Steve Harvey cites Miss Universe screw-up in T-Mobile's new Super Bowl ad

Steve Harvey cites Miss Universe screw-up in T-Mobile's new Super Bowl ad
T-Mobile has just released one of its new Super Bowl ads, and it's a doozy. The commercial begins by copying Verizon's "balls" ad, a commercial that cites the results of a survey showing the superiority of Verizon's network. However, it didn't take T-Mobile too long to discover that the survey was over a year old, and didn't include T-Mobile's 700MHz Extended 4G LTE service. Nor did it take into account the changes in T-Mobile's coverage area. To top it off, the survey was conducted without T-Mobile's VoLTE service being included. 40% of the carrier's calls are handled by VoLTE.

With his goof-up of the Miss Universe contest still fresh, out comes the usually dapper Steve Harvey to "apologize...again." If somehow you missed it, Harvey announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe contest before announcing the right name. This time, Harvey reads directly from a card stating that T-Mobile has doubled its LTE coverage over the last year. He adds that T-Mobile has more LTE towers than Verizon, and reaches almost the same number of people (98% to be precise). "I'm not taking responsibility on this one," says the Family Feud host. "Verizon got it wrong."

Meanwhile, thousands, upon thousands of magenta colored balls are flowing through that contraption that has now become famous. Kudos to T-Mobile for a Super Bowl ad that was topical, funny and entertaining.

If you missed the commercial, you can check it out by clicking on the video below.



source: T-Mobile

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27 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

It was a good ad until the end... He ruined it

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

funny commercial but based in lies, can't wait for T-Mobile to be grilled on them.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Had to lol on that one. Good one Steve.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17189; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So far, the best one. Pretty lame this year.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The game isn't much better.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17189; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Terrible game. Glad to see Newton lose, though.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I was pulling for the Panthers. They flat out got outplayed.

24. Unordinary unregistered

How was it a terrible game? I'm curious because I thought it was a great game. Do you even watch football?

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Americans be watching this sport, meanwhile I'm typing my organic report.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your organic report is on PhoneArena?

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Haha I take it as your iq is at bare minimum to fathom the idea of an organic report being on phonearena, hahaha!

11. jefff

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

He... was being sarcastic... you didn't catch that? Let me explain: if you're so busy typing your organic report, uh... why are you on phonearena leaving comments about how instead of watching TV you're typing a report? Good luck with that report, it sounds like you'll need it.

12. Derekjeter

Posts: 1457; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Four comments above made me laugh harder than the Tmo commercial stating their network is better than Verizon.

14. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Of course he was being sarcastic, he gave me a smart alec response so I decide to also make a snide comment. There is such thing such as 'breaks' am not a machine. I appreciate the luck.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yet from your sentence.....I'm typing my report...not taking a break etc. Snide also means indirect insult...yours was far from it. Lets be honest...your comeback was as weak as Lumia Sales last quarter (from a windows fan)

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao!!!

23. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

If you came up with the amount of cash that is worth 4.5 million phones then you're absolutely right, however we know you don't have this much cash. These sales while low in comparison to other OSes doesn't mean Microsoft is going out of business. Wow I didn't know I had to put my log ins if I'm on break, what's next to also give you a log in if I'm getting my nut on? Seriously.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

His sarcasm IQ is at a bare minimum lol. +1

22. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Aw this comes from someone who couldn't come up with anything and relied on others, hahaha!

6. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Oh my... I can't with T-Mobile. I love this LOL

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1457; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Tmo states they have increased their LTE, and they make it seem like they out grew Verizon. The thing is, yes Tmo did increase their LTE service and its leaps and bounds better than last year, but that's because they had no LTE last year. Lol. Oh Tmo just stop please just stop.

15. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Nah you are thinking 3 years ago no lte not last year. Last year they bodied sprints coverage

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

They had LTE, not everywhere no, but Verizon didn't wake up with towers built. They had years advantage and other deals advantages that let them grow faster than anyone else. But now, they are no longer the lone kings for a vast majority of customer, rural area still needs work.

27. PJH_S4

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 22, 2016

Believe me, VzW has not been sitting around when it comes to network growth. What VzW did years ago and T-Mobile did this year is easy to paint on a map. It's the capacity expansion, network fill in, and fine tuning that takes much more time.

18. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

This was one of the best commercials. Along with it was the Puppy-Monkey-Baby, the Prius commercial, and the Doritos baby. Well, maybe not the puppy-monkey-baby because I have no idea what it was for, but it was entertaining (in a funny, what the hell kind of way).

25. andynaija

Posts: 1253; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

That puppy baby monkey commercial was just straight up weird, but hey Mt. Dew got peoples attention.

26. PJH_S4

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 22, 2016

These balls ads just need to go away.

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