AT&T attacks Verizon’s 3G map ads: ‘There’s a misrepresentation for that’

“As Verizon has stepped up its efforts to portray AT&T’s data network as sparse and largely unavailable, AT&T has published information that shows Verizon isn’t telling the whole story,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.

“Verizon began advertising its 3G coverage against AT&T’s in a series of ads poking fun at Apple’s ‘there’s an app for that’ iPhone commercials, presenting coverage maps of its own 3G CDMA/EVDO network in red against much more limited 3G service coverage maps for AT&T’s 3G network presented in blue,” McLean reports.

“The problem is that Verizon isn’t actually comparing the two company’s data networks; it restricts its comparison to ‘3G data’ because outside of 3G, Verizon doesn’t really have a data network; users revert to extremely slow CDMA 1xRTT service, which only provides dialup speed data access,” McLean reports.

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64 Comments

  1. EDGE isn’t 3G. Verizon is doing an apples to apples comparison of the 3G networks, not an apples and oranges to apples comparison.

    Sorry if your come up short with SBC’s data network, I mean AT&T;’s data network, but that’s what you get with with SBC, I mean AT&T;.

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