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Dad sues Sprint after son finds porn on phone
Sprint and Nextel are the defendants in a law suit filed by a father whose son purchased a new phone that already contained pornographic images on the device. The suit was filed in Los Angeles District Court by Arsen Garibyan. Back in October 2011, Garibyan purchased two new handsets from the carrier and both were brand new, each with their own box and instructions.

Once the pair returned home, Garibyan's son picked one of the two boxes, opened it, and started to play games on the unit. According to the filing, "After a few minutes, (the boy) started asking, ‘Daddy, what is this? When Mr. Garibyan looked at the telephone in (his son’s) hand, to his shock, horror and disgust, (the child) was looking at pornographic photos and videos contained on one of the newly purchased phones."

Making matters worse, the images were of a male and female who the elder Garibyan recognized as being sales representatives of the Sprint store where he had purchased the phone. According to the complaint, the images included "...full-body naked as well as genital-focused graphic pictures and videos of the Sprint Nextel sales representatives." Sprint replied by saying that the phones were purchased at an unnamed retail store that sells Sprint products, and that the employees involved were not Sprint employees. The carrier says it has terminated its relationship with the retailer.

"This incident occurred at a retail store in Pasadena that was selling Sprint products. Sprint does not condone this behavior. The sales representatives allegedly implicated were NOT Sprint employees. We terminated our relationship with this dealer shortly after the incident. Our investigation into this matter continues."-Sprint statement

This isn't the first time that the images of Sprint reps engaged in sexual activity have been found on a newly purchased phone. According to the new filing, a Georgia woman sued both the mobile operator and retailer Radio Shack after buying a Sprint branded handset for her daughter that contained pornographic images.

source: LosAngelesDailyNews via CNET

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posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:07 13

1. PAPINYC (Posts: 2187; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


lol ... typical - Sprint selling used phones as new!! Hope the dad (and son) wins millions for his college edju'makashun!!

Sprint is so trite and trashy. I bet when the dad called customer service to complain he got someone in Pakistan (true Customer dis-Service)

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:22 3

10. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)


Shouldn't you get back under your bridge?

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 21:40 5

41. lsutigers (Posts: 698; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


You're a douche PapiNYC.

I bet if it had been TMO you would have your panties in a bunch.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:51 1

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thank goodness, his stupidity and disrespect finally got him limited. This is great newsn just too bad it's not permanent. +1 PA

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:41 2

59. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


guess you didnt read the article... they were not sprint employees... meaning it was a 3rd party store. And dont act like the other carriers dont have 3rd party stores, they all do.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:10 9

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow, that's pretty disturbing. Very unprofessional to say the least.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:14 8

4. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


It's a BS lawsuit and it should be thrown out. How can you sue the carrier for an act done by the employees of a retail store?

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:17 3

5. IcanBEATali (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)


Especially a retail store that doesn't belong to Sprint. his only real chance at a lawsuit was to sue the company that owned the store. That's assuming he had done any homework at all instead of just seeing dollar signs in the form of porn.

He has zero chance of winning, and quite frankly it's a pathetic attempt on his part.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:43

60. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


it is because he's a sprint customer... trust me, you'd be surprised at some of the crap customers will try to pull sometimes.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:18 7

7. sprockkets (Posts: 1084; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Sue the employees, not the store. True that.

But you also have to remember that lawyers are the scum of the earth.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:24 3

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Didn't know PAPINYC Troll yes-sir Dorothy69 EclipseGSX, and GoogleSafariFow were lawyers.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:44

16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2187; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I actually know many lawyers who started out as Kindergarten teachers.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 19:46 4

28. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


"Many" meaning how many exactly?

