Verizon Bringing Targeted Ads to Your Mobile Device via Opt-in 'Verizon Selects'

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    Increasingly, many of the different new marketing "features" that companies throw our way tend to be "opt-out." What can be frustrating about this, is that you sometimes miss the time to opt-out and then suddenly you are inundated with marketing crap you didn't want. Verizon is normally one to follow this trend, but sometimes they surprise us and buck the system.

    In this instance, Verizon intends to start sending targeted third party ads to your mobile device which is based upon a host of personal information about you. Luckily, this time, they are taking the "opt-in" approach instead of tricking it down our throats like a choo-choo train. I guess we should be grateful for small favors...

    Here's a quote from VZW with the full scoop,

    Source: Verizon Wireless News
     
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    I don't want commercials on my phone!!
     
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    Automated ads; that would be one sure fire way to tick people off, especially business users.

    But hey, if that happens, someone will just make an app that automatically forwards those ads to all your local Verizon reps. Let's see there are probably at least 1000 customers per each rep. Things could escalate quickly!
     
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    ^^. LMAO! I love the way you think!
     
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