AT&T Publishes Public Letter Refuting Verizon Wireless Ads
In addition to the lawsuit that AT&T already filed against Verizon Wireless over its recent string of 3G coverage advertisements, AT&T is taking its message straight to the public. AT&T said in a letter it published today, "As the U.S. market leader in wireless data service, we typically don't respond to competitors' advertising. However, some recent ads from Verizon are so blatantly false and misleading, that we want to set the record straight about AT&T's wireless data coverage." AT&T then spells out exactly what different types of coverage it provides, and to how many people across the U.S. AT&T also points out that it has a wider selection of smartphones, offers more applications to end users, has a faster 3G network, and points out the ability of its devices to conduct voice and data sessions simultaneously. As part of the letter, AT&T provides links to its coverage maps.
T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data
T-Mobile today unveiled a new coverage map that it claims is far more accurate than the maps offered by its competitors. T-Mobile is populating the map with data generated by its own customers.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
Verizon Updates LG G3 with VoLTE
Verizon Wireless announced an over-the-air software update should hit the LG G3 beginning today that adds VoLTE capabilities. VoLTE passes voice calls over Verizon's LTE data network rather than its voice network.
Consumer Groups Demand Broadband Privacy Laws
Dozens of consumer action groups have petitioned the FCC to install regulations that would protect the privacy of the nation's wired and wireless broadband users. The groups believe broadband providers — including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Verizon, and others — should be subject to tough privacy standards.
Correct me if I'm wrong but...
at@t 3g is a joke!!
COME ON AT&T!!!
This is so dumb of a move, even Sprint wouldn't pull it.
You work the legal system like Nebraska's Offense, always shooting yourself in the foot .... I don't like either VZW or AT&T, but I have to side with VZW on this one. regardless of who's 3G is "faster" in lab test
Verizon Is Also Lying About Sprint's 3G Coverage
So they're not...
Verizon needs to stop advertising their network is better when it isn't...
By contrast, Verizon's network (for example, if you travel from Atlanta to Charlotte) drops out constantly and cannot provide reliable or constant data service.
Verizon also is not providing 3G in many parts of Northern GA that they are claiming. In areas such as Greenville, Verizon's network struggles indoors where AT&T manages just fine.
AT&T needs to make improvements on their network, but so does Verizon Wireless.
VZW is making false statements abou...
Despite this "OMG AT&T's Network is terrible," as someone with both an AT&T and Verizon account I can verify, especially in the southeastern USA that AT&T's network coverage is better than Verizon's. I haven't expe
I work at a company that deals with Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. I also have both Verizon as my persona...
So where's at&t's 3G map that shows the misleading statement
All they show on their site is their data coverage, but they don't show their 3G data coverage, which is what Verizon's commercials are clearly referring to.
It isn't about 3G maps or 3G coverage, it ...
Something to consider.
There is something called a network incident tracker that all At&t stores can submit regarding issues about the network. As a consumer, you can walk into an At&t store and ask to submit a network incident report for your address saying that you have no coverage, drop call, etc. Unfortunately, it will take about ten reports a day for about a week before At&t will actually send technicians out to see what they can do to improve the service for that particular address/neighborhood. My regional manager had issues with drop calls and he did this and now he has 5 bars all the time at his home.
I know that this is stupid and...
I have both
Everyone around here thinks AT&T sucks because they have terrible service down here. I just know its a bad spot for the network.
I like both networks, but appreciate that Verizon has the 3G option everywhere I go, including the 30,000 person town i live in.
Is it funny or pathetic ATT took down their 3G map?
Go to http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer
zoom into any level and select '3G coverage' on voice.
3G is voice and data.
Even their site does nothing to help their cause
Apparently 75% of the population only live in a few cities. Look at Massachusetts - 6 cities; Rhode Island - 1; They have as many cities covered in Alaska as they do in Delaware.
I think this list just validates those silly maps with specks of blue on them.
Here's Engadget't comments on this ATT/Verizon fude. . .
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/11/13/editorial-h ... »
Nothing but truth here. At the bottom it says in a year no one will care that ATT had the Iphone.
