T-Mobile ad attacks AT&T for having slow pipes
0. phoneArena 07 May 2013, 12:57 posted on
T-Mobile's latest commercial might not mention AT&T by name, but considering that the carrier has recently chosen to go head to head with AT&T in previous ads featuring Frankenstein and a man encased in ice, it seems apparent that it is the nation's second largest carrier that T-Mobile is depicting as having a slow moving, congested network...
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76. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
It's marketing. Just trying to push the iPhone now that they have it.
77. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Agree, they Bank on the iPhone for the marketing. But you and me knows very well it is not revolutionary.
13. TheMan (Posts: 456; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
It's always amazing to me that people assume that their experience is true everywhere, e.g., T-Mobile coverage. In truth, AT&T is an easier target than Verizon. There are areas (mostly west) where T-Mobile is faster and has better coverage than AT&T. With respect to Verizon, there are few, so it's unlikely we'll see a pipe gushing red water soon.
T-Mobile has LTE -- in a handful of places, so far -- we'll have to see if they expand its scope as quickly as they went from 2G to "4G".
23. derrph (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Boy all the arguing at the start of the comments is far from needed. Personally there is no reason to be defending a freaking cellular company. Who cares what AT&T is doing or saying and who cares what T-Mobile is saying or doing. If you like your carrier cool beans I am happy for you. If you like it I love you and here is a cookie for you to nibble on. Everyone just chill PLEASE!
41. alouden (unregistered)
Touche! Same for the Samsung versus Apple versus HTC nonsense. All good phones. Let it go...
24. greyhulk (Posts: 153; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)
This is funny, considering that I get almost 50 mbps on LTE where I live and 8-12 mbps on HSPA+. T-Mobile is fast when it's fast, but AT&T is hardly slow.
52. tbacba (Posts: 86; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Topper says "that's nothing, I get 100 mbps down, unlimited data AND they gave me a free satellite phone for when I'm outside their coverage area!"
32. Omarc07 (Posts: 372; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Well as much as i hate to admit it over here in los Angeles att network slowed down alot there Lte was great now i rarely get 6 mbps on lte ,there 3G hspa whatever u wanna call it is horrible too 1-3 mbps at most .It sucks I switched phone,sim plenty of times still stuck with crappy speeds and bad voice quality. I got t-mobile just to test it out got the iPhone 5 and htc one and first speed test i did on both phones they got 19 mbps on hspa since they dont have LTE in LA yet. Everywhere i gone on LA ,dwtwn la.east la,Montebello, sfv,weho,Glendale .etc.. i mean so far everywhere i gone speeds are never lower than 10 mbps i hit 22 in east la the other day and so far call quality is MUCH better than anything i ever experienced on att i can finally hear the person im talking too loud and clear and no static. I will be trying out T-Mobile more in LA because i had them before i didn't like em but now that im giving them a second chance im having a better experience oh also i forgot to mention NO MORE dropped calls yay with att i was already used to the typical "call failed" even with full bars so far on T-Mobile it hasnt happened once!
33. pslee (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
in NYC, tmobile has really good speed with very good coverage with the HSPA+. the worst carrier is Sprint in NYC with very very slow 3G with very very spotty LTE. I have Sprint and all I have to say is they have very good retention management and marketing, since I am still on them.
34. bigmikey23 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
T mobile is the carrier you get when you hate yourself and want to be tortured. In my area at least att owns them.
39. jsjr76 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Sep 2010)
Tmobile has bad coverage like AT&T doesn't drop calls. Are y'all blind or something??? Their coverage is damn near what AT&T's is and THEY DO HAVE LTE. They got in game later but funny how they've all but caught up and passed! It's amazing how many negative haters that have nothing better to do than be angry little pions live on these sites. If you don't like them, don't use them! I've had bad coverage somewhere with every carrier, but I've never had worse voice calls and inconsistent data transfer than I have with AT&T. With breakup deal roaming coverage and newly acquired spectrum from Metro, AT&T better watch its six because the days of paying more for less are soon to end. I live in an area where all the big carriers work well and TMo bybfarvhas been my best experience. Use who works, accept that things are changing and move forward.
67. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Your a blind fool. If at&t took away T-Mobiles roaming capability it'd crush them. Id have to look at a map but last I checked they didn't have half of at&t's coverage.
Trust me when I say at&t is far from scared. T-Mobile is bleeding like a wounded animal. If the government would have let at&t do their bidding then there wouldn't even be a T-Mobile USA fool. Now at&t and Verizon are buying Vodafone. They are knocking on Deutsche Telekoms door. Click clock click clock ;)
40. apathy88 (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
All the comments are just highlighting the environment that American's live with in terms of Cell Coverage. The BIGGEST message that I can tell any of you is that get what works best in the area you use your phone the most in. In a city setting T-Mobile has pretty solid coverage and a less crowded network, which is a big benefit. In more rural places you almost have to go with Verizon or AT&T because they have more towers and better service. I have used all of the major carriers and I work for one of them now. There is no ONE carrier that is going to be perfect in the USA, however there will be one or more carriers that are perfect for the area you live in. This is why there are price differences. IF you are on AT&T or Verizon you are more likely to have adequate service where you travel. Just to restate this one more time, it only matters that you get the service you need where you need it.
54. mydi.maus (unregistered)
ahahaha at&t has bad coverage than tmobile.i can bring any phone to tmobile and is free from CRAPPY contracts .T-MOBILE UN-LEASH
68. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
At&t has bad coverage?? T-Mobile has far less coverage moron.
Wait what?? Bring any phone? Yeah like pay outrightthen for an expensive phone which would cost more than cancelling!
The only thing T-Mobile is "Unleashing" is more expenses to their customers and your an idiot if you disagree.
61. mydi.maus (unregistered)
are these their sewage pipes? can see plenty on tmo dump pipe