Earlier this morning, Sprint released reports from RootMetrics that indicate the carrier is improving its network in several key markets, including Atlanta, Dayton, Denver, Jacksonville (Florida), Las Vegas, Miami, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and St. Louis. In all of these cities, Sprint was ranked second, third, or fourth in the second half of last year, compared to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. In the first half of 2015, however, Sprint shared the first place position with another one of these carriers (although it did claim the first place title all to itself in Dayton).
RootMetrics rankings are based on overall reliability, speed, data, call, and text performance.
For its part, T-Mobile has criticized RootMetrics in the past, saying the rankings methods don’t accurately reflect the real-life experience of customers in these areas. RootMetrics data is often months old, and tests are performed by select individuals in specific locations. T-Mobile prefers the results of crowdsourced apps, like Ookla’s Speedtest, which tend to put T-Mobile at a slight advantage of other carriers, even allowing T-Mobile to advertise its LTE network as the fastest in the nation.
In any case, do RootMetric’s results jive with your own experiences of Sprint’s network lately? Let us know!