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Telco with a strange sense of humor! #168257 08/30/07 07:18 AM
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What do you make of this ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcjPYfwr90w

Small Irish telco and ISP called Perlico, this was what they had on their customer service helpline this morning!

Has to be listened to to be believed.

The sound quality is poor as it appears to be recorded from with a PC mic listening to a mobile phone in loud speaker mode.

Radio version of it : (with DJ intro)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z74o5DWW4yE


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Re: Telco with a strange sense of humor! [Re: djk] #168290 08/31/07 05:41 AM
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Well, that's different! And you wonder why we have Irish jokes over here? crazy grin




Re: Telco with a strange sense of humor! [Re: pauluk] #168313 08/31/07 06:03 PM
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Actually, it's a clever piece of viral marketing - they were covered on 5 breakfast shows and the tip off was mysteriously emailed to all local and national radio stations...

It was a PR stunt.

Re: Telco with a strange sense of humor! [Re: djk] #168335 09/01/07 11:41 AM
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It was definitely an effective publicity stunt then. At least the option must have brought a smile to anyone fed up with going through the usual endless options on these things.

There was a commercial running on local radio here a year or two ago which was mocking voice menu systems. It went something like this:

"Press 1 to speak to a surly representative who doesn't want to help you. Press 2 to speak to somebody who is very pleasant and friendly, but no help whatsoever. Press 3 to listen to a tinny version of Greensleeves. Press 4 to be plunged into a telephonic abyss of silence. Press 5 to be disconnected for no apparent re...... <click>."

How true!

Re: Telco with a strange sense of humor! [Re: pauluk] #168562 09/09/07 10:39 AM
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No doubt the world knows who "Perlico" is now.

"BRILIANT!"

My personal machine has "3" to speak to the dog.

I'm amazed at how many (including cold sales calls + wrong #s) leave cute little messages for the pooch!


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