T-Mobile’s latest attempt at relevance is a cute and clever television commercial that pokes fun at AT&T, the iPhone, and Apple’s FaceTime video calling technology.
The 30-second spot blames AT&T for Apple not allowing FaceTime over cellular until 2011 and portrays the rival carrier as an overweight man keeping the iPhone down. T-Mobile’s faster 21Mbps HSPA+ “4G” network and reduced congestion let phones like the just-shipping myTouch 4G join two-way video chats without being tied to an airport or another public Wi-Fi hotspot, the carrier’s’s beautiful female stand-in suggests.
It’s clever, cute, and wrong. T-Mobile doesn’t have a true 4G network.