For our 12th annual test, we drove more than 10,000 miles, speed-testing AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon 4G and 5G in cities, towns, and rural regions all over the US. We found a radically new landscape—and a surprising winner.
We're putting our drivers on the road next week for our first nationwide mobile network speed test since 5G blanketed the US.
In our first year of testing both 4G and 5G in Canada, we sent drivers across 20 cities to find out whether mobile carriers are living up to their promises. See which network is Canada's fastest in 2020, and which is fastest where you live.
After a decade of testing 3G and 4G wireless networks, this year we drove around 26 US cities amidst a pandemic to determine whether 5G is ready for prime time. Find out which carrier's network is fastest where you live, and whether it's time to upgrade.
FCC approval cleared the last federal regulatory hurdle to T-Mobile and Sprint's merger. State lawsuits still stand in the way, but the wireless carrier market may soon look a lot different.
We traveled Canada from coast to coast, testing mobile data speeds in 29 cities to determine the nation's fastest carrier. See which network takes the crown for 2019, and which is fastest where you live.
The plan involves implementing the 'SHAKEN/STIR framework,' an industry-developed standard that can validate phone calls from one carrier to another. This will allow customers to see on their phone's caller ID whether an incoming call is suspicious or not.
Verizon's network is currently leading in 5G speeds, according to Speedtest. On the 5G hardware front, Samsung's network equipment and Qualcomm's chipsets are atop the heap.
A mix of "failure to launch," zero desire for financial independence, and attractive family plans mean half of people age 18 to 24 are still mooching off actual adults.
Download speeds have increased by 24 percent, AT&T is the fastest network, but Verizon turns out to be much more consistent on average.
Verizon launched its millimeter-wave 5G in parts of two new cities, but coverage is extremely limited. They didn't offer maps, so we made them.
A new T-Mobile 5G network is coming to six cities with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. The carrier is being more honest about millimeter-wave than AT&T or Verizon. Check out the detailed coverage maps.
Our drive tests through 30 US cities provide a strong argument for Sprint to combine its network with T-Mobile. But the resulting giant would almost certainly end price competition among US mobile plans.
We've been testing mobile data speeds for 10 years now. This time around we drove 9,652.5 miles through 30 US cities to determine which wireless carrier is the fastest where you live. Our 2019 winner might surprise you.
Last year was the biggest ISP-lobbying year on record, with $80 million spent. But over the past two decades, telecom giants including AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts.
The carriers agree to sell Boost Mobile, release an in-home broadband product, and commit to nationwide 5G buildout goals. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says he'll likely approve the deal, though the DOJ's merger review is still ongoing.
PCMag is heading out today to 30 U.S. cities testing all four major mobile networks. Will AT&T's '5G E' take the lead? Does T-Mobile's 600MHz make it a rural carrier? We'll find out.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 phones are faster than iPhones, Pixels, or Samsung's Galaxy S9 series on US LTE networks, according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence.
A quarter of the people who think they know what 5G is also think they already have it. But almost nobody actually does.
The new feature will arrive later this week for Project Fi-compatible phones running Android Pie. The company is saying the VPN service won't tie your internet traffic with your Google account or phone, but it will increase your data use by about 10 percent.