Ookla's latest mobile broadband report for Q4 2021 has crowned T-Mobile the winner in every single category from speed to availability. T-Mobile also saw massive improvements over its Q3 results showing the strength of its 5G network.
Cricket Wireless is removing the speed caps from its cheaper plans as well as unlocking 5G for customers with compatible devices. This upgrade impacts the $30, $40, and $50 plans which were previously limited to LTE and 8Mbps.
AT&T's 5G network has been limited by spectrum access with low-band and mmWave but coming in December of 2021, AT&T will being expanding its 5G+ network with C-band spectrum it got from an FCC auction back in February.
The fastest 5G you can get is mmWave with carriers achieving speeds over 1Gbps in many locations. Still, coverage hasn't reached most people. Even with C-band on the horizon, mmWave is set to keep getting better in 2022.
AT&T has a few different plans when it comes to device protection to make sure you're covered should your phone be lost, stolen, damaged, or malfunction. If you're looking to protect your new phone from any of these unfortunate scenarios, these are your AT&T phone insurance options.
AT&T takes the overall best Everyday 5G experience award in RootMetrics 5G report for the first half of 2021. T-Mobile has the best availability with Verizon offering the best reliability once connected.
According to the 1H 2021 report from RootMetrics, Verizon still has the best overall network. This report compares the three main carriers in 125 markets across all 50 states. Verizon won in five of the seven categories falling short to AT&T in data performance and network speed.
AT&T is upgrading its top Unlimited Elite plan by getting rid of all data caps, increasing hotspot data, and increasing video streaming resolutions to 4K. This upgrade is available to both new and current customers and won't cost any more than the current plan.
Microsoft is taking over AT&T's Network Cloud with its own Azure for Operators platform. Microsoft will migrate AT&T's mobility network starting with the 5G core to Azure over the next three years. The companies claim they will be able deploy and develop new services more quickly and efficiently with this new deal.