Verizon’s Former “Can You Hear Me Now?” Guy Is Now Shilling For Sprint
June 6, 2016 1 Comment
You might not recognize the name Paul Marcarelli, but from 2002 to 2011, he played one of advertising’s enduring pitchmen: Verizon’s “Test Man”, probably better known as the “can you hear me now” guy. Those Verizon spots recall a simpler time in the wireless world…before LTE and smartphones galore, sometimes the biggest obstacle for your cell was merely getting good reception. “Can you hear me now” became a popular catchphrase, which you can still hear today. Well, now Paul is with Sprint, introduced in a commercial that debuted during Game 2 of the NBA Finals. According to him, all networks are now great, but Sprint saves you 50% versus Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile rates. I’m sure Paul is getting paid handsomely to advertise for Sprint, but perhaps it’s cathartic for him too. After all, his time with Verizon was not easy.