Verizon says a phone doesn’t need to be pretty in the new chapter of Ad Wars

Verizon says a phone doesn’t need to be pretty in the new chapter of Ad Wars
They just won’t stop it, will they? Well, that works perfectly well for us as we are having a great time watching AT&T’s and Verizon’s silly little ad fights, right? And guess what – the two leading carriers have now come up with one new ad each, and this time the idea behind AT&T’s commercial is somewhat funnier than Big Red’s approach. Once again, the DROID has gotten a visually superior piece of video, which basically tells viewers that a phone doesn’t need to be good-looking, but capable and fast. Alright, the ad may look cool, but wait until you see what AT&T has prepared – way more amusing and thought out. Just hit the play button and enjoy!

source: AppAdvice




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40 Comments

27. cowsrockalot

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

wow! verizon dissed the droid and put it up at the same time!

25. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

About time someone admits the Droid is ugly.

26. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Hova.......... Ugly cant even begin to describe it

29. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

hehe. im not gonna lie, my droid is the worst looking phone i have ever had. but i like it and thats what counts. merry christmas!

33. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think it's strong and not cheap plastically looking like the toyPhone.

34. jhnnyblze2000

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

No one is saying its not a well built or solid phone all they are saying is that its ugly as sin. Way to prove that fanboys don't care about the facts only that trying to make their phone look cool and the best.

38. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the iphone is uglier.

39. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I see beauty in capability and performance, in reliability and efficiency. The Droid is all of that and more. It's the first phone sold by Verizon I've honest to goodness loved.

24. 3watts

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 28, 2009

If this "war" wasn't going on what would all of you be doing with your time? Some of you need to look forward and take that first step. I'll keep this brief. :) Ford/Chevy-Coke/Pepsi-Apple/MS-Att/VZW

23. digitaljedi unregistered

I love that Verizon commercial. It accurately conveyed my sentiments. I've used a few smart phones in my day(from motorola mpx220 to a treo 680 and everything in between). My wife has an IPhone. I have a Motorola Droid as my main phone and gravitate back and forth between a Palm Pre and Blackberry Storm as my secondary. I have to say that the Droid is hands down the best phone I've ever used and Android the best OS. IPhone is too simple for me which I guess explains its popularity among the masses. And while Apple made an ok phone, its real appeal and game changing feature is its apps. Without the app store, the iphone is just a nice toy. And while it may be king state wide, its far from it world wide. Its a limited phone on a limited network. Its hardly the best smart phone because there are so many others that dance circles around it in terms in capabilities. Real tech heads go for something better and more challenging. Just my two cents.

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that was the best commercial yet verizon!!! at&t's sucked it was boring. creativity is what it's all about! and again luke wilson doesn't help either because he sucks.

17. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

This battle of the best phone/network...everythin is so forthright. Makes me wonder if AT&T and Verizon haven't talked behind the scenes about this "ad war" to create more revenue for each carrier. I've said before and i'll say it again...the iPhone with whatever limitations it has is still the best smartphone on the market. Apple knows how to build a solid product whatever that may be. Every touchscreen/smartphone released since the iPhone's invention has tried to de-thrown its reign. I don't think its possible. The Moto DROID is okay? But I can't say that I'm impressed by anything it does and I've played around with it in depth. It's just an alternative to a Windows OS or Blackberry OS. And btw I am a Verizon customer so this isn't a "iPhone Fanboy" sayin this. Now with that bein said...people seem to constantly disagree with Verizon bein number 1 carrier out there...even though consistently year after year they PROVE to be that. Disgruntled customers whinin about billing issues and so-called lack of coverage or high rate plans, the fact still remains that about $86 million customers disagree with those claims. Plus Verizon seems to be steppin up their phone line up a lot more lately. Personally I carry a Blackberry Storm 1 which hasn't had many issues at all...despite 95% of those who have owned one sayin they hate it. Now I don't believe that i'm smarter than the next man...but maybe I am..bein the one BB Storm owner who hasn't had any issues. Or maybe I'm not just a bigass baby that cries about every little issue that my phone may have. iPhone? DROID? I personally like the HTC Imagio or better yet the HTC HD2 (hopefully it comes to Verizon with Windows 6.5 OS or higher). Point is...sick all the bashin. Give respect where respect is due...the iPhone proves to be better than any smartphone on any network for work or play...period. All these Verizon pro-DROID users are lyin sayin that if the iPhone comes to Verizon they don't care. You do care and you would buy it with all of its so-called limitations in a heartbeat. Conversely, Verizon Wireless proves to be the best US Carrier...period. All the T-mobile/AT&T/Sprint/and all the other irrelevent US carriers out there would kill for Verizon's network speeds and reliability. I seen AT&T's 3G coverage (or lack thereof) in action. It was horrible...I got bored and walked away from a friend waiting for their Garmin phone to connect to the web. Maybe this isn't a 3G phone if it isn't that in itself is pathetic. Thought that was a new phone. Anyway...the bashin is gettin old.

18. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I work for Qualcomm and have an IPhone 3GS and a Droid Eris. The only way I would be using a IPhone on VZW is if my company makes me. I can't wait till Jan 14th, when they put another device in my hands at that time to keep testing. The phone has a lot of limitations, with about 50-60% of it being the network. But there is little everyday stuff that you can't do that get's really old really fast. Hopefully a newer version of the HTC Droid comes out like the Passion/Dragon, cause I will be getting that for my personal line immediately. In the meantime the Droid Eris I'm testing, is a way better device than the IPhone 3GS, I've been testing for sure. Jan 14th I have to give back both. :(

21. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i had a storm 1 too and i did love it but i'm sorry to say the droid is better. and i would not own an iphone if someone gave it to me for free. i hate all apple products.

