T-Mobile Does Coverage Maps, Verizon Wireless Baffled

I’d like to make more of this, but it’s old news. We’re all sick of the “can you hear me now” ads, but that doesn’t stop Verizon from talking up their network testing efforts. But when it comes to network performance, the CEO starts complaining about customers who expect their phones to work at home. What? Yes. Engadget reports:

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle he asks, “Why in the world would you think your (cell) phone would work in your house? The customer has come to expect so much.”

Or, as Glenn Fleishman summarizes:

Verizon’s CEO recently stated that people shouldn’t have the expectation that cellular service works everywhere, like in their homes, or have access to detailed information about coverage.

So, it’s refreshing that T-Mobile has decided otherwise and is offering detailed coverage maps for their wireless service. I think I like seeing T-Mobile smack Verizon just because Verizon has been busy pushing legislation to block community WiFi efforts.

9 thoughts on “T-Mobile Does Coverage Maps, Verizon Wireless Baffled

  1. Can’t and don’t have the time to tell you the constant HELL I have gone through with Verizon…….I have not in any way recieved the service I so Stupidly signed for with them!!!!!!I truely (everyday) deeply regret having considered using verizon for my communcation support on a daily basis. The loses I have incurred both monitarily and
    emotionally have been unbelieveable !!! Why is it that we sign our part of the contract
    but they have no obligation to fulfill their part!!!!!!No matter what technition I speak to it always seems that my problem is whom I contacted has bad equiptment…..strange they won’t admit the mobil phone I have of theirs
    just won’t work worth a Dam !!! do you know of any way I can get out of my contract…..? My employer is with t-mobil( I use the co. t-mobil)But I want tyo get the HELL away from
    the clenches of inferior verizon……!!!!

    Please I could use some help………..

    Thanks,

    P.F.

  2. To Whom It may concern: I recently spent quite
    a lot with T-Mobile in Rochester, MN. I Purchased a new phone and it is not working.
    It reads accross the face “SIMS card rejected”.
    I do not have a car,this is a big inconveince
    for me. I have had in the last year had a Kidney Transplant. I don’t have a land line, I
    depend on this phone. I would like some help
    with this (with the cost, a credit. something).
    My Cell # is 507-319-4627, my sons 319-4628, and my daughters are also in my name (Betty Nergaard) Thank You, Betty Rickerl

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  4. i am not happy with mobile my service sucks when it get to other area and they r not trying to help all they want is money money money

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