Wet Seal free Android phone

We're going to suspend disbelief here for a moment and imagine that some of you have girlfriends, and that these girlfriends on occasion shop at a store called Wet Seal, which apparently sells "cute teen clothing." (Note to self: Don't ever let your daughters grow up.)

Anyhoo, they might soon be asking about a promotion in which they can get a free Android smartphone for trying on a pair of jeans (and they'll likely be wondering where you're hiding the camera).

Here's the deal: Yeah, they (or you) can get a "free" phone in exchange for trying on jeans. It's free insofar as you still have to sign up for a two-year voice/data plan. So if that's a good deal for you, then go for it. But remember, free ain't quite "free."

Sources: Wet Seal, press release

There are 37 comments

etnpnys says:

...but which phone(s)?

dousenator says:

So much for my "Local Wet Seal Store":

"0 Wet Seal store(s) found within 100 miles of..."

Can't say I'm surprized; I've never heard of the establishment.

Anonamoose says:

"We're going to suspend disbelief here for a moment and imagine that some of you have girlfriends"
Ha ha ha made me laugh out loud no joke... I'm married and she's a non geek when I run into people they're like... how'd ya'll meet? LOL

kingtz says:

Hahahaha I thought that was hilarious. True, but still hilarious.

Mapex says:

Screw the phone. Can I get that chick instead? I'll even try on a bikini if I have to.

I'm a guy. Can I try on jeans, find they don't fit, and still get my "free" phone?

etnpnys says:

Sure - if you're here in Los Angeles... I saw a guy yesterday with breasts - no joke. I'm sure they wouldn't even look at you funny for it.

l0wr1d3r says:

Do the jeans have to fit? Define "try".

jcmyers79 says:

Jeans don't fit? There's an App for that!

lornaevo says:

Which phones/carriers? Wet seal here we come.

Shay D. Life says:

Umm...yeah, my daughter can never see this. (clears history)

dskwerl says:

That is the strangest promotion I've ever heard of. And I thoroughly enjoy Phil's observations on it. As others have said, I've never even heard of Wet Seal.

3.juan4 says:

I want to hit that women in the picture. It creeps me out.

orlanka says:

you mean "hit it with" that woman in the picture right? Otherwise your desire to randomly hit Alicia Keys is kind of creepier.

mkozak says:

Thats definitely not Alicia Keys

orlanka says:

Um, back to reality where we have no girlfriends because strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government, what if I were to try on the jeans myself? Will they not let me because I am a man? If so, it's discrimination and I will win enough money to buy an even better phone and land a gold digging hot girlfriend.

I'm guessing I'm the only female on Android Central.....

orlanka says:

Well hi there, I am Eric, I am a Gemini who enjoys long walks on the beach....

joker42179 says:


DarknesSx says:


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xarophti says:

no, you're not... (but I don't think those jeans would work for me, even if one of those stores was near me. And I already have a contract. Out of luck)

mjneid says:

American Eagle did a thing a few months back if you bought a American Eagle Tee or Jeans they'd give you a free smart phone of your picking.

mputtr says:

Don't worry. their free phone is the motorola backflip. the android phone from hell. :)

just kidding. that aside, it seems like a pretty stupid promotion when you can get almost any phone for free nowadays with a 2 year contract. Just go to the right store and you'll get the deal you want.

beermanmike says:

I'm not sure what i'm supposed to thing with that facial expression that girl is making in the ad. I don't "get it", maybe to get a guy's attention so they tell their girlfriends/wives?

facemymusic says:

What about "suspending your belief" to the fact that some of your readers may also even be young girls/women who actually shop at wet seal? Here's a market-shock for you: I'm one of them. I read AC everyday, but I'm also a college girl who likes to shop. Go figure.

I'm almost offended by your thought that the only people who read or care about android news are geeky-guys who may have girlfriends. A lot more demographics are interested in android then that. And at least wet seal has figured that out. Maybe you should take a lesson.

Yvette says:

Totally agree with you. I was offended by that also.

danadanda says:

Can people not take jokes?...

I'm a girl too but I have yet to see what I am supposed to get offended about...

nikkisharif says:

I'm a girl who shops at Wet Seal & i thought the intro was hilarious!!!! I swear people nowadays are offended by everything...SMH

Jay Evans says:

"And with over twenty smartphones to chose from, Wet Seal customers are also sure to find the perfect Android-powered device to fit their lifestyle."

Wicket says:

awesome, they have one here in Burbank,CA!! we have an upgrade available wonder if it works for upgrades or if it has to be a new line?...

I also like how they only have a iOS app but are giving away Android phones :P

area223 says:

Trolling mall at Wetseal soon for this.

area223 says:

Trolling mall at Wetseal soon for this.

crxssi says:

>"It's free insofar as you still have to sign up for a two-year voice/data plan."

Exactly. Another gross misuse of the word "Free". There is nothing Free about the phone, it is just no down payment.

XXXdc5 says:

since when do you have to be a girl!?! I don't give a **** I'll go in and try on jeans right now lol

XXXdc5 says:

since when do you have to be a girl!?! I don't give a **** I'll go in and try on jeans right now lol

Gap does this every few months or so as well.

VDub2174 says:

So they're basically having a "deal" that anyone else can get and not try on jeans? Doesn't every major carrier offer a free phone these days? :p