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LG goes insane, wants to buy back their phones for 10 grand each

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All you LG Chocolate owners, quick, pick those phones and look at the serial number. If it matches one of the 5 listed by LG, you might be in for $10,000. But here is the catch, there are 21 million Chocolates out worldwide. That means, you have a lottery-like chance of winning. But, today might be your lucky day. So, what are you waiting for? Go dig up your old Chocolate and cross your fingers that you have the winning serial number. All the best!

via MobileCrunch by Greg Kumparak on 9/29/09

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Okay – either LG accidentally plopped military secrets onto a handful of devices, or they’re looking to start a Golden-Ticket-esque hunt for their handsets. The Korean manufacturer has just offered up $10,000 to anybody who can bring them a handset with any of the following serial numbers:

  • 802KPAE821224
  • 803KPBF578597
  • 803KPXV578330
  • 803KPVH578503
  • 803KPJP923836

It’s a fairly genius plan; whether or not anyone actually sets out to find these phones, it has people talking. LG has sold 21 million Chocolate phones – most of which have lived their lives and have been retired to a sock drawer or a trash bin – and they’re looking for 5 of them. Throw in the fact that these are global serial numbers, and it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack, except that there are 21 million other needles in there that you don’t want. If even one of the right handsets turns up, we’d be outright mindboggled – and LG will have gotten themselves one hell of an ad campaign for just $10,000.

Oh, and hey, Shady McCheaterson – put down the dremel. LG will be checking each unit thoroughly to ensure that no foul play has gone down, beginning with a photo check and ending with some time under the microscope at LG’s R&D center.

[LG via Giz]

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Written by dvdand

September 29, 2009 at 9:42 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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