All sorts of analysts are out in the field trying to discover what is wrong with the new product. No one has come up with an answer. But AT&T's (NYSE:T) rivals have decided to use the opportunity to attack its products and services. According to The New York Times, "A phone is only as good as the network it's on," said a full-page Verizon Wireless newspaper ad."
Even if the iPhone is only a brick with a dial pad, the challenges are off the mark. Wireless systems, including those from Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Sprint (NYSE:S), are full of dead spots. A set of tests of almost any cell network in the U.S. or abroad would show that dropped calls are not rare.
Verizon has decided to use something that is common to go after its competition, which is fine until someone goes out and tests its network.
Douglas A. McIntyre is an editor at 247wallst.com.