Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How NOT to get a free smartphone from Sprint

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I'm having a blast in San Francisco. Sheila spent a long weekend with me, and now I'm attending ad:tech. Guess which part I like more?

And while I'm here, I've been continuing my "Give Evo an EVO" movement. Thus far, I've posted 27 videos of me pining for the new HTC EVO from Sprint. Hey, if you name a phone after me you should expect me to ask to be one of the people who get the sneak preview.

Here's the one from last night:

If this is the first time you're hearing about this, don't be surprised. I haven't pushed it very hard, outside of linking my YouTube account to Twitter. That's partly because I'm curious what YouTube can do on it's own. My answer: not much. Surprise! It needs pushing. I get 10s of views on videos that I don't push, with a mix of visits from Twitter and some searching on the keywords. And as you'll tell from the comments on the videos, the searchers aren't too happy with my daily habit. :)

But some of you have noticed. There's a Facebook Page for the Give Evo an EVO movement, and it wasn't set up by me. Promise. Nor did I request it be set up for me. Yes, I obviously know the person who did set it up. Thanks, Corey! So if you'd like to become a fan of like become a fan of the page, that'll help.

Some notable episodes if you don't want to wade through all 27 (and future) episodes:

So... time to push. Hey, I'm no David Lynch. And I know that some videos are more creative than others. The later in the day, the lower the creativity. Maybe I should do this in the morning? Sorry. Sidetracked.

Go watch some videos. Share and like some videos. And let's see if we can get Evo to give me, Evo, an EVO.

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  1. [...] must question their motives, intent and spirit of using it as a part of their business. If a brand won’t super-serve a prospect into a customer, what are they even doing on there? That link is to a blog post chronicling the lengthy journey Evo [...]

  2. Perhaps you should ask Google instead of Sprint. They just gave HTC EVO's to everyone who attended the Google I/O Developer's conference.

  3. I just ordered mine through a Sprint rep. He's getting me $400 (100/line) to help cover cancelling my AT&T. Thank goodness! I've been done with my iPhone for months. Overnighting it first thing tomorrow morning!

  4. [...] figured I’d go buy the new HTC EVO™. And yes, I gave up on my halfhearted attempts at getting them to give me one. As a Sprint Premier customer, I’m eligible to upgrade yearly. And my year was up in early [...]


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