Increased Wi-Fi Calling Gives Perception of Increased Wireless Network Quality, J.D. Power Finds
Verizon Wireless Delivers Best Network Quality Across Five U.S. Regions, U.S. Cellular Ranks Highest in North Central Region
TROY, Mich.: 16 July 2020 — According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM—Volume 2, released today, 42% of wireless customers are using Wi-Fi calling and are more satisfied with their wireless network quality than those who are not using Wi-Fi calling.
“Wi-Fi calling is the offloading of a weak cellular connection to a Wi-Fi based data network in nearly all cases not owned or operated by the wireless carrier,” said Ian Greenblatt, managing director at J.D. Power. “Safer-at-home has meant a significant increase in these largely invisible handoffs, and consumers have perceived a higher quality of call and connection as a result. Ensuring a flawless handoff and high quality of service of that traffic back to the carrier’s network is critical to maintaining the lift in satisfaction enjoyed by Wi-Fi callers.”
Verizon Wireless ranks highest in five regions covered in the study, achieving the fewest network quality problems per 100 connections (PP100) in call quality, messaging quality and data quality in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and West regions.
U.S. Cellular ranks highest in the North Central region with a score of 6 PP100, achieving the fewest network quality problems in messaging quality and data quality in the North Central region.
The 2020 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study—Volume 2 is based on responses from 32,497 wireless customers. Carrier performance is examined in six regions: Mid-Atlantic, North Central, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and West. In addition to evaluating the network quality experienced by customers with wireless phones, the study also measures the network performance of tablets and mobile broadband devices. The study was fielded from January through June 2020.
For more information about the U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, visit https://www.jdpower.com/business/resource/jd-power-wireless-network-quality-performance-study.
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