Actor Paul Marcarelli – the Verizon Wireless “Can you hear me now?” guy – told “The Atlantic” magazine that the catchphrase plagues him so much that someone even said it to him at his grandmother’s funeral as her casket was being lowered into the cemetery plot.
The Verizon Wireless TV spokesman was eager to get out of his contract when someone said “can you hear me now” at his grandmother’s funeral.
Verizon developed a special knife that uses pressurized air to slice through lawns so fiber optic lines can be buried. The tool cuts through grass but does not break sprinkler pipes and gas lines.
Verizon accidentally sent a customer a rare iPhone 6 prototype upon contract renewal, the customer quickly took the rare handset to eBay and sold it for $100,000 to a bidder.
Verizon made a deal in 1994 with the PA state gov. to provide the entire state with fiber internet by 2014, it received 2.1 billion in tax breaks, but never fulfilled it’s part of the contract.