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While all of the big four carriers fared well in calls and text, Verizon provided the best data experience in 2012.
The latest test by RootMetrics shows how the big are getting better. But small carriers Sprint and T-Mobile are making solid progress.
The wireless carrier expects the momentum to continue into 2015, but it will have to reckon with the costs of its Data Stash program.
You'll still have to pay for a monthly wireless plan on the carrier's Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 promotion, but the tablet's cost is on T-Mobile.
Any way you slice it, Verizon's network solidly beats its competitors nationwide, according to RootMetrics independent network testing. But AT&T is not far behind. And T-Mobile is edging forward, displacing Sprint as a distant third.
Sprint is on the offensive this week with new pricing plans that put it in a better position to compete against the other three major US carriers.
RootMetrics, an independent phone carrier analyst group, dubbed Verizon as LTE king in its year in review report.
A test conducted by Global Wireless Solutions found that the cellular deployment in New York subways remains lacking.
Verizon Wireless is using results from a RootMetrics test to claim it's the fastest and most reliable wireless carrier in the US.
A quarterly review of six U.S. carriers shows T-Mobile outperforming three, including the top-tier Sprint.