T-Mobile pokes fun at Verizon's LTE outage in a tweet

T-Mobile pokes fun at Verizon's LTE outage in a tweet
There was a time when companies would abide by an unwritten code of gentlemanly behavior toward each other. In other words, if a chicken beak was found in a Chicken McNugget, Wendy's wouldn't put a full page ad in the papers about it. In fact, competitors just did not talk about each others failures or mistakes.

But times have changed. In the cut throat world of the cellphone industry, we have seen finger pointing, law suits and name calling just to name a few things. Verizon became a target when its 4G LTE service went down on Wednesday. And who better to poke fun at Big Red's woes than T-Mobile. The nation's fourth largest carrier had ironically poked fun at its merger partner AT&T and Apple in a series of television commercials that are still in rotation on some stations.

This time, T-Mobile resorted to sending out a tweet that mentions some of the wonderful things that took place on its 4G pipelines during the time that Verizon's 4G network was kaput. According to T-Mobile, 22 million photos, 17 million eBooks and 1 million apps were downloaded over T-Mobile's 4G network while Big Red's LTE customers had to make do with [shudder] 3G.

source: Twitter via AndroidCentral



1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Not a mobile customer but that shit is funny

2. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

That's funny. I'm a VZW customer, but that's good comedy. At least you know the T-Mo writer was in a city, cause well that's the only place you get T-Mo internet.

3. joseg81 unregistered

funny cuz the 4g was out for about 2days in albuquerque

4. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

:) Love t-mobile. there actually having tons of fun b4 at&t eats them...We will all miss you T_T...unless the merge fails and u get 3 billion dollars from att Kudos :D

5. edbdroid unregistered

Funny... Here in the aftermath of the killer storms in Alabama, VZW has service and TMo doesn't. Think they'll show their arses about THAT anytime soon?

6. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

Nice to know that T-Mobile is spying on how many different types of media we've downloaded. ;)

7. Mikelowerey unregistered

You do know that all of these phone companies get the numbers of what items have been downloaded by their service right? This whole damn apple spying thing is making everyone look idiotic. And T-mobile shouldn't be so damn cocky, considering who has the better 4g service between them and verizon.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. Lets see.. HSPA+ is in more cities and Tmobile is now upgrading it from 21mb/s to 42mb/s. I get 6mb/s on my 3g vibrant. The glory of HSPA+ is its backwards compatable to all 3g phones giving EVERYONE a speed boost, not just 1 phone. VZW's LTE is in less cities and maxes in the 30's with real worlds on average about the same as HSPA+ (yes, it does spike high though, but thats not average) your right. Tmobile's 4g is better. :)

16. lollipop

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

42mb/s HSPA+ will still be slower then Verizon's LTE... Verizon's LTE is rated at 150mb/s just like rogers but real world performance will not provide those speeds. Why do you think people in Dallas were reporting speeds of over 35mb/s+ over Verizon LTE? HSPA+ 42 will not provide those speeds just as HSPA+ 7.2 never got anyone near breaking 5mb/s.

18. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Dont you mean people only in Dallas? but what about the rest of the U.S.??? T-Mobile has more areas with HSPA+ 14,21,42 than verizons premature LTE. T-Mobiles HSPA+ is actually stable. T-Mobile is used by alot of data hogs and they still run great Averaging 11 mbps. Verizons "4G" is used by a small amount of its data hungry pigs (Like about 250,000 out of 1000+million) and there speeds are decreasing very Fast! at first i seen 28 mbp on most of its 4G devices but now im seeing 12-18 whats up with that? wait till more people use its 4G too see how fast it really is. verizon promised 6-12 mbps when almost the entire nation was covered, so do you still think verizon is faster?

19. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

100 million+*

21. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

But vzw has lte service in 60 airports lol...

26. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

really? oh gee ima going to an airport thats in the outskirts of the city to use 4G but when i aboard the plane i have to turn if off, but what if i just go for the coverage, then my network blows.

25. not quite unregistered

HSPA+ is backwards compatible in the sense that they can put the coverage in place, and HSPA devices will still communicate. They do not work at HSPA+ speeds. The people that get the speed boost are those using new devices with HSPA+ radios.

8. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

And Verizon fanboys will start firing angry ticks out of their nipples. U mad bro?

9. herbie1960

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Lol, T-mobile your so cute, you will be missed if you become part of att. :)

17. sscorp99

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


10. theguy unregistered

Funny, those things happen everyday on Verizon 3G

11. verizontech8902 unregistered

Wait, you guys have it all wrong. The network was down for 16.2 hours officially. In that time, my grandmother dowloaded more on her 3g service than my little bro did with his tmo 4g. Hmmmm...no wonder you need a chick in a little skin tight dress on your commercials. I guess sex does sell.

23. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

16.2 offically? is that like 2-3 business days is 3-5 actual days?

27. verizontech8902 unregistered

Nah, its like how many seconds it took me to get with your mom.

12. bhoot4242

Posts: 2; Member since: May 01, 2011

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14. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Huh? :/

13. Fleg unregistered

joseg81, you don't know what you're talking about because Albuquerque doesn't have 4G, yet.

20. verizontech8902 unregistered

I think its just funny that a company that is so close to being bought out has the gumption to poke fun at the king of their little world. AT&T is the only other company that has bragging rights. Cause they can buy tmobile out. Weak sauce man.

22. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

haha sometimes a little bit of comedy lightens up my day. nice tweet TMO!

24. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

i find it comical

28. Matt unregistered

This whole business is pretty funny. I have a Vibrant and a Galaxy Tab (T-Mobile 3G Devices). My contract is up in June so I have been shopping around. I speed tested both my devices against a co-workers Verizon Thunderbolt and a 3G Incredible.. Their speed 5.72mbs LTE 1.56mbs 3G which is ok for a cellphone...I guess. Mine 6.13mbs on the phone and 7.28mbs on my tab... ive done it with a few friends also, in other areas of the city, same results. So i decided on a more accurate test, I went to the mall, and the TMO manager allowed me to take a 4G TMO phone over to the VZW booth for a speed test. TMO G2X(which is a junk phone made by LG) 19.2mbs Thunderbolt (VZW supposed monster phone) 7.88mbs. Lets just say short of VZW offering me free service for life, I wont be switching. Several servers on Speed Test app and all the same results VZW=FAIL.

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