It’s that time again! (Actually, depending on where you live, or your travel habits, it might always be *that* time.) Many folks are headed to (or already there, those lucky dogs!) the beach for the official start of summer. For me (and seemingly every man, woman, and child that can humanly squeeze onto the beach), that entails a loooong day spent with my feet in the sand and my head in a book, with some people-watching thrown in when appropriate.
I know this *might* seem like a petty thing to complain about, but…wow, it sure can be frustrating when you can’t use your cell phone when you’re on the beach. We’ve all been there, or, at least, I have. Spotty coverage when you try to get on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram (or Snapchat or whatever you kids are using these days) — frustrating, right? I mean, you’re trying to share pictures or video or what-have-you and boom. You can’t get a reliable signal. And we’re talking all stinking day! Argh!
Even phone calls can be problematic; poor reception (how is that even possible these days?), calls going in and out, and, lo and behold, dropped calls! Or, missed calls altogether. While sometimes that’s merely an inconvenience, there are times when it’s a big deal. What if there’s an emergency? Hey, it happens.
So which carrier do you choose, if you’re looking for the best speed, the best data, the best reliability, and just best overall performance? I mean, they all *say* they’re the best…so how do you know which one really is? Because better matters, plain and simple.
Well, it’s funny you should ask, because I happen to know how you know. You check with an objective bystander, an outside source that has no horse in the race, as they say. Such as RootMetrics©, the largest independent third-party tester of wireless network performance. And, after doing 3,851,608 tests (almost four million, folks!), driving 239,941 miles, and testing 6,607 indoor locations, it’s safe to say they’ve covered all the bases. (Feel free to check out the full performance results.)
Those tests led them to rank Verizon #1 in speed, data, reliability, and overall network performance in the United States.
Verizon’s LTE network covers more than 2.3 million square miles, as compared to Sprint’s “faster” LTE Plus network, which covers less than 10% of the area of Verizon’s LTE network.
As for coverage, Verizon LTE covers more than 2.3 million square miles. Let’s consider T-Mobile LTE, which only covers 1.3 million miles. That’s a whole lot more coverage. Better matters!
Verizon has been deemed the most reliable network in the country. How did that happen? Well, they have engineers who work 24 hours a day, checking and testing the performance of the Verizon network. That means that, in a single day, they analyze more than 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data. That’s a quadrillion, folks. Quad. Better, right? You bet. Because better matters.
When it comes to data, Verizon doesn’t downgrade your data quality. As you may have heard, *some* carriers offer unlimited video streaming — but not the kind of streaming you want. It’s DVD quality streaming. And it’s not unheard of for carriers to downgrade your data once you hit a certain level. That stinks, am I right? Not with Verizon. Ever. You guessed it: Better matters. It really does.
If you’re ready to make the switch, the timing couldn’t be better. Verizon is waiving their activation fees for phones and tablets through June 11. No activation fees! Just use the code VZWDEAL at checkout to take advantage of this offer*. Plus, and this is a good one — nay, a great one — you will save $100 on select smartphones through June 30. $100 off! Better matters, folks.
And here’s the good news: You can enter to win one of five (5) $100 Verizon Gift Cards! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents (18+) and ends June 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Good luck!
*Restrictions: Waived activation available through 6/11; $100 off select smartphones available through 6/30. Both the waived activation and $100 off are available online only and cannot be applied to upgrades. $100 off select smartphones does not include the SamsungGalaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10, or the iPhone SE.