Although AT&T has just released an anti-Verizon iPhone ad that mocks the fact that Verizon CDMA users cannot use both voice and data at the same time, Verizon has an answer for that: who cares, if your phone cannot make or hold a voice call?
As reviews come in on the Verizon iPhone, noting better call quality and less dropped calls, so far we've heard nothing about it from Verizon. However, a new Verizon ad clearly targets voice calls on AT&T's iPhone.
After all, it has been a big complaint from AT&T iPhone users over the years: the number of dropped calls, particularly in cities with a high-density of iPhone users, such as San Francisco or New York.
The new ad goes as follows. A voiceover begins, saying:
“But does your network ... work?”
You hear a call come in and, the call is answered by ... the Verizon guy!
"Yes. I can hear you now."
While less dropped calls and better quality on the Verizon iPhone have been borne out by reviews, as well, quite a few people may be more interested in data speed and reliability than voice. Recent surveys have shown that while voice use is dropping, while data use is climbing, particularly among younger users.
This is also a continuing trend. Still, there is no doubt the message of this ad will be "heard." Watch the ad below.