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Verizon Challenges Sprint's 'Most Dependable' Ad Claims

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THE AD CLEARLY STATE 3G COVERAGE NOT VOICE

SPRINTHERO

Nov 25, 2009, 11:15 AM
I think verizon is calling Americans stupid. What does 3G network have to do with making calls u can't drop a call while surfing the web they are confusing people and there are people out there dumb enough out there who don't know that there is a difference. WOW CAN U SAY DESPERATE I GUESS THE DROID NOT DOING SO WELL CAN U SAT HTC HERO W FREE ANYTIME MOBILE TO ANY CELL PHONE FREE 7PM DATA AND TEXT GPS SPRINT TV AND SPRINT RADIO $69.99 I THINK PEOPLE A COMPLAINING ABOUT VERIZON PRICES SO THEY WANT TO TRICK PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE THE BEST. PEOPLE WILL BREAK A CONTRACT IN A MINUTE FOR PREPAID SERVICE SO VERIZON BETTER WAKE UP
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wecivus

Nov 25, 2009, 1:10 PM
I think YOU are the stupid American. None of this is referring to voice. CDMA data or EVDO, is a 3G technology that transmits data similar to 1xRTT voice channel. You can drop a data call just like a voice call. Your data call can also be blocked if there is not an open data channel.
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SPRINTHERO

Nov 25, 2009, 1:58 PM
Like i said before Surprised Verizon has fewer dropped/blocked calls than sprint
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iori276

Nov 28, 2009, 9:55 AM
This is incorrect. Well for some Alltel mergeries Razz The merger killed my recpetion. i was forced into 1X for a few months.... Sad and dropped 95% of my calls regardless of area all over South Carolina. never dropped one with sprint yet, or alltel. ( even after updating PRL's and getting Hybrid prl's put on. ) Sad
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rynels

Nov 25, 2009, 7:00 PM
Posts like this make me glad I work for multiple carriers.
These forums are filled with fanboys of a single carrier that will make claims about price and a phone when something completely different is being argued.

Also, grammar helps.
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DigitalFruit

Nov 28, 2009, 12:13 PM
I agree with the OP an I people take the time to understand clearly what verizon is argueing.

Sprint claim is that it has the most dependable 3G network.

The claim here is that Sprint 3G data service is more dependable than other carriers. Now this is the quote from Verizon's aguement:

"According to the AP, The division said the most recent tests by the researcher Nielsen Co. showed Verizon had fewer calls blocked or dropped than Sprint."

Verizon is argueing apples while Sprint is claiming Oranges. Sprint's claim of having the most dependable 3G network has NOTHING to do with voice coverage to argue "fewer calls blocked or dropped
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mont345

Nov 28, 2009, 2:17 PM
well the better business bureau needs to tell verizon to drop there ads claiming the most reliable, and att ad the fastest 3g network everyone nos its all hype also, what kind of bull is this whats good for the goose is good for the gander!!!all because verizon is upset cause att got up in there as like a wedge e!! Mad
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JayMGRSPRINT

Nov 28, 2009, 2:58 PM
Its nothing but silly little competition. Blahzay blahzay etc. We all know that Sprint's data coverage is whicked good just like Verizons BUT...for about a quarter cheaper. Let them say what they want. If you dont like it, switch carriers
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GumpsWaal

Nov 28, 2009, 1:10 PM
cheap plans for crap customer care, i'd rather pay more
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