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    Okay, here we go again...

    I seem to recall a lot of complaints about cell phone plan affiliate programs. Is anyone happily selling cell phone plans and accessories, or are they all rrrrrmmmmmm "problems" like handbags?

    TIA, all.

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    >complaints about cell phone plan affiliate programs.

    I think that the complaints stem from site owners that don't understand the process.

    Once the surfer fills out the application the following takes place:

    A real person removes the under age, incomplete or BS apps

    The remaining are sent to credit check service such as lightbidge.

    About 10% make it through.
    A real person then calls the potential customer to voice verify.

    Voice Verified orders are then sent to the vendor.
    That person then sends an Email to the 90% requesting a deposit of $125+/- [2 to 4% will send the deposit.

    The vendor takes the 10% and checks for the following:
    Does the person have a phone with the vendor already.
    Does the person own money to the vendor which was not shown on the credit check for some reason.

    Then the order is shipped to those who were NOT FLAKES

    so the complaints should be about FLAKE %

    We do well in cell phones with revenue per visitor of $0.30+

    [results may vary]

    [ 06-18-2002: Message edited by: Adam Ward ]

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    Originally posted by Adam Ward:
    >complaints about cell phone plan affiliate programs.

    I think that the complaints stem from site owners that don't understand the process.

    Once the surfer fills out the application the following takes place:

    A real person removes the under age, incomplete or BS apps

    The remaining are sent to credit check service such as lightbidge.

    About 10% make it through.
    A real person then calls the potential customer to voice verify.

    Voice Verified orders are then sent to the vendor.
    That person then sends an Email to the 90% requesting a deposit of $125+/- [2 to 4% will send the deposit.

    The vendor takes the 10% and checks for the following:
    Does the person have a phone with the vendor already.
    Does the person own money to the vendor which was not shown on the credit check for some reason.

    Then the order is shipped to those who were NOT FLAKES

    so the complaints should be about FLAKE %

    We do well in cell phones with revenue per visitor of $0.30+

    [results may vary]

    [ 06-18-2002: Message edited by: Adam Ward ]



    well, i have a problem with gozing who never made it very clear that affiliates only get paid for teh worldcomm plan (impossible to qualify) and not the sprint plan (where the user pays $149)

    as one of their customers, i havent been happy either.

    i think all teh cell phone offers are problematic in one way or another, but what program isnt! haha

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    Thanks Adam Ward.
    That indeed helps clarify the obstacles once targetted traffic is sent.

    Yes, Lauren, everything has some sort of problem in this world. Sort of the nature of nature.

    Given that yesterday was a record high income on my affiliate sites, I know that what I've been doing so far is worth the time and a good ROI. I don't sell much in services (get tired of updating pages, too, when the services inevitably fold their affiliate program), since selling hard goods has steadily increased my bottom line.

    But the business partner has a bee in his bonnet about cell phone plans [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] , so I needed to clarify for myself if it's an educated risk or a stoooopid one.

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