ATT Makes Sure You See T-Mobile's Nadz

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    What is the best way to draw attention to something that no one saw in the first place? This video (Happy #Uncarrier Claymation Holidays from @JohnLegere) that has less 20,000 views on YouTube is at the heart of a claim put forth by ATT recently with NAD. Not to be confused with "nads" or "nadz," the National Advertising Division, is some made-up watchdog arm of the Better Business Bureaus, not to be confused with the BTFO. Quite frankly I would have never posted "news" like this except for the fact that when beloved claymation characters use questionable language, I have to share. Thanks scojer. Did I mention, "nadz?"

    Check out the video.

    The claims at issue were challenged by AT&T Services, Inc. AT&T contended in its challenge that a video created and posted online by T-Mobile made unsubstantiated, false, and misleading claims, and disparages and denigrates AT&T.
     
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  2. SonicTron

    SonicTron Snopes is My Fact Checker

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    So, the headlines in the claymation newspapers were fake then? Seems to be the only outright claims of any sort.
     
  3. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Thought the same thing. This is a lesson in STFU and also Let Sleeping Dog Lie for ATT. Also, if the BBB even relevant any more? Every time I have gone to use any BBB services, it usually meant nothing. Seems that Yelp took its place.
     
  4. BHenry

    BHenry Limp Gawd

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    That was a pretty good commercial.
     
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  5. pcgeekesq

    pcgeekesq [H]ard|Gawd

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    This is what happens when corporate counsel has too much time on their hands.
     
  6. oldmanbal

    oldmanbal [H]ard|Gawd

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    I actually watched the video looking for a claymation teabag or something before I read the rest of the headline there. . .whoops!
     
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  7. gigaxtreme1

    gigaxtreme1 2[H]4U

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    Get Rick and Morty to do a commercial for them. Hmm..., that will surely backfire.
     
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  8. RC-Heli-3D

    RC-Heli-3D Limp Gawd

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    Someone might want to remind T-mobile why I switched to cricket. T-mobile needs new towers that actually works! DUH!
     
  9. Space_Ranger

    Space_Ranger Gawd

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    "I was on my way to the Island of Misfit CEOs".. HAHAHAHAAHAHAH
     
  10. nilepez

    nilepez [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Did it even mention AT&T? I saw a lot of Verizon CNET articles...maybe AT&T was in their too. Either way, it's hard to argue that htey AT&T didn't have lots of extra fees and didn't nickle and dime you to death. They were, after all, the carrier that managed to increase Text charges from as low as 5 bucks to 20 bucks. And as a reminder, SMS (text) is practically free to the carrier. Texts use excess bandwidth in the messaging layer. Billing is probably more expensive than the actual delivering the SMS.

    Also, is their an actual link to the article?
     
  11. ZorinInc

    ZorinInc n00b

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    If only their coverage didn't suck nadz.
     
  12. likeman

    likeman Gawd

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    did it mention AT&T in the advert or was it all the things t-mobile said in the advert was true and they had to complain about it because people would assume its AT&T or Verizon
     
  13. pyr02k1

    pyr02k1 Limp Gawd

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    Seems to have gotten a bit better over the past few years. I won't say it matches Verizon in most of the US, or AT&T in some places, but it's good enough for the lower annoyances. My bill is consistent and I don't have to call in to fix it. And, for the most part at least, their customer service staff is decent enough if you call during normal hours. Next month I'm off to South Korea for 2-4 weeks, and it's nice knowing I won't have any extra charges for the trip. I think that both AT&T and Verizon charge for it from what coworkers were saying.

    Now, the flip side to it is that I know when I used to travel for cinema service, a lot of the middle of nowhere places were terrible. La Grande, OR. being a common place I'd go, one side of the city was great, the other was horrible, Mena, AK. being a place I went to twice for a week each time had no service 1 mile away from the hotel, Most of Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming and a bit of Kansas, just horrible. But once I reached a population center that topped 5-10k, usually fine. When calling in, I've had a frustrating time if it's after 8pm or so. More than once I've had to call 2 or 3 times to have things changes (removing a tablet line for example), or I've found that they charged me for overnight shipping even though they said it'd be free since it was a replacement device. And their warranty service is shoddy as hell. We returned a Note 4, received one that died of the same thing a month later, then we had 2 more replacements come to us with the exact issue out of the box. As much as Samsung is the cause of the issue, them sending those devices with the issue present out of the box on the second 2 would have been horrible if I only had one line or if I hadn't just upgraded my fiance to a Note 8. Heck, the Note 8 was because the Note 4 wasn't going to arrive for 3 days, but the Note 8 was going to be there next day, so upgrade it was (and she was drooling for a new phone. I'm still on my Note 4 and it'd working just fine).

    But, I can say my AT&T bill was never the same month to month, and my Verizon bill at the time was twice what I pay for T-Mobile with an extra line and unlimited now.

    I do wish Ting was cheaper, but I travel so much that I generally hit 40-50GB/mo and my fiance hits 30GB or so. Plus her talking around 3k min/mo and 1k+ texts/mo... Even Cricket would run more for the same. Verizon and AT&T start $50 more per month on the low end, $70 for equivalent. In a land of crappy prices, service, contracts and customer service, T-Mobile hits 3 of the 4 as the best of the bunch, and tolerable on the service side. The main thing to remember is that all 3 of these companies are still better than Comcast.
     
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  14. likeman

    likeman Gawd

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    sounds like 3UK in the UK overall its good service coverage but not always (3uk is basically a new network been less than 20 years old vs O2, vodafone and EE UK witch have been around from when them Brick 16 to 32 channel mobile phones was around)

    vodafone UK only tends to have 3g/Real 4G coverage in pop count areas over 5K, below that tends to be 2G witch is basically unusable for data especially if its on EDGE which should be faster than GPRS but tends to just flat out not work on EDGE

    i use EE UK for business which would be your version of AT&T (but has overall best 3g and most real 4G coverage) and use 3UK for data consumption only as its Real unlimited 3UK,, they had to call it "AYCE" (All You Can Eat) because other networks was abusing the "unlimited data" advertising but they was only supplying full speed data for the first 2-4GB usage per month then it dropped speeds to 64-386kbs depending on provider (some even ban you from rebuying a unlimited package when you use an undisclosed amount of data >giffgaff and 1-2 others that no longer exist)
     
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