Verizon is still the LTE king among U.S. mobile carriers, but T-Mobile wants to be the heir apparent. That’s the main takeaway from the latest State of Mobile Networks: USA report from OpenSignal. The crowd-sourced mobile data company found that T-Mobile is closing in on AT&T in terms of nationwide coverage, and the “Un-carrier” is tied with Verizon for the 4G speed crown.
OpenSignal’s report pulls data from 180,000 people nationwide who have the company’s mobile app installed on their smartphone.
Can you hear T-Mobile now?
OpenSignal’s data says that T-Mobile’s 4G coverage is now at 81 percent. That means that whenever users were connected, T-Mobile’s 4G customers received a 4G signal 81.2 percent of the time. Verizon is still further ahead of T-Mobile at 86.7 percent, but AT&T’s coverage is just within reach at 82.6 percent.