July 06, 2005
Serve Them Right
It seems that some silly sods are getting caught out by the Crazy Frog. The think that they are just ordering the one ringtone, but find that they have in fact subscribed to a rather expensive service.
Serve them bloody right, I would have said. Anyone wanting that bloody thing deserves whatever they get. But no, the regulators are after them.
Oh, Lord, it's got its own bloody game now, too.
Posted to Rants by Simon Brunning at July 06, 2005 01:24 PM
I have to agree that people are stupid if they did not realise they were signing up to a subscription service. I've accidentally seen the damn advert a few times and, whilst it may not be completely obvious, the information is certainly there. What doesn't seem to be fair though is how difficult it is to unsubscribe again.
I've not looked at the Ad, Katherine - whenever it comes on, I go and hide in the fridge - so I have no idea how obvious the subscription thing is. And I didn't know that it was hard to cancel. But neither of those things is really the point.
No, the point is that if you get the Crazy Frog ringtone, you deserve *anything* nasty that happens to you, up to and including VD and road accidents.
Ding, ding, ding, ba-ding...