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Old 12-15-2009, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was checking the news just a few minutes ago, and I came across something that really got me laughing. Remember this thread:

Cut the carriers off!!!!!

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On May 7th, 2009 the world heard about a NEW communication Technology that is weeks away from changing the way we ALL communicate.
This is not just a minor upgrade - this is a FULL communication revolution.

The Parent company is a 15 year old Multi-billion dollar company that conducted 32 billion dollars in telecommunication sales last year.
They are the only company in the world to carry this Multi-patented technology and are on the verge of releasing it exclusively through our Direct Sales HUB.
Well, in a shocking turn of events (okay, so it really isn't that shocking), Zer01, a company buried somewhere in the mess that was being promoted by IdeasHappen, has been sued. Details here for those interested:

Zer01 Mobile Faces Lawsuit From Former Partner - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

If you read the article, note that it's reported that several involved in this junk have criminal histories, and that no real service seems to exist even though sales are being pushed hard for what amounts to vaporware. Again, shocking. Just thought I'd pass this along for those that remember that fantastic thread from June of this year! Enjoy.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Haha I remember that thread! When I was new here, I was searching around often and going into old posts, just trying to learn in general, and I pulled that up and I couldn't believe that guy. What a joke, not surprising haha.
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This saga is comedy gold. The "disgruntled shareholder" seems to be a prostitute, and she got $150,000 out of these fine, upstanding businessmen. Add to this the shocking revelation that they're all criminals anyway, stir, and laugh at anyone who gave them a single cent.

Looks like they were rebranding somebody else's $40/month pre-paid plan and selling it for $80 as an unlimited talk/text plan. Is this the
"NEW communication Technology that is weeks away from changing the way we ALL communicate.
This is not just a minor upgrade - this is a FULL communication revolution"

we all heard about in the old thread of spam and lies?
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Yeah... looking back, especially at the "weeks away" time frame, it just seems so incredibly obvious. Unfortunately, there were people that bought into this junk. There really is a sucker born every minute, even if P. T. Barnum never said so.
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