AT&T’s Vizzini Moment

Inigo Montoya and Vizzini

Sara sent me a link to an Information Week article about the most recent piece of AT&T FUD regarding the iPhone coming to Verizon. Apparently it’s brown trousers time for AT&T’s  Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, Larry Solomon, who sent the following statement to Business Insider:

“The iPhone is built for speed, but that’s not what you get with a CDMA phone. I’m not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane.”

The following brief chat occured via IM:

Sara: I love how in the artical that piece referenced, AT&T points out that on CDMA networks you can’t talk on the phone and browse the internet simultaniously, and because of that, they think customers will prefer AT&T’s “speed and functionality”. They need to check the definition of functional, because I do not think it means what they think it means.
Paul: AT&T’s Vizzini moment!

AT&T might want to spend some time watching The Princess Bride and pay attention to Inigo.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. – Inigo Montoya

6 thoughts on “AT&T’s Vizzini Moment

  1. It kills me AT&T is slamming Verizon before they even announce they will be carrying the iPhone. I have yet to meet an AT&T customer with an iPhone who was happy with their service, and most ended up switching to another carrier.

    AT&T was recently named as having the worst customer service for cell carriers in the US. I think they need to look at fixing their own bad reputation instead of talking about someone else for trying where they themselves clearly failed.


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