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

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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17 Comments

16. jamesad60

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 17, 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: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

12. GeekMovement unregistered

lol (:

10. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 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: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 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: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 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: Dec 17, 2013

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

9. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

6. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

This is what passes for tech news now?

7. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

PIG IN A BLANKET!

8. xq10xa

Posts: 816; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm BACON

5. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Thats pretty frickin funny :)

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 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

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Can your Lumia do this challenge? Guess not. lol

14. jamesad60

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

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

1. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

It's like: F you Microsoft!!!

2. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

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