Oh, I've got mobile data coming out my ears so, no problem, there.
It'll be an important consideration, however, when I recommend it to other people.
We live in an impoverished town where lots of people don't have internet access at home. CellNUVO wouldn't be an option, for them, if watching ads on mobile data were close to being a break even transaction.
chelle I have the same desire... my problem is that I am the impoverished one, not my friend. You friend can spend a whole day in library on swiping the phone crazily to gain 2000 points... then that would be good for a month. If not, two days in library. I agree... It would be better if cellnuvo could reimburse the data spent on gaining points.
It depends. We try to send you ads when you are connected to free bandwidth so it does not use any of your credits. However, if you choose to watch advertisements without a suitable free connection, you will use up credits. Even so, you will still earn more credits than are used to watch an advertisement." https://cellnuvo.com/faq_nuvo.php
I tried again tonight.... Spent two hours on two surveys and a few short videos. Gained about 235 points but used 285 points... So I lost 50 points and two hours of my life, in addition, one of the survey is excessively longer than 15 minutes. I swear to god it probably took me 45 minutes to go over all kinds of crap, including videos about biopharmaceutical research, political junks, and tons of other completely irrelevant questions. I almost hanged myself. After seeing that net result I concluded that I am the dumbass of 2017.
I stayed away from cellnuvo because I couldn't see it being worth the time and effort.
You are of course right--it cannot be given any realistic imputation of opportunity cost.
On the other hand if you factor in the psychic income effect from the illusion that it is a cost saving activity, then you might actually end up on a higher indifference curve than going with Tello. All in all this looks like an excellent topic for a journal article.
But have you seen the joy / utility that has been expressed by some who feel good about paying for a service, eg Tello? The feeling that they're using something reliable, simple and more likely to be around for the long term, has more value than the psychic income plus the actual $ savings.
When R+ were not changing plans and / or I wasn't having to check in on social to stay in the loop, I had the best of both worlds.
Did you see the interesting presentation by the CFO of Macy's at the UBS conference the other day?
She was saying just how irrational the consumer is and gave the example of coupons. Consumers keep saying they hate coupons and at the same time plead that they not be taken away. It is all about the psychology of getting people to spend by trying to convince them something is a "deal."