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Comments on news posted 2014-08-19 13:28:20: A new report by RootMetrics effectively declares Verizon the king when it comes to mobile network coverage, reliability, speed, and overall performance. The study, which collected data from 5. ..


elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

Yeah if you drive on the interstate

Everyone here knows that TMO and Sprint suck wind if you are 5 miles off the beaten path and Sprint is the basement dweller. Sprint has boatloads of spectrum, so we will see if they have enough cash to make it.

No surprise that Verizon has the best coverage. My AT&T prepaid phone has pretty much caught up tho and that is native coverage.


jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

That'$ Wonderful And All, But They're $till Too Expen$ive

No matter which way I slice and dice it, I cannot get a VZW plan for my wife and I that would cost us any less than half again what T-Mobile's costing us. And, with T-Mobile's free or inexpensive add-ons, we could actually dump the landline and save money. VZW? Not so much.

So, VZW: Kudos for the coverage. Really! Y'all are the best. But we cannot afford you.

Jim


bigballer

@205.214.216.x

Now did....

Tmobile get better or Sprint get worse?

Either way, looks promising for tmobile to overtake Sprint later this year!

dlewis23

join:2005-04-18
Boca Raton, FL

Verizon Fastest since XLTE

Looking at the results from my iOS app Verizon has been the fastest since they launched there XLTE. T-Mobile was faster then Verizon before XLTE.

Download/Upload/Ping
Verizon: 23.35 Mbps -- 6.22 Mbps -- 72 ms
T-Mobile: 15.51 Mbps -- 6.55 Mbps -- 74 ms
AT&T: 12.70 Mbps -- 5.12 Mbps -- 62 ms
Sprint: 7.41 Mbps -- 2.87 Mbps -- 65 ms
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Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to elefante72

Re: Yeah if you drive on the interstate

VZW (of which I use for my work phone) and AT&T both have very good coverage here in my part of CA. AT&T appears to have the densest tower spacing by a wide margin, though. I'm going to drop Sprint next month and go for VZW for my personal phone.

elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to bigballer

Re: Now did....

Sprint is already in the basement and continuing it's slide. Nextel and Wimax buried them. The only reason TMO is still around is because of the AT&T cash infusion and roaming contracts.

But if you look big picture TMO and Sprint are on the ropes cash-wise. One or both will be gone/merged within the next 18 months. Softbank can't go on forever...


bigballer

@205.214.216.x
I disagree with that.

Tmobile's been rolling out their network damn quick. The upcoming 600/700 mhz will definitely put tmobile on the map with better building penetration and in rural areas. Coupled with their 2g/edge to lte refarm, it'll be nice to see where tmobile is next year. Hopefully they'll convert their hsdpa/hsdpa+ network to lte sooner rather than later.

Sprint looks promising if they can beef up their network vision soon. These delays Sprint keeps coughing up isn't helping them. Mr Son "looks" like he knows what he's doing

existenz

join:2014-02-12
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Google Fiber
reply to elefante72

Re: Yeah if you drive on the interstate

I'm having good experience now with Sprint but am in a completed Spark area. Calls work in deep garages/basements, data is 20-60Mbps, rarely stepping down to 3G if ever. Now if they would just upgrade every single tower to Spark, they'd be in good shape. 100% of sites, not 70% in each area.

biochemistry
Premium
join:2003-05-09
92361
Nice to live near Sprint HQ.

elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to bigballer

Re: Now did....

You aren't disagreeing, but they are rolling out their network fast because of the cash they received from AT&T. The new auction while an oppy wont go into production for years. Their refarm wont be fast because they are almost out of dough..

It is a FACT that they are almost out of AT&T cash, and cash in general:

»investing.businessweek.com/resea···ype=10-Q

Barely $3b in cash left and they already burned through $3b in six months. At that run rate, that means they have until the end of the year and then their financing cost goes through the roof.

And their valuation changed ONLY because they marked up their spectrum license "value" $3b this year. Do you think if they went under they would get that price Mhz-POP?

