If you’re trying to lower your monthly bills, switching cell phone providers can save you money — but which wireless network is best?
It’s always a good idea to ask your family and friends about their experiences before signing up with a new carrier, but a new RootMetrics report may also come in handy.
New report: Verizon vs. AT&T vs. Sprint vs. T-Mobile
At the national level, RootMetrics’ extensive testing found that Verizon’s performance remained “outstanding” in all six test categories for the second half of 2017.
Those test categories are:
Testing revealed that Verizon’s performance is stronger than any other carrier. It has won the Overall RootScore Award outright for nine consecutive test periods.
AT&T came in second in five categories and tied for first in the text category. According to RootMetrics, “AT&T offered a balanced performance that is generally a step above what we found from Sprint and T-Mobile.”
Meanwhile, third-place Sprint earned a share of the Text RootScore Award for the second consecutive time. Sprint’s ranking for call performance declined in this test period.
Finally, T-Mobile’s rankings are identical to those from the first half of 2017, finishing third or fourth in each category.
For example, RootMetrics found that Verizon is #1 in Atlanta, but AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint aren’t far behind.
Like Verizon’s service? How to get it cheaper!
If you like your service with Verizon but not the price, there are a couple of low-cost options that can cut your bill significantly. Total Wireless and Xfinity Mobile both run on Verizon’s network.
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