Remember the silly debate among mobile operators over whose mobile phone network was really "the best"? It got so ridiculous that some of the participants ended up going to court to argue over how they could describe their own and their competitors' networks. Well, the latest Consumer Reports survey of mobile phone networks has basically said don't believe most of the claims: especially from the companies who are fighting the most about declaring their network the tops: Cingular and Sprint. Apparently, both had problems, often related to the things they were most fond of bragging about. Cingular, who went to court to claim that it had "the fewest dropped calls" actually had quite a few complaints about dropped calls. All of this, again, suggests that perhaps the companies should spend a little less time with their advertising teams and their lawyers, and a bit more on making sure their networks actually are as good as they claim.
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