Verizon faces off with AT&T on "There's a map for that" ad campaign

Verizon faces off with AT&T on "There's a map for that" ad campaign
Verizon Wireless has started a new television ad campaign that takes a jab at AT&T's infamous connection problems with the iPhone. Instead of claiming "There's an app for that" as seen with the AT&T-iPhone spots, Big Red aims right at the quality and breadth of it's rival network. "Want five times more 3G coverage?" we are asked , "There's a map for that" is the response in the Verizon ad as two maps show the difference between the Verizon 3G network's coverage and that of AT&T. It is a well placed punch that goes right to the heart of complaints that iPhone users have with their network, and with talk about the exclusivity period between Apple and AT&T possibly coming to an end soon, it is also a reminder to Apple that perhaps their touchscreen device is better served on a different network.

source: AllThingsDigital

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71 Comments

70. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

ok sorry but this commercial is bullshit!!!!! at t sucks but the only cell carrier that even comes close to having that horrible service shown on the blue map (0:14 sec) is cricket.....

56. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Comercials like that demonstrate how soar VZW is, and they yet to recover of iphone huge success, no wonder they rushing LTE so they have a chance to compete with AT&T. Very interesting the big red can't stop people leaving their so called " Best Network " for a carrier that is very inferior.......jejejeje god lord let them have the iphone the fanboys need to get a life.......!!!!!!

61. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

inferior. LMAO ! ,,i,,

69. Mayday3420

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

wait, verizon can't stop people from leaving even though they have had the lowest disconnect rate and highest add on rate for the past um....... 2 years. The last time att beat them was the first quarter the iphone came out and that was it. Verizon has been ranked by jd power as having better customer service and better overall service. How is att better again?

44. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

the best thing is...at&t has to spend over 18 billion just to build up their 3g network to where it should have been 2 years ago.... meanwhile verizon gets to start building out 4g...

50. facts&truth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

But what you fail to realize is; AT&T is building up their HSPA network in which it will leapfrog into LTE. Did you know that HSPA+ is just as fast as LTE? Think about it. Tmobile and AT&T will have the uperhand. Things change, every dog has his day and what gos up, must come down.

53. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what does every dog has his day mean? did you know on facebook there are 171,000 fans for verizon and not even a page for gayt&t?

55. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

Vzw Fanman...how stupid can you be. First working for VzW, its been stated we are using their Mobile Tv coverage. Thats why we have an email about destroying all of the maps comparisons... Second VzW nolonger shows their true 3g map. We took it down back in 2008 because... our 3G coverage isn't as big as we claim. VzW uses its 1XRTT map whenever it talks about 3G and claims it to be there EVDO map.

57. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

So what does that mean on service.....???? 170k fanboys on facebook cheering for their network, wow a loosers.........!!!!!

60. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

And what you fail to realize is; It will take gayt&t 5 YRS to build their HSPA network. Don't forget they just upgraded their so called 3g network to handle MMS on the gayphone. ( 5 yrs later )..so when by the time gayt&t leapfrogs into LTE, Verizon Will be on 5G.

63. facts&truth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

You have no clue. Please, I beg of thee, do some research. AT&T is in the process of doing major upgrades and updates now. It will be completed in 9 months or so. Another thing, do you know what leapfrog means? Obviously not fool. It means to transition swiftly into something. In this case all it takes are updates. For crying out loud, get it together. Your info is just as false as Verizon's.

65. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

I know one Fact and one Thruth.... gayt&t will never have the Upperhand on Verizon. Good Luck !

66. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

170,000 is actually a lot bro. hit the like button and become a fan! :-).

68. Mayday3420

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You're an idiot lolipop... a big idiot. that's all.

43. iceman23

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

Verizon 3G is Slower, Plus no phone on verizon has as good of a browser as the iPhone making their network useless...

52. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the storm hello!!! opera mini 5 ftw!!! :-).

67. Mayday3420

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

maybe you didn't read the jd power associates poll that put att in 3rd behind verizon and sprint..... hmmmm

36. vzwfann15

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

GO VERIZON! AT&T has terrible coverage nationwide! too spotty

30. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Verizon crossed the line now. Theres no way its that good.

40. Mayday3420

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

lol, yes, because Verizon would love to pay millions and millions of dollars in law suits due to false advertisement and defimation of charactor for the at&t. Makes perfect since to me.

51. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

AT&T must be really embarrased right now

25. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wow, history in the making: an article from Phonearena that doesn't slam VZW.

23. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

This is a hilarious ad. Good one Verizon! Although 3g works great where I live and I wouldn't switch back to Verizon because they don't have the iPhone and my bill is cheaper. I'd pay my vz termination fee all over again. The ad was funny and Verizon does have the best customer service.

59. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

so let me get this straight, your happy with a phone that only works great where you live ? LMAO !

62. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Sure Am! Phone worked great everywhere i'v been. Even when I left the county on vacation. Do all your phones work outside the country???

64. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Yes... World Phone !

20. facts&truth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

You verizon fagboys are morons. You fools, the map that Bigred is showing of AT&T is their mobile tv service coverage map. Check and see, verizon's tv service coverage map is the same. That's why this a false claim and it's misleading. Do your homework and check both websites on mobile tv service coverage and get Verizon's ballz out of ya jawz. One more thing, why does AT&T have 79.4 million customers and growing every 4 months? Grow up and stop acting as if bigred is making sweet love to U every night. Their raping you. If verizon was as great as some of U morons claim, they'd be international or at least total north american or everyone would have them. In conclusion, put 3 million Ifones on the verizon network, watch it have problems. Why? Because Iphones use 10 times more data than a normal smartphone. Food for thought for all you cum smokers.

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahahah don't you just love a good cum smoker? any way i traveled up and down the east coast ny to florida, had 3g coverage the whole time, except in wv for like 5 minutes. on interstate and backroads...my at&t buddy didn't even come close. verizon voice and 3g coverage FTW.

24. edit

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

No thats actually their 3G Coverage map. Here's a link for you to double check. Goto: http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/?lon=-71.4210615&lat=41.8170855&sci=6&3g=t And start zooming out one by one, if you zoom all the way it won't display any 3G Coverage but if you do it one at a time until the "notch" before the last you'll see the blue is 3G and it is exactly what Verizon shows in their commercial. So for the record.. ATT is number 2 and rightfully so and Verizon just kicked them in the d-ck. Any questions? There's a map for that.

28. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

What good is At&t's 3G coverage when the service is mediocre? At&t is peaking only because of the iPhone, when other carriers have access to it again, they'll drop subscribers faster than Sprint is currently doing.

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