Originally Posted by Mazda 3s
The "Misfit Toys" one is pure genius. That being said, I know everyone loves to crap on AT&T's service, but I have no complaints here in the Raleigh, NC area.
indeed. i'm in LA and have had no issues.
Originally Posted by Jerseymac
Santa, if you're listening, all I want for Christmas is a Verizon iPhone.
you must be talking Christmas 2011 cause that is when it is plausible
Originally Posted by anantksundaram
Lame. They could have got a real iPhone.
or perhaps not. there are rules about using products in ads, tv shows etc. if they didn't have the proper permissions they could get sued. and I doubt Apple would say yes since the ads are bashing a partner
Originally Posted by alandail
Verizon can't directly attack the iPhone too much since sometime next year they'll be selling it.
MIGHT. not will. and the might is at this point unlikely. despite the articles about the 3way chipset it also says that it will be sampling next summer. which means it isn't likely to show up for real for up to a year after that.
the best we might have next summer is unlocked phones good for all GSM carriers. but even a fight between ATT and TMobile could produce better rates etc so it is still all good.
Originally Posted by Mazda 3s
I think that you are reading the ads wrong. These ads are in no way an attack on Apple or the iPhone -- they are direct assault on AT&T.
it would be more plausible an argument if they toss a blackberry or two in the ads. to cover the notion of all smart phones. instead they only use, and clearly show that it is meant to be, iphones.
also there have been articles saying that ATT's Edge is 90% the speed of Verizon's 3g with ATT's 3g being slightly faster. which is why they are taking issue with the ads even though the maps are clearly marked "3g coverage". so they need to whip up some ads on this point to counter the ads.
Originally Posted by Andyinc91
i dont see why verizon has to keep using the iPhone in their anti-at&t commercials. if they wanna get on Apple's good side in order to get the iPhone next year,
perhaps they know that despite this talk of a dual chip, tri-chip, Apple has no plans to support CDMA so they aren't really losing anything taking shots at the iphone.
Originally Posted by Rot'nApple
But not Steve Jobs? I thought it was him that worked the deal with Cingular(AT&T) and then telling us consumers at the iPhone introduction in January that Cingular/AT&T was the best choice!
at the time that they made that announcement it was the best choice. ATT was better than TMobile and the choice was to support GSM not CDMA. Also, for all we know ATT promised them that the network was enough to cover the traffic and being improved all the time.
trouble was that the iphone was more popular than anyone expected. and ATT can't keep up. As perhaps TMobile would not have been able to, or even Verizon.
Originally Posted by Quadra 610
Too bad the ads won't really achieve much because the iPhone . . . is not available on Verizon. And the iPhone's growth isn't slowing down anytime soon.
Here's today's MDN take:
Verizon had better be careful. This is Steve Jobs they're dealing with and this ad is sure to come up, if not played on a huge screen, when Verizon again comes begging Apple for an iPhone deal. Or maybe Verizon just has a death wish: iPhone 4G in the U.S. on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
actually no it isn't. they blew it with the last comment. Sprint is NOT going LTE. they are supporting Wimax. so no iphone for them.
guess you missed that it was a rumor and not an announcement from Jobs and company. that's when something is real. not when AI etc say it might happen