Pingo Sponsor's Guinness Book of World Record Attempt for Longest Phone Call

Burlington, MA January 19th, 2012 Pingo the online prepaid international calling card service, today announced its sponsorship and official time keeper judge status for Harvard University student's world record attempt for the longest phone call. The company sees this as a perfect opportunity to connect Pingo, low cost, high value, long distance phone service brand to people trying to cost-effectively stay in contact with friends and family living overseas.

A Harvard University student group will be staging the longest phone conversation between two people as both a performance art installation and a world record attempt scrutinized by Guinness World Records.

"This project maps one absurd, hilarious, commercial institution (super-low art) onto another (super-high art) in playing by both of their rules at once. The project explores the irony of exhibiting interactions that are by definition private in an exposed, public setting." Says Mariel Pette, director of the Harvard Generalist.

The call attempt will be hosted at the Adams Pool Theater in Harvard on January 19th & 20th to watch two people talk over the course of at least 43 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds.

Pingo's own Internet Marketing Manager, Brian Hawkins will be on stage as one of the official time keeper's to assist in judging the world's longest call attempt. This conversation will be also be broadcasting live on Ustream.

About The Harvard Generalist

This world record attempt also referred as "For the purpose of catching ourselves in the act of being the most" was conceived and created by the Generalist, an art collective founded by undergraduates at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Generalist works as a collaborative platform to produce playful, socially aware installations and interventions with the Harvard community as its medium. See more details at

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