Get your free Android phone with the magazine. Lacks some parts though.

  1. Hal says:

    Reminds me of the apes who discovered the monolith in “2001: A Space Odessey”

  2. RoloTonyBrownTown says:

    Drat. Just went to Walgreens and they did not have this issue. You want the issue with Tina Fey on the cover, not the one with the cast reunions on the cover and it looks like maaaaybe Entertainment Weekly has moved on. Check your waiting rooms.

    Is this ad appearing in any other magazines maybe?

  3. Nate says:

    My wife gets this rag, and I checked and this ad wasn’t in her mail-order subscription copy.

  4. duh365 says:

    Surprised to see companies still shelling out so much $$$ for print ads. The media buy & custom insert must have been an astronomical amount.

  5. r33b says:

    Apparently, they only made about 1,000 inserts, all of which were divided between the NYC and LA markets.

    • Glenn E. says:

      Yeah, and the higher end of those markets. Not like Harlem, or East LA. But free to those who can afford multiple cell phones, if they wanted them. So this freebie will end up being the 5 year old’s plaything. After dr. daddy gets to play with it a bit.

  6. kmfix says:

    Well now we all know what they’re doing with all the phones they can’t sell.

  7. Glenn E. says:

    What issue of the magazine has the case and the buttons?

    Or is there someplace you get the replacements case parts?

  8. Glenn E. says:

    As I was about to say, just before DU went down for 15 minutes…

    So I’m doing so wild thinking on this deal. And how supposedly only a hundred issues had this premium inside. And likely they had 1k refurbed Blackberrys in some warehouse, and decided it was a good, repurposing of them.

    And then it came to me. If these thinks could still be used as phones, without having to be registered to a user. What would stop some terrorists from getting them, and using them, in some plot? And maybe that was the plan, in the first place. To make it feasible for terrorists to get their hands on nameless smart phones, that couldn’t be traced back to them. And DHS will get their budget increased next year, in the aftermath.

    Hey hears an idea. Why not feature the parts of a gun and some ammo, in boxes of General Mills cereals? Buy them all, put them together, and you have an unregistered fire arm. Neat. Get the carnage going faster that way.

  9. soundwash says:


    btw, the 821 prefix in the displayed in the call log is south korea.

    so, i wonder if when you open the Ad and the phone updates the twitter feed, if it is listening to your comments on the ad, if any..

    -given the mad rush to data-mine any and all bits of “anything” to sell to marketing / demographic-junkie corps and ofc, the NSA.

    most interesting.


  10. Annoyed says:

    Did anyone else find this as irritating as I did?

    Could that woman, Christina Warren possibly have been a more annoying parrot? Did Lance Ulanoff maybe think he was on a children’s television show? Did Glen E. maybe hit a nerve about untraceable cell phones for terrorists? Did any of this make you want to smack someone in the head?!

    Hey Glen! It’s not like you can’t buy new untraceable cell phones or even ammo at a local Walmart or anything. And it’s not like those godless “terrorists” can’t purchase guns or other dangerous things from private individuals like they do at local gun shows, flea markets or even on Craigslist/Ebay! (And do you even know what a hardware store is? Do you have any idea what you can buy there?!)

    “Irritating” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

  11. Robert Leather says:

    From the outset it clearly couldn’t have been a BlackBerry. RIM can’t even give those suckers away!


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