AT&T to lose more than Verizon from the merger, as T-Mobile and Sprint users dig 5G
Its coverage area may be a deterrent where you are though, while T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T may get way more expensive than Sprint the more lines you add, but they'll offer you signal outside of big cities or major highways, especially Verizon.
AT&T may lose more subs than Verizon after the T-Mobile merger with Sprint
- AT&T stands to lose the most subscribers to a newly-merged Sprint and T-Mobile
- 28.8% of AT&T customers polled are interested in switching to the New T-Mobile. Verizon is in a much safer position: 45.3% said they weren't interested in switching to New T-Mobile.
- Many consumers still aren't sure of the benefits of 5G
- Despite heavy 5G marketing, only 32.8% of consumers said they understand the benefits of 5G very clearly.
- 65.7% of consumers said they weren't very excited about 5G.
- T-Mobile and Sprint customers are the most excited about 5G
- The results show meaningfully higher excitement about 5G amongst Sprint and T-Mobile users - 22% of T-Mobile and 19% of Sprint subscribers reported being "extremely excited" about 5G, compared to just 12% of Verizon and 16% of AT&T subscribers
- US consumers rate their home cell signal as significantly worse than in 2018
- Only 29.3% of respondents reported very good cell signal at home, versus 40.3% when we asked the same question in October 2018.
- Verizon has a significant lead in cell coverage experience
- 38% of Verizon subscribers reported having "very good signal" at home, compared to between 23% and 26% for Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T.
- A considerably lower percentage of Verizon subscribers reported having "very bad signal" or "bad signal" at home.
It has also rolled out 5G exclusively in the fast mmWave bands, unlike AT&T which also has some slower 850MHz rollout. T-Mobile and Sprint are using the low-band 600MHz and mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum, respectively.
Thus, while they can't yet boast the Ultra Wideband 5G speeds of Verizon, and, to a lesser extent, AT&T, the coverage and penetration rate of their combined spectrum is superior.