Chances are that by now you’ve seen one of the Verizon “Map for That” Ads that clearly are a thorn in AT&T’s side as for late. Back at the beginning of the month AT&T filed a lawsuit against Verizon seeking an injunction against advertisements they claim are false advertising and deceptive trade practices. Verizon changed a few words, however, the advertising continued.
A federal court judged, yesterday, denied AT&T’s request for the Verizon ads to be pulled off the air. The fight over whether or not the ads are false and misleading will continue, however, i suspect that the “Map for That” ads currently running will continue and I’d be willing to bet that new ones are on the way.
[Via Engadget Mobile]
Like all verizon advert’s this is just another one that is based on lies and desperation.
The “Island of Misfit Toys” ad is brutal. The as agency that came up with that deserves a Cleo. It plays on the. “toy” aspect of the iPhone (although I hope the rumor that. A world version will be available in 2010 for VZW) it is such a devastating in your face ad campaign the AT&T reply ad most garners pity… And that’s not good box office
Well played Verizon, well played..
Consumers should educate themselves and not take anything the four orifices claim as the truth. verizon’s ad shows nothing but the desperation of a want-a-be and the desperation of a service provider which picked the wrong technology (solving that finally by upgrading to LTE/GSM soon)
Verizon dumps CDMA for GSM-based LTE in 4G networks
Face the facts verizon never had a shot getting the iPhone (good old Ivan tried another desperate lie which is typical for verizon wireless, but those in the know knew that was just another verizon lie) The iPhone was built for the open, global, standard GSM and ever since January 9, 2007 (when the iPhone was announced) AT&T has been leading verizon and the rest of the industry. This made verizon have to buy Alltel just to give the illusion they were not having their ass handed to them. Oh well verizon’s FUD based tv commercials, print ad’s and billboards are not meant for the educated consumer. For those in the know the commercials prove just how bad one device, the iPhone has whipped verizon, and sadly show verizon still has yet to learn the importance of balance when it comes to devices, service, and consumer freedom (aka device crippling and device ruining firmware “fixes” which keep verizon consumers under control and behind the gates of verizon’s walled garden)
Yet the latest desperation move by verizon..
AT&T with another Luke Wilson ad. Another one geared to the thinking person while also again pointing out verizon’s despicable need to push FUD to desperately try and fool consumers.
Postcards Part 1
What’s that? The topic is Ads?
OH YEAH! Now its Apple Inc. turn in bitch slapping verizon.
verizon when will you ever learn? Push your Bull Sh**, and your gonna get the horns. You must learn you don’t mess with Apple and Mr. Steve Jobs.
The iPhone (running on Open, Global, Standard GSM) can do simultaneous voice and data connection at the same time, poor cdma and all of verizon’s phones are unable to do voice and data at the same time. Come on little red, join the 20th century, oh thats right you are, your parent company Vodaphone is making you dump that obsolete, closed, cdma network. Oh there’s a app and a ad for that.
Little reds game of FUD advertising, showing the complete desperation of the iPhone kicking it’s ass is going to pale in comparison, mess with Apple and Mr. Steve Jobs, now verizon is going to really see it’s ass handed to them.