COLUMBIA, S.C., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* wireless customers in Columbia, SC, are enjoying the network ranked highest for combined/overall voice, data and text performance by an independent mobile research and testing organization.
Seattle-based RootMetrics® today released a wireless network performance study for Columbia, which names AT&T in a tie as the overall RootMetrics RootScore® Award winner for its combination of call, text and mobile Internet performance.
The RootMetrics award is based on analysis of more than 14,800 wireless test calls, texts and mobile Internet transmissions conducted during March, 2013.
"AT&T is tied for the highest rank in Columbia for overall network performance, according to our research conducted in March, 2013. We tested call, data and text performance across all networks in the Columbia area, including over 4G LTE networks. As a result, AT&T tied for the RootScore Award for overall performance in the area," said Bill Moore, RootMetrics' President and CEO.
AT&T launched 4G LTE** in Columbia in November, 2012, and it plans to expand its 4G LTE network to cover 300 million people nationwide by year-end 2014. Even as 4G LTE expands, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G LTE areas with our 4G HSPA+ technology.
"Our customers have told us they've been amazed by the speeds and quality of our 4G LTE network, and the latest RootMetrics test backs that up," said Laurent Therivel, AT&T's VP/GM of Mobility and Consumer Markets in the Carolinas. "There are more reasons than ever to choose AT&T. We invested nearly $275 million in the Columbia wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, and we'll continue investing in order to give our customers the best possible experience."
The testing period covering Columbia, SC, released on May 6, 2013, measured 14,840 call, data, and text tests of mobile service experience by RootMetrics. The Report is proprietary to RootMetrics.
Performance rankings are derived using data sampling and analysis methods that are subject to statistical variation. The results of the Report are not an endorsement of AT&T by RootMetrics. Wireless network performance is subject to a number of factors. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
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**4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
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