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 20:23

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Many as in not one lol +1

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 22:14

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol +1

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 07:08 1

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No more Troll Mxy. PA finally had enough of him "standing his grounds" as he called it. He'd become the new Richard Yarrel.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 07:52

55. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Hey Dark. What happened to Richard? Haven't seen him in months on any website.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:15

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He got banned from PA, during the gs4 launch for bring really derogatory with some PA members. I don't even wanna repeat what he was saying because I mite get banned too. I used to see him on phonedog, not anymore. He was a jerk, but I hope he's ok.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:04

58. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Lol man best believe i know. That guy is hated across so many websites. He single handily ruined phandroid. You thought he was bad a few months ago you should have seen him a few years ago.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 19:35 1

26. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1552; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Haha were scum of the earth? That's pretty low even for you Dark. Did I hit a nerve LOL JOKE

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 20:18

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope, you could never hit a nerve with me dude, internet tuff guys crack me up. Useless faceless cowards, but you can keep trying though.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 19:05

23. rightcue805 (Posts: 55; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)


even if you sue the emplyee doesn't mean he is going to get paid hahahha. the customer should have opened the phoneand checked it out before he took the phone home.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:27

13. apple4never (Posts: 920; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i dont see a problem lol

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:33 3

15. bucky (Posts: 1295; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Birds and the bees explained in 30 seconds by that phone.

Father should be happy lol

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:45 1

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol dude you're terrible. If nothing else I'd be pissed cuz my new phone is used.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 19:00 3

21. bucky (Posts: 1295; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Lol ya of course. Just couldn't help myself.

A lot of companies try to pass off returned products as new. For my mom's 56th birthday I bought her a brand-new tassimo coffee maker from Walmart and when she opened it in front of everyone it was somebody's used coffeemaker. It wasn't even a Tassimo lol

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 19:06

24. rightcue805 (Posts: 55; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)


that sucks ahahhah

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 19:10

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Whoa! How'd y'all handle that dude?

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 19:57 1

30. bucky (Posts: 1295; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Luckily my mom grew up with 2 6'2, 195pound boys. She laughed it off and we both went in to chew someone's head off and get replacement the next day.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 20:22

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 10124; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That'll do it lol. +1

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 22:09 2

42. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


I would be pissed. I would take the pics, print them out and save the files on my pc, then show the employee's the pics on the phone, get my money back + free phone, and post the pics online so they are known. Names, where they work, everything I can. I wouldn't go through the hassle of suing.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 18:49 2

19. Gaurav008 (Posts: 271; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


'Daddy, what are these?' Hahahaha. XD

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 07:21 1

53. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


aaahhhh hahaha XD +1

Boobs Jr.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 20:25 2

38. Jurdiales (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


At least, is FREE porn

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 20:41

39. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


...of Sprint reps. Have you SEEN those people?!? Gross!

(Kidding! I'm suuuuuure it was a beautiful display of tender love and passion...)

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 22:37

46. Jurdiales (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


If the phone had an HD display... you can be sure...

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 20:45

40. lilg29 (Posts: 82; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


This happened to me as well, I had an upgrade and this sprint phone seller at the mall made me basically get a phone that i didn't want and took extra money from us for the activation fee. Needless to say we will never buy sprint phones at an authorized mall retailer again.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 22:10 5

43. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


Activation fee is not an "extra" fee, its always been there and will be there *Read your Terms & Agreement*. Also, dont buy a phone if you dont want it. Not like they had a gun to your head. Its easy, just turn around and walk away.. :O My god!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 07:44 2

54. wumberpeb (Posts: 414; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


They took the cash right out of my wallet, those crooks! I did NOT want to buy anything but it was sprint's employees that FORCED me into a new device! Im sueing the governor for letting this happen in his state!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:46 1

61. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Did they put a gun or knife to you? No? Then they didnt make you do it.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 00:23 1

47. tiburonpineda (Posts: 39; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I want the phone!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 00:36

48. legend1 (Posts: 101; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


sprint bringing your son one step closer to pornography

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 01:00 3

49. Phonecall01 (Posts: 113; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)


Sprint's network is too slow to stream porn on their devices...so they just preload the contents... Haha

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 02:29 3

50. tigermcm (Posts: 670; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


serious question, why is Sprint being sued instead of the store that sold it??? its not like the phones were on cosignment

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 19:32

63. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


because since they think all Sprint stores are ran by us they think we know how they run...that why we tell them to check if it is owned by us as a corporate store or as a 3rd party owner

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:39

57. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I originally thought the father sued Sprint after his son found pr0n in HIS phone. People sue for the most retarded things, so here I was thinking this was going to be yet another hilarious topic!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 19:31

62. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


Well guess they decided to not take the knowledgent courses like suppose to and instead participate in some extra activities lol

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