T-Mobile Says Unlimited Data Slowing Down Verizon, AT&T's Network

T-Mobile Says Unlimited Data Slowing Down Verizon, AT&T's Network Image Credit: T-Mobile

Both AT&T and Verizon’s networks have slowed down after making unlimited data available to their customers, according to a blog post by T-Mobile's CTO, Neville Ray.

Based on the chart provided by Neville, Verizon has dropped to third place behind AT&T on network speed, after it started offering unlimited data plans in February.

A recent state of the mobile network report by OpenSignal confirms that, since February, both the carriers’ customers have continued to see a steady drop in network speeds, declining steadily every month. The OpenSignal report is based on more than five billion tests from actual wireless customers performed in the second quarter.

The same report also shows that T-Mobile's 4G network tops in speed, responsiveness and signal strength compared to other operators. In a separate blog post measuring peak network speeds for the same timeframe, OpenSignal found that T-Mobile customers experienced faster speeds more often than Verizon customers did on an everyday basis.

In addition to the OpenSignal results, T-Mobile said its LTE network was also the fastest for the 14th quarter in a row according to Ookla Speedtest.net data, which is based on millions of real customer experiences. 


John Legere, President and CEO, T-Mobile
I’ve always said, ‘Shut up and listen to your customers.’ Well, now, customers across all US wireless providers have spoken—through billions of their network experiences—and they’ve told us loud and clear that America’s Un-carrier has built America’s BEST unlimited network.

Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile 
For the past several years, T-Mobile customers have been riding on America’s fastest LTE network. But that wasn’t good enough for us. Now T-Mobile’s network is the fastest, the most responsive and has the most reliable LTE signal in the nation. That’s what I’m talkin’ about!


Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma


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