So, does your cell phone work in russia? If so, tell me who.
2007-12-28 04:11 am (UTC)
My Treo and Blackberry (both quadband) did, but the iPhone requires finding a place to make your a $25 hacked SIM card, cloning a pre-pay SIM you buy from Beeline/MTS/Megafone onto a looks-like-AT&T SIM. I didn't do that, though, just used a basic Nokia phone with a pre-pay. (everything's pre-pay in Russia, as far as I can tell... refill at ATM machines...)
2007-12-28 04:19 am (UTC)
Hah, I didn't even notice that bit of stupidity.
Yeah, that was my favorite part.
I left Sprint recently so I could get a Nokia E70 and SSH from my phone (I don't have to carry my laptop for emergencies anymore) and I have to admit, my reception was better with Sprint despite working in and around numerous ATT buildings in NY/NJ.
I suppose the 'light' thing is because the letters were written with a light pen. I see what they did there. There was a kiosk at our local mall the other day called "LOL SHIRTS". I died a little on the inside.
Yea, I was going to comment that the writing style is not "graffiti", it was done by someone waving their hands in that shape w/ a light pen and a slow camera exposure. I see what they did there.
The "like" and "LOL" really just makes me want to take a shower and rock back and forth in a dark room.
at my mall there is a store called "SO KOOL".
2007-12-28 07:14 am (UTC)
The gift shop at San Jose airport used to be called "www . . com", like they knew they wanted to call it "www dot something dot com" and never figured out the something. maybe it's still called that...haven't been there in a while, but every time i saw it i felt stupider.
2007-12-28 07:34 am (UTC)
Those still exist ... I think it's a chain. Or the one at SFO is called something like "email@example.com", which isn't even a proper TLD... not sure what it's supposed to be.
2007-12-28 11:50 am (UTC)
I have a duvet cover which has "firstname.lastname@example.org" on it. It was a present. I think it's cute. :)
who do you suggest for a wireless provider?
2007-12-28 04:51 am (UTC)
Also, does this phone squirt orangina from its nipples? If not then I'm not interested.
That's $10 more, but does come with free seedless watermelon flavored lubricant.
apparently a rate of 299,792,458 meters per second is funny to them.
2007-12-28 05:00 am (UTC)
As stupid as it is...fuck that, I pay 30.00 a month for unlimited everything except 500 any time minutes, 7pm/nights/weekends=free, unlimited data/web/text=free. No other service can top that, so I had to take an hour of my time to get such a plan/deal, but hey, it worked.
I am on Sprint's network, but I use it through an MVNO, not them directly.
(OTOH, that MVNO
is, uh, more than a little teenagerized. But it does what I want (i.e., is inexpensive for light usage), and I only rarely need look at the garishness.)
Anyway, look on the, uh, bright side: this ad can be seen as promoting the use of SMS, and the more teenagers (and ex-teenagers) who use SMS, the fewer there are discussing their preference for garlic sauce loudly enough that the entire train car can hear. For example.
What's with the lowercase i? Did someone make a typo and no one caught it?
Here's another Sprint ad with the "light writing".
The fine print at the bottom reads:
*Don't ask how the magic works. You need an advanced electrical engineering degree to endure our lengthy technical explanation covering the benefits of our network technology. That said, if you'd like to learn more about SprintSpeed and find out why Sprint's network is so fast, we've set up a toll-free electrical engineering [3 letter word I can't make out, might be "fan"] hotline. Call 1-877-236-2945. **Only Sprint provides this magic. Companies, for example, with supposedly antiquated words like "telegraph" in their name do not provide SprintSpeed.
If I had an advanced electrical engineering degree, I'd call that number very angry and offended.
I think that's even more lame than the one Brad posted. Because you could boil it down to, "See! Wow! Science!" ;P
2007-12-28 05:54 am (UTC)
i think text messaging as a whole is associated with vapid teens, acronyms, and valley-girl-teenaged-talk. so, i kind of take it as sprint attempting to be witty and laughing at it (but, like, ultimately failing)
yeah sounds like they are trying to hit their target market. one of my coworkers recently was commenting about how his daughter sends like 60 texts a day or some number that I am probably lowballing
jesus, brad. like, lighten up, lol
Part of me is happy that the advertising industry tries so hard and fails so horribly, another part of me knows this ad will work.