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    There's A Map for That..Oh Yeah, And A Lawsuit

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    AT&T is pulling no punches in rebuttal to Verizon's latest commercials comparing their 3G coverage to that of AT&T's. According to a report from Reuters, "AT&T Inc is suing Verizon Wireless in an effort to stop its bigger mobile rival from using "misleading" coverage maps in advertisements that AT&T says are causing it to lose "incalculable market share."

    According to the lawsuit which AT&T filed in Atlanta federal court, a recently launched ad campaign shows maps with white spaces that mislead consumers into thinking AT&T has no network coverage outside of areas where it offers high-speed mobile services, known as third-generation or 3G.

    But AT&T argued that its customers can "fully use their wireless devices outside of a '3G' coverage area and undisputedly have coverage in areas depicted by white or blank spaces on the maps used in Verizon's advertisements."

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    AT&T is complaining? Hahahahaha now THAT'S funny. The truth hurts and AT&T is hurting.

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    They sure are hurting. And I see those commercials more and more and each time feels like its more personal. Hahaha

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    You know I have att and I'm in denver I'm never out of 3G range lol,and in that map we hardly have any coverage lol

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    The truth to the matter is, the VZ do have more 3G coverage than ATT.
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    I just checked AT&T's 3G coverage map for my area (I'm jumping ship in March or sooner) and they have excellent 3G coverage in my area (Missouri City, TX).


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    Technically AT&T should just shutup because Verizon does mention 3G coverage and not just ANY coverage. So then the maps are accurate and AT&T is just upset because they look so bad.

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    yeah, i thought i heard "spotty 3G coverage". wtf are they complaining about? they know they suck. they know their customer satisfaction rate is falling at AT&T as a whole company. what about giving better service and stop suing people? at least when apple sues, it's 'cause they don't suck.
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    AT&T needs money that is why this is happening. I think it is funny! I like the VZW commercial but i thought it was a spin off from the iPhone commercials. LOL

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    LMFAO. I have AT&T and I have great 3G coverage. I just think all this complaining is funny. People are going to choose whatever wireless carrier they want to -regardless.

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    I want cookies and Milk. Ah crap, I hope there isn't an app for that, cuz I don't want to get sued.

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    What's really funny is how few people actually even make a connection. What a waste of money and courts' time for lawsuits. Spend more time making service better and devices people want. Enough with sueing people. Yes I love America, but I hate stupid people.

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    I noticed a few others mentioned it too but I think AT&T is being stupid. Verizon SPECIFICALLY says "want to know why your friend has spotty 3G coverage? There's a map for that" No where do they mention anything about EDGE or otherwise. Who in the world would be knocking another companies standard data network - that's so 90's.

    By the way, who do you think will be forking the bill for this lawsuit? My guess - AT&T will now charge you for even thinking about tethering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MStrawder View Post
    AT&T is pulling no punches in rebuttal to Verizon's latest commercials comparing their 3G coverage to that of AT&T's. According to a report from Reuters, "AT&T Inc is suing Verizon Wireless in an effort to stop its bigger mobile rival from using "misleading" coverage maps in advertisements that AT&T says are causing it to lose "incalculable market share."

    According to the lawsuit which AT&T filed in Atlanta federal court, a recently launched ad campaign shows maps with white spaces that mislead consumers into thinking AT&T has no network coverage outside of areas where it offers high-speed mobile services, known as third-generation or 3G.

    But AT&T argued that its customers can "fully use their wireless devices outside of a '3G' coverage area and undisputedly have coverage in areas depicted by white or blank spaces on the maps used in Verizon's advertisements."

    Check out the full article here.
    I agree 100% the Ads are misleading. I've been waiting for this announcement haha! There are a lot more honest ways to attack AT&T.

    AT&T 3G is simply newer for them and thus they have a lot more areas to upgrade from EDGE. Verizon is just lucky to be on CDMA. On AT&T when you are out of 3G coverage, EDGE works and works well! Plus, usually thats in remote areas anyway.

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    I wanna see AT&Apple sucker punch Verizon with an ad that uses Verizon's "Red" Check mark pointing out the things Verizon does not provide. I, raton pattent this idea. Fo' real!
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