JD Power and Associates today released the second volume of their 2011 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study. According to the company's press release, the study tracks network quality for calling, messaging and data based on 10 problem areas: dropped calls; calls not connected; audio issues; failed/late voicemails; lost calls; text transmission failures; late text message notifications; Web connection errors; email connection errors; and slow downloads. Verizon continues to dominate the JD Power charts, topping these latest rankings in five of the six geographic regions tracked (Mid Atlantic,Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and West. The lone exception was the North Central region, where U.S. Cellular took top honors.
using the speedtest.net app on my moto droid, and depending on time of day my downstream 3g speed varies from 300kbps to just about 2,000kbps. Some times it is horrendous, others it's great. My wife's 4g thunderbolt, is always fast (10+mbps)
Verizon does not have 4G yet. They have LTE which is still a 3G rated technology. LTE-A would be 4G.
Correct, though it seems the common meaning of "4g" is actually "LTE" to 99% of people you would talk to. Kind of like people referring to HD-Lite or highly compressed HD signals as actual "HDTV"... sort of anyway
What people fail to grasp is these studies are for OVERALL quality, not your location.
Hehe, it's happened more than once where I had full signal and good 3G speed on AT&T while my friends/coworkers on Verizon had no signal of any kind. Can't say I've had the opposite happen. -- This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.
All I can say is that I have had no issues with my Verizon service in the southeast. I do miss Alltel, though. I almost forgot that USCellular existed; its GA/northern Florida network was sold to AT&T Wireless 7 years ago and the USC network in southeast Florida was sold to Alltel...