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Old 10-22-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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New sprint commercial with James Earl Jones

New commercial for "one up" with James Earl Jones.

I guess he is not the voice of Verizon anymore.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbrRMz2JHx4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxw5aprXK4M
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I don't understand.
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I don't understand.
You are not the only one.

I got "Lost" on the first commercial.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #4
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I would say that sprint is trying some sort of satire, because not everything is in fact important. But, they are using a voice that people recognize, and making it seem like it is a theatrical performance.....
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Seems they are voice acting the things you do on your phone on the Sprint network.
1st ad is couple walking around store looking for each other while talking to each other on the phone to get locations. I guess that means you can talk a lot and not worry about wasting minutes.
2nd ad is girl on internet checking FB and getting friends requests. Apparently she does not dig the last request. I suppose this means you can be online and not worry about going over data limits.
Voice acting was a strange medium to choose to relay these scenarios/messages.
The second guy is famous too but I can not remember who he is.
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He did the old verizon wireless commercial. As soon as I saw that I remembered it back in early 2000
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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James Earl Jones was with Verizon as far back as the "Bell Atlantic" days.....

Kinda wonder why they stopped using his voice talents, they obviously have deeper advertising pockets than Sprint.
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Those were some terrible commercials. I miss the days when Sprint had funny commercials.
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Agreed. Great actors, and the idea is not a bad one. But the actual commercials are weak.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #11
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Hopefully the 2 are the 1st in a long running set that will get better as they progress.
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Good to see Softbank's money getting put to good use...smdh

Sprint/softbank needs to follow the Field of Dreams. If you build it, they will come. Quit wasting your money and build an acceptable LTE network already.
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Sprint/softbank needs to follow the Field of Dreams. If you build it, they will come. Quit wasting your money and build an acceptable LTE network already.
That would actually make a great commercial (if Sprint has the towers to back it up). It could be a "Yes, we are fixing our network" type of commercial with a "If you build it, they will come" tagline.

COMMERCIAL...

Sprint worker (Ray -- who looks like Kevin Costner) hears a voice say, "If you build it, they will come."

The next scene could be people coming out of a corn field, dropping their old phones just before they leave.

Cut to James Earl Jones wearing white button up and suspenders.

"Ray, people will come, Ray. People will come for unlimited data. It will allow them to experience all that is good in the world...with something they can hold in their hand. It will be remembered as a time when people weren't charged by the kilobyte, Megabite or Gigabyte. It will remind them what it is like to be free."

Sprint voiceover: "We have listened. Sprint is making remarkable progress in building our 4G data and voice network in places that others may have overlooked. Cities...the country...even Iowa."

Cut to one customer standing next to corn.

"Is this heaven?"

James Earl Jones (or Costner-looking Sprint worker): "No, this is Sprint."



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The next commercial should be a turtle going across a stage. At least that would be the truth.
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Sprint has some of the worst commercials in the industry, IMO. They need to bring back the trench coat guy...
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