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/11/13/editorial-h ... »
I was just ...
and whats this talk about at&t loosing the exclusive rights to the iphone? i would love to have that phone with sprints everything data plans that include any mobile anytime
Just fix the network!
I mean ATT gave VZW the ammo for these attack ads and if as ATT says their 3G is faster, run some commercials proving it.
We've been promised 3G in the Duluth, MN market for quite a long time. After being told by my AT&T rep that they promised 3G on December 31st, they again pushed it back 45 days.
I'm still a bit of a VZW fanboy but now I work for a retailer ...
To be Honest!
Whats not to understand?
AT&T can't force their competitor that Their commercial also say "But AT&T covers 75% of the population with 3G."
And no the commercial is not misleading. To everyone watching the commercial, you look at the map while its airing and you look where you live, where you visit and you see if you do or do not have 3G coverage, Its that simple!
So for those that look and see that att&t does not have 3G coverage and horizon does then...
...no the commercial is not misleading. To everyone watching the commercial, you look at the map while its airing and you look where you live, where you visit and you see if you do or do not have 3G coverage, Its
AT&T is a sissy nanny
I think AT&T has nothing to brag about their network anymore like: they don't have the largest network, they don't have the best coverage, they don't have the largest 3G network, and even though their 3G speed is just a little faster it's not reliable....hmm the only thing they have to brag about is the iPhone, but now that the Droid is out on Verizon even the iPhone isn't that great.
If AT&T would just shut up and improve their network then the other carriers wouldn't be treating them like the nerd of the class.
They didn't sue Alltel when they said they had th...
I wish AT&T would quit crying over Verizon showing proof that they have better 3G coverage. Verizon clearly has more 3G coverage and there is nothing misleading about that...
The lawsuit isn' ...
V this AT&T that .....
If you like your sevice then you LIKE IT, If you HATE your service the CHANGE COMPANY's!!!
No matter what happens Verizon does not and will not let you talk and surf at the same time, so for a company that should be GREAT why not this ( not to add to it the BLUETOOTH lock out that V does on it's customer's WTH ). I want to be on a phone call AND the web at the same time AND while I'm taking a pic and sending it via mms ALL AT THE SAME TIME ! Thats right Verizon CAN NOT and WILL NOT let you do this. Get a phone that works where you are, but if you want to have a network/phone that lets you multi task well... AT&T it is !
You make a strong point, though. Quite valid. As of now, the CDMA carriers do not support simultaneous voice and data sessions. Perhaps in addition to suing Verizon, AT&T should run...
What will be the excuse once VZW rolls out their LTE? In a year, VZW will likely have better LTE coverage than ATT's 3G coverage. Now that is...
The Map is what made me switch
Anyway I sat beside my brother with our WM phones and we both downloaded something from Youtube. His streamed seamlessly (Verizon) while mine kept stopping to buffer(AT&T). I am a data heavy user and if I am going to pay all that money I might as well have the best service and speeds. The map says it all. There is no way you can refute it. Edge speeds was ok, but its like dial up compared to what I am getting now. And this is...
I live in the Greenville-Spartanburg area and here ATT has 3G in addition to Columbia, Charleston, and Murtle Beach.
I have been with Verizon since Sept 2001, and I am well pleased with it.
Just look at the SC veriz...
FACTS OF ALL 3 3G CARRIERS
now how halarious this may be about att finally being put in thier place, just remember... that att really had not changed till 2005. may i remind everyone of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNT1Y2sLLKU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OLdo06RKu8&NR =1 and if you see others then fine... but this isnt the first. att has always been slow in thier 3g expansion... heres an example of 2008 with verizon vs att http://www.evdoinfo.com/images/stories/VZWvsA TT_3Gcoverage.png and heres the updated att now http://www.xti9.com/att/att3gfull.gif so its clear.
We Shouldn't Be Surprized By These Ads...
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November 05, 2008NAD Sides with Sprint Nextel over Verizon PTT Ads
By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Senior Editor
Companies seeking to attract or retain customers sometimes employ the strategy of comparing their products or services to offerings from competitors, the obvious implication being that one is significantly better than the other. While this can be a successful strategy in some cases, itâ€™s also dangerous.
One of the latest examples o ...