Do they ever consider just telling the truth?
"a limited period of time" apparently means "no earlier than the big bang"They must know that while some of their victims will feel vaguely re-assured many others will simply conclude that they are hopelessly addicted to lying, and that nothing they say can be trusted. By at least being frank they could hope to gain some grudging respect (as T-mobile has) - what do they fear losing? Is it Fraser of litigation? Our just a vapid yes-man culture?