I Used to be the [H] News Guy
- Nov 27, 2006
Wired ran a 3G speed test with their readers and built a list of results from about 12,000 valid responses. What they found was that Verizons network was the fastest, followed by T-Mobile, Sprint, and finally AT&T. VZWs speed was more than twice that of AT&T. Yowtch!
Verizon came in first place with an average download speed of 1,940 Kbps, as reported by 856 participants. T-Mobiles average rate was 1,793 Kbps with 1,189 reported T-Mobile users. Third was Sprint with 1,598 Kbps, based on data from 1,570 users. In dead last was AT&T with an average of 901 Kbps but an overwhelmingly large user sample of 8,153 test takers.