Posted by: Cliff Edwards on January 24, 2007
I suppose it was only a matter of time before the same humiliations people suffer on the Internet would be extended to the cell phone.
Sprint Nextel announced today it is partnering with a San Francisco outfit called Moderati to help out the socially awkward who might need a little canned help getting out of sticky situations while on the go.
Here’s a rundown of what’s being offered:
_Fake calls with voice prompts to fool those around you into thinking that yes, you do have a special someone or do know more than they think you do.
_Fake numbers that send would-be suitors to a voice mail telling them they’ve been rejected, in partnership with The Rejection Hotline.
_Instant downloads of pictures of strangers or pets who you can pretend is your very own.
Is is me, or does this all sound a bit pathetic? As a colleague noted in an earlier post, Sprint may be losing the data race to Verizon. But is there really a major market for delivering faked data to people who may not be very quick on their feet?