The Fastest Mobile Networks in US for 3G / 4G (Major Cities) in 2014

by Chetan Bhawani 1

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When we talk about the mobile networks in US, there are some big players competing with each other, and a couple of them which have a supreme position against the others are Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. While the Verizon network provides excellent 4G LTE coverage, T-Mobile does a great job where the LTE network is not available, and if the device drops down to 3G network there, the T-mobile network provides better speeds on 3G. While these two give the best speed in most of the places, AT&T doesn’t do that bad in a few cities.

Check out the table below to see which mobile networks are the best at the particular cities in United States of America, and the particular download and upload speeds in average, on both 3G and LTE networks.

Best & Fastest Mobile Networks in US – 3G & 4G LTE

State Best LTE network Avg. LTE download speed Avg. LTE upload speed Best 3G network Avg. 3G download speed Avg. 3G upload speed
Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless 31 Mbps 24 Mbps T-Mobile 0.6 Mbps 0.5 Mbps
Austin, TX T-Mobile T-Mobile 11 Mbps 1.5 Mbps
Baltimore, MD Verizon Wireless 27 Mbps 15 Mbps T-Mobile 6 Mbps 1 Mbps
Boston, MA Verizon Wireless 20 Mbps 13 Mbps T-Mobile 6 Mbps 1 Mbps
Charlotte, NC AT&T 19 Mbps 12 Mbps T-Mobile 11 Mbps 1 Mbps
Chicago, IL Verizon Wireless 22 Mbps 9 Mbps T-Mobile 1 Mbps 1 Mbps
Dallas, TX T-Mobile 13 Mbps 7 Mbps T-Mobile 6 Mbps 1 Mbps
Denver, CO T-Mobile 18 Mbps 7 Mbps T-Mobile 7 Mbps 4 Mbps
Detroit, MI T-Mobile 21 Mbps 11 Mbps T-Mobile 6 Mbps 1 Mbps
Houston, TX Verizon Wireless 29 Mbps 13 Mbps AT&T 6.5 Mbps 1 Mbps
Indianapolis, IN AT&T 22 Mbps 13 Mbps T-Mobile 7 Mbps 1.5 Mbps
Jacksonville, FL T-Mobile 24 Mbps 11 Mbps T-Mobile 9 Mbps 1 Mbps
Kansas City, MO-KS Verizon Wireless 24 Mbps 8 Mbps T-Mobile 9 Mbps 2 Mbps
Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile 17 Mbps 13 Mbps T-Mobile 7 Mbps 1 Mbps
Los Angeles, CA T-Mobile Up, Verizon Down Verizon 18 Mbps T-Mobile 13 Mbps T-Mobile 8 Mbps 1 Mbps
Memphis, TN T-Mobile 23 Mbps 12 Mbps AT&T 3 Mbps 1 Mbps
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Verizon Wireless 24 Mbps 13 Mbps T-Mobile 8 Mbps 1 Mbps
New Orleans, LA Verizon Wireless 17 Mbps 7 Mbps T-Mobile 11 Mbps 2 Mbps
New York, NY Verizon Wireless 31 Mbps 17 Mbps T-Mobile 9 Mbps 1 Mbps
Philadelphia, PA Verizon Wireless 20 Mbps 12 Mbps T-Mobile 7 Mbps 1 Mbps
Phoenix, AZ T-Mobile 12 Mbps 7 Mbps T-Mobile 9 Mbps 1 Mbps
Portland, OR T-Mobile 17 Mbps 7 Mbps AT&T 4 Mbps 2 Mbps
Raleigh, NC AT&T 19 Mbps 10 Mbps T-Mobile 6 Mbps 1 Mbps
Salt Lake City, UT T-Mobile 17 Mbps 11 Mbps T-Mobile Down, AT&T Up 5 Mbps T-Mobile 1.5 Mbps AT&T
San Diego, CA Verizon Wireless 18 Mbps 12 Mbps T-Mobile 13 Mbps 1 Mbps
San Francisco / San Jose, CA T-Mobile 26 Mbps 12 Mbps T-Mobile 14 Mbps 2 Mbps
Seattle, WA Verizon Wireless 39 Mbps 16 Mbps T-Mobile 11 Mbps 2 Mbps
St. Louis, MO T-Mobile 20 Mbps 9 Mbps T-Mobile 10 Mbps 1 Mbps
Tucson, AZ T-Mobile 11 Mbps 4 Mbps T-Mobile 9 Mbps 1 Mbps
Washington, DC T-Mobile 22 Mbps 16 Mbps T-Mobile 11 Mbps 1 Mbps

Data Source: PCMag

Chetan Bhawani

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  • Joshua Akinsola

    T-Mobile takes 3g hands down as they have incredible 3g nation wide coverage. But in LTE Verizon seems to win in the majority if the area while the other carriers have an occasional emergance. I am on metro PCs a subsidiary of T-Mobile and some phones support t mobile but my phone doesn’t have much coverage at all.