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Old April 29th 11, 03:31 PM posted to alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.t-mobile,alt.cellular.verizon,misc.phone.mobile.iphone
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Default Computerworld Article on Tiered versus Unlimited Data Plans--Tiered May beComing to Verizon this Summer According to CFO

At 29 Apr 2011 05:43:29 -0400 crkeehn wrote:

"Todd Allcock" wrote in message
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At 28 Apr 2011 02:55:33 -0700 SMS wrote:
On 4/27/2011 2:33 PM, Todd Allcock wrote:
At 27 Apr 2011 13:31:45 -0700 SMS wrote:
On 4/27/2011 1:22 PM, Todd Allcock wrote:

It _was_ the biggest all-digital network at that time.

I'm pretty sure that at the time of that ad campaign, Nextel had a
geographically larger "all-digital" iDEN network, and Nextel still

has
some coverage that Sprint lacks natively.

There you go! By strict definition, Nextel was neither "cellular"

nor
"PCS," but SMR (Specialized Mobile Radio) so Sprint's claim, which,

IIRC,
was actually "the nation's largest all-digital PCS network" would

still
pass muster!

But iDEN _is_ all-digital.


But it's not "PCS," so Sprint's claim was accurate by advertising
standards.

And if you look at the old maps, Nextel had
coverage in places that Sprint lacked native coverage (and they still
do).


And vice versa.

I was parsing Sprint's claim "All," "Digital" "PCS" and "Largest"
to show that only when they got extremely specific did their claim

have
any validity.


Of course. Welcome to Madison Avenue... (I still laugh when I think

of
the ads in Ricky Gervais' "The Invention of Lying," a movie set in an
alternate reality where people never discovered how to lie. A TV ad

tag
line proclaims "Pepsi: When they don't have Coke...")


Thank you for the movie suggestion. I've put it on my Netflix queue.


No problem. It's not a great movie, but it has some great moments. It
looks like it started out as a quirky indie film idea that got the
Hollywood treatment, and ended up failing at being either, but it has a
good cast and enough funny and thoughtful moments to be worth a viewing.


 




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