Dear Australian Telcos: Don't Ever Do This. Ever.

This is awful. Utterly, completely, corporate suit wearing, slicked back hair smelling, awful. US carrier Verizon has stamped its logo on top of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II. Do you see it? Yes. That's right, the Verizon logo is on the freaking phone's home button. Covering it. Are you kidding me.

It looks like a joke or a poor Photoshop job but it's not. The Samsung Galaxy Note II on Verizon actually has a Verizon logo home button. There is nothing good about this. You can be the CEO of goddamn Verizon and make millions of dollars but if you have a semblance of a soul, you would hate this. You can be the biggest fan of the Verizon logo ever and draw elongated check marks in the margin of your papers but if you have any taste, you would hate this.

All phones already spell out the carrier name in the corner of the screen, a lot of phones have the carrier branding on the back of the phone and some carriers are even so bold to slap their logo on the front face of the phone but... on the home button? Really? That's a freaking face tattoo. No. That's a nose tattoo. Every time you look at your big, beautiful phone, you're going to be reminded that you owe Verizon your entire life. That's really the only reason why Verizon would do this. To remind everyone that they own you and you have to pay penance to them to use Samsung's giant awesome phone.

Any time you click the home button, you know you have a triple digit monthly bill waiting for you and thousands of dollars signed away on contract. It's the devil showing his face everywhere you look. It's completely awful and it's disgusting that Verizon would do this and incredibly spineless that Samsung would let them do this. Ugh. Everything is awful.

Don't even think about it, Australian carriers. We're watching you.

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