How Monkeybrains Tried to Give SF a Giant Check…and Failed
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Every year or so I team up with Monkeybrains to tell you how awesome they are. Part of this is because they pay me to do so and woooo boy do we need it. But I also do it because I’ve been a customer of theirs for over seven years, and I absolutely love their service.
Here are just a few of the reasons why Monkeybrains is the shit:
- They are WAY cheaper than corporate giants like Comcast and AT&T – they only cost $35 a month and don’t have any sketchy hidden fees.
- They have WAY better service than those other jerks. Since they are locally owned and operated in the Bay Area, they employ local people from our local community in SF and Oakland. Plus, there are no contracts, so you won’t be on hold for an hour because your rate suddenly doubled.
- They are Net Neutral as fuck and also won’t sell your data to third parties. That way no one has to know how much time you spend watching dance challenges on TikTok.
But what’s not talked about enough is how much good they do for the community. And that brings us to the time they tried to give a giant check to the City and County of San Francisco, and nobody showed up. 🤣
Here’s how it happened:
During the pandemic, the City took over a bunch of hotels, spaces, parking lots, etc for shelter-in-place, testing, and mass vaccination sites. And Monkeybrains provided gigabit internet to these sites, for free, because they give a shit about San Francisco.
As the pandemic abated, the City officially designated Monkeybrains’ contribution as a “gift in kind” of internet access service and valued it at $173,400. So to celebrate, Monkeybrains printed up a giant check and asked a bunch of city officials to accept the check at a photo op…and nobody showed up to accept the check.
The feeling was that, since Mohammed Nuru had so disgracefully taking tons of checks from random people, nobody wanted to be seen publicly accepting checks from companies, no matter what size they were. 🤣🤣🤣
So Monkeybrains did what anybody did, they took a photo anyways and sent it to BrokeAssStuart.com
I honestly love this kind of shit.
So if you want fast, cheap internet from a great company that also has a fantastic sense of humor, sign up for Monkeybrains today.
Sign up with them right now and use the code “BIGCHECK” to get a free month of internet service!
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