Posts Tagged ‘coverage’
  • UMA finally coming to Android?
    by Mike
    Posted May 13th, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    If we look way back in time to the beginning of dirt itself...ok so 2008 isn't that far back. But remember, two years in the tech world is like a decade -- really. Anyway, back in that day, UMA was starting to get some respect with T-Mo users for it's ability to extend network coverage to areas that had little of it or none at all. WIth all the hubub around Android, it only seemed like two next-gen pieces of technology would bask together in the limelight. Except, they didn't. I'm not a s...
  • AT&T: “Me too — We also serve 220+ countries”
    by Mike
    Posted April 16th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    Hey, if your biggest, baddest competition is claiming seemingly impossible feats of reality (such as servicing more countries than there actually are), your company had better come up with something bigger and better. Right? Just like Verizon can't count, AT&T; itself seems to have flunked kindergarten math and geography as they too have a case of the 220+ coverage-itis. (more...)...
  • Verizon: “We’re available in 220+ countries”. World: Uhhh, there’s only 196…if you’re lucky.
    by Mike
    Posted April 15th, 2010 at 10:58 am
    It never ceases to amaze me how a company will stoop to lying and deceptive measures to make themselves look bigger and better than the competition. While Verizon is currently on the higher end of my list of consumer friendly carriers, they're certainly not a stranger to the opposite end of things as many of you know. But this post isn't being crafted to rag on a new anti-consumer policy. Instead, it's actually pretty comedic. Who doesn't like a good laugh, right? So here it goes... (...
  • AT&T’s new “3G Coverage map” really includes 2G as well. Welcome back old and deceitful AT&T…[Update]
    by Mike
    Posted March 25th, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    **Update: Yes, an update on a barely 30-second old post. I just noticed that if you zoom in super close and toggle "show 3G", the old 3G coverage spots pop back up. Still, it's a shifty move to display the map in a zoomed out view the way the do because let's be real, who actually zooms in that far? Most of us I'd gather make a quick glance for our general location. Rant stands... For as much as we've heard recently about AT&T; actually standing behind a promise (for once), one would th...
  • Score one for the little guy: Common folk aren’t the only ones. Even the government hates NBC’s Olympics coverage failure.
    by Mike
    Posted March 1st, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    I as a commoner, a mere spec in the population bucket of the United States can sit here ranting and raving all I want about how NBC single handedly ruined the Olympics for the entire country. As an American, I'm ashamed and embarrassed to say NBC represented our country as the sole provider of Olympics coverage. And until today, you could even say I was alone (though 30 3 seconds on Google will quickly paint a vivid -- and expletive ridden -- picture). It is today however, March 1st 2010 that...
  • The result of AT&T’s network upgrades and recent PC World victory…
    by Mike
    Posted February 25th, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    So AT&T; has been riding pretty high the last couple of days after PC World's latest tests pegged AT&T; as the nation's real, fastest 3G network. Coverage however is a completely different story. And while AT&T; may in fact be fastest in 13 of the biggest cities in the country, there are plenty of others where they fall flat. Perhaps BerryReview writer Ronen Halevy happens to fall in one of those "lesser areas". To be fair, it's very possible that it was a RIM network issue with BIS at the t...
  • AT&T finally putting money where their mouth is. Now ranks #1 in national 3G speeds.
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    Gee, it's funny what a little a lot of criticism will do for you. The last year or so has been full of countless jabs and flaming rants casting AT&T; in a dark light and their network in various shades of brown. For months the rants went on, the calls kept dropping, and downloads continued to crawl. After PC World's most recent test however, it appears AT&T; is finally getting the ball moving in the right direction. And rolling the ball is, with AT&T; now clocking an average download speed of 1...
  • US skier Jake Zamansky bashes NBC’s god awful coverage. Critical tweets automatically displayed on NBC Olympics website. NBC responds by censoring Jake’s athlete Twitter account.
    by Mike
    Posted February 17th, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    You know, with each passing day of not being able to see the Olympics live either how I want on TV or god forbid, stream anything worthwhile, it becomes more and more clear -- NBC flat out sucks as a network. Earlier this year they handled the whole Tonight Show/Jay Leno/Conan Obrian fiasco in a less than stellar manner and now they are in the process of making this one of the worst Olympics yet. To say coverage is terrible is a gross understatement. The blatant tape delays until prime time a...
  • The AT&T Coverage Helmet [Humor + Bonus Video]
    by Mike
    Posted February 17th, 2010 at 5:16 am
    Without a doubt, the "Funniest joke to poke fun at AT&T;'s rural coverage award" goes to none other than "Ryan" and his friend "parawing742" of YouTube. Parawing742 created a massive plexiglass map showing AT&T;'s rather meager 3G coverage and affixed it to a helmet. Then they went to an AT&T; store followed by a Verizon store. Capturing all the candid goodness was rather easy thanks to a wireless mike on Ryan and tailgating camera guy, Parawing742. The whole point was for Ryan here to find...
  • FCC: “We hereby decree, 100Mbps internet for all…”
    by Mike
    Posted February 16th, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Google may be the talk of the town with their proposed 1Gbps super-network, grabbing headlines for it's crazy fast speeds and reported "competitive cost", but the FCC would like to remind you that they aren't just sitting idle while Google steps forward and does their job, making them look like the fat lazy kid in gym class. No sir. In an effort to better the overall lives of US citizens, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski announced (Warning: PDF) plans to boost the speed of internet access w...
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