I love watching a good commercial. The hot in the sun Pepsi commercials with Cindy Crawford are an all time favorite of mine. Superbowl Sunday is often referred to Commercial Bowl Sunday round my neck of the woods. However, I’ve swallowed commercials with a grain of salt. I pay approximately $50.00 per month for cable TV and to no surprise not one channel omits the commercials. Movie theatres are now showing commercials before features. Don’t get me started on internet advertising… Spam, Pop-Ups, Adaware, Spyware!
Sprint has been offering mobile TV and game services to customers who pay the necessary fee. “Why not slip some commercials in between shows or games”, Sprint has asked themselves? This will hopefully reduce the fee that Sprint charges their current mobile media subscribers.
Personally I’d pay an extra $2.00 for the absence of commercials. Maybe Sprint will start sending audio commercials that users must listen to before accepting or placing a call.
In this writer’s opinion, advertising should be done when the media is not paid for. Charging me a fee, and then shoving commercials in my face will result in a pissed off fee paying commercial viewing customer.