Tuesday, November 24, 2009

AT&T versus Verizon versus Apple? What a mess!

You must have heard all about this by now but if you don't remember I posted an article about Verizon making a commercial poking jabs at AT&Ts spotty coverage using the similar "there's an app for that" slogan and replacing it with "there's a map for that".  Well it didn't take too long for AT&T to get upset and they ended up in court and I believe are still there currently trying to sort out this mess.  I don't see anything wrong with Verizon's Ads, if anything...they were clever.  Anyways, the lawsuit didn't stop Verizon from rolling out some hilarious Christmas commercials around the same "map for that" campaign.  Here are just a few:

How did you like those? Well here is some more news! Apple took note of what was happening between AT&T and Verizon and rolled out a clever commercial themselves.  I hope this doesn't hurt the chances of the iPhone coming out on Verizon anytime soon though!  What these sneaky guys at Apple did was quite clever.  A BlackBerry Storm user myself, there are few things that you can't do while you're on the phone...well Apple took note of this and decided to put together a commercial around the things Verizon's phones don't do!  However what's interesting about the commercial if you haven't watched it already is that it never actually mentions Verizon at all, or any of Verizon's phones for that matter, the commercial closes with "Can your phone and your network do that?"

So there you go...I leave you with that...DOES YOUR PHONE AND YOUR NETWORK DO THAT? Haha if so...please leave a comment and share some of your experiences!!


  1. Yes, my Pre on Sprint can do that.

  2. Thanks for the comment! I haven't had a chance to play with the Pre yet but it seems like a pretty cool phone. I have a BlackBerry Storm myself, and I took a look at some of the claims the Apple commercial makes and I'm not entirely sure what they are talking about. I was able to navigate away from the phone call to the home screen while on the call. The only thing that it didn't let me do was retrieve incoming messages. I guess they should probably step up on that and get that working. Then again..the BlackBerry's e-mail platform is much better than the iPhones.