Verizon Wireless customers and AT&T bashers waited a long time for AT&Ts exclusive stranglehold on the Apple iPhone to end. But now that Verizon has the iPhone, how does it stack up against the devices original carrier?
Thats the question asked by Metrico Wireless, a provider of mobile device performance information and solutions, in a new study. The company determined that choosing a winner in a head-to-head competition depends on how you use the iPhone, but for those with a need for speed, its AT&T that comes out ahead.
Metrico Wireless found that the AT&T iPhones average data download speed was twice that of the Verizon iPhone. The Verizon version of the device hung in there a little better when it came to average load time for a Web page it was determined that the speed was about the same on both networks.
Interestingly, the study showed results varied when the iPhone was mobile vs. stationary. The AT&T version was able to complete 10 percent more data download sessions” than the Verizon device when it was mobile; but when the two phones were stationary, Verizon had a better success rate by about 10 percent.
A more complete look at the iPhone battle can be found in Metricos special report.
Meantime, Metrico also recently compared the iPhone to other smartphones on the two wireless networks.
As for the AT&T iPhone:
The Verizon iPhone: