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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...
11-03-2010, 02:46 PM #1
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.
11-03-2010, 02:55 PM #2
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!
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11-03-2010, 02:55 PM #3
I want Catheryn Zeta Jones back...
It is more of an attack on the AT&T network than Apple.
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11-03-2010, 03:00 PM #4
11-03-2010, 03:00 PM #5
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)
11-03-2010, 03:01 PM #6
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.
11-03-2010, 03:08 PM #7
I fail to see how this is mocking apple.
11-03-2010, 03:09 PM #8
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11-03-2010, 03:25 PM #12
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!
11-03-2010, 03:25 PM #13Thank Apple
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
11-03-2010, 03:27 PM #14
Last time i checked, you can facetime with 3g, it's called My3G
And i though 4g hasn't even arrived yetName? whereswaldo
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11-03-2010, 03:29 PM #15
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.
11-03-2010, 03:38 PM #16
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.
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11-03-2010, 03:44 PM #17
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11-03-2010, 03:51 PM #18
Who needs a brain?
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.
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11-03-2010, 03:51 PM #19
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.
11-03-2010, 03:54 PM #20
YUP!! iPhone 4 FaceTime over "my3g"