AT&T Tells T-Mobile “What’s Up” On Facebook, Still Can’t Connect A Call

Seriously, AT&T, seriously?  Going onto the T-Mobile Facebook page and calling them out for their advertisement?  Aside from the obvious humor of this whole thing playing out over Facebook, AT&T really wants to pick a fight.  I mean Sprint had a sense of humor but you’re doing it on Facebook?  Lame, very lame, even more lame than your first attempt at calling them out. AT&T, believe me when I say that T-Mobile’s advertising is the LEAST of your problems.  Life after the iPhone should be your ONLY concern considering your customers will probably be tripping over each other to move away when your iPhone exclusivity is up.  They will RUN, not walk, to the next carrier to pick up the iPhone.  Your network is a giant pile of suck.  So is your Facebook attempt.  Stick to doing the things you do right like um…and ummm…oh, yeah, umm…nope sorry can’t think of anything.

Want to see T-Mobile’s response?

“Hey AT&T – It is easy for us to be proud when we have the 4G network to back it up. We challenge you to show us any data speeds on an AT&T iPhone that can top the speed on T-Mobile’s myTouch 4G. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out these amazing speed test screenshots from our T-Mobile fans:http://goo.gl/P0wk3

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  • Ansel

    Wow…AT&T has OFFICIALLY reached the level of LAME status ha ha ha ha…this is SO sad smh…coming for people over Facebook?? Are you serious?? Are we in High School people lmao??

  • danny

    hehe nice

  • julio

    thats right tell em tmo ….. first

    • TheDude

      first what?

  • ZeroX

    How pathetic AT&T. Thats just pathetic lol

  • Bimmerz

    What’s really funny is that more than 1/2 the postings on the AT&T thread (over 500+), are complaints from AT&T users! I read some of the Tmo fan site thread, then went to read some of the AT&T fan site responses.

    A lot of comments on the AT&T fan site, from its users is how AT&T shouldn’t be so worried about what Tmo is doing, but rather fixing their own network/service! Many complained that they can’t even get 3G on AT&T, and that they should fix that – as well as their drop calls rate. Lame AT&T – WTG Tmo!

  • jmts80

    Nice try AT&T but you lose. Thanks for playing though…

  • thereugo

    I think AT & T is a little worried, perhaps. They must be uptight on what the 4th carrier can do with some great phones coming out along with the best customer service that I have been apart of and I have tried them all. Tmobile doesnt have the power phones that alot of people want, but they do have the best plans people want and I think thats a plus, keep up the great work Tmobile.

  • alljokesaside

    Without the iphone (which isnt all that to begin with anymore) att would be dead last.

  • SublimeDavid

    power phones? they have the mytouch 4g and tmobile g2, those two alone are powerhouses sorry but just needed to add that one.

    • eYe

      Dave, what about Vibrant, HD2 and HD7? Some of those may not be exclusive but they are serious players in the smartphone game. Not to mention few really cheap Android options. I think T-mobile got it covered in the device selection section. They also make a pretty good attempt to cover the network speed. Now,they just need to continue working on network coverage and not run out of speed on all three.

    • Jesushouston

      and u forgot the vibrant and nexus one.

  • 30014

    New phones, new network, new marketing, and new attitude = new t-mobile. I’m loving it. I just hope they keep it up.

  • baker271974

    Funny..I just looked all over AT&T’s site, and there is nothing, either on their coverage map or with any phones they carry, including the iPhone 4 that are capable of 4G speeds. I didn’t see anything regarding an upgrade to their network. So their comment has no weight to it. They can’t back up the 250 million people claim. Funny, and sad at the same time. I am glad they are not my provider.

  • Bradly

    I wonder if all the new things going on in T-Mobile is Philipp Humms doing…

    • Matt

      You betcha!

  • vinyldestination

    Very very high school. BUT, doesn’t mean I can’t watch the fight right? Tmo definitely pulled an “OOOHHHH/BURN” when they challenged ATT in a numbers battle. At this point, its up to ATT to show if they are all bark with no bite.

  • LuvMyGreenRobot

    Go Team Magenta! Screw their $200 early upgrade fee and non-unlimited data plans! If only if they can drop as many good comebacks as their phone calls.

    • Sapphire3g

      I wish there was the “Like” option on this website for comments. By far, this has been the most comments that have given me a chuckle in a long time.

  • alljokesaside

    Once we knock sprint back to 4th then well get the ball going!

  • dub

    I really think that everyone forgets that tmobile is only the 4 in the USA but the largest in the world with the Dutch connection. Dont believe me. Wiki Tmobile

    • Jeremiah

      We believe you, but I do believe you mean German, as in Deutsche = Germany.

