A recent test was conducted to compare the performance and reliability of the 4 major US Mobile Networks. The results are interesting and I suggest that you take a look at the full report. I have a three quick reactions.
1. Verizon and T-Mobile are essentially tied with respect to LTE performance. I’m quite shocked by this and impressed at how T-Mobile has drastically improved its network speeds.
2. As an AT&T customer, I’m amazed at how poor the service has become. AT&T trails Verizon and T-Mobile in both LTE speed, LTE availability, and latency.
3. Probably most interesting from the report, “[I]n our nationwide tests, all four operators fell short of the global LTE download average of 17.4 Mbps.” US Carriers need to reinvest in infrastructure and drastically improve.