Posts tagged "verizon"

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Outsourced His Job To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos

Dear Amazing Outsourcer, Most of us are guilty of loafing off on the job a couple times a day. But you, Anonymous Job Outsourcer, decided to game the system by not doing your job all together. Instead, you outsourced your tech job to a man in China, who duly toiled away while you spent the…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 16, 2013

Verizon To Thwart All High School Hookups

Remember how in high school you’d invite someone over to watch a movie and then you’d accidentally actually watch the movie? But you couldn't simply call it a night once the credits rolled because you’d been too chicken to make a move? So you’d just put on whatever channel, but as soon as you started making…

By: NYMag.com's The Cut / December 5, 2012

5 Awkward Moments I’ve Had With My Cell Phone Provider

This weekend, I went to the T-Mobile store to upgrade my smart phone to a smarter phone (nope, still don't have an iPhone, whatever, shut up). I hadn't gotten a new phone for awhile, so when the T-Mobile guy came over to help me, I asked if I was eligible for an upgrade. He stared…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 27, 2012

Why Is Verizon Using Ciara’s Crotch To Sell Cell Phones?

This Verizon commercial for the LG Chocolate Touch featuring Ciara has been making the rounds for a while now, and I've finally figured out why it annoys me so doggone much. The ad goes beyond using sex to sell a product and enters low-class strip club territory. I mean, Ciara is all but rubbing that…

By: Annika Harris / December 15, 2009

Widow’s Voice Lives On

Oh, the wonderful world of telecommunications! Verizon dug up an old phone message left by 80-year old Charles Whiting's wife, Catherine, recorded before her death in 2005. After she passed, Whiting would listen to his wife's voice on their voicemail for comfort -- but when Verizon upgraded the system, the message was erased. The company…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2008