Consumer Reports has released its newest rankings of U.S. wireless providers based on a September survey of 58,399 cellphone service subscribers by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Here are the best -- and the worst:
No-frills carrier Consumer Cellular received the highest overall score of 88 out of 100.
U.S. Cellular was ranked the second-highest overall with a score of 75.
Verizon Wireless ranked the highest among major carriers again this year with a score of 71.
T-Mobile finished in the middle of the field with a rating of 65.
AT&T also finished in the middle with a score of 64, getting top marks for the reliability of its 4G service.
Sprint tumbled into last place in this year's rankings. Although it trailed only first-place Verizon in overall customer satisfaction among major carriers, Sprint got what Consumer Reports called "dismal marks" for value, voice, text and 4G reliability.
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