How far would you go to get years of free Internet service? A Swiss couple saw an offer they couldn’t refuse from an Internet start-up company offering free service for 18 years, so they went for it. And it’s a choice their family will have to live with for years to come.
The anonymous parents saw an ad on Facebook from Twifi, an Internet provider in Switzerland, with the offer that seems too good to be true. Once they confirmed it was in fact real, they were in and will now get to enjoy years of being online and not having to pay for it. There’s just one small catch. They had to name their new baby after the company, so their daughter’s name is now “Twifia.”
“The longer I thought about it, the more unique the name became for me, and that was when the thing got its charm,” the father explains. He says his wife was reluctant at first, but came around to the idea. Twifia isn’t her first name, they used it as a middle name, but it’s on the birth certificate, so it still counts. The parents admit to being a “little ashamed” about it, which is why they want to remain anonymous, but the name is growing on them. And Twifi boss Philippe Fotsch has promised them that even if his company goes bust, he’ll personally pay for their Internet, saying “It’s a matter of honor.”
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