Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Verizon to AT&T: "The truth hurts, so stop crying"

The war of words started by Verizon several weeks ago continues.  This all started around the time the Droid was announced and Verizon started airing it's "Droid Does" and "Theres a map for that" commercials.  AT&T sued Verizon claiming that its "There's a map for that" advertisements are misleading to consumers, AT&T's response.  Verizon's response was to create additional ads, including this one labeling the Apple iPhone as a "misfit toy" hobbled by its AT&T coverage or rather lack of. Ouch.
The round is not even over and Verizon is throwing another shot at AT&T.  In a rebuttal filed on Monday in a Georgia court, Verizon stated, and I quote:
"AT&T did not file this lawsuit because Verizon's "There's A Map for That" advertisements are untrue; AT&T sued because Verizon's ad's are true and the truth hurts."
Damn, son, I love a good cat-fight. Oh theres more:
"AT&T seeks emergency relief because Verizon's side-by-side, apples-to-apples comparison of its own 3G coverage with AT&T's confirms what the marketplace has been saying for month:  AT&T failed to invest adequately in the necessary infrastructure to expand its 3G coverage to support its growth in smartphone business, and the usefulness of its service to smartphone users has suffered accordingly, AT&T may not like the message that the ads send, but this Court should reject its efforts to silence the messenger."
Thats the gist of it, more to come later.  What do you think?  Who's side are you on?

1 comment:

  1. I like the advertisement "there is a map for that". Who is telling the truth? Does AT&T coverage cover 97% of the US population.