Let’s be honest, how many of us really read the terms and conditions when we sign up for anything? Well, 22,000 people unwittingly signed up to carry out 1,000 hours of community service in exchange for free Wi-Fi. Oops!
Public Wi-Fi provider Purple added a spoof term to its T&Cs on its network of branded hotspots to illustrate the “lack of consumer awareness” of what people are signing up to when accessing free Wi-Fi portals.
In agreeing to the spoof T&Cs, people unwittingly agreed to a “community service clause” which signed them up to clean portaloos, hug stray cats, and paint snails’ shells. Wow.