      • Jeremiah

        Also, Vodafone (which controls 45% of Verizon Wireless) is the largest in the world. I believe Deutsche Telekom is actually the number 3 multinational telecom company in the world, behind the aforementioned Vodafone and Telefonica.

        I don’t mean to rain on your parade–I’m all about T-Mobile love–but seems like you should have read Wikipedia before bragging ignorantly.

      • Jeremiah

        Sorry, I have to correct myself. T-Mobile International is the third largest multinational company, but parent Deutsche Telekom is the largest is Europe itself. That last bit may explain your confusion.

  • master wang

    I felt bad for the 180 million people stuck in contract with at&t…..and i love to see 180 million record move to other carrier when iphone is no longer exclusive

    • David, Managing Editor

      AT&T has 180 million customers huh? mmmkay.

      • MattB

        Thinking he didn’t realize they meant they had 180m in US population living in areas covered by their HSPA as stated above… he though they meant 180m customers.

  • http://WWW.SPRINT.COM W1ZE0NE

    Well one thing no one has taken into consideration is the area on witch this is based where I live it pays people to move here to get out of their t-mo contract b\c I believe sprint has a better chance of catching a bar here than t-mo .. and yes I do not care for sprint but I wont be a fan boy t-mo does have some pretty fancy phones but you also have to see that the death star carrier and t-mo share towers alot so humm saying one carrier sucks that runs on your same band isn’t so bright b\c 9/10 its bouncing off your tower and so fourth but this is the big pic who has a bigger customer base over all? and what carrier generates the higher revenue thats who will end up having the best network but this did not start here today this started after Verizon slammed the death star carrier with this so called ” coverage map” … and they didnt like the speed test to show them slightly higher than the death star carriers 2g speeds now someone gladly prove me wrong the problem is even with articles like these its influenced on what carrier the author like’s or has lets get actual readings and put them up we can do it from the phones we currently have just screen shot your screen and geotag the photo and not everyone is a I fan boy for the BB lives strong in this one !

    • Justayoungin

      I believe they are referring to there hspa+ towers. which aren’t on the same towers. AT&T 850/1900mhz. T-mobile 1700/1900mhz

  • tipsofme

    This attempt is as lame as their customer service and $750 dollar deposits! Eat shi* AT&T and good luck keeping the lights on in your stores in 2012 when the numbers come back from your major losses in 2011!

  • edaddy

    must be the CEO’s running the facebook pages.

  • Corey

    Way to go T-Mobile. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon all got NOTHING!! And AT&T at leaste put a commercial out or something as a retaliation, seriously they have resorted to internet bullying!! Havent they been watching CNN? LAME! And FAIL!

    • Philip

      Verizon still has the show but I want tmobile to be the gsm other side of the coin,to verizon.

  • Snoopyalien24

    Ohhhhhh damn! Whatchout! Lol it’s like watching a high school fight with your friend being in it and he is winning

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I got the popcorn ready & the thumbs down finger ready. I wanna see a good clean fight, no hitting below the belt, no eye gouging & no kicks. Now that the rules have been set, RELEASE THE LIONS!!!

  • BPRhythm

    T-Mobile has every right to call it 4G. Why? Because Sprint called their network 4G. If you base 4G off of technology, then neither are. But since Sprint based it off of their speeds of 2-6 mbps, they effectively cemented 4G as speeds. And consumers don’t know the difference between technologies, they just want speed. Speed.

    Now I believe that instead of G’s being referred to technology, it will probably be referred to major speed boost increments. And lets be realistic, will any technology really hit 100 mbps? That is faster than cable or dsl. A phone that hits that..? What could anyone possibly use that for? And it’s not like they can take advantage of it because it also depends on the upload speed of the server they’re contacting..

    Todays keyword is “Speed.”

  • ha

    HA at&t having more customers in a month thats a joke, their standards for credit checks and down payments up to 1000 per line is crazy!!!

  • DatNizzle

    I might become a fan of At&t just to talk smack to them.

    • JuniorJunior

      lol,just let me know so i can screen grab their response…

  • Derek

    So AT&T is saying that they have the largest 4G network because they have the most people on their network but not how large their footprint is?

  • Brodie

    AT&T SUCKS! POINT BLANK PERIOD!

  • kentuckygator

    I just got the MyTouch 4g and I looked at some of those speed test and I have performed several of my own… I am coming out at about 60kbps down and 1mg down. I have full service and HPSA covered. Anyone know what’s going on?

