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12Oct/09

OT: Verizon — Oh no you di’nt!

It's rare that I clap for [watch] TV commercials. But Verizon just took AT&T to the mat -- er, map.

Technically, this is off-topic, but I think I can apply a little broad discretion when it comes to bad data -- That is, the data that every U.S. cell phone company uses to claim to be the best.

I know I spend a lot of time picking on Apple -- especially the the iPhone. But when something falls just short of great, it leaves room for criticism. That, however, doesn't describe Apple's choice of service partner. Verizon customers love their coverage. T-Mobile customers love their customer service. Sprint customers love their features (and free 3G roaming to Verizon). AT&T customers love their iPhones, and tolerate their service. Now Verizon is taking them to the map.

Watch and see what I mean.

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http://www.twitter.com/FischTech Jeff Michael Fischbach is founder and President of SecondWave Information Systems (SecondWave.com), a consulting firm specializing in Forensic Technology. Since 1994, he has served as a board member and technology adviser to numerous professional organizations and corporations. Mr. Fischbach has been engaged as a litigation consultant and Forensic Examiner, offering expert advice and oversight on matters involving intellectual property, computers, information systems, satellite, tracking and wireless communications technologies. He has advised law enforcement, foreign government representatives, judges, lawyers and the press.
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  1. As a LONG time Verizon customer I switched to the wonderful iPhone. Great device.

    Verizon's claims of great coverage doesn't apply to me. I didn't have enough bars to take or make calls and I live only 2.5 miles from downtown St Paul on the highest point within 10 miles.

    My AT&T coverage so good that we dropped our land line and now have only AT&T.

    Did I mention that I love my iPhone? I just updated to the 3GS last week!

  2. As a LONG time Verizon customer I switched to the wonderful iPhone. Great device.

    Verizon's claims of great coverage doesn't apply to me. I didn't have enough bars to take or make calls and I live only 2.5 miles from downtown St Paul on the highest point within 10 miles.

    My AT&T coverage so good that we dropped our land line and now have only AT&T.

    Did I mention that I love my iPhone? I just updated to the 3GS last week!


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