attYou know, after all the flack that AT&T has gotten for boasting of a POS network and Apple for stubbornly sticking with them for the last 2-1/2 years, you have to admire AT&T’s determination. Almost. AT&T’s Luke Wilson ads that have making been getting some pretty frequent air time on TV go to prove how terrible is at making commercials in their defense. They’re pretty much just as terrible as the Microsoft/Seinfeld duo. However, when AT&T simply can’t go on to put together a decent commercial to save their lives, lo and behold here comes Apple with two new commercials of their own defending the network and their choice of network. The main gist of the commercials is to tout AT&T’s biggest advantage over Verizon — AT&T’s 3G network allows voice and data at the same time. Mind you, Verizon’s EVDO network while speedy and pretty much everywhere does not. That means all you Droid owners (myself included) will have to hang up to check that web page or download that feed. I’ll admit it was a flesh wound that hasn’t yet affected me but there’s always a possibility. Still, I’d much rather have a dependable network and have a minor inconvenience such as hanging up a phone call before doing any data related tasks than not being able to do anything at all.

So in the end, how do the ads fair? Well, they somehow manage to put their Apple sugarcoating on the cold hard truth: You may be able to use voice and data at the same time but good luck getting a fucking signal even 100 yards from our damn towers…

The two new commercials right inside.

  • Commercial #1


  • Commercial #2

So how did you like them? As already stated above, they didn’t voice the real main point: You may be able to use voice and data at the same time but good luck getting a fucking signal even 100 yards from our damn towers. Hmm, how convenient. Of course, AT&T’s network is so great, you can have full bars and still fail to get any data flowing through your palm. Yeah, that’s the network I want to be on…

BGR