Marketing people who distort truth and make things sound WAY better than they actually are, make me truly angry.
An example of this hype and guff is Vodafone's spiel regarding the paltry QUARTER of a gigabyte of data that they propose is a good deal for FIVE QUID (giffgaff give me *truly* UNLIMITED 3G data AND 250 mins AND unlimited texts for only £12 on PAYG)
Okay, so because the amount of data is absolutely laughable and just insulting, and because NOTHING useful could be done with that puny amount of bandwidth, they take another tack and try to make it sound HUGE, by telling us we can "reply to a 'whopping' 5,000 emails" ("whopping"? emails are a few hundred kilobytes or a megabyte or to AT MOST, on average - you're trying to make up the 250MB by giving examples of usage patterns that are never EVER going to realistic or likely, to make 250MB sound HUGE) and "read 4,000 news stories" with this insulting offering. Yeah? So, even if it was humanly possible to read 4,000 news stories AND reply to 5,000 emails, would you have any time left to eat, sleep, be with your family and ... ermm... do OTHER things?
These people are living in cloud cuckoo land, AKA the land of those detached from ALL reality, for the sake of making a case to stuff their wallets to breaking point, whilst simultaneously offering a use case which is insulting to one's intelligence.
WAKE UP mobile providers - this is 2014 not 2003 - PEOPLE USE YOUTUBE, they don't write "a whopping" (Seriously??) 5,000 emails OR read 4,000 BBC news stories (why does it have to be the BBC - are they paid to say that?).
Edited by glossywhite, 08 June 2014 - 12:55 AM.