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If you watch enough MTV and VH-1 like I do, then you have seen the Jamster ads where they make you think you can get free ringtones. Unfortunately it doesn’t work out like that and kids end up paying $1.99 per ringtone. This half-true advertising has […]

If you watch enough MTV and VH-1 like I do, then you have seen the Jamster ads where they make you think you can get free ringtones. Unfortunately it doesn’t work out like that and kids end up paying $1.99 per ringtone. This half-true advertising has landed Jamster in a jam, and the Verisign owned company has been sued in San Diego for fraud and false advertising. Any ideas on who else should be whipped in public for half-true advertising?

  1. silentDrifter Friday, April 29, 2005

    half-true advertisement?? nah.. i dont think so. IN THEIR COMMERCIALS YOU’LL ACTUALLY SEE THAT THE FONTS ARE AS BIG AS THE ORDER TEXT ON THE TV COMMERCIAL. THERE IS NO WAY YOU COULD MISS THAT OUT.
    IT’S ALL A MATTER OF BEING RESPONSIBLE consumerists the fact that we all know that we ought to take responsibility for the actions we do. Jamster did responsibly took action by informing viweres that all items are under the terms and conditions found in their website

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  2. silentDrifter,

    Are you kidding me? You can put whatever you want in the small print or the Terms and Conditions on a website, but as long as the commercial is repeatedly saying “Get your FREE ringtone” (and then not providing a single thing for free), they are most certainly using half-true advertising.

    Use a little common sense and stop hiding behind disclaimers and small print. Companies should be held liable for what they say, especially when advertising heavily on Nickelodian and MTV in order to target less informed consumers.

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  3. actually i have seen their ads, and never has there been a disclaimer. i think it is like those infomercials, and diet pill ads. you really don’t know the risk you are taking.

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