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In message <email@example.com> Lee Levitt writes:
> That's not right at all...I certainly *can* afford a cellphone, I paid my
> brother in law three dollars cash for the one he got from his
> brother-in-law's sister's husband Billy Bob. :)
My first one cost me nothing at all.
There were two advertisements on successive right-hand pages in a copy of the
American Express cardholders' magazine. One was for the old Motorola "brick" -
the artwork screamed "Free phone!" and the small print said "hideous amount
per month". The second was for the Technophone - billed as the world's
smallest with artwork screaming "GBP1400" and small print offering a year's
Trouble was - they mixed up the small print so the Motorola brick was totally
free for the first year. Nothing for the phone and nothing for the service -
just pay for the calls. I rang them _instantly_, and they weaseled about
"obviously a mistake". Later, they called to say there had been a formal
complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority and they would offer 500
phones as a gesture of goodwill.
Mine was number 249. They wasked me to write to the ASA confirming I had it.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club