Colorful Balls Try To Tell You Something About Cell Phones

If you’ve watched any TV at all in the last few weeks, you’ve probably been inundated with ads, because that’s what television is now. But more specifically, you’re likely seeing a lot more ads for cellular network providers like T-Mobile (whose 4G LTE signal is much improved, we are led to believe) or Verizon. Verizon’s latest ad┬áis visually pretty interesting, but it’s also something of a head-scratcher if you really try to figure out what they’re saying. For that reason, we’ve elected to show you the Korean version instead of the English one; it doesn’t really matter what it’s saying anyway.

For one thing, all of the “improvements” and “best X awards” are wrapped up in such dense, weasel wordy marketing language that it’s┬áimpossible to make sense of what the claims are in the first place. More importantly, though, you’ve gotta wonder who these colorful balls, and the ads they populate, are for, anyway. If you’re not locked into a 2-year agreement with stiff cancellation penalties, you’re almost certainly paying off the remainder of a $600 (or more) hardware bill that functions basically the same way. Who could afford to switch based on a speed test? Who are these ads for?

Maybe you can trade your phone in when you switch to Sprint based on the strength of their promise to cut your bill in half? Now let’s see, how many colorful balls did they have?