By Juli Clover, MacRumors
T-Mobile is the “best” carrier in the United States when factoring in connection speed and reliability, according to PCMag‘s annual mobile network comparison, the results of which were released Tuesday.
PCMag drove over 10,000 miles through 30 cities to test AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon connection speeds. In the past, this study focused on the fastest connections, but this year, PCMag looked for the best overall network. T-Mobile ended up winning in 18 out of 30 cities, while Verizon won in eight and AT&T won in four.
In terms of pure speed, T-Mobile won in 19 cities, Verizon in nine, and AT&T and two, with Verizon hitting the highest download speeds at 3891Mb/s. T-Mobile had the best average download speed across all tests at 264.4Mb/s, beating out Verizon’s average speed of 156.8Mb/s and AT&T’s average speed of 79Mb/s. T-Mobile also had average upload speeds that beat out Verizon and AT&T.
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