Mere hours after RootMetrics released an in-depth new report on the US wireless industry surprisingly ranking AT&T at the top of the 5G speed charts, T-Mobile is unsurprisingly quoting fresh data compiled by Ookla that shows the “Un-carrier” beating the competition across several key aspects of the overall mobile network experience.
Conducted during the first three months of the year, these are broken down by wireless service providers, smartphone manufacturers, smartphone models, chipsets, states, and major cities… with some unexpected winners awarded in a few categories.
T-Mobile wins the most titles among the nation’s top three carriers
That’s a lot of time spent on 5G by (certain) T-Mobile customers
That’s right, the “Un-carrier” is faster than the traditional carriers as far as both 5G and the combination of 4G LTE and 5G services are concerned, at least according to the creators of the world’s most popular Internet speed-measuring tool.
And the fastest overall carrier is…
T-Mobile’s 5G layer cake reigns supreme
The fastest mobile device in the US is not an iPhone 12 or Galaxy S21
Clearly, Apple and Samsung have a considerably larger number of phones in use in the US, including many older models and 4G LTE-only devices dragging down the brands’ average speed scores.
What are the fastest states and cities in the US?
Before dropping some names of places where speed junkies may want to relocate, it’s interesting to note that overall speed champion T-Mobile was only able to take home 11 individual state trophies, compared to 30 for AT&T, and one (!!!) for Verizon and GCI (?!?).
Magenta also dominated the speed chart in 15 of the nation’s 100 most populous cities, compared to a grand total of 33 such titles for AT&T, 14 for Verizon, and 37 cities where results were too close to call a single victor.
Without further ado, the District of Columbia and the great states of Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Michigan are the nation’s regional speed leaders, with St. Paul, Minnesota, Jersey City, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tampa, Florida, and NYC topping the charts as far as major cities go.