Verizon's 'Can you hear me now?' Spokesperson Works for Sprint Now

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  1. dgstorm

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    "Can you hear me now?" That was the video commercial catch-phrase that made Verizon famous for quite a few years. For those who don't remember, actor Paul Marcarelli would show up in a strange and random area asking that question. The concept of the ad was brilliant and was meant to showcase how much more reliable Verizon's network was than any of their competitors. It was a simple and effective way to cement Verizon's reputation in the public consciousness.

    The ad campaign worked so well, it has left a lasting impression that Verizon has the best network, regardless of whether that is true anymore. Marcarelli is back, but this time he is pitching for a different team. Apparently Sprint is paying him to claim that Sprint's network reliability is within 1% of Verizon's across the nation. Of course, he is just a paid spokesperson, so there's not guarantee what he is saying is completely accurate. Despite that, it could be an effective ad strategy for Sprint to bring him out of "retirement" for their team. What do you folks think?
     
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    I think this is a clever marketing ploy, but I really don't see him having the "success" making commercials for Sprint that he did for VZW. Seems like, once the novelty that he was the "Can you hear me now?" guy wears off, they'll be out of ideas for what to do with him in commercials.
     
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    Lily from AT&T would be a bigger get.
     
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    Should've got that blond guy from Alltel...
     
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    Sprint must be high on drugs if they think they are within 1% of Verizon network reliability. 19% maybe but not anywhere near 1% unless all you care about are low quality voice conversations.

    I have phones on both networks in my house. Calls on sprint sound the person on other line is on the moon compared to vzw HD calls. Yeah they come through in Metro area but if you move out in rural no man's land sprint is roaming on Verizon's towers.
    Data is even worth. At home where I get 50-60mbps on Verizon, Sprint is 3g at 0.35mbps! And this is in Detroit Metro area!
     
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    Isn't he in jail?

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    You're thinking of the blonde guy from Dell:

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    Ah knew it was one of them

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    I want to see Sprint with this kind of network. [​IMG]

    As for the guy, he won't last.

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    I want to see Verizon with that kind of network.

    He won't last, he's not supposed to.

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    Verizon's neglected network.

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