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97% of America?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by TheLastNative, Dec 24, 2010.

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    The AT&T commercials always make me wonder if that's even possible...
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    They are referring to available voice calling, whether on their native or extended network partners.

    They're doing this to confuse people, because VZW exposed the fact that VZW had a much larger 3G network than AT&T, and AT&T is misinforming people that they cover 97% of the U.S. - not telling them that the 3G is pitiful.
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    Not to mention everyone I have ever talked hates the ATT network.
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    Exactly. I hated ATT which is why I switched. They are so full of it. Been saying for years that "they are getting 3G tomorrow" I was so tired of it I finally convinced my wife to switch and here we are and will never look back. ATT wishes their service was good.

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    They are also saying they have coverage were 97% of Americans live or work, but that doesn't mean they have coverage out on the road or in the countryside where you need mobile coverage the most.

    Alan
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    i take lots of roadtrips with my friends (the most frequent trip being between tampa, fl and corpus christi, tx) and i love it when my friend with the iPhone complains of having no signal at all, and im streaming pandora with full 3g dancedroid

    there are times where i have no signal at all at some point on I-10 somewhere in alabama, but that only lasts about 20 miles or so
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    The availability makes sense. I remember when they used to poke fun at Verizon because you couldn't talk and surf the web at the same time. Now it's a different story.

    When did this exposing happen?
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    I believe all this heated up just around the time when the Droid1 was coming out.
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    What is so interesting is ATT as the money to beef up their network, but doesn't spend the money, yet Verizon is continuously expanding their network.
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    You're correct.

    Lies, More Lies, and Verizon vs. AT&T
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    Yea they do they spend the money on advertising telling people that they have the biggest network. That's like the same thing, right?

    /tongue in cheek

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    Actually ATT is claiming 97% of Americans, not America. Using population maps I would imagine even metroPCS coverage would surprise most people.

    I must be in the 3%.
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    Years ago there was this little thing called "Truth in Advertising". Now it is lets see who can lie the most. :cus:
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    its a bunch of CRAP
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    I must be one of the 3% US population. And everybody going into our cafeteria at work is one of the 3%.

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    In defense of all cell phone carriers, signals inside buildings are not guaranteed.
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    what i don't get is i saw a AT&T commercial this morning stating that AT&T has the fastest network in america when its well known that they don't.

    T-Mobile, Sprint, MetroPCS, and now Verizon all are running 4G networks.
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    That's exactly what I thought. So 1% has Verizon, 1% Sprint and Metro PCS/T-Mobile fight for the last 1%? HA!
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    comeon.... you guys act like advertisers skewing the numbers is something new....

    I expect some of you guys were born at night, but I never thought LAST night

    I don't get happy when I buy happy meals anymore, but I'm not complaining that McD's is being dishonest
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    ^ This. Keep in mind that the majority of people live in major cities. That's why they make this specific claim.

    You still can't (not solely relying on VZW's network). Not until LTE is rolled out.
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