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There's a map for that: New Verizon ad one-ups AT&T

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(Read caption) There's a map for that: Verizon claims it has five times the 3G wireless coverage of AT&T in a new ad.

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Tired of all this Verizon-AT&T back and forth? There's a nap for that.

Though already the owners of an advertising campaign that became a catchphrase – can you hear me now? – Verizon has decided to go after AT&T's.

In a spot that ran during Monday Night Football on ESPN, Verizon took direct aim at the ubiquitous "there's an app for that" iPhone ads, poking holes in AT&T's 3G wireless network coverage.

The claim, that Verizon offers five times the 3G coverage as AT&T, is supported by red and blue coverage maps. Verizon's map shows a US overlaid with red coverage, with much of the South and Great Plains notably blanketed. AT&T's coverage is blue, and noticeably more threadbare. (Though after last election season, wouldn't blue have been a better choice for the home team?)

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