Written and published on 26 June 2021
Quite some while ago I did a Mystery RIFF on the American telecommunications company Sprint. As I recall, at that time, before its merger with T-Mobile US, Sprint had been blitzkrieging me with enticing mail offer upon mail offer of very low priced internet and phone service.
The people from Sprint were at the telephone pole just outside my backyard time after time, always with a good reason why they were there.
This did not make sense to me from an economic standpoint. I could not figure it out; how could they be going to such effort and expense paying for advertising and putting in utility lines when their price for service was so low? We already had a telecommunications service in the area, which worked quite well.
I mulled it over, and as is often the case came up with a Mystery RIFF along the lines of conspiracy theory and disclosure. The RIFF went like this …
- Sprint cannot hope to recoup its expenditures given its price for service.
- Something else must be in the wind.
- Is the advertised price for service just a ‘loss leader’? Do they plan to raise the price of their telecommunications service in the near future?
- Are they planning to sell the company at a big loss to balance a taxable gain in another leg of their operations?
- Are they planning to sell the company at a big gain to the competitor?
- What if they are planning to keep the company, keep the low price for service, and benefit from a second income stream? If so, what would that second income stream be? Here, I figure, are potential customers for backyard spy cameras attached to telecommunications lines. I placed them in alphabetical order …
- Drug Industry – to spy on competitors
- Satellite mapping companies such as Google Maps – as a buyer from Sprint for resale to the other folks on this list
- Home Improvement Industry – find out of their services are needed
- Home Invasion Industry – to look for ways to gain access to the property from the backyard
- Insurance Industry – to evaluate condition of property and see if insurance rate needs to be boosted
- Landscape Industry – to find out if homeowners need their services
- Law Enforcement – to catch crooks on camera
- Porn Industry – to get salable footage of sunbathing and partying
- Private Detective Industry – to get the lowdown on spousal fooling around; to get ‘revenge porn’ footage to sell to angry ex-spouses; to get footage for blackmailers; or for the paraphilic sexual practice of candaulism (candauleism), to allow husbands to share footage of spousal intercourse with their male friends, with or without consent of the wife.
- Real Estate Industry – for customer sales intel and to evaluate condition of a home
I am the first to admit that my Mystery RIFFS are ‘out there’. I really do not know what the operational strategy of Sprint was. Yet I see a value in this Mystery RIFF. For instance, might another utility company come up with this sort of hanky panky?
Here in America, the law still provides us privacy in our backyards. I feel it for the best to uphold and preserve our right to privacy in and behind our homes insofar as we may in the years to come. I feel it is good to keep an eye out, just in case.
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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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