Compare that to Verizon $53 BILLION in cash, and well in a capital intensive market, you are TOAST.

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to existenz

Re: Yeah if you drive on the interstate

Fresno is one of the last areas to get the NV goodies. There's a bunch of towers that have been upgraded (some for nearly a year now) but no clusters have been launched yet outside of a few towers at the south end of town.


bctrainers

join:2004-08-03
Olathe, KS
reply to biochemistry
If you're around Sprint HQ for cell phone bandwidth, it is something to be desired for (Galaxy Note 2).

Much of Johnson County Ks is "spark" (triband?) enabled now, including most of the rural towers in the county.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to elefante72
I have T-Mobile and it's been improving. Occasionally I get 30-40 miles out of the city into some real boonies. There are areas I go to that were "Dead Zones" where now I have Data. May not be the fastest but a couple years ago it was a complete black hole, so that counts as upgrades in my book.
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ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to elefante72

Re: Now did....

And that money from AT&T is going for new customers and that network. Something that Softbank should have done with Sprint instead of loaning them money.

ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to dlewis23

Re: Verizon Fastest since XLTE

Many of TMO's and Sprint areas already see 23megs down and 10megs up. VZW's XLTE is nothing but more bandwidth going out and more towers.

existenz

join:2014-02-12
kudos:2
reply to bctrainers

Re: Yeah if you drive on the interstate

I'm on the Missouri side. Midtown/Downtown KCMO have basically every site with Spark and works well, including deep underground garages.

txfeinbergs

join:2009-03-10
Allen, TX

Verizon tops in another metric as well: COST

Sorry, got tired of paying AT&T and Verizon almost $200 a month for 3 lines. That is ridiculous. Their customer service is some of the worst as well. On Sprint now and only paying $75 for three lines on the Framily plan and have not had a dropped call yet.

txfeinbergs

join:2009-03-10
Allen, TX
reply to existenz

Re: Yeah if you drive on the interstate

In Dallas area and all are Spark towers. Works great and I pay a lot less than the monthly wallet reaming that Verizon and AT&T dish out.

juicem2

join:2006-03-05
Mastic Beach, NY
reply to ITGeeks

Re: Verizon Fastest since XLTE

I get those speeds home on Verizon and at work I'm on xlte with speeds of 60-73 megs down and 15 up!


michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..
reply to elefante72

Re: Now did....

Of course when you are on top you have the most leverage. However even with all that leverage you can still lose subscribers. Cost is the obvious factor and the savings can reach up to $1000+ depending on which carrier you go with. It will be years before Verizon even feels even a little bit of hurt from T-mobile. However I do see T-mobile reaching half the size of Verizon in subscribers within two years if the current pace of users continue.

Verizon

join:2014-08-19
United State

I have good speeds...

I am getting typically 40mbs to 60mbs with 15ms ping around my area. Almost as fast as my FIOS connection.

Data caps are the only real issue on Verizon.

compuguy1088

join:2003-05-26
Burke, VA
reply to dlewis23

Re: Verizon Fastest since XLTE

That's great, but there tower density in southern Fairfax County is pathetic (Both T-mobile and AT&T have far better density here).

mikeluscher159

join:2011-09-04

Oh god

Just bring some of this apparent coverage to Staten Island, then maybe this will add up.

openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
reply to compuguy1088

Re: Verizon Fastest since XLTE

I don't know, my VZW service when I lived there was always rock solid. I spent too much time on 2G with T-mobile when I was there five months ago.


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast

That's why I pay the premium for Verizon

I want a cell phone that actually works. A cell phone with no service is as good as no cell phone at all.

Verizon has the best coverage. They even have coverage in AT&T dead spots.
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ilikeme
I live in a van down by the river.
Premium
join:2002-08-27
Sugar Land, TX
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Vonage
said by IowaCowboy:

Verizon has the best coverage. They even have coverage in AT&T dead spots.

In Texas it is the opposite. At&t has the best coverage. They even have coverage in Verizon dead spots.
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