AT&T memo responds to Verizon ads

AT&T memo responds to Verizon ads
AT&T has responded to Verizon's television ads with a memo. According to the carrier, 303 million people-97% of the U.S. population-are reached by AT&T's wireless service. Of that figure, 233 million or 75% of the nation's population, can receive AT&T's 3G service. The carrier's 2.5G service, known as EDGE, reaches more than 96% of Americans or 301 million people. With 3G and EDGE, customers can surf the web, send e-mail, text, download music and pictures and more. The difference between the two is that on some data applications, 3G is faster than EDGE.  AT&T also points out that their GPRS service reaches 303 million people and can be used for e-mail, talk, and to receive some mobile web sites.

In an effort to put Big Red on the defensive, the memo states that AT&T is the #1 location for smartphones and says that it has twice as many smartphone customers than Verizon. In the most serious blow to the nation's number one carrier, AT&T points out that unlike Verizon, AT&T smartphones (or should it be the singular form-smartphone) are the most popular in the industry with the biggest selection of apps. Finally, AT&T points out that it has the fastest 3G network in the U.S. and that Verizon customers, limited by CDMA, cannot talk and surf the web or write e-mail at the same time.

Hey guys, words can hurt. Well, both words and t.v. ads anyway. Should Verizon and AT&T now stop as both have managed to get their licks in? If you were Verizon, what would be your next move? To read AT&T's response, click on the sourcelink.

source: AT&T

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