Kara Swisher

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Annoying Can-You-Hear-Me-Now? Verizon Guy Actually Non-Annoying in Anti-AT&T iPhone Ad

BoomTown hates the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy even more than I do the Progressive Insurance lady.

But his lame schtick finally works in this commercial, which the wireless carrier just put out to herald its upcoming Apple iPhone launch.

It takes a clever, if unsaid, slaperoo at AT&T. Much deserved!

Enjoy the video:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus