another at any specific location, RootMetrics says that in the second half 2015, Verizon's performance across the United States continues to set the pace, leading the mobile network race in nearly all aspects of testing.
“This was Verizon's fifth consecutive time receiving the United States Overall Performance RootScore Award,” Rootmetrics said.
For the fourth consecutive national report, AT&T was the only carrier other than Verizon to win or share a RootScore award at the national level.
The overall national scores:
1 – Verizon (94.5)
2 – AT&T (91.3)
3 – Sprint (86.0)
4 – T-Mobile (80.9)
Sprint showed improvements in the second half of 2015 at the national level, Rootmetrics says.
While the carrier didn't win any RootScore Awards on the national level, Sprint gained the second-place spot for call performance, beating AT&T. Sprint also continued to hold third place in both overall performance, network reliability, and text performance categories.
While T-Mobile finished fourth for overall performance, the carrier continues to show steady data and network speed performances at the national level holding onto its third-place titles in both categories.
During the second half of 2015, RootMetrics testing staff drove 231,941 miles, visited 6,607 indoor locations, and conducted about 3.9 million tests across all 50 states and 125 metro areas using the same phones consumers can buy from the carriers' stores, statistically reflecting performance across 100 percent of the U.S. population.
The tests used phones enabled for 4G Long Term Evolution spectrum bands for each of the four carriers, including T-Mobile's Extended Range LTE.