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    The end of cellnuvo?

    Cellnuvo has devalued their "Gold" by 50%, including ALL balances earned in the past.

    They also returned any and all gold that was being banked on a monthly basis regardless of how many months it has been banked for, even if it were on the verge of being paid out at 100% of value.

    They gave 2 reasons:

    1) Abuse by users
    2) It takes 4 months for them to get paid

    At the same time, earning rates have plummeted even further. Many ads are paying out ZERO. People have stopped swiping.

    It was an open secret that some users were sharing tips on how to get repeat ads to swipe. They used vpn's, reset advertising id's and other techniques. It seems that the ad companies realized that cellnuvo allowed this abuse to go on which meant that cellnuvo and it's users unethically profited by gaming the system. There were innumerable posts about these techniques as well as gloating by certain swipers on how they had managed to swipe the same ads hundreds of times.

    The fact that the ads are now paying almost nothing indicates that the ad provider relationship with cellnuvo has changed significantly. Cellnuvo claims it is because ads in Q1 are scarce but the change itself came late in Q1 and there was no such scarcity of ads before the app was updated.

    This smacks of poor management and opportunism by cellnuvo. The gold that was earned many months ago that was being banked on a monthly basis was already paid to cellnuvo so there is no cashflow issue there.

    The scarcity of ads since the app update is the telltale sign of what is going on. Cellnuvo and it's users have been caught manipulating the system and the ad provider has rectified that. Slashing payouts and devaluing balances by half is cellnuvo's response.

    Many users are now worried about whether they will be paid out in future so are cashing out their gold at 50% devaluation despite incentives to cash out later. This includes one of their biggest supporters who at the same time as withdrawing his balance is encouraging others not to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maradona View Post
    Cellnuvo has devalued their "Gold" by 50%, including ALL balances earned in the past.

    They also returned any and all gold that was being banked on a monthly basis regardless of how many months it has been banked for, even if it were on the verge of being paid out at 100% of value.

    They gave 2 reasons:

    1) Abuse by users
    2) It takes 4 months for them to get paid

    At the same time, earning rates have plummeted even further. Many ads are paying out ZERO. People have stopped swiping.

    It was an open secret that some users were sharing tips on how to get repeat ads to swipe. They used vpn's, reset advertising id's and other techniques. It seems that the ad companies realized that cellnuvo allowed this abuse to go on which meant that cellnuvo and it's users unethically profited by gaming the system. There were innumerable posts about these techniques as well as gloating by certain swipers on how they had managed to swipe the same ads hundreds of times.

    The fact that the ads are now paying almost nothing indicates that the ad provider relationship with cellnuvo has changed significantly. Cellnuvo claims it is because ads in Q1 are scarce but the change itself came late in Q1 and there was no such scarcity of ads before the app was updated.

    This smacks of poor management and opportunism by cellnuvo. The gold that was earned many months ago that was being banked on a monthly basis was already paid to cellnuvo so there is no cashflow issue there.

    The scarcity of ads since the app update is the telltale sign of what is going on. Cellnuvo and it's users have been caught manipulating the system and the ad provider has rectified that. Slashing payouts and devaluing balances by half is cellnuvo's response.

    Many users are now worried about whether they will be paid out in future so are cashing out their gold at 50% devaluation despite incentives to cash out later. This includes one of their biggest supporters who at the same time as withdrawing his balance is encouraging others not to worry.
    Used to have a free line on cellnuvo when they just had a relationship with Sprint through a reseller. When that fell apart and I couldn't restore service, I bailed.
    I wish the ad supported model would work for cellular, but I think it is more realistic to get an inexpensive paid prepaid plan and then pair that with ad supported apps that give cash or gift cards.

    Sent from my BV8000Pro using HoFo mobile app

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    Is what was posted in the OP something new?

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