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State of Mobile Networks: USA (Feb 2016) from Open Signal

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by JFB, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. JFB

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    A free report from Open Signal that you will hear quoted all over the place and probably in commercials:

    Open Signal State of Mobile Networks: USA (Feb 2016)

    Some sub-headlines from the report:
    • T-Mobile defies the coverage critics
    • The U.S. has lost its technology edge
    • 4G coverage is among the world's best
    • Verizon and T-Mobile battle for the speed crown
     
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  2. KevinJames

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    OUCH! AT&T!!! I'm embarrassed and they're bare a$$ed
     
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    Gotta admit, the only thing that stops me from jumping ship at this point is the free Mexico roaming with AT&T which my wife and step-daughter have taken a liking to.
     
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    Considering neither Verizon nor T-Mobile have reasonable coverage where I need it, their data speeds don't do anything for me.

    I will stick to good old Death Star, I get excellent coverage and data speeds from 25-86.

    Not complaining or thinking about jumping ship. :D


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    Your data will now throttled after that comment :LOL:
     
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    Yup, I'm not jumping ship from AT&T anytime soon either. I was with them WAY back when it was owned by the Atlanta AT&T, back around 1994, when I got my first phone at Good Guys in Modesto, CA. Their service is very good where I live and I've traveled up and down the Calif and Ore. coastlines with them. Yes, there are dead spots, but that's true of any carrier along the coast.
     
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    Here, Verizon has my business, only because of the data plan. Verizon, AT&T are coverage kings. T-Mobile has come on strong with data. Haven't tested with Sprint, but according to their maps, their 3G Coverage has been beefed up.

    @KevinJames, AT&T maintains its wireless headquarters in Atlanta, to this day. I think they had to as a part of the Cingular merger a decade ago. I think their building is just north of Atlanta, to be precise.

    When AT&T bought Cricket, they created a Cricket HQ in Atlanta for it also.

    So fear not lol

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    @QLR:
    I did not know that. I thought they moved everything to Texas after SBC "acquired" (cannibalized their former parent) AT&T.
     
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    I get good coverage and speed with AT&T, similar to what CDG mentioned, 30-75 normally. I was just at a construction site for 2 weeks in Des Plaines, IL next to their Metra train station and the AT&T data speed was terrible. I was getting 5.49 down and 7.32 up with a ping of 39. That's the worse I have had from AT&T in the Chicagoland area.
     

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