Do you mate?? :P

Okay guys, this is not a promotion of i-mate. Rather I found it funny when i saw their ad this morning in the papers. The ad had two pics and three lines, rather simple don’t you think.

The first pic was of the phone itself and had the caption ìi phoneî. Second one was of the PDA capabalities of the phone and the caption was ìi computeî, while the third had no picture but the line said ìi mate, do you?î.

I donít know whether they forgot the hyphen in between i and mate or whether it was intentional. Maybe they should have had a pic of a couple in their mating ritual for that line :)

8 Comments so far

  1. zain (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 11:59 am

    hhahhahahahhahhhahhahahahhhahahhahh wtf

  2. misha (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 12:07 pm

    Oh [expletive]. Whoever thought this campaign up?

    Btw, “now in Pakistan”? I-mates have been available in Pakistan for a good while now.

  3. Kirna (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 12:17 am

    i think it’s actually a rather good campaign.
    i havent seen it sicne i’m in dubai
    but it sounds very good actually :)

  4. Inspirex (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 1:22 am

    i guess now they are being officially introduced, with warranties n stuff….makes a difference…

    additionally, i didnt see the ad, but i get the picture…
    it was intentional…on purpose….

    trust me you wouldnt have noticed the ad or brought it up for discussion if that hadnt been the case…..

  5. misha (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

    Inspirex, when I purchased mine about five to six months ago, I got a warranty, but it’s a Dubai warranty. I’m not sure, but I hear it’s a pretty common practice now for cell phones to have non-local guaruntees. This may differ if you purchase from hi-end dealers like MobileZone and such. I doubt you can get a local warranty for an I-mate still, so the question still stands, what’s different now?

  6. Inspirex (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 7:01 pm

    hey misha, if u have a dubai warranty, ull have to ship it off to dubai if anything goes wrong with it.

    same goes with anything taht u buy with a non local warrantry..whether its a car, TV, refrigerator or a cell phone….

    about non local warranties for cell phones, well, they are cheaper by about 1-1.5k, but thats it. and a lot of them are built to work on a certain network, Orange or T-mobile for example. When you buy those, they have already been tampered with (un-locked) so the warranties really dont apply.

    Like i said earlier, I havent yet seen the ad. There might be a distributor contact there who is selling these units under license. Which means your buying it from an authorized vendor, that is bound to give you after sales support.

    Thats about it…i guess….

  7. Zag (unregistered) on December 19th, 2005 @ 7:17 am

    Imtiaz is right about the warranties, but not about the tampering thing. Most of the phones bought in dubai will work over any network here without any need for unlocking…

    as for the warranty, they are officially authorized by imate for the sales and service in pakistan so if anything goes wrong with your phone they have to fix it here or give u a replacement…

  8. Inspirex (unregistered) on December 19th, 2005 @ 9:32 pm

    @ Zag: I was not referring to dubai. I was referring to the T-Mobile & Orange cell phones that are availabel as part of the package plans in Europe.

    They are “unlocked” and repacked prior to sale. In addition, they are brought in by the “khepiyas”, hence smuggled, to an extent.

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