Patent Applicaiton Shows Landline Phone That Displays Internet-Based Ads: Hooray, More Ads


A patent application that ZDNet unearthed a few days ago shows a regular old telephone that’s capable of displaying Internet-based ads on its screen. That includes Google Ads, part of the reason why Google is worth $infinity right now. The phone uses the Internet Protocol Phone System (like the in-trouble Vonage), so it could also tap into Internet radio streams, provided they’re not legislated out of existence.

What I want to know is, if we accept these ads on our phone, would we see any sort of service price discount? Why else would you want to see ads on your telephone? It’s just another attempt to advertise to you, oh loyal consumer, at every waking hour.

Patent Application [USPO via Mad 4 Mobile Phones]