AT&T Speeds Past Verizon in Detroit Thanks to LTE Upgrade

Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

RootMetrics announced today the latest Detroit RootScore Report and corresponding RootScore Awards. Complementing consumer-generated results from the RootMetrics CoverageMap app, the RootMetrics scout team professionally tests how mobile carriers perform in cities across the country. The latest Detroit report analyzed results from 50,036 data, call, and text tests on the AT&T, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks using smartphone technology RootMetrics designed to replicate real-world mobile usage.

RootMetrics has previously scouted Detroit twice: December 2011, and most recently in January 2012.

Observations since Previous Test in Detroit

AT&Ts LTE network upgrade was, by far, the most compelling change since the last round of testing. AT&Ts data speeds improved significantly as a result of the upgrade: AT&Ts average download speed increased from 4.7 Mbps to 18.8 Mbps and its average upload speed jumped from 1.4 Mbps to 8.3 Mbps.

T-Mobiles average download speed increased from 6.6 Mbps to 8.6 Mbps since the last test period.

All other average data speeds were comparable to those found during the January visit to Detroit.

Sprints text delivery times improved considerably since the last cycle: The percentage of texts that Sprint delivered in less than 10 seconds increased from 49.9% to 76.4%. In addition, the percentage of Sprints text messages delivered in more than one minute decreased from 27.3% to only 0.7%.

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