A Mobile measurement firm whose mission is finding information consumers want to know, RootMetrics has tallied the results and decided its winner for best mobile network coverage, EE. Scoring an amazing 84.6 out of 100, EE came out on top, with Three following close behind. (73.5 out of 100).
RootMetrics tests mobile internet, calling and text performances indoors, outdoors and driving in the 16 most populated Larger Urban Zones across the United Kingdom. Priding themselves on testing signal from a consumer’s point of view RootMetrics spends its year finding the results for you.
According to BBC news, Vodafone said, “They could not take the results of this report seriously and neither should their customers.”
EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone were all rated on their reliability index, speed index, mobile internet performance, call performance and text performance. While EE easily took the crown for speed, all came within 6 points of each other when it came to text performance.
Mobile Internet Performance
Mobile Internet Performance includes testing the reliability and speed for file uploads and downloads, downloading email and loading lite data files that represent loading typical webpages and apps. EE came out on top with a score of 81 out of 100 shortly followed by Three with 67.1 out of 100.
Call Performance tests how reliable each network is when placing and maintaining calls. EE came out on top again for call performance with a rating of 86.3 out of 100 followed by 02 with 79.2 out of 100.
Text Performance tests how reliable and quick each network is for consumers to receive text messages.EE was rated best with a score of 93 out of 100 shortly followed by 02 with 90.8 out of 100.
With over 23,390 miles driven and 1,007 indoor locations tested, the data collected really reflected the population. Communications regulator, Ofcom is planning its own UK-wide mobile survey and will be publishing service information to help consumers compare the performance of mobile carriers.
Read the full BBC Article here.