I’ve had numerous run-ins with Econet Wireless over their unsolicited SMSs. This culminated in various tweets, emails back and forth and phone calls (from them) assuring me I would stop receiving any promo texts. Ever. Today I received this, from someone named 30440 who ain’t no friend of mine. Your Tuesday will never be the same again. Buy a medium / large pizza at any Pizza Inn outlet and get
Deck Magazine posted this photo on their Facebook page earlier today. I, literally, have no words for the amount of … creative inspiration … Econet took here. Imitation – the sincerest form of flattery. * Click the image for the full glory Update – TechZim did a story on this in 2011. I even commented on it. I guess it’s still pretty shocking (thanks 3-mob for the reminder)
Updated below The weekend before last there was a data outage. I have seen no explanation whatsoever, whether online or via SMS. And we all know how you love to send SMS. This past weekend was the same. In fact, Sunday was the day I really needed a reliable data service, and there was none. With no explanation. This is unacceptable. For this reason, and this reason only, I’m buying
Don’t you just hate it when you scratch your recharge card far too vigorously, and accidentally delete one or more of the numbers, and then have to try and guess what they might be?!
Log in to Gmail, then go to Settings and click Labs. Enable ‘SMS (text messaging) in Chat’ and then Save Changes. And you’re done. Now you can send SMS messages to your contacts’ mobile phones using Gmail chat. Enter your contact’s name in the ‘Search, chat or SMS’ box in Chat (which is now Chat and SMS). Select Send SMS from the box of options that appears to the right
I hate telephone queues. I hate hold music. I hate those educated-sounding deep-voiced gentlemen or sweet-sounding dignified ladies who try to sell me a company’s products when I’m already ON THE LINE WITH THE COMPANY!
It is four in the morning as I write this, and I have already been awake for an hour. I have been awake for an hour because Econet Wireless sent me a text at three in the morning, telling me my account has been credited with 10 loyalty points for received calls. Now, I don’t have a problem with Econet’s efforts at promotions and benefits and value addition or whatever
There comes a time when any cellphone user has had enough.
Enough short messages lost in the wind.
Enough calls dropped for no evident reason.
Enough ineplixable network outages, signal droppages and service stoppages.
Every user has their limit, and I believe I have received enough product offers and random useless midnight messages from Econet to last me a lifetime