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AT&T Surpassed by Verizon in Its Own Hometown

By Craig Galbraith
June 04, 2014 - News

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Mobile-analytics firm RootMetrics, often cited by the big wireless carriers in their television and radio commercials, is out with updated numbers for the two largest markets in Texas. The news is much better for Verizon Wireless than for rival AT&T.

For the first half of 2014, RootMetrics gives Verizon a better overall score than AT&T in Dallas – which is where AT&T is headquartered. It’s the first time in the past four tests in Big D where AT&T hasn’t had the top score among the big four operators. Verizon earned 97.6 points and AT&T got 97.3, close enough for RootMetrics to declare it a tie. T-Mobile was close behind in third place, with 96.7 points. Sprint lagged in last, with just 86.1 points.

To the southeast, Verizon came up just one-tenth of a point short of catching AT&T, which tallied 98.1 points. Verizon had 98, T-Mobile 95.9, and Sprint 85.5. RootMetrics declared it a virtual tie between Verizon and AT&T in Houston, a city where AT&T claimed victory by itself last fall.

To determine its scores, RootMetrics measures data, call, text and overall performances of the major wireless carriers' networks in a specific geographical area.

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