We’re accustomed to hearing reasons why one cellular carrier
is better than another, but now, Sprint has even more of a reason to brag. According
to a 3G comparison test conducted by PC World, Sprint
the most reliable network, beating out Verizon and AT&T in 13 cities
examined by the magazine. This test is good news for Sprint and backs up the
company’s claim of having the “most dependable 3G network.”
PC World conducted the tests in March and April in 13 major
markets around the country. Cities included in the test were Boston, Baltimore,
New York, Orlando, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Phoenix,
Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and San Jose. Testers measured download speeds,
upload speeds, and reliability in each test market.
In every market, Sprint beat AT&T
reliability. Sprint was also found to be more reliable than Verizon
a strong connection 90.5% of the time. Sprint earned perfect scores in
connection tests in Boston, Denver, and Seattle. In most markets, Sprint also
was competitive with Verizon and AT&T on download speeds and was determined
to be notably faster with better reliability in Seattle, San Francisco,
Portland, and San Diego.
As you’ll recall, Sprint is also leading the way in next
services. The company already offers 4G services in Baltimore and plans to
launch the service in other major markets sometime this year. With its fast
speeds, 4G promises an even better browsing experience than is available today.