Amp'd, the US mobile virtual network operator, is shutting up shop tomorrow having failed to find a buyer to take on its urban-early-adopter demographic. Assuming there's no last-minute buyout, customers will be cut off tomorrow, after which there will be no customer services or, indeed, network. However, the company's FAQ …
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I'm still confused by their fully-functional site...unless you read the FAQ, you would have no idea they're going down.
Their canadian version is still up though.
And, here's the thing I do not get, I visited their chapter11 site, where companies get to put in how much is "owed" to them, and there's a bunch of claims for over a million dollars...unless that company purchased 1000+ units at 1000+ dollars, how in the world did they "lose" 3mil when they went bankrupt?!
The two big ones there were sitel/clientlogic which is a outsourcing customer service company and Taxi inc there advertising company.
You got to support and advertise for more customers while your product is going down the pan.
"Urban-early-adopter" is a euphemism for high-school dropout drug dealers and thieves. Anyone who thought they’d build a business based on the demographics of the lowest economic level was pretty stupid.
Hmmm, website is also copyright 2005
Probably in a classic BOFH scenario, they've laid off the only guy who knew how to update it :D
Yeah everyone knows drug dealers have no money
What! living in a city makes you a thief, punk ass cretin
aside from every major business activity what else could
possibly be going on in a city your a racist mall walker
go fuck yourself
anonymously.The reason they failed is obvious they didn't have
a product worth buying.
Re: Yeah everyone knows drug dealers have no money
Those people who know how to read know the average drug dealer has no money. As been shown in study after study, the average drug dealer lives at home with Mom and the salary only works out to less than minimum wage. Only the guy at the very top of the drug distribution pyramid makes good money.
e.g. Chapter 3: Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms?, Freakonomics by Levitt & Dubner. Steven Levitt is the Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago, where he is also director of The Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. Dubner is a journalist.
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