Best promo ever — or worst
One of Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S)‘s prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile, rolled the dice this week on an anti-Valentine’s Day promotion to bring “people across the country the incentive to finally break free from a bad relationship.”
To make breakin’ up an easier thing to do, Virgin Mobile declared Feb. 13 “National Breakup Day” and offered a NBD smartphone discount.
But if a potential customer wanted to break up with more than their cell phone — let’s say a significant other — Virgin Mobile lined a dating service up, too: It hooked up with OkCupid to help would-be breaker-uppers do some multitasking.
So if you think something is up with your honey, don’t look for lipstick on the collar — just watch out for a new Virgin Mobile smartphone.
Another farewell for BlackBerry
As of the end of 2012, Jim Balsillie no longer owned any shares in Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), now known as BlackBerry , according to an SEC filing.
The brief filing only states that Balsillie, who was once the co-CEO, no longer possesses any shares in the company. A previous filing showed that at the end of 2011 he was the third largest individual shareholder in RIM, with slightly more than 5% of the company.
Balsillie’s former co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, is still a significant shareholder, with 5.7% of the company and is still on the board of directors.
The article A Foolish Week of Telecom originally appeared on Fool.com.
Fool contributor Dan Radovsky owns shares of General Electric and AT&T. The Motley Fool recommends Apple and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, General Electric, and Google.
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