T-Mobile lumps Verizon and AT&T together in another iPhone attack ad

If you can’t beat ’em, keep attacking ’em. That seems to be T-Mobile’s modus operandi when it comes to its latest marketing campaign. It’s not content with lobbying to have its HSPA+ network legitimately defined as a “4G network,” but it also needs to attack Verizon and AT&T now both carriers have the phone T-Mobile has been desperate for: the iPhone.

Compared to Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile has a relatively sad portfolio of smartphones. The only ones worthwhile and capable of using the HSPA+ network are the G2, Nexus S and myTouch 4G. Those phones are decent, but it’s clear that T-Mobile is still yearning and lusting for the iPhone.

So, if you’re the nation’s last place carrier amongst the big boys and it’s obvious that you aren’t getting the most popular smartphone of all time, what do you do? Poke fun, of course. The Verizon iPhone isn’t LTE-capable and the AT&T model isn’t 4G-equipped, either. Verizon users will likely never see the day when their CDMA/EV-DO iPhones exceed 2.5Mbps down, and AT&T users top out at about 5Mbps on a good day (although that is comparable to what I’ve seen on the G2 and Nexus S on average).

To see the latest attack ad, see the video below.

  • Derail Doax

    You know sometimes the most stupid stuff is posted on intomobile by you Marc. This place should be named intoapple.com. So by the standards of “worthwhile” phones I must assume you mean touch screen phones, with at least as fast of a connection speed of EVDO Rev 0. Also you would probably be insisting that its not running a dated OS like Winmo 6.5 like the HD2 does, and a current gen proc probably would also be a plus. My old Vibrant used to get 5.9Mb/s down, had a 4″ SAMOLED screen. I think that’s pretty worthwhile. How bout the Motorola Defy which has a 3.7″ Gorilla Glass screen which is also bigger than the Iphones, and its water proof. That sounds worthwhile. How bout the HD7? 4.3″ screen with HSDPA 7.2mbps. Sounds worthwhile. Dell Venue Pro? Sounds worthwhile. Vibrant 4G? Sounds like a true iphone4 killer specs wise. There are plenty of Tmobile phones that are worthwhile alternatives to iphones. There are seriously too many narrow minded apple biased posts here on intomobile. I know so many stupid fanbois threaten this. But I’m tired of reading all this crap. I track like 40 tech news sites on twitter. But I’m seriously going to stop following intomobile. This is getting stupid and I’m tired of wasting my time reading these idiotic posts. I like unbiased tech reporting, not close minded, fanboi articles. If I wanted to read this I’d go to an apple fan website. Peace out intomobile, it used to be nice knowing you.

  • Mrpopulur17

    Is this your full time job? Writing these articles?

  • Actually, T-Mobile has had the best lineup of Android phones (although other carriers are starting to catch up with some of the recent CES announcements), and they’ve been quick to embrace WP7 with some pretty awesome devices. So not sure I understand the “sad portfolio of smartphones” comment, unless you think the iPhone is the only smartphone worth considering.

    Oh, and for the record, the Nexus S is not 4G.

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