October 9th, 2006 by Bob Bly
For a company with a number in its name, NetZero is sure bad at math.
A recent TV commercial proclaims that switching from AOL to NetZero will save you “almost $200.”
The commercial explains that NetZero costs $9.95 a month — “half of what AOL charges.”
That means NetZero saves me about ten bucks a month, or $120 a year.
Now, on what planet is $120 “almost two hundred dollars”?
NetZero should have said they’d save you “more than a hundred dollars.”
But I’d only say “close to two hundred dollars” if the savings were $190 to $199.99.
Does it matter?
Yes. I felt NetZero was lying to me in their commercial.
If a company lies in its commercial, how much are you really going to trust them with something important, like your Internet access?
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