Verizon Jabs at AT&T with iPhone Ad

Verizon is airing a new iPhone 4 commercial that touts the features of Apple’s popular combination iPod and smartphone that wraps up with a not so subtle jab at the quality of AT&T’s cell network.

The ad calls the iPhone 4 beautiful, intelligent and genius, the asks “But does your network work?” With Verizon’s “Can you hear me now” spokesman replying “Yes, I can hear you, now,” as he speaks into an iPhone the implication is that AT&T’s wireless network drops calls and Verizon’s doesn’t.

iPhone 4 pre-sales lasted for only a few hours on Thursday before Apple and Verizon shut down the program after selling through the available inventory. Verizon said it pre-sold more iPhones in two hours than it has ever sold for any product in a full launch day.

The iPhone 4 will be available on Verizon’s network starting February 10.

Verizon’s latest iPhone 4 commercial is available on the company’s YouTube channel.