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Map for That Slam  (Source: Engadget)
There is a map for that, and Verizon's is better

If there is one thing that is true about the wireless industry, it is that each of the major companies tries to claim that it is the best, biggest, or most popular in some aspect. It's not rare to see some of the big companies like AT&T and Verizon claiming virtually identical things about their networks.

This leads to  some interesting commercials at times and one of the latest is Verizon Wireless taking a swipe at AT&T over its overused "There's an app for that" tagline. The commercial shows an AT&T user and a Verizon user walking and using navigation presumably. The map above the AT&T users head shows the coverage of the AT&T 3G network and the map over the Verizon user's head shows the 3G coverage area for Verizon. Verizon then proceeds to poke at AT&T's inferior 3G coverage saying “There's a map for that”.

It goes without saying that the Verizon 3G overage area is much larger if the claims are to be believed. I can believe the AT&T network is smaller, 3G coverage is notoriously shoddy with AT&T, and any iPhone user can tell you that 3G signals come and go frequently. This is one of the most humorous commercials for a mobile provider that I have seen since Alltel was doing those spots with that fat kid. A response from AT&T has to be coming soon.

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My 3g has been great
By aebiv on 10/6/2009 10:32:14 AM , Rating: 2
While I don't doubt the iPhone has 3G woes from everything I've read about the lackluster phone, my previous HTC phones have had excellent 3G support from AT&T, and considering that the EDGE connection is usually fast enough, and the 3G blows away any Verizon Aircards I've tried... Well, I'm happy with my AT&T

RE: My 3g has been great
By FITCamaro on 10/6/2009 11:02:35 AM , Rating: 2
A co-worker of mine uses a Verizon air card on his laptop and he's downloaded stuff at over 150 KB/s through it. It's quite quick.

RE: My 3g has been great
By aebiv on 10/6/2009 11:50:14 AM , Rating: 3
In the San Francisco area I average 3mbps download speeds when tethered to my laptop.

RE: My 3g has been great
By kmmatney on 10/7/2009 1:07:53 AM , Rating: 1
My 3G has been pretty good in Denver with my iPhone, so I really can't complain at all. One of the problem with the iPhone is that users tend to use the Apps a lot more than other phones, especially web-browsing, so 3G issues are a bigger deal.

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
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