9. shaunieo

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

God this is getting old. Fanboy-on-Fanboy crime is increasing this year. For my 2 cents, I will say that I have been with "Big Red" since they were GTE, and the ONLY time I have left was for 16 fateful days when I got IPhone frenzy earlier this year (March to be exact). And while I LOVE my Droid (It is the best phone VZW has, by a country mile), Android still has FAR to go to catch up with Apple's ease of use and specs. NO PHONE will ever be perfect, but I'll agree with anyone who says that an IPhone on VZW's superior network would be the marketshare equivalent of driving nails in AT&T's coffin. BTW, the SOLE reason I gave up the Jesus Phone and went running back to Verizon with my tail between my legs is b/c AT&T flat out SUCKS. There is no other way to say it, and anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves.

11. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Vzw's network is the best, but at&t has been good to me thus far, so I'll stick around w/ them... Lucky for us sane kids, fanboys only account for about 2% of at&t's and Vzw's customer base, let them have fun...

14. jhnnyblze2000

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

Yea seriously this bickering back and forth between who's best network and which phone is better is dumb. Both phones are awesome phones. I have an Iphone and love it but I'm not gonna take away from the fact that verizon and motorola have released an awesome phone in the Droid. This fighting and arguing is as bad as the BS from the twilight saga which team will you choose team iphone or team droid. It's all one big joke. Get over yourselves and stop trying to feel superior to someone just because of the phone you have!!!

16. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

These forums are intended for people to voice their opinions, preferably an opinion that is backed by facts. Verizon costs more then any other carrier, but it's because they've invested the most in their network. AT&T had the opportunity and didn't expand their data network like they needed to. I don't think they're done or really will ever be done, but I do think they lost a large marketshare. That said, they can easily come back if they change their plan of attack and build up their network. Verizon is likely to get too comfortable in the #1 chair and that can quickly lead to failure.

28. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

hi uhm im not disagreeing with anyone. i would like to simply state that at&t is a fat liar. in their new commercial, it states it has coverage in BOZEMAN, MONTANA. uhm how about a big NO! I LIVE IN BUTTE MONTANA, 1 HOUR AWAY. WE DONT HAVE AT&T HERE, AND MY FRIEND CAME FROM SALT LAKE CITY AND HER AT&T PHONE WAS A BIG HUNK OF METAL. YOU CANT GET COVERAGE HERE. merry christmas everyone!

36. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

Speaking of checking facts, last I personally checked...arent Verizon and AT&T the same price on their plans? The only difference comes with messaging where AT&T requires a multimedia package for photo messaging and VZW doesnt.

6. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

thats the best droid commercial yet

15. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

VZW .. you trade in your storm on a droid?

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that was the best commercial yet. and blackberryuser, i think you mean me, i did trade in my storm for the droid and its 10X better. :-)

40. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Yeah, my question was for you. We've had conversations on these forums about the Storm a few times.

4. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

So then the "value" is only to those that have android phones.... all the people with handsets are boned. by the way "best network" is subjective

5. ggp unregistered

Nope, any phone can use Google Voice. Best meaning largest and most reliable, and by some tests, even the fastest. If a network is not reliable, it's like having an awesome car with no gas. Pretty to look at... like the iphone, but rendered useless.

8. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yet again though, AT&T defines 3G as their highest speed 3.6mega bits per second or 7.2 mega bits per second depending. Verizon defines theirs as anything from 1X up. And neither 1X or 2X are faster than AT&T's edge coverage.

10. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

So just wondering are you taking offense at Verizon's commercials because you are an iPhone fan or an AT&T fan? I'll be the first to say that the iPhone is an awesome device, but the iPhone on AT&T's network basically turns the phone into an iPod Touch. The iPhone's Achille's heel has always been AT&T's network and terrible call quality and reception. That will all change when their exclusivity runs out.

13. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

deago78... AT&T has great bandwidth, unfortunately I've never seen the so called speeds. I have both Verizon and AT&T, my AT&T phone lacks phone coverage about 2/3rds of the time that my Verizon phone has coverage and the data is a joke. Even in a big city like Dallas it's slow. It has to do with the communication method for AT&T. I've only gone to one place in Texas that AT&T had better coverage then Verizon and it was for around 20-30 minutes driving through.

30. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I'm not really taking offense at all. I'm also not really a fan of the iPhone or AT&T. The only reason I have them is so I can buy phones with legitimate specs that never end up coming to America, or take so long that they are outdated before they arrive. I'm just stating the logical point that AT&T is upset about. 3G is an arbitrary term when it comes to defining data speeds. You could call it "cabbage patch kid" and it would define speed with the same accuracy. So verizon getting a boost to their members because of a truthful, but easily misinterpretable statement is a very legitimate reason for AT&T to be upset. Most people don't have any clue about any of this and would probably interpret their map as meaning they arent able to use their phone there. The people who know a small amount about phones would most likely interpret it as verizon having faster data speeds in those area. Neither of these are true, but, brilliantly I might add, verizon took full advantage of the general population's ignorance of these matters.

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