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  • T-Mobile Mocks Apple in New Ad



    T-Mobile takes a shot at Apple and AT&T in a new TV commercial that spoofs Cupertino's "Get a Mac" TV spots. At the heart of the ad is the iPhone 4 and how the Apple smartphone (with FaceTime) has weighed down AT&T's 3G network. Pointing to the strength of T-Mobile's 4G network and the ability to enjoy video chats in places where WiFi isn't available, the ad has many Apple fans talking and even more Apple critics chuckling.

    T-Mobile is simply the latest carrier to take aim at Apple over network coverage. In 2009, Verizon and AT&T tangled in a veritable onslaught of mutual attacks that ultimately resulted in a legal showdown. Tempers and tactics of that nature have since cooled between Verizon and AT&T. T-Mobile, however, doesn't seem reluctant in the least - judging by the brazen nature of this new commercial - to go for the jugular on what many perceive to be among the weakest attributes of the iPhone 4 experience.

    By his own admission, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said there is work to be done and tweaks to be made to improve upon the iPhone 4 user experience, particularly with regard to the use of services like FaceTime. And until those improvements are made - either from Apple directly or its exclusive US carrier, AT&T - it's a safe bet that parodies from T-Mobile and others will continue in full.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: T-Mobile Mocks Apple in New Ad started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 71 Comments
    1. bimmercub's Avatar
      bimmercub -
      Is the my-touch face-time compatible?
      if so that would be kinda a double punch... we can video chat with ip4 users (as long as THEY are on wifi) i use my3g, it works great!
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I want Catheryn Zeta Jones back...
      It is more of an attack on the AT&T network than Apple.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      I want Catheryn Zeta Jones back...
      It is more of an attack on the AT&T network than Apple.
      Agreed
    1. ndproductions's Avatar
      ndproductions -
      You have to admit it folks it is a good an funny add ;-) plus even though i'm an iPhone 4 user, facts are facts about Network Speeds and User Experiences. (Where even though Video calling has been present for sometime, the user experience on FaceTime is something I wish I can have on my 3G or 3.5G network & not just via WiFi)






      (Small note: I'm using IL Pelephone as my Mobile Service Provider and yes they do have the Video calling via 3G on the other Mobile/Smart Phones they sell for like dogs years)
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Its an attack to Apple and At&t. At&t for their lack of coverage and non 4g deployment until sometime next year. It's a shot at Apple as QIK services has wanted to work with Apple on some kind of Video Chat that would allow Android users with Video Chat with iPhone 4 users.
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      I fail to see how this is mocking apple.
    1. citopr's Avatar
      citopr -
      That's all good and everything but I have an iPhone for and I think I've used Facetime like 3 or 4 times.. Maybe it's because I have to be hooked up with wifi.. Yeah.. That's it...
    1. FireSpyder's Avatar
      FireSpyder -
      Quote Originally Posted by SMokemyPole88 View Post
      Its an attack to Apple and At&t. At&t for their lack of coverage and non 4g deployment until sometime next year. It's a shot at Apple as QIK services has wanted to work with Apple on some kind of Video Chat that would allow Android users with Video Chat with iPhone 4 users.

      There is already an app for that. It's called Tango and it's free in the App Store. Video chat on 3G networks with android phones or even the 3Gs.
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      Funny that they should mock when their data network is almost non-existant and the slowest out there by far.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      lollerskates
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      What?! T-Mobile has 4G?! Thats BS. Its just like Sprints 4G, good luck getting any. I mean T-Mobile's 3G isnt even that good so I cant imagine when Verizon, and eventually, AT&T roll out their 4G, T-Mobile's 4G is going to look like sh*t!
    1. barryson77's Avatar
      barryson77 -
      you all should be ashamed of ur self,thanks to Apple everybody is dying now to get video calling working on there phone or network like FACETIME,but i guess we all ungrateful creatures
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Last time i checked, you can facetime with 3g, it's called My3G
      And i though 4g hasn't even arrived yet
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      4g just means forth generation network its not true 4g. I mean its not even true 3g for that matter. Its sorta like sprint coming out in 2008 with a 4g network that you could get in the heart of boston and only on one phone.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      hahahahaha.... 4G? They cant just decide to call their 3G Network 4G because they "upgraded" it... I call BS. True 4G wont be around until 2013.
    1. leathelisor's Avatar
      leathelisor -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      I fail to see how this is mocking apple.
      You really need a brain
    1. greeneyes5066's Avatar
      greeneyes5066 -
      Apple was not on the back of the iP4 user.... it was.. drumroll pleeaasseee... AT&T Tmobile was mocking AT&T for not allowing video chat over their network. Had little to do with Apple at all. Apple didn't choose that AT&T did. My two bits. I've had both networks and as high priced as AT&T is they have better coverage and faster speeds then Tmobile anyday, hands down. At least in my area.
    1. Buckmaster's Avatar
      Buckmaster -
      Where I live, you use at&t or nothing, t moble, sprint and verizon is very, very weak. My wife and I use facetime all the time, with My3G.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      YUP!! iPhone 4 FaceTime over "my3g"
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
      What?! T-Mobile has 4G?! Thats BS. Its just like Sprints 4G, good luck getting any. I mean T-Mobile's 3G isnt even that good so I cant imagine when Verizon, and eventually, AT&T roll out their 4G, T-Mobile's 4G is going to look like sh*t!
      This is what i was thinking. I thought the 4g referred to the generation of the my touch