Verizon Responds to AT&T Suit, Calls It 'Meritless'
Today Verizon Wireless responded at length to AT&T's lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order against Verizon that would prevent it from airing a series of commercials that attach AT&T's 3G network. In a 53-page filing, Verizon said, "AT&T's request for a TCO is meritless for several reasons." The reasons, according to Verizon, are that the facts regarding Verizon's 3G coverage compared to AT&T's 3G coverage are being accurately portrayed, and that AT&T has admitted this. "The stark truth, as revealed by the concededly accurate coverage maps in Verizon’s advertising, is that the geographic reach of AT&T’s 3G network is far less extensive than AT&T would have the public believe — and far less extensive than Verizon's 3G network. AT&T failed to invest adequately in the necessary infrastructure to expand its 3G coverage to support its growth in smartphone business, and the usefulness of its service to smartphone users has suffered accordingly. AT&T may not like the message that the ads send, but this Court should reject its efforts to silence the messenger."
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ATT got more smartphones, but
all i need is my Droid! haha
that old junk iphone is getting boring now!
Having said that....the realy sad part ofr Apple is ATT.
If the network (ATTs) worked as smoothly and simply as the hardware (iPhone), life would be perfect.
IS THIS TRUE???
What about that other data network I have on my phone, EDGE... I keep reading that it is comparable, even faster than some of the network that Verizon uses... Is there any truth to this?
Its funny how they never attack sprint
62% of at&t's total US coverage is 3g
47% of verizon total US coverage is 3g
99% of sprint's total US Coverage is 3g, and 14% of their coverage is 4g compatable.
What is even worse is when I was in katanaing PA, I was getting more roaming verizon coverage then my fiance was with her verizon phone, my pre had 5 bars roaming her ENv2 had 3. At&t has more 3g coverage and it is faster, however verizon has more 2g coverage.
Verizon is being slammed by the fed government on 2 occasions.
1.) Claiming their entire map is 3g(which is false) and that the fact their map has 1 solid color indicating full coverage when they do not. Falsifyin...
Was this a prank thread lol.
By the w...
And if 62% of AT&T's coverage is 3G than...
AT&T should thank Verizon...
It is said that a business should thank their competition more than their friends.
A friend will mostly hold back insults or constructive criticism in respect to not hurt your feelings. A competitor will not. They will be relentless and go out of their way to bring you down. If not for a competitor, A business would become lazy. Nothing would go forward.
That is exactly what has happened here.
AT&T has sat on any advancements to benefit their subscribers. What they have successfully done is completely relied on their friends(New and current subscribers for the iphone) and essentially perceived this as a compliment for their services and being the best. Verizon has detected this and zoomed in on the ...
It is AT&T's fault for not enhancing and expanding their net...
sigh...bad for ATT
What a shame...
Let's Get Ready To Rumble..
would you like to have ...
Verizon just admitted they mixed up coverage vs. quality
Verizon Wireless just admitted they're mixing up 3G coverage vs. 3G quality.
VZW at this point (Nov 2009) does have more of its towers transmitting EV-DO Rev. A ready than AT&T's WCDMA (HDPA) network.
Bottom line is this is an Ad gimmick on VZW's part. Will they get burned time will only tell.
This is 2003 all over for Verizon Wireless and they did the same thing when the launched Push to Talk with Nextel. Verizon ads were all about the bigger push to talk coverage are compared to Nextel. This was true
Gotta pay the Piper sometimes.......
This will have positive outcomes for everyone .....really. At&t will have to improve their network now or risk losing customers. Verizon will be forced to keep chugging on and keep their network ahead of the game.