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Verizon Wireless Takes Alltel to Court Over Ads

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Jan 4, 2008, 8:41 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 4, 2008, 8:55 AM

Verizon Wireless has filed a false advertising lawsuit against Alltel. In the lawsuit, Verizon claims that Alltel falsely represented its position as the only carrier to allow customers to alter their service plans without lengthening the terms of their contract. Verizon changed its policy in October, permitting customers to change their plans without penalty. It then notified Alltel that the ad was misleading. Alltel said it changed the ad, but Verizon contends that Alltel continued to run the ad for over a month after Verizon contacted Alltel. Damages were not specified.

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MidnightDT

Jan 6, 2008, 1:05 PM

its true, I saw that ad three times after vzw changed policy

you could clearly see the fake verizon person standing there with the others while chad was talking about alltels policy
Yes, how dare alltel not immediately halt a commercial that had already been running for months as soon as vzw changed their policy as an answer to the commercial. This lawsuit is pure silliness.
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Once again Verizon crying over nothing. Forever taking somebody to court. This is the only way they get money by crying all the time. Verizon Should be called crybabies wireless. Their network is garbage. If it was not for alltel the would have half t...
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Salicorn

Jan 8, 2008, 3:22 PM

Alltel can continue showing ads, judge rules

Update posted by RCR wireless

A judge has refused to grant a temporary restraining order that would have forced Alltel Wireless to drop an advertisement.
... Full story linked below

http://rcrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200801 ... »

While the ad may technically constitute false advertising, you have to consider that it was conceived before VZW (and later AT&T) changed their policies. I don't know what the legal situation is on this, but I would think that VZW unpredictably changing one of its policies shouldn't have an adverse affect on another company, in this case ALLTEL, since the original existing ad represents a somewhat significant investment on their part and they designed it to run for a certain amou...
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morgancharles

Jan 4, 2008, 10:00 PM

ALLTEL False Advertising About Plans and Competitors!!!!! What's Wrong With Them?

My family had a plan with Alltel for two years. We switched to Verizon for better plans and less dropped calls(Which Worked). When we were with Alltel, not only did they false advertising on competitors, about a year ago they were false advertising about own there plan rates. So Alltel is going to have a lot of explaining to do at this lawsuit.

Get some theropy and and attorney Chad!! Laughing Mad
morgancharles said:
My family had a plan with Alltel for two years. We switched to Verizon for better plans and less dropped calls(Which Worked). When we were with Alltel, not only did they false advertising on competitors, about
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Its ironic that its VZW that is filing the suit since they were just sued by the state of New York for their false advertising practices in offering their 'unlimited EVDO'. http://digg.com/tech_news/Verizon_to_pay_1_mi llion_over_deceptive_unlimited_EV...
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BigShowJB

Jan 4, 2008, 10:48 AM

that ad

is still running. I saw one just this morning.
And Sprint needs to join the lawsuit too, since sprint is now offering anytime plan changes
Verizon vs Alltel = Handicap Match
Verizon + Sprint vs Alltel = Overkill
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justinb88

Jan 6, 2008, 12:20 AM

Helio offers this (from the beggining)

Helio has always offered the ability to change your plans on the fly with no contract extension :S
LordObento

Jan 4, 2008, 10:13 PM

Skip the lawsuit

Just buy them out Verizon.... You know you want too. Very Happy
LordObento said:
Just buy them out Verizon.... You know you want too. Very Happy


It's only a matter of time, then it's audios Chad!
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jrfdsf

Jan 5, 2008, 12:50 PM

The Irony of Their Ads

Alltel's slogan is "come and get your love," but they spend the entire commercial trashing their competitors!
EddieT

Jan 4, 2008, 4:48 PM

Lol I just saw that add yesterday and said this would happen

What idiots. When EVERYONE has now changed (well, VZW, Sprint, AT&T and TMO) they can't make claims like that. If it was just one they could get away with it, but what they were doing was just BEGGING for a lawsuit.
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What idiots. When EVERYONE has now changed (well, VZW, Sprint, AT&T and TMO) they can't make claims like that. If it was just one they could get away with it, but what they were doing was just BEGGING for a lawsuit.
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acculabs

Jan 5, 2008, 10:35 AM

Verizon Still Sucks

Smile
for a few reasons, yes. But coverage wise they're pretty good.
OARDarby

Jan 4, 2008, 10:46 AM

U.S. Cellular has been doing that for years...

so screw off Verizon.....ever since USCC has been in the St. Louis market they've offered this.
is that you B-Rad? Way to fight for the the little guy (US Cellular).
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staiano

Jan 4, 2008, 10:19 AM

Go Alltel go!

Great advertisement and if it only had a tiny part in vzw changing it's policy then even more props to Alltel.
Yeah Alltel ... keep on lying about your competitors! Great PR move! Someone has to update their marketing campaign ...
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pfs2009

Jan 4, 2008, 9:35 AM

Chad in Trouble!

Very Happy
Stop picking on the ugly red head sales guy!!!!!
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
...And I thought our Chad troubles ended after the 2000 presidential elections!
Laughing
 
 
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