Verizon has been kicking out some pretty clever television commercials that poke fun at rival AT&T’s deficiencies. Between the “iDon’t” and “There’s a Maps for That” (seen below) spots, Verizon has attacked the iPhone’s shortcomings and the AT&T network’s inferior coverage. AT&T has had enough and is doing the American thing by suing its rival. According to GigaOm:
AT&T today filed suit against Verizon for its “There’s a Map for That” advertising campaign. The AT&T complaint alleges that the Verizon ads use misleading maps that show wide areas of the country where AT&T doesn’t have 3G coverage, and implies that in those areas AT&T has no coverage at all. The two companies had been back and forth since Oct. 7 on the ads, with Verizon apparently tweaking them a bit, and adding some fine print, but AT&T isn’t satisfied. So it wants them taken off the air and Verizon to pay for any losses incurred by AT&T as a result of the ad being successful.
Can’t we all just get along?