Sprint mocks AT&T, offers 4G network to iPhone users

Sprint mocks  AT&T, offers 4G network to iPhone users
Sprint has a new TV commercial that pokes fun at AT&T's network while offering a way for iPhone users to grab lightening quick 4G speeds. In the spot, Matt says that his buddy's iPhone is "cool", but limited to AT&T's 3G speeds. Matt goes into his pocket and whips out the Sprint Overdrive which will allow Steve to access Sprint's 4G network on his cool iPhone. And while Matt symbolically chews away at an Apple, Steve is using the Overdrive to get 10 times faster speeds for his iPhone. A interesting concept for Sprint, using a competitor's phone to sell it's 4G services. Does this call for a response from Luke Wilson and AT&T?

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63 Comments

1. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Wow sprint is now hating on ATT also in commerical that's awesome...those who hate = those how envy

5. dc296gsr

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 20, 2009

i wouldn't call this hating, just making a simple but true point

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

What point? Sprint is essentially saying, forget about the thousands of cafe's, restaurants, libraries, cities, towns, shopping malls, so on and so forth, places in which it's easy to find and get free WIFI, and find a bud who happens to have a MIFI and use that to get 4G speeds. Really? I know this is marketing, but in this situation conveniences easily beats out performances, especially when you get decent speeds on most WIFI connections. They took a play out of Vzw's play book, but just like Vzw's approach, this is stupid.

32. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

FUK GAYT&T AND THERE HORRIBLE CRAPPY 3G NETWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

35. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

whats up with the slurs @omarc26? not cool.

36. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The convenience of carrying around credit card

43. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

I understand the free WIFI concept but to be honest...I don't want to have to drive to this places just to access WIFI. I think MIFI is a better idea honestly. I'd much rather be in the comfort of my own home surfing the web rather than at a Barnes & Nobles looking at a bunch of hipster kids with their earth tones, skinny jeans, and pumas. That's just me tho...

44. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Thats a rather pointed commercial. Go sprint for taking a real stab and trying to get back into the game. Competition is great for everyone in the long run.

48. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

...dude...chill...seriously.

54. ATTlover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2010

SPRINT KICKED 20,000 PEOPLE OFF THERE NETWORK.

2. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm glad Sprint has joined Verizon on gaining up on AT&T. AT&T is just a CRAPPY network! :]

15. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

a crappy network that is still gaining customers?

23. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

The iPhone is the one gaining customers, take away the iPhone and the truth will be revealed.

24. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

@cellgeek82 Thank you! At least you get it. Unlike some STUPID IGNORANT PEOPLE! :]

29. verizonsucks

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

The customers only grew about 12% since the iphone. While your network grew about 5%, do the math. AT&T was around before Apple and they will be around after Apple moves on to different companies.

33. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Question, would you by a mediocre smart phone, pay $120 a month, on a network that is crappy and 'drops your calls'? I mean, I know consumers are generally swayed by the glitz and glam, but I doubt a phone alone [key word] is enough to sway them to jumping onto a 'janky' network. at&t has an awesome network, and because the iPhone can't keep a call doesn't make the network crap, fact is, the iPhone is a janky phone period.

37. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

My wife and I tried AT&T and I didn't use an iPhone. We tried regular 3G phones, we had different phones also. In the end, after trying them out for a few months, and once going state to state when we went on a trip, we concluded that Verizon had better voice quality/coverage and larger 3G coverage. I thought AT&T had a good selection of phone features like MobiTV and Video Share for example but seemed more cosmetic than actually useful. I used voice and data simultaniously one time just to see if it really was possible but never really used it. During a call I have no desire to surf. When it came to customer service, quality and coverage, features, user-friendliness I had to go with Verizon. The phones my wife and I used weren't cheap plain phones, they were multi-media phones and we loved them but the network had to go. So with phones aside, I did and expensive test (including a termination fee) with AT&T and decided to stay with Verizon.

38. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

120 dollars a month? Since when?

51. ATTlover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2010

ATT HAS THE BEST NETWORK. ATT DOES NOT HAVE TO LIE TO PEOPLE ABOUT NEWORK COVERAGE. VERIZION HAD TO LIE TO GET PEOPLE ON THEIR NETWORK. GOES TO SHOW WHAT KIND OF NETWORK THEY ARE.

52. ATTlover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2010

THANKS (VERIZIONSUCKS) FOR TELLING IT LIKE IT IS

53. ATTlover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2010

WHAT NETWORK VERIZION.

55. ATTlover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2010

BECAUSE THE ARE NOT A BAD NETWORK.

56. ATTlover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2010

ATT IS THE BIGGEST NETWORK IN THE WORLD TAKE THE IPHONE AWAY ATT WILL BE THE SAME THEY HAVE THE BEST PHONES AND NETWORK.

57. ATTlover

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2010

THATS TOO BAD SOMETIMES ITS THE PHONES.

3. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

att should counter this with a "we dont have to lay off half of our employees to stay in business" commercial

6. VSS_55

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

cant say for sure about VZW but Flextronics (a VZW subcontractor) has been firing people for pretty much anything they can get away with, and i think VZW's doing it too so things are not quite all as they seem....

8. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

but att isnt :)

11. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

verizon isnt firing anyone, they are still hiring. maybe if the flextronic reps knew how to trouble shoot a phone and not perform an ota for a blank display. or just replace a phone for no reason at all because they dont know how to trouble shoot then they wouldnt have to fire them.

12. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

lol owned.

45. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Many VZW stores have stopped having Techs (flextronix employees) all together. Everyone is cutting back wherethey can. Of course, i think VZW just used the recession as an excuse since it laid off 9k employees (me included :( ) and all of the flextronix employees in the area im at. Many of us saw it comming though because of the merger with AllTell. They got paid a good chunk less than VZW employees... so why keep the expencive guys when you can retrain the cheap guys?

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