Can you hear me now? Analytics firm ranks top cell phone carriers in Denver

T-Mobile being named the second best cell phone carrier in Denver doesn’t sound so bad until you realize AT&T, Sprint and Verizon all tied for No. 1.

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Paul, the guy who used to ask, "Can you hear me now?" (Courtesy of Sprint)

Paul, the guy who used to ask, "Can you hear me now?" (Courtesy of Sprint)

T-Mobile being named the second best cell phone carrier in Denver doesn’t sound so bad until you realize AT&T, Sprint and Verizon all tied for the No. 1 spot.

T-Mobile’s median download and upload speeds decreased from the end of 2015 to the first half of 2016, according to a new report from the mobile analytics firm RootMetrics.

It wasn’t all bad news for the self-proclaimed Un-Carrier. The report released Tuesday shows that T-Mobile and AT&T were both top performers in Denver when it comes to texting.

AT&T and Verizon were the preferred options for call performance and network reliability. Sprint excelled in network speed and data performance, the report shows.

For the report, Washington-based RootMetrics uses off-the-shelf smartphones to compare how the nation’s four largest cell phone carriers compare in reliability and speed results from data, call and text testing.

Sprint may have stolen its “Can you hear me now” guy and T-Mobile may be siphoning off its customers, but Verizon still pulled ahead as the top carrier in both Colorado and the U.S. in the latest round of testing

Verizon’s held the top national spot in the bi-annual reports since the second half of 2013.

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