Which Will Be The Fastest?

I recently decided to get a new phone and with it a new cell provider.  I had been on Sprint for the last year.  Overall, I wasn't impressed with Sprint.  Coverage was definitely lacking.  I would often compare it to my wife at the same time, who has Verizon, and it is probably of no surprise that she often had signal when I had none. 

So I ordered a new Nexus 6.  I'll write my thoughts up on that later, but yeah, its gigantic but overall a pretty nice phone.  I am going with T-mobile as my service.  Was a little hesitant at first but than I did some research on sites like http://www.rootmetrics.com and it seems that in the Bay Area T-Mobile gets good marks.

Since I had phones with 3 of the 4 major carriers in my house, I decided to run a little speed test.  The results are in the picture below.  I was kind of surprised by the result.  

From left to right you have T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.  Now please take this with a grain of salt.  This is one test in one location and not at all representative of  service overall but still, interesting data point.  T-mobile is the fastest but what was more surprising to me was Verizon being so slow.  Overall, really no complaints with Verizon's coverage around town and like I said, clearly better than Sprint.  It will be interesting for me to see how T-mobile generally compares with Verizon as we travel around.  So far, just this weekend, I would say it is comparing quite favorably so I'm optimistic. 

Anybody else have similar coverage stories to share?
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