Verizon Guy is Being Fired

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  1. dgstorm

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    The Verizon Guy, (real name Paul Marcarelli), is being let-go from the company. It isn't anything negative that he has or hasn't done... apparently, Verizon is going to be taking their new ad campaign in a different direction. He has been under a strict contract not to discuss anything regarding his ad campaign outside of Verizon. He will still be kept on for a while to do some unspecified work, but he will no longer be the "Can you hear me now?" guy.

    He was informed of this via email last September, but he isn't too broken up about it, since he has made a lot (amount undisclosed) of money from it. Also, his fame in the "role" has been a double-edged sword. He recounts one moment at his grandmother's funeral while she was being lowered into the ground, someone said "Can you hear me now?"

    He isn't bitter about anything, however, and had this to say about continuing a career in acting,
    Source: Engadget and TheAtlantic.com
     
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    That's crazy but I'm sure he has made enough money that he doesnt have much to worry about at all
     
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    Maybe they are going with a hot chick like T-mobile does.
     
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    Now tha t VZW has the iphone, it's too hip to have a dorky-looking guy as it's public face.
     
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    +1^^^^^:icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
     
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    I remember this. It was right around the "Rule the Air" campaign was going to start for Vzw. I also remember them saying they were dropping the "wireless" from the sub co name. I guess just Verizon.

    But this guy has made a killing. It's to bad he couldn't copyright the phrase "can you hear me now? Good.. Then again, it's nothing like " LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
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    scoop up cathrine zeta jones when t-mobile gets bought out <3
    yum yum yum yum yum
     
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    "Can you hear me now, Paul? You're FIRED!!!":icon_ banana:
     
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    Wow. cool the dude is also ready to move on. But, I am also quite sure he will be missing that regular paycheck...its not like he was making millions while he was "Can you hear me now Guy"...:)
     
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    You mean after she gets out of the "nut house"? Still hot though!!!
     
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    Sounds more like a lay-off to me
     
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    Can you hire me now?
     
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