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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.
A quarterly review of six U.S. carriers shows T-Mobile outperforming three, including the top-tier Sprint.
RootMetrics, an independent phone carrier analyst group, dubbed Verizon as LTE king in its year in review report.
A new Android app combines crowdsourcing with diagnostic testing to help put a finger on the pulse of the nation's voice and data coverage by carrier.
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.
Verizon Wireless is using results from a RootMetrics test to claim it's the fastest and most reliable wireless carrier in the US.
While Verizon Wireless remains the most reliable network, according to testing firm RootMetrics, AT&T has gotten close, and offers a faster service.
CNET talks to RootMetrics and pulls back the curtain on the shadowy world of wireless network testing and how carriers can make the claims that they do.
I jumped into a van to see how RootMetrics conducts 100 million tests per year to track carriers' network strength.
Comparing so-called 4G performance among phones from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, RootMetrics finds Verizon's LTE Thunderbolt to be fastest and most reliable.