AT&T sues Verizon over ‘there’s a map for that’ ads

Posted on Nov 3 2009 - 5:21pm by Christopher Allega

AT&T Inc. took offense to Verizon Wireless’s latest advertising campaign, claiming in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the commercials falsely suggest the wireless carrier has coverage gaps.

Verizon Wireless, which is jointly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group Plc, has jumped on mounting criticism of AT&T’s coverage and its ability to handle the Apple Inc. iPhone with its recent commercials, which target AT&T’s high-speed third-generation, or 3G, network.