Once again, Verizon is the king of cell service providers. According to RootMetrics, Verizon bested the competition in all categories except text messages, where it came in second to AT&T. However, the gap between Verizon and AT&T is very narrow indeed, so it’s looking like a real war of attrition between the two top providers, with everyone else fighting for third place. Speed, performance, call performance, data performance, reliability… everything but texting was Verizon’s category to win, with AT&T nipping at their heels the entire way.
Interestingly, T-Mobile is making a big push as well, improving its coverage in several big cities and states and making big strides in ratings from where it once lingered at the bottom of all the rankings. Of course, performance in a few locations isn’t performance everywhere, and if you’re going to be doing any kind of traveling, Verizon is probably still your choice to get coverage in areas in the hinterlands, as well as a performance leader in big cities and most states. Any improvement is a good sign, and it’s nice to see that T-Mobile is teaming its renewed push for customers with a renewed interest in improving service.Technorati Tags: AT&T, cell phone ratings, cellular phone providers, cellular service providers, root metrics, smartphone speed, smartphones, surveys, t-mobile, Verizon, verizon tops at&t in rootmetrics survey, wireless speed