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AT&T and Apple sued in New Jersey for slow and non-existing 3G signals

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AT&T and Apple sued in New Jersey for slow and non-existing 3G signals
Once again, Apple and AT&T are being sued-this time in New Jersey-over claims that the duo misrepresented the abilities of Apple's iPhone 3G and AT&T's 3G network. The plaintiff, Damone Dickerson, says that he could only connect to the network just a fraction of the time. Dickerson claims that most of the time he was not able to receive a 3G signal at all and he wants both companies to change their advertising and labeling and he is seeking compensatory, statutory and punitive damages from the firms. Apple and AT&T have been sued before over this issue in San Diego, Florida, Texas and Alabama. In a New York court, Apple has asked that a similar case be dismissed. Dickerson's lawsuit charges Apple and AT&T with a multitude of wrongdoing including Negligence, Breach of Contract and Unjust Enrichment to name just a few. No court date has been announced.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. The Godfather (unregistered)


ownage BB Storm has 3g coverage through the whole state. Owned twice over

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 10:23

2. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Godfather, you know I got your back but seriously.VZDUB IN THE HIZZOUSE!! That lawsuit is as funny as it is fraudulent.

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 10:55

3. ccarrier012 (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


Godfather, get off Verizon's cock and go play in traffic.

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 13:41

8. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dont hate because vzw is the best cell carrier, and we dont make stupid claims we cant back up

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 14:56

11. htsee (Posts: 86; Member since: 15 Mar 2009)


All carriers make claims they can't back up, or are fudging the truth. Most claims can be verified by some way shape or form. Greatest voice coverage* *In the basement of a cellular providers basement.

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 20:44

16. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


YO ccarrier012, remove the iPhone from your ass and choke on it. Thanks.

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 08:43

19. The Godfather (unregistered)


that was soooo original. I suppose you edited that 4 or 5 times because it was so unique and made me sooooo angry as well. How about getting off my dick jock rider and go roam around for a wi fi spot bitch.

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 11:43

4. The Doc (Posts: 122; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


You would think that At&t would change its advertisements already. Stop advertising something you can't back up. CCARRIER012, don't be mad at everyone that your company is being sued. Apparently, we could crawl through At&t's 3G traffic and have no worries! GO VZW!!!

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 11:53

5. superawesomeguy (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Mar 2009)


who do i sound like when i say this....OMG GO VZW!! (in a girly/godfather/thedoc / leion voice) ..its funny to see how much people rep a certain company even though im pretty sure i dont see none of these guys on the commercial for verizon saying "can you hear me now?"

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 12:20

6. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


and what relevance does that bear? Thats right, none whatsoever!

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 14:40

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that and some of us work for verzion, so yea GO VZW! RULE THE WIRELESS WORLD!! you know why, cuz i GET PAID MORE! :)

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 20:45

17. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Trust me, if we could be in the commercial we would. Hell, Hesse could put me in a Sprint commercial (and you know how I hate Sprint) and I'd do it. Can you say $$$$$? Oh, and GO VZW, FTW!

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 08:44

20. The Godfather (unregistered)


dont be so sure about NOT being in a commercial or 3 . Thanks Mr Assumptive but Paul isnt the only one getting into the commercials ( Paul would be the test drive guys real name fyi).

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 13:27

7. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


People are doing anything for money these days. Seriously, suing over not getting a signal? But, if you clearly go to the AT&T website, NJ is a state that has some of the best 3G signals! So clearly, I call BS on this story!

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 14:41

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I guess even their site lies to you about coverage. i mean they do scream "best coverage" all over their commercials, with 5 pages of mice type that i cant read on my bigscreen explaining out its all really a lie.

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 20:43

15. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


You're calling BS on that??? Whoa...well then that must mean it's BS. LOL dude, you're a moron.

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 16:14

12. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


at&t has sucky 3g. i drove straight down to florida with my at&t buddy and i had 3g the whole way and he didnt. i also had better voice coverage....at&t better step up their GAME

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 17:40

13. tmofanboy432 (Posts: 139; Member since: 12 Jan 2009)


i dont like verizon there wayyyyy 2 over rated, at&t needs 2 get wit itt

posted on 22 Mar 2009, 20:41

14. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


You're spelling happens to be way overrated there buddy. Go back to the third grade.

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 07:37

18. PL007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Feb 2009)


Whether you sign up for AT&T or VZW, correct me if I"m wrong, you have 30 days to try out the phone/service. Cancel your service before the period is up. After that, sorry pay the ETF. I did when I was not happy with a carrier I had.

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 11:06

21. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


I live in bfd GA, I have AT&T and I have a 3G signal 95% of the time, and I get the mobile TV service out here, so how is this kid in Jersey trying to sue for having non-existant 3G? He's trying to get a pretty penny, its bogus.

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 19:01

24. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Wait, wait, wait...You live in Georgia, and that means there HAS to be 3g service in NJ? You're dumb. I'd like to say much more, but moronic imbeciles like yourself just wouldn't understand. You and Jyakotu should move in together, you'd make a great retarded couple.

