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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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Looking forward...
By Targon on 10/10/2009 11:54:35 AM , Rating: 2
One thing that is in the works is 4G and 5G, which will be available due to that bandwidth auction. At that point, when the next generation is deployed, the replaced equipment will be pushed out into the rural areas, and 3G will be a lot more common, and it will be the 4G/5G stuff that they will be shouting about.

One thing to consider is what devices are available on each network. The iPhone has a lot of hype, but I honestly wonder how well it will do once the Palm Pre is available for AT&T and Verizon. There will be other devices released in the next few years that will also make the iPhone seem like a lot of hype compared to how good the device is as a phone vs. what features the device is.




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