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AT&T to send location-based advertisements

By Matthew
Feb 28, 2011
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  1. AT&T has announced a new location-based marketing service that delivers ads to mobile subscribers when they are near a participating brand or store. "ShopAlerts" is opt-in only, so you shouldn't receive any annoying messages unless you request them. The service is currently available to customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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  2. yRaz

    yRaz TS Addict Posts: 958   +114

    They should give you a discount on your bill if they want to send Ads to your phone...just saying...
     
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 977   +87

    With this new technology I'll never miss an opportunity to part with my cash! It will be so wonderful when I can drive my mercedes up to a hobo and tell them, "So sorry, if you had advertised on my phone I would have given you some cash. But Bob's house of weiners was first, so you're SOL."
     
  4. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Posts: 75   +6

    What happens when your close to a bar do they send you 10 different beer ads?
     
  5. motrin

    motrin TS Enthusiast Posts: 156   +8

    yea.. adding to what has been said. how close do you have to be to receive the adds? say your driving by stores/bars and receive tons of ads??

    hmmm.. maybe they will figure out how to not send ads to human that are traveling 40 MPH
     
  6. OUTLAWXXX

    OUTLAWXXX TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Hellz no they won't, not if their lobbyist have anything to do with preventing that sort of regulation. This is capitalism, may the best survive >_<
     


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