AT&T sets out to 'set the record straight' over Verizon's ad claims

The AT&T and Verizon Wireless saga continues over Verizon Wireless' aggressive ads touting its 3G coverage over AT&T's. The ads show a side-by-side map that shows Verizon Wireless' 3G coverage as significantly better than AT&T's, and AT&T has filed suit over them claiming they are misleading regarding AT&T's coverage in general.

Now AT&T has issued a letter to its customers so it can "set the record straight" on Verizon's ad campaign. In the letter, AT&T notes that its 3G coverage covers 75 percent of the U.S. population, and that 96 percent is covered by its EDGE data network.

"As the U.S. market leader in wireless data service, we typically don't respond to competitors' advertising. However, some recent ads from Verizon are so blatantly false and misleading, that we want to set the record straight about AT&T's wireless data coverage," AT&T said.

For more:
- see this WSJ blogs post

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