Verizon To AT&T: “The Truth Hurts”

This Verizon vs AT&T battle is getting ugly. Here’s what Verizon filed [Warning: PDF] in response to the AT&T lawsuit:

AT&T did not file this lawsuit because Verizon’s “There’s A Map For That” advertisements are untrue; AT&T sued because Verizon’s ads are true and the truth hurts.

Ouch! And that’s just the introduction. If you read the rest of the document, you’ll see all sorts of bitch slaps in the document topped off by this:

In the final analysis, AT&T seeks emergency relief because Verizon’s side-by-side, apples-to-apples comparison of its own 3G coverage with AT&T’s confirms what the marketplace has been saying for months: AT&T failed to invest adequately in the necessary infrastructure to expand its 3G coverage to support its growth in smartphone business, and the usefulness of its service to smartphone users has suffered accordingly.

Geez. It makes you think that Verizon isn’t just trying to defend itself from this lawsuit. They’re trying to seriously wound AT&T by going for the throat.

I’m going to get the popcorn as this will get really interesting.

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