Instead of reinstating its Windows Phone app, Geico edits the pig's phone
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.
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2. Snoobab (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Totally -_- Or it's just to prevent any confusion...
3. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Can your Lumia do this challenge? Guess not. lol
14. jamesad60 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)
Yes it can. They have a mobile friendly website at geico.com/m.
4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; 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
10. snowgator (Posts: 3187; 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.....
11. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; 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.)
13. snowgator (Posts: 3187; 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!!
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.*
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?
17. snowgator (Posts: 3187; 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.