Would you text “Flirt” to 57333?

Text flirt

Who would text "flirt"?

Past 11 at night you will come across so many of these adverts, you know the ones, “text flirt to 57333, for friends, friendly chats or maybe more” .. and they promise even more.. “girls in your area are waiting to talk to you“!

Do we really think that you could be fooled by these adverts? Would you really call that number and expect to actually chat with someone genuine (if that has happened to anyone, I’d love to hear about it). You know without a doubt if you called that number you would end up chatting with someone programmed with standard chat up lines and a “put on” sexy voice at a huge cost (probably after waiting at least two minutes, pressing this button and that, eating up valuable time)?

Of course you wouldn’t , don’t be silly, who would? I am 45 and have never done this , nor do I know of anyone who has. At a stretch maybe a few lads larking around on their parents phone having the crack? Beyond that and applying my sense of logic and experience I can’t imagine anyone using the “flirt” service.

The conclusion is that no one really calls these numbers. Right?

While these adverts are not shown on prime TV, they are shown off peak with huge frequency and on the newspapers. They aren’t free and someone is writing cheques on a regular basis for them. Are they really stupid and foolish or just trying to get rid of money on an idea that will never work? I doubt it ..

Conclusion? Never assume you know about the marketplace, there is money in the niches, you just need to find them!!

Greg Canty is a partner of Fuzion Communications

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14 Responses to “Would you text “Flirt” to 57333?”

  1. Liam-Og Griffin Says:

    What’s the number again?

  2. Allan Cuthbert Says:

    Hi Greg,
    My assumption – there is always money in sex, gambling, religion & drugs (alcohol).
    I have a friend i grew up with, when he was going through puberty his parents got a huge phone bill, he told them he was call a football competition line. Don’t think they believed him & rightly so !

  3. Sam Kidd Says:

    What about all the fools (myself included) who buy a piece of paper with numbers on it for for the 1 in 8,145,060 chance of wining cash…..suckers, that idea will never work!

    At least with the flirt number I might have a bit of a laugh.
    But before I do that I need to ring them psychics so they can tell me my lotto numbers so I can afford to text the girls…

  4. thehomebarn.ie Says:

    Quoting my teenage self……Water, Who’d buy bottled Water??? Need I say more!!!!

  5. nteege Says:

    I heard about a tiny company today. the owner takes out 1mio profit each year. he employs 4people. He sells dolls (and i am not talking about inflatable ones). There are people spending as much as 20k a year on them. do you have (ceramic) dolls on your sofa? some people in europe do…

  6. Pam O'Regan Says:

    methinks he doth protest too much!!!!!

  7. Pam O'Regan Says:

    Methinks the man does protest too much!!!!

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