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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by JrzDroid, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. JrzDroid

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    who do you trust?
     

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    so T-mobile?
     
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    Its hard to come to any conclusion without seeing how they actually conducted the tests. I assume they were using 3g cards on laptops. Were they testing random spots in those specified cities, and testing the same spot for each carrier? Did they test inside a building or out doors?
     
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    i'd really like to know how they tested
     
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    Out of the two, I would trust the consumer reports tests over PCworld. I think the only way to make it more biased would be throwing Engadget test results in there too. PCworld even states at the bottom that reliability based off of a 1 minute test. Plus Consumer Reports' results resemble the real world data that most of are used to seeing.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    LOL - and the average AT&T call drops between 1 and 2 minutes. Is PCWorld a subsidiary of AT&T? Sham.
     
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    I believe OTD more then both =]
     
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    I would trust Consumer Reports more than PC World as they usually have a dog in the race involving anything they review.
     
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    They're both interesting in an academic sense, but I wouldn't trust either one as a personal guide. Reception and speed are far too variable based on an individual's specific location. Personal experience is all that matters.
     
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    They do have sub pages on how they tested. Since all carriers have android phones it was interesting.
     

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