Nick Cannon uses his iPhone to tweet an ad for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6

Nick Cannon uses his iPhone to tweet an ad for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6
If you ask us, the handset manufacturers and carriers have one thing terribly wrong with their marketing. They love to hand out freebies to celebrities who wouldn't know a well spec'd handset if one bit them on the derriere. Companies that produce handsets, mobile operators and their marketing firms think that if someone famous is seen on social media talking about a free phone they have been handed, the whole world will want to purchase that model. Instead, they should be giving the free phones to people who actually can tell the difference between a premium smartphone and a lemon. Those are the people who know how to express to other smartphone fanatics how great a new handset is, and why.

The latest lame attempt at a celebrity endorsement comes from T-Mobile. Last we checked, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge don't seem to require any help in the sales department, but the carrier decided that it would be cool to give a Galaxy S6 to Nick Cannon. Now, we don't know Mr. Cannon and he seems to be a good guy, but we wonder how much he really knows about smartphones and Twitter.

In the course of singing his praises of the Galaxy S6 he received from T-Mobile, Cannon sent out a tweet on Friday evening that thanked T-Mobile for the device and said that "the camera on this phone is insane." And that might have seemed like a genuine thought from the comedian except that it was negated by the hashtag #ad that immediately followed it. And to make matters worse, the tweet clearly revealed that it was sent via Cannon's iPhone.

Here's a thought directed at any company looking to sell more smartphones. Instead of using a celebrity pitchman for your next campaign, why not have real smartphone fanatics push your product. They know more about smartphones, are very passionate about the subject, and if they love your product, it will show.

source: @NickCannon via RedmondPie

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. maherk

Posts: 6949; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Maybe he is using both phones as his daily drivers? Still, imo the whole tweet is stupid since he lost all his credibility when he followed it by the #ad.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Who is he? He's married to Mariah Carey right? I think I remember his name from an Eminem song

5. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahah why it sounded familiar

6. maherk

Posts: 6949; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Was married. He now hosts America's Got Talent. Apart from that, I believe his job was to suck on Mariah Carey's t!ts and spend her money, until he got his a$$ kicked out of her mansion.

15. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Just another guy who makes more money then everyone on iphonearena.. combined.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly lol, then we have comments like 1&6. Dude is making bank, no need to diss him. +1

37. maherk

Posts: 6949; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where did i diss him in comment number one? Seriously you little fool, cut your obsession with me and my comments. I did diss him in comment #6, but ignoring all the other comments and picking mine and the irrelevant #1 shows your obsession with me. Knock it off and focus more on your imaginary life ;)

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Talk about obsessed LMAOOOOO :D

7. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

maybe its on purpose. Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 is hot right now so he thought why not stir up a controversy to gin in on the fame action? Pathetic

21. QWERTYslider unregistered

Just goes to prove that IDIOTS use iPhones.

24. Sauce5 unregistered

:via PA for iPhone

43. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

* iDiots

46. engineer-1701d unregistered

why are men doing selfies in the first place please world stop this.

2. samsboy unregistered

At least for once, I agree with PA. Celebrities don't know anything apart from their celeb. Why even offer them phones when they can buy lots of it. I care less about what they wear or use, talk less of a phone.

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Who and why is this a headline?

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

Every 6 months some dumbass does the same.

9. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

"Thanks big_corp for helping step up my selfie game" Also humans don't talk like this, except for marketing departments.

10. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

There's no way he's really using T-Mobile as a service provider either.

11. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This Happens to them 5 times (at least) a year. Maybe they should stop

12. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

no surprise, who would compare the king of smartphones to a cheap-looking Korean copycat device ?

13. willard12 unregistered

Thank goodness you're here. Hopefully, now, there will be fewer comments about the Android "fanboys" that that are constantly starting flamewars with iOs users who only want a good device that suits their needs.

22. QWERTYslider unregistered

No "good devices" run iOs.

41. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

except for those from Apple.

42. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

No "good devices" has apple logo in it

14. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Apple is a korean copycat? Oh noes now the apple loyalists will go after your throat lol

20. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Jesus Christ, why do You care about those trolls!? Just ignore them so they will go away, really it's pathetic that some kid with problems plays with You and you're falling for it. Really, everyone wants those trolls to die but apparently no one can refuse to feed them.

16. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009


17. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I prefer Korean to Chinese.

18. cyber_dna

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

dude, just remember your precious iphone has korean made parts

19. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Is your beloved fruity shell capable of making iPhone them-self? Thanks to us, your iBent 6 Plus is equipped with A8 chip which is manufactured by KOREAN Samsung. Just so you know :)

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