Sprint’s Super Bowl commercial ad aims to convince you to switch networks rather than fake your own death

Besides tuning in to watch the Patriots shoot the Falcons out of the sky, there are other reasons to tune into Super Bowl LI such as the half-time entertainment, as well as the advertisements that companies have spent big money on airing during the event. Yesterday we learned that the Google Home will star in its own ad during Super Bowl LI, and now Sprint is joining in with an ad proclaiming that there is ‘No need for extreme measures just Switch to Sprint’. 

The ad starts with a badly dressed mannequin sat in the driver’s seat of a car being pushed over a cliff by a man with two kids. As the car disappears a man in a very bright yellow jacket appears, catching the man in the act of faking his own death in order to get out of his Verizon contract. The man in the yellow jacket proceeds to tell the man that there was an easier way, that he could have just switched over to Sprint and that Sprint’s network reliability is within 1% of Verizon’s, according to third-party testing. He then went on to say that Sprint could have saved him 50% on most of Verizon’s rates.

Needless to say, the father is mildly upset that he didn’t know this information before he shoved his car over the cliff in an attempt o fake his own death.

It isn’t the funniest advert that we’ll see aired during Super Bowl LI, but it does raise a chuckle, at least.


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).