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

Among the 91 of 115 metro areas where Verizon is unbeaten as ranked by an independent tester

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HOUSTON, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The nation’s most rigorous, independent scientific study has recognized Verizon as the #1 wireless network in Houston for the 5th consecutive time. According to a new report from RootMetrics®, Verizon was unbeaten in every category including overall performance, reliability, data, speed, call and text network performance – also for the for the 5th time in a row. Houston is one of 91 of 115 cities tested this year in which Verizon was unbeaten – that’s nearly 8 out of 10 cities tested.

And it’s not just in Houston (or Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago or Washington, DC) where you can find an unmatched experience. Nationwide, we are consistently recognized for providing a superior network experience 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?

“Our customers are what drive us to improve each and every day,” said Verizon’s South Central Market President Krista Bourne. “Whether you’re walking the Kemah Boardwalk, catching a game at Minute Maid Park, shopping at The Galleria, or visiting the Rice University campus, you deserve the network you can count on, and Verizon delivers.”

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 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

*** 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.

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