It all started at the beginning of October, when Verizon launched the “There’s a Map for that” ad. Not long after, AT&T responded with a(n unsuccessful) lawsuit, and ads of their own. And, as if AT&T alone wasn’t enough of a sparring partner, later in October Verizon introduced it’s Android plans with an ad directly aimed at Apple’s iPhone. Of course, Apple has engaged in the fight.
So, what should we at Sprint think of this? On one hand, it’s great to have two Big Bell Dogmatists slugging it out, spending all their energy dragging each other down in the public arena. It makes both of them look ugly.
But, on the other hand, is it good for us to just sit on the sidelines? Sure, we enjoy the same benefits over AT&T and the iPhone that Verizon is making a big stink about, but how many people know that? Our 3G map is much bigger than AT&T’s (looks a lot like Verizon’s), we’re regularly recognized for having the most reliable and fastest 3G network, and of course, we’re the first with 4G. And like Verizon, we have two great Android devices, the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment.
So what do you think? Is Sprint best served by sitting on the sidelines as Verizon dukes it out with AT&T and Apple, or would we do better by jumping in the ring ourselves?