Year: 2002

Virtually everyone knows Verizon offers the best wireless service in the nation. In 2002, Big Red decided to embrace that fact with a series of ads featuring a new spokesman, a Verizon technician played by Paul Marcalli, who posed the simply but familiar question: Can you hear me now? Everyone's asked that while using their cell phone and that's why the commercial stuck. Those it's moved on, Verizon still dusts off the slogan for an ad spot from time to time.