we've always been at war with verizon // 09 Dec 2009

So the head of AT&T's wireless unit made news today for having the gall to admit that their networks in San Francisco and New York "are performing at levels below our standards." (No, really?)

But T's corp comm folks didn't see that as the news angle. As posted in an update to the WSJ piece linked above, their spokesman said:

“Ralph de la Vega made significant news today in saying that, based on independent drive testing, we have 98.68 percent nationwide voice retainability, which means that the difference between AT&T and the industry leader is less than 2/10 of a percentage point on this important metric. That translates to a difference of less than 2 calls out of a thousand.”

Cue the map.