∞ AT&T given 'Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World' award

Despite being berated by its users for poor network coverage, AT&T on Friday was named “Best Mobile Phone Coverage in the World” by Business Traveler Magazine. AT&TThis is the third consecutive year that AT&T won the award, which is voted on by the readers of the magazine. AT&T said its customers can make and receive calls in over 215 countries, email in 185 countries and is available on 130 cruise ships.

AT&T drew the ire of customers earlier this week when CEO Ralph de la Vega said the company is looking at ways to help users cutback on data usage. The company contends that having its users watch their usage would help alleviate stress on AT&T’s network.

AT&T’s plans will not be public until sometime in 2010.