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 11:01

27. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


Ok, lets look at this situation, we have a kid, on a message board, on a phone website, talking smack, and they're the one calling someone else an imbecile/ retard...really? I bet most, if not all, of you guys who talk garbage on these things suddenly grow a pair once you get in front of your monitors, you guys are pretty pathetic, but eh, what are you gonna do, when dumbasses mass producing, they're bound to pop up everywhere. So Spartan, I don't blame you for doing what you do, its in your genes, its all you know. But word of advice, before you call others moronic, do realize that when a moron calls another a moron, the word does become null and void, its like using a double negative, the word loses its meaning. I hope you learned something =]

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 21:55

28. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Let's do look at this situation, shall we? You live in Georgia, correct? K. You say that because you get 3g coverage, Mobile TV coverage even, that surely in NJ, where the lawsuit is taking place, there is in fact 3g coverage, and this person is trying to make a quick buck. Welcome to class, because you're about to learn a few good lessons. First off, the iPhone 3g (Which you have a Vu, so your point if it was at all relevant is no longer relevant.) has a KNOWN issue connecting to 3g. It's known, people have known this since July of last year. It's not new, it's one of the main flaws that even though you can be in 3g coverage the iPhone 3g will only pick up 2g EDGE service. Hence why this guy is saying it's misleading because it says 3g, but why has so many devices failed in picking up 3g? And Apple claims they've fixed this, but they haven't. And it's not number 1 on their priority list. Second off, I'm not sure if you've realized this, but lately in the news AT&T doesn't have the greatest network by a variety of good sources such as Consumer Reports and JD Power & Associates. And also, AT&T doesn't have the greatest rep when it comes to advertising. Remember the "Fewest dropped calls" campaign? Do you know why they don't air it anymore? Competitors filed cease and desist orders because in the tiny, tiny fine print it said through a third party survey that in the Twin Cities, on every other Tuesday afternoon between 5pm and 5:30pm, AT&T had the fewest dropped calls. AT&T has been KNOWN to mislead and falsely advertise about their network. It's not new, so whether or not he's trying to make a buck, it's not BS. They're known issues. Now, about talking smack. I called you a moronic imbecile because you came in swinging on a phone industry forum saying some guy is BSing the lawsuit. You obviously didn't know any of the above topics before you posted. Therefore, when it comes to the industry, you don't have a great knowledge of the history and happenings of the industry. Yet YOU feel the need to spew your biased and unfounded opinions on the topic. And you're calling me a kid? You really think that I'm acting all big and bad because I think you're a moron because you spoke out on a topic you knew nothing about? Yes, you're right, being correct and calling people like I see them is in my genes. Oh, and Artz, don't give people advice if you can't take your own advice. You dare to chastise me about calling people names on forums when you call my parents and myself "dumbasses?" Take a little of your own medicene there buddy, if you're going to make a point about anyone talking smack on a forum, don't call them "dumbass." The point you tried so despreately to make has failed before you even posted it. You're the pot calling the kettle black. So today, I hope you've learned to THINK before posting anywhere, not just here. I think it's a lesson you, and some of the other MORONS on here could benefit, like your pal Jyakotu down there, droppin' F-bombs. I mean really, at least I had the common decency to not use profanity. Oh, and one more thing. If you think I grow a pair just in front of monitor, you're wrong. You're free to try me outside of cyberspace just for me to prove my point.

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 11:30

22. insider80 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Jan 2009)


i live in jersey and at&t 3g is almost non exsistent add to the fact that if ur lucky enough to be in a 3g zone at&t's 3g is slow as hell compared to verizon and sprint either way at&t and the iphone blow! unless your 14 and its your birthday!

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 13:11

23. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


hahaha lol. i agree

posted on 23 Mar 2009, 23:43

25. kbrown10 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


why are you putting down the iphone the phone so many of your customers have left your ass for and you make more money than AT&T we will see who makes more in June when the new iphone drops and i make more off the internet plan alone then your whole months check..... and lets not forget how shitty the storm is dont even get us started on that

posted on 24 Mar 2009, 10:07

26. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


People just love to spend time bitching about cell phones and carriers. Verizon customers have their head stuck up so far up their ass. You forget how many people have returned the Blackberry Storm and how many people have left Verizon just so they could get their hands on an iPhone. Verizon, if they were so confident, then they wouldn't have bought out the competition now would they? After all, they didn't need to buy out Alltel since they had coverage EVERYWHERE right? NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP VERIZON FANBOYS!!!

posted on 25 Mar 2009, 22:02

29. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Yeah, people like you obviously. You are just like your boy Artz, screaming about how dare people do something on the forums then you do it yourself, hypocrite. And no, I didn't forget how many people returned the BB Storm. You know why? WHERE'S THE NUMBERS MAN!? You got 'em!? No, you don't. So instead of dropping F-bombs and telling people to shut up, go back up your hypocritical smack talk with some real answers or shut that trap of yours. Moron.

posted on 26 Mar 2009, 10:47

30. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


hahaha lol, i find jyakuto funny.

posted on 26 Mar 2009, 12:26

31. kbrown10 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Shut up everyone knows the palm pre is best phone about to get released until the new iphone in june storm sucks ass and verizon is mad because they passed up the iphone ya real smart verizon real smart

posted on 26 Mar 2009, 13:56

32. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


And you think the Palm Pre is going to annhilate the iPhone? Yeah, real smart. Bravo. Least the BB Storm's sales numbers talk for itself, what do you have to show? Oh, speculation. Go join a room with the other two idiots, kthanksbye.

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