The Verizon iPhone set new records for the carrier this week, and AT&T is undoubtedly feeling the heat. However, the original iPhone carrier has very little ammunition and firepower against Verizon and the CDMA model of the Apple smartphone, which earned a ton of praise this week as early testers gave it a go. AT&T is still pushing one of the very few features it can to entice customers to stay: the ability to make phone calls and surf the web or use data at the same time.
In this latest commercial, we see a man frantically searching for restaurant reservations for his anniversary while on the phone with his wife, who sounds very skeptical of his preoccupation.
For those who like to poke fun, AT&T has to prove that the voice part actually works in order to take advantage of simultaneous voice and data capabilities. In most of the Verizon iPhone reviews, the focus seemed to be on its ability to make, receive and sustain phone calls.
Secondly, if you’ve been frustrated with the inability to send or receive text messages and phone calls, is a silly little commercial touting a feature you might use once or twice a year going to keep you from running off with a sexier carrier all dressed in red?