iPhone carrier comparison: AT&T tops in data and browsing

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iPhone carrier comparison: AT&T tops in data and browsing

As carriers continue to duke it out, AT&T reigns supreme in data speeds and browsing ability.

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Engadget)

A new study comparing the 3 U.S. iPhone carriers shows that AT&T is tops for data and browsing, more than doubling the download speeds offered by Verizon and Sprint.

While the data speed news does not come as too much of a shock for many who follow the mobile phone industry, it is interesting to note that the iPhone also reported better-than-expected call quality and reliability on AT&T’s network. The study, performed by wireless communications analysts Metrico, shows that AT&T’s call failure rate sits at 2.8 percent, slightly higher than Verizon’s 2.1 percent, but much lower than Sprint’s 3.7 percent.

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Metrico)

Using over 6,000 calls from a variety of U.S. cities and complex algorithms to ensure objectivity, Metrico’s study seems to be a fair representation of carrier quality across the country. Other numbers of note from the study include:

Page load times: (1) AT&T – 1.29 sec. (2) Verizon – 2.6 sec. (3) Sprint – 6.44 sec.Speaking quality (out of 5): (1) Sprint – 3.95 (2) AT&T – 3.85 (3) Verizon – 3.5Listening quality (out of 5): (1) AT&T – 3.82 (2) Sprint – 3.72 (3) Ve… [Read more]

iPhone carrier comparison: AT&T tops in data and browsing

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