back to article T-Mobile US CEO offers kid a year's supply of chicken nuggets for switching from AT&T

The chief executive of T-Mobile US has offered a random teen on the internet a year’s supply of chicken nuggets if he switches from AT&T. Carter Wilkerson, 16, of Reno, Nevada, had previously asked American burger joint Wendy's how many retweets he would need for a year's supply of chicken nuggets. "18 million," replied Wendy …

  1. Your alien overlord - fear me
    Linux

    No comment from McDonalds?

    Mmm, penguin nuggets

    1. DailyLlama

      Sounds a bit fishy to me

    2. Captain Scarlet Silver badge
      Coat

      Well to fair they call them McNuggets rather than Chicken Nuggets.

      1. Eddy Ito Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        Wait, is McNuggets a euphemism for somebody's family jewels?

        1. SolidSquid

          Only in Scotland

    3. macjules Silver badge

      "United Airlines also offered him "a free flight to take you to any Wendy's in the world in a city we serve"."

      So that's now 1) $400, 2) $800, 3) We beat the cr*p out of you 4) Free flights for nuggets?

      1. Snake Bronze badge

        No pain necessary

        "United Airlines also offered him "a free flight to take you to any Wendy's in the world in a city we serve"."

        So that's now 1) $400, 2) $800, 3) We beat the cr*p out of you 4) Free flights for nuggets?

        Exactly! Best possible response tweet?

        We'll fly you for free to any Wendy's, once every month...and you won't get bloodied for it

        - @AAAirlines

  2. Charlie Clark Silver badge

    LeGere shows how it's done

    Goes straight to the point and gets good coverage for minimal cost. With any luck the kid will kill himself eating all that offal — actually nuggets give offal a bad name — reducing the bill even further.

    1. veti Silver badge

      Re: LeGere shows how it's done

      There is nothing wrong with offal. Wendy's nuggets, on the other hand... the best you can say of them is that they don't have 'Mc' in the name.

      1. Pompous Git Silver badge

        Re: LeGere shows how it's done

        "There is nothing wrong with offal. Wendy's nuggets, on the other hand... the best you can say of them is that they don't have 'Mc' in the name."
        Indeed. I'm particulalrly fond of chicken livers (tajarin con fegatini). As for my Wendy's nuggets, they never had "Mc" in their name, though they did have a very nice nip to them. And she used to offer me a very tasty snatch that I could have between meals without ruining my appetite :-)

        1. Pedigree-Pete
          Paris Hilton

          Re: LeGere shows how it's done

          @Pompous Git. snatch? I sincerely hope you meant snack. Enquiring minds and all.... PP

  3. Hollerithevo Silver badge

    Depressing

    Everyone weighs in to help a guy get junk food for free. What a cause to back...

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nothing better

    to do with his life than sit down tw(ee)atting and eat chicken nuggets.

    How about gainful employment you tosser.

    And stop offering a year supply of artery hardening gunk you fucking clowns. Offer the little shit a years supply of salad and watch the tweets and, ostensibly, your free advertising stop.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Nothing better

      I think you need to calm down. You'll kill yourself faster than nuggets can with that much anger.

  5. 64K RAM

    From experience...

    John Legere delivers on his social media promises.

    A member of my family has recently received a high-value device as a result of a philanthropic act that John became aware of.

  6. Streaker

    Call me cynical

    Ok, I really am cynical about all of these "Give me X for Y"

    It might end up to be a viral marketing ploy by a bunch of ne'erdowells. Particuarly if the website is registered in Oz..... we've seen that before

    S

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Call me cynical

      And how it that any different than Kickstarter, or the other crowd funding platforms?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdfunding

      Or venture capital or angel investing or some guy on the street with a cup and a sad story? It's not. They're all 99% the same thing. Sometimes there is a value to return, other times it's just money to burn. It is known.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Call me cynical

        If the kid gets the nuggets, I want someone to capture the look on his face when he gets the ~$350 tax bill from the IRS.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    however, is killing your customers sound business?

    nm.

    1. Pompous Git Silver badge

      Re: however, is killing your customers sound business?

      A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months. Henny Youngman

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Short Term Strategy

    Shorten The Life Expectancy Of Your Customers

    1. PNGuinn
      Coat

      Re: Short Term Strategy

      Stleoyc.

      Does that accurately describe the effect of scoffing a year's supply of ...?

      Thanks, it's the one with the extremely greasy pocketses.

  9. Commswonk Silver badge

    On a positive note...

    At least it wasn't Turkey Twizzlers TM

  10. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    Here, have some chicken wings instead...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-39514102

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't do it!

    Don't take the United offer - you'll be dragged off bloody and screaming.

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  13. PNGuinn
    Trollface

    Obligatory

    "The web address was registered by what appears to be an Australian private citizen – and there's nothing wrong with that"

    Sure thing, Bruce, Nothing wrong with that. No Poofters!

    El Reg - we need a hat with corks icon, sport.

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