Verizon Says Don't Be Stupid

from the well-that's-useful dept

Sometimes you have to wonder why companies bother to put out press releases. We don’t usually post press releases here, but some are just so odd, they deserve to be called out. Verizon Wireless put out a press release today that can best be described as telling people: don’t be stupid while using your mobile phone. Basically, it’s a list of things that you shouldn’t do while driving and talking on your mobile phone (“Never take notes or write down phone numbers while driving!”). It’s not as if someone is going to read this list, smack their head and say “Aha! No wonder I keep getting into accidents!” Then, at the end, they sneak in the real reason for this press release, first saying: “Dropped calls and dead zones can be frustrating for drivers,” which may be true, but doesn’t seem to have much to do with the rest of the press release. So, they quickly follow that up with the “oh, and by the way…” part of the press release reminding people that number portability is now in effect – so, if you must do stupid things on your mobile phone while driving, you might as well do them as a Verizon Wireless customer.

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