RootMetrics CEO Bill Moore in the KIRO Radio studios. (Erynn Rose photo).

GeekWire Radio: How the big wireless carriers stack up

Are you happy with your current wireless carrier? This week on the GeekWire radio show, we explore the relative strengths and weaknesses of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint with help from Bill Moore, the president and CEO of wireless measurement and analytics company RootMetrics. Our topics include a recent RootMetrics report that showed Verizon as the overall leader in… Read More

Inside the SEA-TAC airport. Photo via Flickr user Robert Scoble.

Verizon, T-Mobile beat AT&T and Sprint in U.S. airport mobile data performance test

For many travelers, it’s important to have reliable mobile connections at the airport. You may need to access ticket information, download an important document, or simply want to spend your layover getting some work done online. But which airports — and which carriers — offer the best download speeds? RootMetrics has some answers. The Seattle-based… Read More


T-Mobile execs lambast RootMetrics report that awarded Verizon for best service

T-Mobile executives are crying foul over today’s report from a Seattle-based wireless metrics company that awarded Verizon for the best overall service. RootMetrics, after driving almost 218,000 miles and collecting more than 4.6 million data points, gave Verizon the best overall score after rating the nation’s top four carriers on a number of factors, including speed, reliability, and performance of… Read More


Wireless performance study: Verizon tops the charts, T-Mobile languishes

Planning a cross-country road trip? Verizon’s the best bet for cell phone service. According to new research into wireless network performance released by RootMetrics, Verizon has the best overall service, though AT&T is nipping at its heels. The Seattle-based wireless metrics company tested performance by all four major carriers in every state, driving almost 218,000 miles and… Read More


Verizon leads the way in 4G LTE performance, says RootMetrics

You’ve certainly heard about about how fast 4G LTE speed is, but how do different carriers perform when stacked against each other? RootMetrics has the answers. The Seattle company, which gathers information on mobile technology and communication, released its latest industry-wide study on mobile carriers and their data performance Tuesday. The company performed nearly 500,000 tests within… Read More


Do you live in a 4G city?

When it comes to wireless networks, everyone loves speed. And with more data-intensive activities taking place on mobile devices, the race to 4G is serious and intense. But how is is your city actually doing when it comes to these high-speed wireless networks? A new report from Bellevue’s RootMetrics takes an inside look at that question,… Read More


Thunderbolt vs. Charge: Study compares Verizon LTE rivals

Mobile research company RootMetrics is out with a new study today that will pique the interest of anyone considering a new phone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Bellevue-based firm ran extensive tests of the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon’s network in Seattle to compare the performance of the rival devices…. Read More

Paul Griff, RootMetrics CEO, in the KIRO studios

Rewind: Why your wireless coverage stinks, and how it could improve

Our guest this past weekend on the GeekWire Podcast was mobile industry veteran Paul Griff, the CEO of wireless research company RootMetrics, who joined us to talk about the ins and outs of wireless coverage, AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, and up-and-coming mobile technologies, including his company’s tests of Verizon’s LTE network. If you… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: AT&T, T-Mobile and a wild week in tech

This week on the GeekWire Podcast: We look back on one of the biggest weeks we can remember in technology news, including AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, Apple’s trademark dispute with, and Microsoft’s patent case against Barnes & Noble over Android. Mobile industry veteran Paul Griff, the CEO of RootMetrics, joins us as… Read More