Verizon’s LTE has the power to amaze; see Chris Dixon’s video of employees at the Hunch office browsing around–“faster than high speed wired broadband,” he wrote. Hat tip to PC Mag for putting some context to the meaningless buzzwords “3G” and “4G” with their ranking of the fastest mobile networks in the country, and confirming what we already knew about AT&T. Read More
As of its “Fastest Mobile Networks 2011” package, PCMag road-tested eight 3G and 4G networks in 21 U.S. cities, including all five boroughs of New York. Surprising no one, the news was not good for AT&T customers.
In NYC, we got some of the slowest AT&T speeds, and least-reliable AT&T connections, of all Read More
Remember when AT&T and Apple had the cool kids table? The carrier had the exclusive on the iPhone for five years, casting aspersions on the other companies which apparently were not good enough for Steve. Verizon endured years of bleeding customers to AT&T, during which time Verizon made all kinds of concessions to customers. For example, I remember getting a call offering me an extra 100 free minutes every month if I renewed my contract for a year. The biggest concession was the unlimited data plan.
Publicly, Verizon did not handle the rivalry very gracefully. We’re thinking of the tonally-challenged ad campaign for Android phones that resembled trailers for a Michael Bay movie alongside an unbecoming campaign that took digs at AT&T’s network.