Apple is well known for its iconic advertisements, but its wireless partner AT&T is taking some brutal hits from competitor, Verizon. AT&T said it is setting the record straight. After asking a federal court to force Verizon to pull its ads highlighting the limitations with its 3G network, AT&T has gone public with some facts of its own. AT&T said they felt compelled to do it because the Verizon ads “are so blatantly false and misleading.”
AT&T broke it down to these key facts:
- AT&T’s wireless data coverage reaches 303 million people — or 97% of the U.S. population, where they live and work. Our data coverage consists of 3 different types of technology:
- 3G. 233 million people or 75% of the population are covered by AT&T’s 3G network, the nation’s fastest.
- EDGE. 301 million people or more than 96% of the population are covered by EDGE.
- With both 3G and EDGE coverage, customers can access the Internet, send e-mail, surf the Web, stream music, download videos, send photos, text, talk and more. The only difference – with some data applications, 3G is faster than EDGE
- GPRS. Covers 303 million people, allowing you to talk, text, e-mail and access basic websites optimized for wireless.
AT&T also said it offers the most popular smartphones in the industry, its customers have more apps to choose from and it has the fastest 3G network.