“Lost” and “Hobbit” actress Evangeline Lilly is trying to sell her followers on CREDO, a mobile phone service reseller that donates a portion of payments to prog groups like Media Matters, Planned Parenthood and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Here’s her Facebook post:
For the past six months or so, I have been using the only progressive mobile service carrier in the US: @CREDOmobile. http://www.credomobile.com/
CREDO uses a large percentage of my cell phone bill payments to help me fight for the causes I believe in, they keep me informed on issues that I care about and on top of all that, they provide the best, most personal service I’ve ever experienced from a cell phone carrier.
We’re gonna have to stop you right there. CREDO uses a “large percentage” of your cell phone payments to fund left-wing causes? Sure thing, if by “large percentage” you mean one percent, according to a recent Washington Free Beacon article.
Math is so very hard. But let’s see what else Lilly has to say about CREDO.
For the first time EVER, I feel really good about paying my cell phone bills.
Would you like to make the switch? Learn more here: http://www.credomobile.com/
If you switch to CREDO mobile, tell them I sent you using this code: 91436
Lilly is such a selfless giver that she wants credit for sending new customers to CREDO. Say, that wouldn’t be an affiliate code that compensates Lilly for new signups, would it?
It seems she’s finally figured out how this math business works:
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 22, 2013
Her full Facebook post:
It has been brought to my attention that @CREDOMobile uses 1% of my cell phone bill towards progressive activism. In my Facebook note I wrote “a large percentage”. Obviously 1% is not a larger percentage. I did not mean to be misleading, I was not intentionally being inaccurate. I hope I didn’t cause anybody too much distress with this carelessness.
On the flip side, for me, 1% of my cell phone bill is a LOT more money than any other cell phone carrier is offering to donate to progressive action on my behalf. ($73 million since 1985 as Doug Long pointed out.)
Uh, you’re welcome.