SUBSCRIBERS of the O2 mobile network that are planning on buying an HTC Windows Phone 8S or Windows Phone 8X in the next couple of days can have a chance of getting Brian Blessed to record their voicemail greeting.
Imagine that. You have a new phone, yeah... that's cool. But what is even cooler is having a voicemail greeting that has been recorded by one of the most recognisable and boombastic voices in the business, Brian Blessed,
Pinch yourself people. This is not a dream. If you are about to buy one of those phones, and want a Brian Blessed voicemail greeting, and are on the O2 network, and are one of the first 100 people to do something about it, then this is your lucky couple of days.
O2 announced the competition via Brian Blessed and Youtube. Once we had turned our volume down we were able to ascertain that people have a week to enter and that entering involves phones and hashtags.
The first 100 people to tweet a picture of themselves, holding their new phone, along with the hashtag #brianmail to @O2 will stand victorious.
"Brian, who's taking time out from DIVE-ing and discovering Gordon isn't dead, will be creating completely individual messages based on your name and your interests, meaning no two messages will be alike," says O2.
"And, once the messages have been recorded, they'll be transferred directly onto your voicemail in high quality - no pressing a phone up against a speaker. You'll even get the recording by email too."
Brian Blessed will record the voicemails in March, just to make sure that none of the top 100 order a phone, win a recording and then cancel their contract during the legal 14 day cooling off period. µ
Plus the cost of ambition as moonshots eat into the coffers
Spoiler alert: it's probably VeriSign
Did we say cuts off? We meant traps them inside their own home