YouTube cellphone guy's next call: to T-Mobile
T-Mobile is reacting gingerly to the experiment by one of its suddenly famous cellphone users, Ryan Fitzgerald of Southbridge, who posted his number on a YouTube video -- and asked the world to call him if they wanted to talk over things.
The wireless company, however, stopped short of helping the unemployed former convenience store clerk take care of his mammoth bill once his free weekend minutes ran out Monday morning.
"T-Mobile is intrigued by Ryan Fitzgerald's experiment,'' the company said in a statement late yesterday, hours after Fitzgerald appeared live on CNN (with his cellphone, of course).
Fitzgerald, who considers himself easy to talk to, has gotten numerous offers to help with his bill, his twin brother, Sean Fitzgerald, told the Globe on Monday.
The T-Mobile statement managed to get in a pitch for its calling plan. "We find Ryan Fitzgerald's experiment to be interesting and we are glad he was able to take advantage of the unlimited weekend and evening minutes included in his T-Mobile plan,'' the company said. "We look forward to learning more about Ryan's efforts."
Hey Ryan, make the call, willya?
(By David R. Beard, Globe staff)