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The fewest dropped calls

A new national advertising campaign from Cingular claims the company has the fewest dropped calls of any wireless carrier. The company is offering little backup for its claim, which runs counter to other studies and the advertising of competitors. Sprint says "No one has a more powerful network in Boston," and Verizon calls itself "America's most reliable wireless." Who's telling the truth?

By Bruce Mohl
Globe Staff / April 23, 2006

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(Correction: Because of a reporting error, a story about the advertising claims of Cingular Wireless in Sunday's Business section incorrectly identified the company acquired by Cingular in October 2004. It was AT&T Wireless, which was spun off from AT&T Corp. in 2001. Cingular at the time was jointly owned by SBC Communications and BellSouth. In 2005, AT&T Corp. was acquired ... (Full article: 1122 words)

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