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Instead of reinstating its Windows Phone app, Geico edits the pig's phone

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Instead of reinstating its Windows Phone app, Geico edits the pig's phone
Not terribly long ago, we told you about the television ad run by Geico that had a pretty big blooper. The ad showed the Geico pig sitting in the stands of a crowded football game, looking at the Geico app on a Windows Phone flavored handset. The only problem is that the insurer doesn't currently offer a Windows Phone app. Actually, Geico did have an app for Windows Phone handsets which it removed earlier in the year.

When the commercial aired on Sunday during an NFL game, we taped it, reversed it, and froze it at the correct point in the ad where the pig's phone can be easily seen. And sure enough, the Windows Phone navigation keys had been removed. To further disguise the phone, a speaker on the top of the device was moved to the bottom and was replaced by a front-facing snapper.

Gee guys, all you really had to do was reinstate your Windows Phone app.


source: GeicoInsurance via AndroidCentral

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posted on 17 Dec 2013, 02:25 2

1. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


It's like: F you Microsoft!!!

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 02:43 3

2. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Totally -_- Or it's just to prevent any confusion...

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 03:04

3. cripton805 (Posts: 917; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Can your Lumia do this challenge? Guess not. lol

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:16

14. jamesad60 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


Yes it can. They have a mobile friendly website at geico.com/m.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:31

4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Someone should design their phone like that tho, just for fun. Come to think of it, it kinda reminds me of the Sony Ericsson Yendo

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 09:42

5. Troysyx (Posts: 139; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Thats pretty frickin funny :)

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 10:05 2

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


This is what passes for tech news now?

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 10:20

7. ZeroCide (Posts: 687; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


PIG IN A BLANKET!

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 10:46 1

8. xq10xa (Posts: 128; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm BACON

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 11:42

9. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Just use an IPHONE. It's a battery hog.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 14:35 1

10. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


*looks at Windows Phone.... Looks at GEICO insurance card*

"Dear, I am afraid one of these has to go in the snowgator household.....

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 15:23 1

11. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 748; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Or just wait... The app will be published soon enough. Unless you've been unhappy with Geico from the gecko (sorry couldn't help it.)

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 12:24

13. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay...THAT we desperately need more of on Phone Arena!!

Laughed hard.. just dumb enough to be my kind of humor!!

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:21 1

15. jamesad60 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


*Looks at GEICO card... Picks up Windows Phone, lanches IE, types in GEICO.com and takes care of business.*

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 17:25 1

12. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


lol (:

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:29

16. jamesad60 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


Does any one else notice that nearly every time we are asked to download an app the company also has a good mobile friendly website? Do we really need yet another app, when we can just bookmark a web page?

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 01:54

17. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


There are a few advantages to an actual app. A well made app is designed for that particular device and will act more fluid then loading up a webpage. Also, well designed apps tend to use less data then searching the internet.

I have dozens of bookmarked pages on my WP, so no I am not losing sleep over not having a GIECO app even though I have them as an insurer. I still would like to see an app show up.

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