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AT&T comeback (ads)

cdog2198

Dec 2, 2009, 2:32 AM
There is another one that will be airing pretty soon. The commercial features Luke Wilson displaying left over minutes from verizon and Att. There's a trap door under the left over minutes for Verizon. The trap door opens os you can imagine the rest.
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VZW611LA

Dec 2, 2009, 11:16 AM
Umm... did you look at the first video posted?? Rolling Eyes
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cdog2198

Dec 2, 2009, 12:09 PM
Man I missed it. I thought I saw the first one. I was viewing the videos from my iPhone. Lol
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The Cellular Jesus

Dec 2, 2009, 9:39 AM
No one has posted them because they are lame attempts by AT&T. The truth is this:

AT&T can't do internet
AT&T can't do landlines
AT&T can't do cellular service

Why? Because Ma Bell is too big to do anything right anymore.

I say, force that beech to divest herself yet again.
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jrfdsf

Dec 3, 2009, 6:40 PM
The Cellular Jesus said:
No one has posted them because they are lame attempts by AT&T. The truth is this:

AT&T can't do internet
AT&T can't do landlines
AT&T can't do cellular service

Why? Because Ma Bell is too big to do anything right anymore.

I say, force that beech to divest herself yet again.

...AT&T still manages to beat Verizon every quarter in sales and profitability.
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VZW611LA

Dec 2, 2009, 11:16 AM
What does rollover have to do with 3G? Oh yeah, lots of customers can't make calls on the 3G network because its eather crashed or has to many users on it and just says Call Failed. Now I see why Rollover is needed.
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acdc1a

Dec 2, 2009, 12:37 PM
Think of how many minutes you can save when you can't make a phone call! Drooling
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G2smooth

Dec 4, 2009, 3:16 PM
I travel up and down the East Coast from GA to NY and NEVER had a failed call. There are more than one variable for those that have experienced it. I am satisfied with AT&T.
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Menno

Dec 2, 2009, 12:32 PM
so a company points out that att's 3g is lacking, att responds by saying that they have 2g coverage for voice... I totally see how the two are related.
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Crazy Sexy Vegan

Dec 2, 2009, 2:01 PM
Menno said:
so a company points out that att's 3g is lacking, att responds by saying that they have 2g coverage for voice... I totally see how the two are related.


LOL. AT&T is ok, but they need to get over Verizon's ads. It's just business.
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Tomdg07

Dec 2, 2009, 2:39 PM
when the average consumer doesn't even no how to turn their phone on without calling tech support, ummm... ya thats att's comeback. att is completely right that the verizon ads are misleading, and that many people look at them commercials and believe that those are the only places where att service will work at all. That being said and the fact that the verizon ads, however misleadig, are true. so what to propose att air as a comeback commercial??? would u like the CEO to come on a commercial and say " I'm sorry America Ive been so focused on devices that i turned a blind eye to the rapidly growing need for high speed data and will do my best to improve in the next few yrs but until than I'm sorry, as a parting gift i will waive all etfs an...
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Azeron

Dec 2, 2009, 7:16 PM
AT&T claimed Verizon's "Maps" commercials implied that where there was no AT&T 3G coverage...there was no service. Therefore these commercials touting the areas and pops which AT&T covers would correct that impression (assuming consumers truly are too dumb to understand Verizon's commercials). Alas, AT&T has no defense against their actual lack of 3G coverage so they have no choice but to ignore it. I can understand that.
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Sigma1570

Dec 3, 2009, 4:20 PM
Edge works fine for 90% of tasks. How many times do you need to watch susan boyle on youtube anyways!
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Menno

Dec 3, 2009, 4:27 PM
funny.. I seem to remember ATT proponents making fun of Verizon for their lack of wifi, and Verizon saying something along the lines of "3g works fine for 90% of tasks. how much speed matters on a 2.5" screen anyway?" and them being laughed at.
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Sigma1570

Dec 3, 2009, 4:46 PM
I never said that.
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crackberry

Dec 4, 2009, 1:39 PM
right... and wasn't it at&t that started wiht the mass advertising of 3G? even released a phone with the 3G as part of the name. they started it and verizon finished it.
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zentec

Dec 2, 2009, 2:32 PM
How about making Verizon eat it by just making the network better?

AT&T is tolerable aside from the glaring coverage holes in some areas. I have no idea who planned to have the southwest end of city of 25,000 a dead zone, but a good place to start would be to actually fill it in. 2G is fine, 3G would be better considering it's a rather wealthy area.

