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11-03-2009, 10:07 PM #21
Whats funny about this is i was just looking at the coverage viewer the other day after seeing that commercial by Verizon several times. And i had to check it out because i have great service from AT&T and 3G even. And the commercial and map are very misleading and untrue.
The following map was taken right from AT&T's website.
11-03-2009, 10:11 PM #22
11-03-2009, 10:13 PM #23
let them fight,better for us at the end ahahahahahaha.
11-03-2009, 10:26 PM #24
if you compare the Voice and data maps..they are pretty much identical,and the maps displayed on the Verizon commercial is way off base which is pretty much very misleading.
What gets me is,if Verizon is so good (#1 carrier in the US if I recall correctly),why are they even bothering to target AT&T and Iphone users with such ads in the first place? They already are #1 (tho I could be wrong but in a personal opinion,I would take Sprint over Verizon anyday. I came to ATT from Sprint as they had a pretty lackluster selection of phones at the time,and their service was excellent and pretty low priced as well compared to the Verizon plans)
11-03-2009, 10:40 PM #25
the first time i saw this commercial i knew it was a missleading elussive falsified scare tactic...
i used to be with Verizon and their cellular service was horrendous..i allways was in extended service and i never got 3g connections [EVER]. than i moved to a new place and i got zero service. even though on verizons map i was considered in a full 3G area. [SO MUCH for verizons redmarked map] they even had a technician sent out to check the service in that area [since i complained and since it was listed on their map as a full 3g networked area.] about a week later i got a call from the verizon tech i was working with and she confirmed/admitted that they were actually aware of that area having little to no service. and that they had zero plans of improving the situation
so i quit verizon went to AT&t and that was the first time i ever saw 3G popup on my phone. i quite honestly didnt know what to think....was this good? was i getting charged more for this? i really had to research what 3G was...[i know dumb right?] so not only did i get coverage in an area that verizon didnt...i got 3g service and i didnt loose coverage anywhere else either.killall Terminal
11-03-2009, 10:49 PM #26
The reason Verizon is putting up this fight is because they can. Why not go after your biggest competitor? I mean who else are they going to go after, cricket? Us Cellular? No, they are going to go after AT&T. And if they can get customers from AT&T they know they can get them from the smaller providers.
Plus, both these ads have to be looked at separately. The coverage on is going after AT&T customers. The iDon't ad is going after smartphone customers. You don't have to get a Droid to enjoy "better" coverage.
11-03-2009, 11:05 PM #27
I have a feeling that commercial isn't legit. I can understand that they got bad blood. At&T network suck, they blame the iPhone of overloading it. Don't get mad at Apple because they wanna expanse their sale. If At&T wanna expanse their sell they should fix the network.
11-03-2009, 11:33 PM #28
i went ahead and went to the at&t coverage map and properly checked off 3g coverage "to get my facts straight" and wow looks very similar to a map i seen on a commercial recently hum which could it be.
hey at least you were right about there voice coverage.
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11-03-2009, 11:47 PM #29
Orange is "data" meaning Edge. Below the map is says "3G Available in select areas". There is a list of 3G cities. All Verison did was take that list and fill them in on a map to get the one they use in the commercial. Look at the list on AT&T's site. It's not that many, in their own words.The Buuf icon pack though page 350 can be found here http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AMHNDKA7 or for those of you who asked for Rapidshare, here, http://rapidshare.com/files/34719307...Icons.zip.html
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11-04-2009, 12:07 AM #30
AT&T is pushing this completely frivolous lawsuit because people like you can't tell the difference when it is CLEARLY stated.
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11-04-2009, 12:20 AM #31
11-04-2009, 12:35 AM #32
I don't understand why everyone gets so sue happy anyway. Let there be competition for crying out loud. As long as they don't say anything slanderous or illegal or incorrect, then what's the problem?
For those arguing back and forth over the AT&T coverage map, if you scroll in on the map, the colors change, and there is a coverage key for 3G, Edge, etc...And AT&T 3G does suck, and the Verizon commercial is pretty much 100% accurate.
I love my iPhone but have hated AT&T since day one. I am forced to pay for 3G even though the closest 3G area is 65 miles away, and I hardly ever use it, and they keep telling me it's coming (2 years they have said that now). I download gigabytes of crap off the net almost daily, yet I only pay $30 a month for unlimited 7 MB/s connection, but I have to pay $60 a month for mine and my wife's iPhones. Then add on another $30 for text messaging, which by the way runs off the cellular data, so it is pretty much 100% profit for them, as texting costs NOTHING. Then throw in another $70 for the cheapest plan, with pretty much no minutes, once again something that makes no sense, when I can use my land line and call anywhere in the US for as long as I want and only pay $30 a month for that too. AT&T is a rip off, the rest of the carriers aren't much better either, but it will never change because people (myself included) keep paying for it.
11-04-2009, 12:44 AM #33
Hmmm looks about right to me... actually now that I think about it there should be a lot less blue in California.
11-04-2009, 01:09 AM #34
I switched frome verizon to at&t when the iphone came out and I have to say
verizon's service is waaayyyyy better my problem is that I like the iphone too much
if apple went with verizon I would switch in a heartbeat.
Its time to step it up At&t.
11-04-2009, 01:58 AM #35
The problem is. It varies between states and areas. People who think Verizon is infaluable and AT&T is rubbish. You can think of it vice versa, and it'll come to the conclusion they both suck in some areas. Where I live I can attest that AT&T 3G is far better than Verizon hands down, but when I visit my grandmother AT&T can't hold a candle to Verizon gives in coverage in that area. Yes the Maps are misleading even in "3G" coverage. Verizon isn't that good. One thing people fail to mention is signal strength. Verizon shows all their 3G coverage as RED(1-4 bars), and only shows AT&T's(4 bars only) strong coverage and not what else pans out. If Verizon did the same with their map their map wouldn't look like that It would look like AT&T's.
11-04-2009, 02:19 AM #36
Even though I like AT&T and have never had any problems with them, I REALLY want Verizon to either get the iPhone or a competing smartphone. People need to LEAVE AT&T and free up these towers. I can feel all the new iPhones being activated on AT&T's network because my speed is gradually decreasing.
Please do something about this AT&T!Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
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11-04-2009, 02:52 AM #37
So if Verizon has the coverage backwards, perhaps ATT themselves are misleading current and future customers.
I know one thing, the dark blue map in my area is dead nutz on. And the true 3G coverage is not that overwhelming, better, but not overwhelming,
ATT has invested $20+ billion in improving their network. I wonder if **** Cheney help ATT negotiate the no bid contracts to improve the nework.
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11-04-2009, 03:13 AM #38
nice ad GO verizon (i am always for the underdog)
11-04-2009, 05:31 AM #39
11-04-2009, 06:24 AM #40
verizons map is actually pretty damn close to att's 3G coverage, it's honestly pretty sad how the 3G coverage is so spotty(only in major cities)