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Cell Phone fraud

2002-03-29 17:11:56+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Hop-On Communications, a publicly traded company (OTC: HPON), has been promising "The world's first disposable, fully recyclable cell phone!", which will retail for $30, including 60 minutes of calls. So how come the samples given to the press seem to be repackaged Nokia 8290s?

[ related topics: Wireless New Economy ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-03-30 00:41:10+00 by: meuon

A Scam worthy of the great redheaded one. I kept looking for his name :)

#Comment made: 2002-07-08 11:35:13+00 by: Verbal

After reading this article and being interested in buying a sample I looked further for HPON. Found a www.stockpatrol.com article on the companies history. Check it out. An article has been circulating on the internet about a deal HPON has struck with Intel for TDMA chipsets some time in May. On the Intel press Archives I am unable to find any reference to HPON. I am hoping the product exists and I can buy one, sounds like a great product !

#Comment made: 2002-07-08 11:49:58+00 by: Dylan

Please tell me you're kidding, Verbal...

#Comment made: 2002-07-08 13:45:59+00 by: Dan Lyke

Here's the Stock Patrol article on HopOn. I'm with Dylan, I can't imagine any way at this point that this company is anything other than an elaborately constructed scam.