T-Mobile and AT&T have both beaten out the competition and taken the prize in the most recent 13-city study which broked down the speeds of the country’s top four wireless carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The study used “snapshot” measurements of wireless service across 13 cities namely Atlanta, Boston, Chicago Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington D.C.
In the 3G category, T-Mobile with its HSPA+ 21 network took the top spot with an average download speed of 3.84Mbps followed by AT&T (2.62Mbps), Verizon (1.05Mbps) and with Sprint bringing up the rear with 0.59Mbps. As for the 4G side of things, AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivered the fastest download speeds of 9.56Mbps followed by Verizon’s LTE with 7.53Mbps, T-Mobile with 5.54Mbps and with Sprint in the last again with its WiMAX network scoring 2.82Mbps. The test by carried out by the folks over at PC World and after reading the results, the safe money is on people asking the question, “What happened to Verizon?”