Our 2009 12-City 3G Data Mega Test: AT&T Won

According to

[AT&T] has pretty consistently the fastest 3G network nationwide, followed closely—in downloads at least—by Verizon Wireless.


  • Download test: AT&T, 6 for 12; Verizon, 4 for 12
  • Upload test: AT&T, 12 for 12
  • Tested metro areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Maui, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco/Bay Area and Tampa.
  • Participating: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon
  • Tested with stripped-down Acer Timeline laptops and 3G wireless modems from the telecos

This is speed only! Not tested:

  • Dropped voice calls
  • Customer service
  • Map coverage

Posted via web from Kathy Gill’s posterous

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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