The Ad Phone
Posted on 2017-02-23
I just bought a new phone: a Blu R1 HD. I got it for $60 from Amazon because it has offers (read: ads on the lockscreen). It's the age old tale where things are less money because you are the product being sold. I knew it had ads when I bought it. Some may be bothered by the ads. Others may flash the phone to remove the ads. I just simply don't care. Ads do not bother me much. I am aware of them and how creepy they can be. In some occasions, I find ads intrusive enough that I willingly pay to have them removed (like Youtube Red). Other times, I do not care. My cheap, $100 phone was had for $60 because ads on my phone do not bother me.