The Stop The Jamster! Commercials sign now

Jamster!, a subsidiary of telecommunications corporation VeriSign, Inc., is the company behind the commercials that solicit mobile phone ringtones, backgrounds and various other media. The commercials originally began airing in the United Kingdom, and have since found their way to the United States.

Viacom International, Inc. is the parent corporation for the television networks on which the large percentage of Jamster! commercials air (See listing below).

We, the Undersigned, are calling for Viacom International, Inc. to place an immediate stop to the Jamster! commercials which have recently flooded the airwaves in the United States on cable television stations such as BET, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2 and VH1 among others.

Jamster! commercials feature advertisements claiming the ability to receive a variety of "free" ringtones, backgrounds, screen savers and other accessories for mobile phones. During the commercial, disclaimer text often scrolls across the top of the screen and appears statically appears at the bottom. The text informs you that in fact you will be charged a fee for the Jamster! service. The text is barely legible on television sets smaller than 25 inches. This fee will be billed to a mobile phone invoice or, even worse, deducted from a pre-paid account which may not have the funds available and thus render the phone unusable.

Promoting a "free" product by informing the consumer of the hidden charges in fine print is misleading advertisement at best, especially for a product aimed at a younger, more impulsive viewing audience who may not fully comprehend the billing process. A child of any age, equipped with a mobile phone, can fully initiate and complete the sales process; a situation which reeks of impropriety.

Perhaps the largest factor is the commercials annoyance. Jamster! commercials can appear as many as 4 times during a single half-hour program block and have been noted to appear back-to-back in some cases. A quick web search on a variety of terms (ie. 'jamster commercials') will yield a large amount of blog and forum posts where aggravated viewers sound off on the commercials, including turning off the TV or changing the channel. In addition, a portion may find the Jamster! comemrcials offensive. Is this really the type of relationship you are trying to establish with your viewership?

We hereby call for all Jamster! commercials to be pulled from Viacom -owned national and local commercial programming for the sake of preserving your company's integrity and our sanity!

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Latest Signatures

  • 22 December 2015461. Simon G
    (please, keep it civil) the worst thing on tv (and radio!) ever - ringtones don't HAVE to make you suicidal - indiana jones anyone?
  • 21 December 2015460. Gordon M
    (please, keep it civil) Please help us..
  • 19 December 2015459. Tulleh Gray
    (please, keep it civil) jesus christ stop it!!!
  • 19 November 2015458. Dick F
    (please, keep it civil) Every time you play this commerical, God kills a kitten. Please think about the kittens.
  • 14 November 2015457. Bart S
    (please, keep it civil) **** jamster
  • 10 November 2015456. Dan G
    (please, keep it civil) This annoying commercials need to stop
  • 26 October 2015455. N G
    (please, keep it civil) It is very annoying. Get rid of it.
  • 09 October 2015454. Jordan F
    (please, keep it civil) GAY
  • 29 September 2015453. Austin Pacheco
    (please, keep it civil) I love killin other kids on slow A**scooters just passin them and lookin at their face!!!!!!!!!LOL
  • 20 September 2015452. Ryan Ritter
    (please, keep it civil) the advert is repetative and annoying and is so annoying and the new sweety one is even worse
  • 13 September 2015451. Charles M
    I support this petition
  • 14 August 2015450. John K
    (please, keep it civil) WOW. THESE COMMERCIALS ARE SO DUMB!
  • 07 August 2015449. Jon M
    I support this petition
  • 26 July 2015448. Alan Duarte
    (please, keep it civil) Stupid song in the background is so annoying, and they have the most retarded backgrounds ever. Who do they think we are?
  • 18 July 2015447. Dallas O
    (please, keep it civil) These ads make baby Jesus cry.
  • 16 July 2015446. Olga K
    (please, keep it civil) poor and obnoxious advertising, overpriced and inadequate product
  • 11 July 2015445. Mike Delgado
    (please, keep it civil) it rubbish stop!!
  • 09 July 2015444. Slee Daugherty
    (please, keep it civil) Word.
  • 03 July 2015443. Kent T
    I support this petition
  • 24 June 2015442. Katie Herring
    (please, keep it civil) argh!!!! stop!!!!
  • 10 June 2015441. Scot W
    I support this petition
  • 07 June 2015440. Matt Schroeder
    (please, keep it civil) they are terrible get them off
  • 01 June 2015439. Adam C
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 2015438. Robert Mh
    (please, keep it civil) Stop please.
  • 26 May 2015437. Evan D
    (please, keep it civil) Lose the deceptive claims, but keep the dancing hippo! (from the European "Jamba" version)
  • 17 May 2015436. Myra M
    I support this petition
  • 16 May 2015435. Tod Conley
    (please, keep it civil) i hate scams

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Annette MoralesBy:
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Petition target:
Viacom International, Inc.


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