Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 10:53 AM | Posted by howard
Verizon began airing a new series of ads last night, calling out exclusive American iPhone carrier AT&T.
John Cook of TechFlash is reporting that the first television commercial, aired during last night’s Vikings-Packers NFL game, incorporates elements of previous Apple ads for the iPhone and notes that Verizon has 5 times the 3G coverage of AT&T.
Customer complaints with AT&T’s network have been well documented, for example, a recent report of an Apple Store genius revealing that a 30% call drop rate is “average” for iPhone users in the New York area.
United States iPhone users have also taken issue with missing text messages and delays offering certain features.
Many Apple investors have been clamoring for the iPhone to be picked up by other carriers, as the increased volume of sales would completely overshadow revenue lost from ending exclusivity agreements.