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Mobile Performance Meter is the app that sends you gift cards for doing nothing but using your phone

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Mobile Performance Meter is the app that sends you gift cards for doing nothing but using your phone
Mobile Performance Meter is an app available from the Google Play Store. The app collects some information from your handset (more on that below), although you do not give out personal information. Each day that you have the meter running is worth 20 points to you and other surveys can score you an extra 150 points. Earn enough points and you can redeem them for a gift card from a number of retailers including Sears, Papa John's, Overstock.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many more. The gift cards start at $5 (500 meter points) and go as high as $100 (for 10,000 meter points)

New users get a 100 point reward, and you are asked to complete at least one survey a month. The app is not available in every state, but some more have just been added. If you've been turned down before, you might want to try it again.

"I know, you're thinking.. ok, so what's the catch? Do you take my personal information and sell it? Do you install something untrustworthy on my phone? Nope, nothing of the sort. Here's the deal -- do you remember those Verizon ads, where the guy in glasses is walking around and saying, "can you hear me now?" Actually, mobile carriers like Verizon and AT&T really do that. They are constantly paying people to go to various locations, and report on call quality, internet quality and so on. And now, they want to pay YOU to do the same thing! These companies want to pay people just like you to tell them how well your phone is working. And to make that super easy for you, we made an application, the Mobile Performance Meter, that automatically does all the work for you. So all you have to do it let the Meter do the work, and you get paid."-Embee Mobile

In this skeptical and cynical age we live in, especially in light of the NSA scandal, it will be interesting to see how many people are willing to install the app. So far, that number is between 50,000 and 100,000. Embee Mobile, the developer of the app, is collecting information for the Nielsen Company, an extremely legitimate firm that is known for its weekly television ratings. Apparently, Nielsen is interested in the quality of voice and data services on your phone.

If you're interested in earning gift cards for doing nothing different with your phone than what you've always done with it, you can find the app in the Google Play Store.

Screenshots from the Mobile Performance Meter app
Screenshots from the Mobile Performance Meter app
Screenshots from the Mobile Performance Meter app

Screenshots from the Mobile Performance Meter app


source: MobilePerformanceMeter

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posted on 10 Feb 2014, 02:07 3

1. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 748; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Judging from the retailers, I can safely conclude that this is not for my country

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 02:53 1

2. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


This could be just NSAs front. I'm not falling for this, keep your meter points.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 03:28 1

4. Doakie (Posts: 1271; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Well if they gave a crap about you they'd already be watching you. Why fight it?

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 13:21

10. embiidina42 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


scam? 10,000 points for =$100 gift card
BUT 20 points a day is 365*20=7,300
plus surveys 150 points * 12 months = 1,800
thats 9,100 points total you can earn in a year.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 03:23 1

3. Doakie (Posts: 1271; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Lol. Well here goes nothing. I signed up with my AT&T and T-Mobile phones. I'm aiming to get a bunch of Amazon gift cards to buy more phone accessories. My phones can work to pay for their own accessories! Get a job hippy phone!

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 03:34

5. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


...Good one. lol

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 04:14

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So they offer gift cards to Amazon. Installing!

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 11:00

8. Augustine (Posts: 738; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Besides the absurd permissions to reroute outgoing calls and receiving text, it's at least a battery hog for requiring precise GPS location and preventing sleep mode. I'd skip the lentil soup...

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 17:47

9. TruPatriot (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 May 2013)


If I could make $50 a month I'd consider it. How about if my phone service wants the info that bad they just credit my account and I'll fill out a survey on how bad they suck from time to time?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:58

11. tjokii (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


I had this app on my galaxy s4 and it worked perfectly I got a $20 gift card to Chili's at work no problems no questions asked definitely get this app

posted on 16 Sep 2014, 09:22

12. shawndolyn (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Sep 2014)


I have the Mobile performance Meter installed on my phone and it is extremely easy. I 've been having it since Dec. 2013, and when school started up I had 5,000pts. which I traded for a $50 Foot Locker gift card, no scams or tricks. I actually used the gift card and bought my daughter some Jordan's on Tax Free weekend that were on sale for $50 and I didn't have to spend a dime. All you do is fill out a 5min. survey once a month and that's all you don't have to do anything except use your phone as normal and accumulate points 20pts a day and 150pts for monthly surveys. Easy as pie you really should try it. You can either print the gift card up or use it from your phone they can scan the barcode from your phone so no paper to keep up with. They have a bunch of stores you can get gift cards from including restaurants. Every 1000pts is $10.

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