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  1. 1. LAPTOPS DESKTOPS Top Searches Online Backup Trending Home Product Guides Best iPad Cases Cell Phones TABLETS Window s 8 Android Best Android Apps Fastest Mobile Networks PHONES SOFTWARE CAMERAS HDTVS PRINTERS MORE iPad Best Laptops Fastest Mobile Netw orks 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 2013 PCMag drove more than 20,000 miles to test AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Here's what we found. By Sascha Segan June 17, 2013 34 Comments Regional and National Winners Northeast: AT&T 4G LTE Last year, we noted AT&T's LTE network offered higher download speeds than Verizon's, but it wasn't available in all of our northeastern test cities. This year it is, and that made all the difference. AT&T's network delivered better upload and download speeds than Verizon's, making it our choice across the northeast. Contents Fastest Mobile Networks 2013 Regional and National Winners Different Carriers, Different Strength How We Tested 4G: Beyond Speed It's Electric! Driving Ford's High-Tech Cars Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Dallas, TX Denver, CO Detroit, MI Houston, TX Indianapolis, IN JOHNDOE@EMAIL.COM Subscribing to a new sletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. PCMag Trending on Facebook Kansas City, MO Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA Memphis, TN Miami, FL New Orleans, LA New York, NY Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Portland, OR Like Sign Up 118k Like PCMag.com on Facebook Create an account or Log In to see w hat your friends recommend. iPhone Users Are About to Be Screw ed Over 814 people recommend this. Bill Gates: 'Control+Alt+Delete' Was a Mistake 447 people recommend this. The Top 10 Best Laptops 1,885 people recommend this. The Best Products of 2013 2,080 people recommend this.
  2. 2. Raleigh, NC Southeast: AT&T 4G LTE The southeastern region saw some of AT&T's overall fastest speeds, in Raleigh, and although Verizon Wireless also got faster this year, AT&T maintained its lead with a superior LTE network. AT&T's network dropped off in rural Georgia and Florida, though, making Verizon Wireless a better choice in areas outside the cities. Salt Lake City, UT San Diego, CA Facebook social plugin San Francisco Bay Area Seattle, WA St. Louis, MO Tampa, FL Tucson, AZ Washington, DC Rural/Suburban SMB Mobile Survey 1) How many people are employed at the company where you work? North Central: AT&T 4G LTE AT&T's LTE speeds boomed in Chicago and St. Louis this year, helping that network take the crown for the fastest in the north-central region. The results were close, though: Verizon won Detroit and the North Central rural regions outright, and would have won St. Louis had we balanced our score more towards reliability than speed. // Self - 10 // 11 - 50 // 51 - 200 // 201 - 500 // 500+ Next // PC MAG POLL Select Term: 24 issues for $29.99 ONLY $1.25 an issue! 1/5
  3. 3. ONLY $1.25 an issue! Lock in Your Savings! 12 issues for $19.99 ONLY $1.67 an issue! First Name Last Name Address 1 Address 2 City South Central: AT&T 4G LTE AT&T and Verizon ran neck and neck across Texas— they were effectively tied overall in Houston and Dallas —but AT&T's solid wins in New Orleans and Memphis made it our winner for the South Central region. As we've seen in other regions, the choice between the two big carriers was about speed versus reliability, with AT&T offering faster sustained downloads and Verizon fewer timed-out Web connections, although both performed well on both measures. State Country Zip Email Credit Card Number This transaction is secure Automatic Renew al Program: Your subscription w ill continue w ithout interruption for as long as you w ish, unless you instruct us otherw ise. Your subscription w ill automatically renew at the end of the term unless you authorize cancellation. Each year, you'll receive a notice and you authorize that your credit/debit card w ill be charged the annual subscription rate(s). You may cancel at any time during your subscription and receive a full refund on all unsent issues. If your credit/debit card or other billing method can not be charged, w e w ill bill you directly instead. Northwest: AT&T 4G LTE AT&T's clear wins in Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle made up for Verizon's broader coverage along rural Interstates to give AT&T the award for the fastest mobile network in the Northwest. T-Mobile's new LTE network showed real promise when we could find it in the Seattle and San Jose areas, though, so it could become a true competitor there soon.
  4. 4. there soon. Southwest: AT&T 4G LTE Our southwestern markets split, with Phoenix going to T-Mobile LTE, Los Angeles and the rural areas going to Verizon Wireless, and Tucson, Las Vegas and San Diego being handed to AT&T. With a split like that, AT&T won by a nose, but it's clear that people in the southwest need to pay attention to what's available in their specific cities. A glimpse of an active T-Mobile LTE tower in Tucson gave us hope for that to become a third competitive network in more of Arizona.
  5. 5. Rural/Suburban: Verizon 4G LTE Beyond our 30 cities, coverage really mattered, and only one LTE network has nationwide coverage: Verizon 4G LTE. With Verizon's LTE network the only one of its kind in the running, it aced every rural/suburban region and blew away the competing national networks. National: AT&T 4G LTE AT&T's LTE network was the fastest overall in our 30 cities. In our first truly fair fight between LTE networks, AT&T came through with faster upload and download speeds overall than Verizon Wireless, although Verizon offered better reliability and greater rural coverage than its competitor. If you're looking for a fast mobile broadband experience in major and medium-sized cities, AT&T is the best nationwide 4G choice. Back to top 1 2 3 ...

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