I can understand someone loathing marketing calls. I don’t even answer my phone if I don’t recognize the number. Over the weekend the iTunes store hit the magic 10 billion downloads number and as promised Apple called up the lucky 10 billion downloader to deliver their price.
The problem was that when Gail Davis, the mom of the girl who downloaded the 10 billionth app, answered the phone and heard the Apple person start to talk, she hung up. Apparently, the girl who downloaded the app realized what dear old mom had done and begged Gail to call back.
Davis said, “I thought it was a prank call. I said, ‘Thank you very much, I’m not interested’ and I hung up.” Davis then said, “The girls came down and said it wasn’t a prank. I had a moment of panic.” She called back to the help desk at Apple, who couldn’t help ironically. Luckily, for Davis and her daughters, an Apple exec called back and the gift card made its way into the family’s hands. Davis said, “The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was a genuine call. The girls were getting quite tense. They never would have forgiven me. They would have held it against me for all eternity.” The winning app downloaded was Paper Glider, a free app.
Via Cult of Mac