A Sprint store in Springfield, Mo. | Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

Verizon dominates, Sprint comes in third in latest testing



Verizon’s wireless network dominated the competition in RootMetrics’ nationwide tests for the first half of 2016.

The testing service said Verizon won all six testing categories outright: overall performance, network reliability and network speed, as well as data, voice and call performance. No ties.

AT&T finished “a strong second,” according to RootMetrics’ report. It won second in five of the six categories. Sprint earned a second place finish in the call category.

Sprint finished third overall, still ahead of T-Mobile US in the four-carrier competition. As before, RootMetrics noted T-Mobile’s network performed well in metropolitan areas but not as well in rural markets.

Verizon, the largest carrier by customer counts, also won 41 statewide tests outright, no ties. No. 2 AT&T won two states outright, No. 3 T-Mobile tied for first in one state. Fourth-largest Sprint had no firsts in the statewide testing.

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