TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Nextel False Advertising

Re: Nextel False Advertising

Steve Sobol (
Sun, 31 Jul 2005 21:58:13 -0700

Garrett Wollman wrote:
> In article <>, PAT writes:

>> (2)"Although we do serve a large portion of the public and are
>> considered 'nationwide', we only serve mostly people centered near
>> major interstate highways and in larger cities successfully"

> Look closely at the advertising and you'll probably find that they do
> say that. There's probably some fine print to the tune of "nationwide
> coverage claims based on 89% of US population".

Sprint used to claim the "largest all-digital nationwide network
covering 240 million people" (it became 280 million later) -- the
number referred to the total population of the areas they served. A
couple other carriers have made similar claims about their network.

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[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And now we see that NYC Comsumer
Affairs has sued several of them for making claims like that. PAT]

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