In a futile attempt at spin control – AT&T’s spokesperson, Michael Coe, today denied the claim that Verizon’s 3G network is more reliable than AT&T’s.
Earlier in the day, Verizon Wireless had asked a federal court to rule that claims it makes in advertisements, including its position as “America’s most reliable 3G network,” are truthful and accurate.
AT&T had earlier brought a Better Business Bureau complaint against Verizon for claiming that it runs the best and most reliable third-generation wireless network. Claims that AT&T maintains ‘are unproven’.
“Data network speed is an essential factor to consumers when it comes to data transmission on their wireless devices,” Coe said in a statement.
Really Mr. Coe – turn up the towers and speed – or shut up. Your AT&T network is a shambles and you know it. Maybe you should have your engineers look at my iPhone’s 3G connection logs, with abysmal speeds in some of the most important markets in the US. It’s one thing to overcharge us every month, it’s another to misrepresent in literature and advertising, speeds and coverage that most iPhone users will never see. In a war of words, facts, or network speeds – AT&T comes unarmed.