AT&T vs Verizon

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By: Liam Easley
Question
Is AT&T or Verizon’s
data service faster?
Hypothesis
AT&T will be faster than Verizon.
I researched multiple websites on
the subject and the majority of the
comments said that AT&T was
faster.
Materials
• An AT&T iPhone 4
• A Verizon iPhone 4
• The app Speedtest.net
Procedure
• Find a unique location
• Place the AT&T and Verizon phones side by side
• Start the test in
Speedtest.net on both
phones simultaneously
• At the end of the
test, record the answers
• Repeat 3 times
• Move to a new location
Variables
IV: The service providers – AT&T
and Verizon
DV: The speed - ping, download, and
upload
CV: Type of phone - iPhone 4
• Ping-a system for testing whether internet systems are
responding and how long, in milliseconds (ms), it takes
for them to respond.
• Download-to transfer (software, data, character sets,
etc.) from a distant to a nearby computer, from a
computer to a peripheral device, or from a smaller
computer to a larger computer.
• Upload- to transfer (software, data, character sets,
etc.) from a smaller computer to a larger computer.
• mbps- megabits per second
Data
AT&T
Test
#
Ping
(ms)
Download
(mbps)
Verizon
Upload
(mbps)
Time
(PM)
Test
#
Ping
(ms)
Download
(mbps)
Upload
(mbps)
Time
(PM)
1
370
5.26
1.02
1:33
2
122
2.34
0.79
1:33
3
267
4.58
1.29
1:36
4
109
1.34
0.71
1:36
5
249
5.24
1.28
1:37
6
121
1.04
0.78
1:37
7
231
4.01
1.29
1:43
8
97
1.96
0.75
1:43
9
239
4.67
1.29
1:44
10 112
2.09
0.70
1:44
11 134
3.83
1.07
1:47
12 112
1.94
0.79
1:47
13 111
15 98
3.67
1.21
1:48
14 94
2.16
0.79
1:48
3.9
0.97
1:49
16 99
1.46
0.58
1:49
17 99
3.69
1.06
1:50
18 115
1.49
0.54
1:50
Results
Average
AT&T
Ping
200
Download
4.32
Upload
1.16
Verizon
Ping
109
Download
1.76
Upload
0.74
In conclusion, AT&T is up to twice
as fast versus Verizon.
AT&T ping was 83.4% faster.
AT&T had 145.4% faster
downloads.
AT&T had 56.8% faster uploads.
By Liam
Easley
Bibliography:
• http://shopappleblog.com/verizon-iphone-vs-att-iphone-faceoff
• http://www.searchandroid.com/speedtest-net-mobile-androidapplication-a-native-version-of-the-most-popular-broadbandtesting-tool-on-the-internet.html
• http://thedroidguy.com/category/carriers/att/
• http://mattersofgrey.com/att-vs-verizon-the-iphone-4-speed-test/
• http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/apple-
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