Verizon wins six out of six national categories.
According to RootMetrics, the largest independent third-party tester of wireless network performance, Verizon is #1 in speed, data, call, text, reliability and overall network performance in the U.S.
And after 3,676,470 tests, 265,386 miles driven, and 4,249 indoor locations tested, you can safely say they’ve done the research to prove it.See the report
Rankings based on the RootMetrics US National RootScore® Report: 1H 2016. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on four national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
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When customers feel the difference between our network and the competition, that's when better really matters.
Verizon has ranked #1 in network performance satisfaction for 35 consecutive quarters, based on analysis of the latest data from Nielsen.
That means for eight years running, customers have been happier with Verizon’s network performance.
Based on Verizon's analysis of Nielsen’s Mobile Insights survey data, which uses respondent's self-reported rating (1 to 10 scale) of network quality satisfaction with their carrier. The underlying source data is an estimate based on a national survey of 90,000 quarterly mobile phone users between Q1 2007 and Q2 2016.
PC Mag awards Verizon for the third year in a row.
A better network means faster uploads, faster downloads and less buffering.
PC Mag drove across the U.S. to test data speeds, and Verizon won in more cities and rural areas than any other carrier.
“The nation's largest wireless carrier had the fastest and most consistently broadband-like download speeds in testing, as well as some breathtaking peak speeds.” – PC Mag, 2016
Reprinted from www.pcmag.com with permission. © 2016 Ziff Davis, LLC. All rights reserved.
Better speed matters.
Sprint’s “faster” LTE Plus network covers less than 10% of the area of Verizon’s LTE network, with a standard 4G LTE footprint of only 661,000 square miles.
Verizon’s LTE network covers over 2.4 million square miles. And Verizon delivers consistently fast speeds in more places than any other network, based on our analysis of Nielsen data. It’s fast when you need it to be, not just every now and then.
Sprint 4G LTE and LTE plus coverage as of April 2016. “Consistently fast” based on Verizon analysis of Nielson Top 100 market Drive Test results of upload and download speeds during Drive #3 2015.
Better coverage matters.
Other providers offer “almost the same amount” of 4G LTE coverage as Verizon, but Verizon LTE covers over 2.4 million square miles. Compare that to T-Mobile LTE, which only covers 1.4 million miles.
Verizon offers the best LTE coverage in America. Not “almost the best.” See the difference?
T-Mobile 4G LTE coverage as of April 2016.
Better reliability matters.
Verizon engineers work around the clock, checking and testing the performance of our network, to ensure that it's optimized across America. In a single day, they analyze over 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data.
The bottom line is Verizon has the most reliable network in the U.S., and we’re relentless about getting even better. So why take a chance with anything less?
Better data matters.
Unlimited video streaming sounds nice when T-Mobile offers it. What's not so nice is when they downgrade your video stream to DVD quality.
Unlike the other networks, Verizon will never downgrade your data.
Better capacity matters.
With Verizon you can call, text, stream, or share even when there's a big demand on the network.
In crowded areas, better capacity is the difference between watching videos, streaming music and making calls, or not. Verizon LTE Advanced covers over 450 cities from coast to coast to help you do what you want, when you want to. And XLTE is in over 466 cities across the US, too.