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Verizon trashes Sprint for stealing "Can you hear me now?" pitchman

Verizon trashes Sprint for stealing "Can you hear me now?" pitchman

Todd Haselton

You may have caught wind over the weekend that Sprint is now using the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” pitchman from more than a decade ago. It’s true, Paul Marcarelli, his real name, recently made his debut in a couple of Sprint commercials, noting that he’s “with Sprint now,” ending one commercial with a witty “Can you hear that?” remark. Well, yeah, Verizon heard it loud and clear,...

Verizon Vehicle to Provide Diagnostics and Roadside Assistance, Even for Your Old Clunker

Verizon Vehicle to Provide Diagnostics and Roadside Assistance, Even for Your Old Clunker

Todd Haselton

Today we can understand why GM decided to ditch Verizon as the provider for its OnStar systems; Verizon just announced its own competing platform called Verizon Vehicle. Verizon Vehicle consists of an on-board diagnostics (OBD) reader, which the firm says can be easily installed by anyone, and a Bluetooth speaker that connects to the sun visor in your car and provides controls for the...