In Los Angeles, when it comes to using your phone when, where, and how you want to, who delivers the best experience?

Among the latest of 75 metro areas where Verizon is unbeaten as ranked by an independent tester

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The nation’s most rigorous, independent scientific study has recognized Verizon as the #1 wireless network in Los Angeles for the 14th consecutive time. According to a new report from RootMetrics®, for the 6th time in a row, Verizon was unbeaten in every category including overall performance, reliability, data, speed, call and text network performance. Los Angeles is one of 75 of 99 cities tested this year in which Verizon was unbeaten – that’s better than 3 out of 4 cities tested.

And it’s not just in Los Angeles (or New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas or Washington DC) where you can find an unmatched experience. We are consistently recognized for providing a superior network experience nationwide by a wide range of independent third parties. Just this year, Verizon was ranked #1 in the nation for a record ninth time in a row by RootMetrics®*; received more awards than any other wireless provider in the J.D. Power Wireless Network Quality Performance Study** (20th time in a row); was recognized as best in streaming***; and in April was found to deliver the best real-world download speeds by Tutela, a widely installed network testing software, with over 250 million devices globally.****

What does this mean for you?

Having lots of awards from multiple independent testers is nice, but that’s not why we’ve built the nation’s best, most reliable wireless 4G LTE network. We’ve built it so that you can be sure you’ll be able to use your device when and how you want to. Whatever matters most to you – whether it’s playing a game, streaming music or a movie, sharing that perfect moment with your friends, or connecting with loved ones – you can do it best with Verizon.

How does Verizon Remain on Top for Customers?

“Angelenos can game and stream more as their lifestyle demands because our engineers focus every day to deliver the network you can count on,” said Verizon’s Pacific Market President Jonathan LeCompte. “That, along with our consistent investment in the network and deployment of the latest technologies, including our plans to bring 5G to Los Angeles this year, is why we continue to have an overwhelming lead over the competition across the vast majority of third party tests and studies.”

We engineer our wireless network to stay ahead of ever-increasing consumer demand. Our most recent network improvements to the area include:

  • Adding small cells in Chinatown, LA Live and the Arts District;
  • Enhancing coverage and capacity at Santa Monica Pier and along Hollywood Boulevard, and;
  • Delivering new LTE Advanced technologies. 

We are committed to delivering the best customer experience not just on our network, but on the plans you choose as well. Starting June 18, you can mix and match different Verizon unlimited plans – all on the same, easy-to-manage account. Every person in your family gets the plan they need, without paying for things they don’t — all on the network they deserve.

2018 has brought many exciting technology firsts and more options than ever for our customers, with more to come–including our next generation 5G network. To learn more about the work our engineers are doing, check out these videos on why we’re Best For a Good Reason.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) (Nasdaq:VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated $126 billion in 2017 revenues. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary reaches about one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands.

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*Rankings based on the RootMetrics US National (2H 2017) and Metro (1H 2018) RootScore Reports. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.

 ** Verizon Wireless received the highest numerical score among wireless service providers in the J.D. Power 2017 (V1 & V2) & 2018 (V1) U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Studies rating it Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance across the Nation. 2018 V1 study is based on 38,595 total responses, measuring the network quality experienced by customers with wireless phones, surveyed July-December 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

*** Based on Verizon interpretation of Nielsen Video Test data collected nationally between 10.1.17 and 3.31.18

**** Verizon customers received the best overall download speeds across the U.S., according to a study of United States’ mobile performance in April by Tutela. During a typical-activity network test, Verizon users received a download speed of 21 Mbps, with AT&T at 14Mbps, T-Mobile at 11.75, and Sprint at 8.51Mbps on average, across the country.

Media Contact:
Heidi Flato
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