“Apple now sells iPhones that work on three of the top four national US mobile carriers,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
Dilger takes a look at how well users can expect Apple’s latest smartphones to work on each of these mobile data networks, based on real world testing of each carrier’s data throughput.
“AppleInsider has been evaluating the three carrier’s networks in a series of West Coast tests that seem to have provided fairly conclusive results on what users can expect from each network,” Dilger reports. “The tests of three iPhones on each carrier were performed in parallel across urban areas of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, with some rural testing performed between those locations.”
Dilger reports, “Apple’s originally exclusive iPhone partner, AT&T, is clearly the fastest US mobile network… Verizon’s data service is noticeably slower [but] overall Verizon has demonstrated functional service in more areas than AT&T, 3G or not… And then there’s Sprint… Sprint’s data service is so bad it’s unlikely you could ever get your money’s worth of data using a Sprint iPhone. While neither Sprint nor Apple have really addressed the issue directly, there seems to be something tragically wrong with how the iPhone works on Sprint’s network.”
Much, much more in the full article – recommended – here.
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