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jeff17

join:2000-12-11
US
reply to ScottMo

Re: And they'll be the first......

makes sense to put the coverage where the people are.


bdon78
I didn't do it

join:2009-05-18
Decatur, GA

Agreed...seems obvious right?



thegeek
Premium
join:2008-02-21
right here
kudos:2
reply to jeff17

but that 97% is only 2G and they are talking about how they have the fastest 3G network throughout the entire commericals. you have to pause it and read the fine print to see that the 97% is only 2G. thats just as bad a misrepresentation.



morbo
Complete Your Transaction

join:2002-01-22
00000

Let me tell you that those ads worked for the average joe. I explained to them why Verizon having 3x the 3g coverage that AT&T has is a different claim that what AT&T was saying in their rebuttal commercials.



ScottMo
Once in a Lifetime
Premium,MVM
join:2000-12-15
Stony Brook, NY
reply to jeff17

I agree it makes sense for AT&T (few providers want to cover very small towns, deserts, and forests), but you have to be careful when reading. 97% of Americans doesn't mean it covers 97% of the country.



In looking at the map, it looks like 80% of America is actually covered (maybe 85% of the Continuous 48).

I'm just urging my children to be careful around advertising especially the wording they choose.


hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

that map has been around for YEARS they never up date that thing and a good share of that map is still probably EDGE.
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Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT
reply to ScottMo

Click for full size
The real at&t 3G map (sorry about the quick Cut and Paste)

cahiatt
Premium
join:2001-03-21
Smyrna, GA

1 recommendation

reply to morbo

Re: ATT worried about label accuracy?

Hey ATT! If you are worried about marketing and label accuracy, how about pricing your $19.95 phone service at a real $19.95 plus REQUIRED taxes. Stop with the underhanded bullshit fees.



RRedline
Rated R
Premium
join:2002-05-15
Attleboro, MA
reply to ScottMo

Re: And they'll be the first......

The point is that Verizon was specifically referring to AT&T's much smaller 3G footprint, and AT&T responded with intentionally misleading advertising about covering 97% of Americans. Yeah, but not covering 97% with 3G! They went from bragging about being able to surf the web while talking on the phone (something that hardly anyone needs or wants to do), to the 97% figure. That was shady advertising, and they knew it.

AT&T spent millions responding with misleading advertising. Those millions could have been spent expanding their 3G footprint.
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jap
Premium
join:2003-08-10
038xx

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reply to bdon78

Equally obvious that people don't stand in one place, they tend to be mobile. Which is why they have mobile phones. And they want to know which 3% of America they should avoid. Or seek, as the case may be.