Just fix what's wrong and move along. Verizon does a fine job of shooting their own foot.
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Tomdg07

Dec 2, 2009, 2:43 PM
good idea, why didnt anyone already thing of just fixing the network??? ill make a few alls and have some guys throw a few towers in all the white spots of the map and than verizon will have nothing to say!!!, o wait never mind that woudl only take billions of dollars and a few yrs to complete. Eh?
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Azeron

Dec 2, 2009, 7:28 PM
Do you have any idea how much it would cost to build out their network to match Verizon? Never mind that AT&T does not see the need to fill in the geographic coverage. When they state that they cover seventy-five percent of Americans already I interpret that as saying they are doing enough already. Sure they are filling in 850 in certain locales but they appear to have no intention in covering more pops than they are already. Why should they? They are out-selling Verizon already. Verizon has more customers, but AT&T is growing at a faster rate. Until AT&T loses ground to Verizon in growth VZW's commercials are just cute and witty.
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zentec

Dec 3, 2009, 10:21 AM
As a matter of fact, I can readily appreciate how much it costs to add capacity and fill in the gaps. I had a previous job working with a firm that designs and builds digital trunking systems.

You raise a valid point in that investing a lot of money to fill in coverage areas may not provide a noticeable return upon investment. But that's where AT&T's bean counters are missing the point and fail to properly account for goodwill.

Customer goodwill would happen whenever my brother travels up (like last week) from Florida and visits our parents. They live in a dead zone for AT&T. Absolutely no hope of a signal, even outside. This is an area of 200,000 people wedged between Detroit and Toledo. This isn't the sticks.

Filling in co...
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Azeron

Dec 3, 2009, 5:53 PM
"You raise a valid point in that investing a lot of money to fill in coverage areas may not provide a noticeable return upon investment."

That is ALL I am saying.

AT&T investor: "The network is inferior you say? (Stuffing hundred dollar bills in pockets) Hmmmmmm...funny I can't tell."

The bottom line IS the bottom line. I may not be willing to become a customer, but I certainly understand why they do the things they do.
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VZW611LA

Dec 3, 2009, 10:57 AM
Is put a map of natvice service up there, then show AT&T's Roaming area and say "Spend to much time out here with AT&T, they will kick you off and end your service".
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erikpkp

Dec 3, 2009, 12:17 PM
funny... since neither VZW or ATT let you activate service with thier home zip code in a "roaming" area. the systems won't let you...
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VZW611LA

Dec 3, 2009, 12:57 PM
Huh? What does activating service in a Roaming area have to do with what I said? But, for Verizon, you can activate service in a Roaming area. You won't have a local number, but you can do manual programing. No big deal.
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MrGoofball

Dec 3, 2009, 2:51 PM
Uh my verizon contract has the same stipulation of you spend to much time roaming you gonna get Das Boot same as att does.
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erikpkp

Dec 3, 2009, 3:41 PM
every carrier has that clause...if you do not live in the wireless carriers footprint you cannot get said carriers service. you can mess with the system and use a false address and then switch the billing address, but then your just messing with the person and they could end up getting the cancelation notice...
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AshDizzle

Dec 9, 2009, 9:43 PM
VZW611LA said:
Huh? What does activating service in a Roaming area have to do with what I said? But, for Verizon, you can activate service in a Roaming area. You won't have a local number, but you can do manual programing. No big deal.


I would love for someone official from VZW to see you saying this. This is a huge no no for all telcos. The company has to pay for every minute, text, and kilobyte of roaming for their customers. So no, it is a big deal. You don't know everything, no matter how much you think you do.
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jrfdsf

Dec 10, 2009, 11:04 AM
AshDizzle said:

I would love for someone official from VZW to see you saying this. This is a huge no no for all telcos. The company has to pay for every minute, text, and kilobyte of roaming for their customers. So no, it is a big deal. You don't know everything, no matter how much you think you do.

He is probably a 15 year old kid who thinks that everything he hears in commercials is the gospel.
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VZW611LA

Dec 10, 2009, 11:16 AM
Um.. We do it ALL the time. People who live in Alaska to say. Verizon does not care how much you roam.
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AshDizzle

Dec 9, 2009, 9:46 PM
Far less than 1% of AT&T's customer base is affected by this. I don't think spending millions of dollars on an ad campaign that affects off-network users in a rural area that Verizon probably doesn't even service either is very effective.

But I forgot you never had a formal education, so I guess that explains it.
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texaswireless

Dec 5, 2009, 10:52 PM
Not sure if this has been mentioned but Verizon's ads are better for one big reason. You can visually SEE Verizon's point.

AT&T's ads suck but Apple's ad showing simultanious voice and data usage is really good because it is visually relevant.
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Hombre07

Dec 7, 2009, 10:33 AM
Yea they are, I get my own customers telling me how much more coverage Verizon has over AT&T on TV when the place they use their phone is supposed to be a dead spot. Maybe AT&T was right when they said Verizon was making AT&T look like that had no coverage at all.
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Azeron

Dec 8, 2009, 9:37 AM
...or maybe people just aren't bright?

Fortunately, AT&T produced commercials which addressed the perception that they do not have voice coverage rather than what the Verizon commercials stated, which is that they do not have 3G coverage.
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Anxiovert

Dec 8, 2009, 10:18 PM
I think you'll soon be an AT&T customer..... Wink
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