I received the new destination popup today and took a look at the legal mumble jumble associated with it . I don't understand why they need to make all these disclaimers when I'm only agreeing to letting them send me text messages about game updates. There is an opt-out option but who knows what Zynga is planning to do with all the cell phone numbers they received. Some think that Mafia Wars is going mobile because of this but I doubt it. They probably just want our phone numbers so they can report some metrics saying they have millions of phone numbers. At this point I don't think it would be beneath Zynga to sell phone numbers. If you sign up you get another popup telling to to pack your bags. I don't think many are too excited for a new destination. Los Angeles was is miserable and if they do more of the same than its definitely nothing to look forward to! The terms and conditions are shown below.
Zynga SMS Program
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Electronic Signatures – E-Sign Act
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