Originally Posted by AppleInsider
"However, some recent ads from Verizon are so blatantly false and misleading, that we want to set the record straight about AT&T's wireless data coverage."
It goes on to explain that AT&T's wireless data network reaches nearly all of the U.S. population
Lol... You cant claim something is false, when its not, AT&T. There was nothing "false" about the ad... thats throwaway rhetoric-- what was incorrect with the ad? Nothing. Misleading? Maybe-- but only if people are poorly informed. Again, if we take into account how well informed people are, Im still waiting for the DSL and cable companies to be sued for using Megabits to portray internet speed (which is commonly confused with Megabytes when shown as Mbps).
Also, that other line is funny, because AT&T's internal documents show they consider their "Data" network to be their 3G UMTS network. The #G network, by AT&T's numbers, covers around 70-75% of the population-- how is that "nearly all"? Nearly all is like 90%+, maybe 80%+ if we are being liberal. I mean, if you lend someone $1000, and they say they will repay you nearly all, and they give you $750, how would you respond? Again using throwaway and MISLEADING rhetoric. Also, that doesnt get into the lousy coverage outside of urban centers (where most of that population is). The fair argument about Verizon being misleading would be "Their maps dont count our data & VOICE coverage and make us look like we lack any coverage in many areas". Dont try to call verizon misleading while then playing up ONLY your lousy data network or trying to equate EDGE to the quality of a real 3G network-- using non-3G for anything other than text msg data is a joke. I mean, you are trying to call them misleading, and then act like (or "mislead" if you will) that your 3G data services are in areas not shown by their map. Your 3G network is lousy, if you dont like the maps, make an argument for data & voice, or improve your network faster.
This response is ridiculous.