Lauren Goode

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Here’s a “Free” 4G Phone.

Call it spring cleaning: T-Mobile is giving free 4G smartphones to dads for Father’s Day, including Samsung’s Galaxy S II, the Nokia Lumia 710, the HTC One S and the BlackBerry Bold 900, provided that qualifying customers (proof of fatherhood required?) sign up for one of T-Mobile’s classic or unlimited two-year wireless plans. The phones will work on T-Mobile’s “4G” wireless network, which is actually an HSPA+ wireless network available in 229 markets across the U.S.


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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