AT&T Beats Verizon But Gets Blamed For The iPhone's Flaws

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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My sense of Verizon's superiority is confirmed every time I see a "there's a map for that" Verizon commercial, graphically showing how far more extensive Verizon's 3G network coverage is in less populated areas. And it is reinforced when AT&T executives publicly confess -- as Ralph de la Vega, the chief executive and president of AT&T mobility and consumer markets, did last week at an industry conference -- that the company's wireless service in New York and San Francisco was "below our standards."

When I set about looking for independent data, however, to confirm the superior performance of Verizon's network, I was astonished to discover that I had managed to get things exactly wrong.

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