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August 19, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Vonage ad banner

VonageHoward Meyer writes:

It looks like the lady has fat arms, but really she's sitting in a chair.


If you dont sign up for their service, she'll pay you a visit, and she wont be smiling any more...

She looks like bride of the hulk. i hope they paid her a lot to appear in the ad.

Posted by: gmangw at August 19, 2005 12:45 AM

LOL, dead funny... You should post this on thier forums at

Posted by: Vonage Forum Reader at August 19, 2005 12:53 AM

That's what I thought at first too. They could make the chair a different color...

Posted by: Fuzzy at August 19, 2005 08:30 AM

As a medical Doctor, I can tell you that this woman suffers from an abnormality known as tinyheaditis (authentic medical terminology).

Posted by: friendlydrbobo at August 19, 2005 09:06 AM

Interesting. Given some of the other vontage ads this is not really a big problem. I do find it rather interesting that many of their ads do not like each other. On several sites I visit there are several places on the page for ads. If two of those places are taken up with vontage ads all to often my browser or the whole computer crashes. Really good advertisement for a tech company.

Posted by: Ray Stevens at August 19, 2005 12:12 PM

Its better than the anti-geek ones!!

Posted by: Vic at August 19, 2005 12:28 PM

i feel really sorry for the lady in the ad. she must have been ridiculed for a long long time

Posted by: cheerdiva12 at August 19, 2005 03:29 PM

I've seen that ad but the alternative view never appeared to me. Not broken but certainly funny.

Posted by: PatheticPeripatetic at August 19, 2005 06:07 PM

Look, let's not get all up in arms about this, okay? I think Vonage should be applauded for going out on a limb like this. Clearly they are trying to elbow out the competition, but in doing so they've shouldered a lot of advertising expenses. It's no wonder, then, that they've resorted to such strong-arm tactics in their ads.

Posted by: Michael McWatters at August 21, 2005 04:55 PM

ROTFL!!! didnt any1 @ Vonage notice this before they posted? lol

Posted by: Mr Twister at August 21, 2005 06:37 PM

Oh come on! I think that's a stretch. I wouldn't consider it broken or funny. It's just a sad attempt at advertising using lame off-the-shelf lifestyle photography.

Posted by: mudflap at August 22, 2005 04:15 PM

mudflap, I think that gmangw was probably right. If someone starts banging on your door really loudly, sneak out the back door. . .

Posted by: Kevin at August 23, 2005 10:20 PM

u guys r crazy..if u cant recognize that its not her arms but the chair she's sitting on then u r one big fat old ppl .. huh just trying to make fun out of anything?

Posted by: sam at August 23, 2005 11:58 PM

When I first saw the ad, i got scared cuz it looked not normal. I encourage all to put this on the Vonage forum

Posted by: Jay at August 24, 2005 04:41 PM


Posted by: Seth Nelson at September 4, 2005 06:35 PM

This is perhaps one of the most useless posts I have ever seen. Not broken, and, as far as I can tell, looks like a chick sittin' in a chair

Posted by: Bill at September 30, 2005 06:38 AM

I think people need to lighten up. I was on the phone and laughed so hard when I saw this, I then had to spend the next two minutes explaining to the client on the other end.

Posted by: Brundy at December 1, 2005 04:07 AM

I hate to say something but doesnt the US have 51 states... but what do i know im canadian.

Posted by: Jim at May 2, 2006 04:53 PM

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