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(Mirror.co.uk)   In exchange for 18-years' free WiFi, parents name their baby after internet provider. They say they'll put the money they save into an account for their daughter to use when she goes into therapy   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2903 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Oct 2020 at 10:02 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-16 10:24:28 PM  
8 votes:
What's the over/under on the company going bankrupt before the child learns to speak?
 
2020-10-16 10:10:20 PM  
8 votes:
they feel "a little ashamed" by their decision

Only a little?
 
2020-10-16 10:27:56 PM  
6 votes:
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2020-10-16 10:18:07 PM  
5 votes:
"Simply upload a photo of your child's civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet."

And then never refer to the child as "Twifi" ever again.  Seems absurdly easy to game.
 
2020-10-16 10:19:07 PM  
4 votes:
At today's rate? It's an investment.

If technological advancements followed a competitive market like dialup did we'd all have at least gigabit service at $19.95, and even the poorest would have 10 megabit for $5.99 if it wasn't a city service that's part of your taxes like roads.

We pay far too much and fr them it's mostly profit.
 
2020-10-16 11:29:26 PM  
3 votes:
So what happens when they go out of business in 3 years?
 
2020-10-16 10:47:13 PM  
3 votes:

fusillade762: "Simply upload a photo of your child's civil birth certificate. After verification, Twifi will give you 18 years of free internet."

And then never refer to the child as "Twifi" ever again.  Seems absurdly easy to game.


Looks like they already figured that one out:
"The parents, who have used it as the girl's second middle name, ..."
 
2020-10-16 10:38:03 PM  
3 votes:
Jokes on them when this internet provider either goes out of business or gets swallowed up in 3 years time.
 
2020-10-16 10:08:08 PM  
3 votes:
when you give your baby girl the first name Cox, things may get complicated
 
2020-10-16 11:44:37 PM  
1 vote:

clawsoon: What's the over/under on the company going bankrupt before the child learns to speak?


The company probably just bought some kind of annuity product that pays out at expected future market rates (taking into account inflation) and that offsets the cost. If the company ever went bankrupt, whoever buys the assets would also assume the debts and would also end up with that contraption, which shouldn't cost them much or anything to deliver on.

It's a publicity stunt of course but considering all the free press they get out of it, maybe worthwhile.
 
2020-10-16 11:13:45 PM  
1 vote:
Acclaim tried this shiat too.
 
2020-10-16 10:11:21 PM  
1 vote:
how soon will companies start paying people to get a tattoo of their company logo on their forehead?
 
2020-10-16 10:07:53 PM  
1 vote:
What ever happened to all of the kids named GoldenPalace.com?
 
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