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Wirefly Launches Video Challenge to Celebrate Its Anniversary $1,000 Cash Prize PDF Print E-mail

RESTON, VA., October 1, 2009 -- Calling all budding filmmakers, established cinematographers or anyone with a video camera and a desire to win some cold, hard cash!

To celebrate another year as the internet’s leading authorized retailer of cell phones, Wirefly (www.wirefly.com) today announces the Wirefly Video Challenge (www.wireflycontest.com/wirefly-commercial/).

The contest, co-sponsored by wireless manufacturer LG, invites anyone and everyone to write, film and star in a short video that communicates to the world what makes Wirefly America’s trusted source for cell phones.  To enter, participants simply upload their videos to YouTube, Viddler or any popular video-sharing site and submit the link and their contact information on the Wirefly Contest Page.

Prizes including cash and cell phones will be awarded to the top three contestants, and their videos will be featured on Wirefly’s website and its YouTube channel. The winning commercial will receive $1,000 and a brand new cell phone courtesy of LG.

“This is an opportunity for anyone with a video camera and an imagination to become a Wirefly Advertising Executive for the day,” said Scott Ableman, chief marketing officer of Simplexity, parent company of Wirefly.com. “Our millions of customers are the best advertising we have. Who better to describe the service, savings, and convenience of ordering a cell phone through Wirefly?”
Short of ideas? Write a jingle or rap about your experience shopping on Wirefly.   Compare Wirefly to shopping at a store.   Showcase our huge selection of phone deals in a unique way! Explain how easy it is to compare cell phones and rate plans across multiple wireless carriers!  Re-enact the moment you realized how much money you saved!  

“You don’t have to be a professional filmmaker to enter,” added Ableman. “Anything goes, so don’t hold back.”

Contestants can submit their original Wirefly commercial for consideration from October 1, 2009 until October 31, 2009.  

A Wirefly judging panel will review all contest submissions and select the three winners based on: concept, creativity and entertainment value. The winning video will be announced on November 13, 2009 and posted on the Wirefly sites for all to enjoy. 

Additional information, and full rules and regulations are available on www.WireflyContest.com.
Be sure to check out the great deals available during Wirefly’s Anniversary Sale.
About Wirefly:
Wirefly.com is America’s trusted source for cell phones, wireless service plans and wireless accessories. Owned and operated by Simplexity, Wirefly.com is the Internet’s #1 authorized dealer for every major cellular carrier in the U.S. Wirefly.com also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores, including real-time online order status and tracking, and the guaranteed lowest price – online or anywhere else -- on cell phone devices from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. Wirefly.com has been named Best of the Web by Forbes magazine as the “best all-around number portability portal” and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems. For more information on Wirefly.com, its wireless products and its services, visit www.wirefly.com.


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