Ookla, The developers of the FREE Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test application released some data collected by their application that unsurprisingly shows AT&T’s network is considerably faster than Verizon’s.
As reported by Wired:
The AT&T iPhone’s average download speed was 1,769 Kbps, and the average upload speed was 730 Kbps. By way of comparison, the Verizon iPhone’s average download speed was 848 Kbps, and the average upload speed was 506 Kbps.
Verizon has never really boasted its network speed, instead they promote their coverage and reliability compared to AT&T’s. Honestly I have had little to no problems with my iPhone on AT&T living in Los Angeles. Slower 3G speeds is one more reason why I think I’ll stick with AT&T.