Alltel Ad Claim Called Into Question
Apr 27, 2006, 2:48 PM by (staff)
Alltel has recently been running advertisements claiming that they have the nation's largest network based on an independent study, but many have questioned this claim. Alltel bases their claim on the number of square miles their network covers, not on the number of people, like most national carriers. In addition, the ad carries several disclaimers about the area the network should cover regardless of interference and other issues, not the area truly covered. Alltel has not provided the study upon which this claim is based and does not show the findings on its coverage map, instead showing all the area Alltel has licenses for, not the network buildout. Alltel has made several acquisitions of other regional carriers, which has certainly expanded its coverage area, but it has also sold parts of its network as well. While it is still possible that Alltel truly does have the largest network area, it is difficult to be certain without some proof from the carrier. Alltel does not have the most subscribers and it is unlikely their network covers the most people, which are the metrics typically used to qualify network size.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
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T-Mobile Talks Up Coverage Improvements, iPhone Deals
T-Mobile said it has doubled the number of square miles covered by its LTE network over the last year, according to a blog post written by CEO John Legere. T-Mobile is on track to blanket another 600,000 square miles of area with LTE by the end of the year.
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T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
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Facebook to Give Local News More Prominence
Facebook today said it is tweaking its New Feed in order to provide people with access to more local news. The social network said it will begin to prioritize local news so people can see topics and/or stories that might have a more direct impact on them and their community.
10 Million Customers on "The Largest Network"
.......what do you expect??? hahahaah
Lets wait to see how this plays out!!!
T-Mobile @ 30 million subs??
I am a bit late but....
what about the in calling commercial?
was there a BIG @$$ STAR behind it????????
What if I put a thousand cells in the Mojave
desert; thats a lot of Network coverage.