    • undertmocover

      kygator: You are using the wrong server on the speedtest app, try indianapolis or chicago or any other besides lexington or cincinatti

      • kentuckygator

        You are awesome thank you!

  • Steve

    Does AT&T have any phones that are capable of using HSPA+ ? The service may be available on their network, but without any phones, you won’t get far.

  • jaime

    TEAM T-MOBILE!

  • g_willi

    I don’t see how this is lame. I’m ok with TMo calling HSPA+ 4G since it’s just as fast as WiMax or LTE, but AT&T has a point. If they have HSPA+ and they have more customers than TMo (which we know they do), then they have the largest, fastest 4G network. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, TMo.

    BTW, HSPA+ is really fast, but TMo’s 3G/4G network coverage still sucks and even where you get good coverage, it’s flaky. That’s why I’m on Sprint now. :-P

  • Dilly Willy

    I really think T-Mo should be attacking Sprint. Sprint has not that much 4G, an added cost, and less devices.

    • JuniorJunior

      Agree, I have the EVO and the 4G in Austin area kinda sucks. the Mytouch HD is interesting me very much.

  • jonathan

    no wonder at&t & steve jobs get along so well business wise, they have the same “i am superior” attitude & there ego gets hurt easily. they actually need each other more than they know. im pretty sure there exclusivity contract will be extended for another 5 years before anyone else gets the iphone.

  • Sebastiaan

    Wait… You calling AT&T out but T-Mobile is just as lame for responding to it… It’s a never ending battle. Both networks do great things… AT&T is just bigger…

  • Brian

    I agree with AT&T. I have T-mobile in one of the top largest cities in the USA and I still don’t have “decent” 3G! Let alone HSPA+ (which isn’t 4G!).

    Come on T-mo! What is the problem? I leave my blackberry 9700 on Edge most of time (2g) ’cause the 3g drops all my calls like crazy! And when I try to test 3g for speed? it actually isn’t faster then 2g and it ‘stalls’ sometimes when downloading with 3g…so I leave it on 2G. WHERE IS THIS 4G again? And I’m in one of the top most populated cities in the USA??? hmmmm?

  • Logan

    This must be the delusional TMo fanboy blog judging from the comments.

    1) Everyone complaining about the credit checks: If you can’t pass an AT&T credit check without a deposit, getting a phone is probably the least of your worries. I had 0 deposit when I wasn’t even 19 and had 1 credit card for about 8 months. Good luck getting a car or home loan without getting screwed.

    2) @Derek: AT&T’s footprint is far far larger than TMo’s. The only person with a slightly larger footprint is Verizon. So AT&T has more customers and a larger footprint. We just don’t pretend HSPA+ is 4G.

    3) @Corey: Um…. TMo is the one that spends millions on commercials trying to “slam” AT&T. They’ve done it before with their “we’re cheaper than AT&T and Verizon” ad campaigns. I think it’s funny because AT&T and Verizon don’t even consider TMo and Sprint competition. Ever seen an AT&T or Verizon ad try to slam TMo or Sprint? No, because they don’t have to.

    4) @Steve: Yes. Even the iPhone 3GS launched over a year ago was HSPA+ capable.

  • Logan

    This must be the delusional TMo fanboy blog judging from the comments.

    1) Everyone complaining about the credit checks: If you can’t pass an AT&T credit check without a deposit, getting a phone is probably the least of your worries. I had 0 deposit when I wasn’t even 19 and had 1 credit card for about 8 months. Good luck getting a car or home loan without getting screwed.

    2) @Derek: AT&T’s footprint is far far larger than TMo’s. The only person with a slightly larger footprint is Verizon. So AT&T has more customers and a larger footprint. We just don’t pretend HSPA+ is 4G.

    3) @Corey: Um…. TMo is the one that spends millions on commercials trying to “slam” AT&T. They’ve done it before with their “we’re cheaper than AT&T and Verizon” ad campaigns. I think it’s funny because AT&T and Verizon don’t even consider TMo and Sprint competition. Ever seen an AT&T or Verizon ad try to slam TMo or Sprint? No, because they don’t have to.

    4) @Steve: Yes. Even the iPhone 3GS launched over a year ago was HSPA+ capable.

  • $:@-’

    I actually had a BlackBerry with AT&T about 2-3 years ago. I had no complaints whatsoever, I wasn’t paying my phone bill at the time so I’m not sure if they still had te choice of either 200 MB or 2 GB of data monthly, or if that applies to the BlackBerry plan or not, but I never went over (I wouldn’t have heard the end of it). I have the iPhone now with tmobile and I have no complaints. AT&T is excessively expensive and they cripple their smartphones. I’d say, tmobile is winning this fight.