EE voted best UK network for text and reliability

EE has been named as the top UK network for coverage, tying with Three for reliability and placing second in the other categories – including text.

Mobile network testing company RootMetrics pulled the information by collecting more than one million samples during tests in the second half of 2014, notes the Each of the big four networks was given an overall ‘RootScore’, marked out of 100.

EE retained its top spot from the previous year, dominating all six areas with an Overall RootScore Award of 89.4, reports The categories were: speed, reliability, calls, text, mobile internet and general performance. Vodafone ranked third for its text service whilst O2 came in fourth place.

Overall, the UK networks saw a noticeable improvement on results from the first half of the year, with all four carriers seeing their scores improve.

Discussing the accolade, an EE spokesperson said: “There are a lot of independent benchmarking tests taking place in the UK, and a lot of tests commissioned by individual operators. It’s only the independent ones that count, and we’re pleased to continue to be top of the UK’s biggest, most comprehensive, and most accurate nationwide mobile network test.

“We’ll continue to invest to make sure that we can always maintain a competitive advantage by having the best network.”