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Verizon TV ad chides AT&T for poor network coverage

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Tue October 6, 2009

Pokes fun at Apple iPhone slogans

Verizon is exploiting complaints about AT&T's network coverage in a new TV ad (see below), which also indirectly targets Apple and the iPhone. "Browse the web and download music and apps, at 3G speed, in five times more places than the nation's number two wireless carrier," the ad says. The centerpiece of the ad is the slogan "Want five times more 3G coverage? There's a map for that," a reference to Apple's marketing for the iPhone and the App Store, which frequently uses the tagline "There's an app for that."

iPhone owners have frequently complained about AT&T's 3G network, which can become oversaturated in covered areas and drop, block or hamper data connections. Such problems are said to be aggravated in New York City and San Francisco, where large numbers of iPhone users exist. New York City has the additional problem of numerous dropped calls, which Apple itself is said to admit average around 30 percent.




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  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    AT&T's notwork

    I've used an iPhone and a el cheapo LG with AT&T and have had terrible experience with both.
    Dropped calls are a daily occurrence as are garbled conversations.
    I will be switching to another carrier as soon as I can.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    dropped calls

    I switched to ATT last year to get their rollover minutes (after being screwed by Verizon on going over two months in a row). I've had nothing but good luck with the service. Then again, I'm not on the phone 6 hours a day either.

  1. byRyan

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    rumor = fact

    I love how the other day there was an unsubstantiated anecdote of an apple store employee speculating on the number of dropped calls he has heard about... and now all of a sudden "Apple itself is said to admit average around 30 percent."

    really - a corporation, itself, is talking....

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