In a rare move, AT&T has posted an official response to
Verizon’s ads on their website. The ads show U.S. maps covered in red for
Verizon’s coverage, and another with scattered spots of blue for AT&T’s
The possibility that Apple might at
long last break its exclusivity with AT&T has been a dream ever
since the iPhone launched. The carrier has developed its own particular
brand of fail with service limitations (MMS, tethering), app
heavy-handedness (reputedly being behind Google Voice getting yanked)
and dropped call records broken daily.
Yet publicly both Apple
and AT&T have denied any rumors of a split and Cupertino even gave
the carrier a one year extension. Rumors continued to proliferate that
Apple was ready to jump ship for Verizon or at least to open up the
handset to other carriers. If new leaks are to be believed, there might
be some truth in this.
AT&T is suing Verizon over its "There's a map for That" ad campaign, but that hasn't stopped Verizon from using the same Verizon vs. AT&T image map of 3G coverage in the U.S. in new holiday advertising.
Depending on where you live and work, it can seem like the
Internet is everywhere. But sadly, a good Wi-Fi signal can be lacking
when you need it most--and the days of open home–Wi-Fi networks are
mostly gone, as even your mom has figured out how to lock down her
network. But with Verizon’s MiFi in your pocket, you can access the
Internet from just about anywhere.