Inspired to Spell Things Wrong

Updated below

I ranted at Econet about their mobile broadband offering on my personal blog earlier this month, and posted a screenshot of a MASSIVE typo on the (new) homepage. It’s still there today.

Judge for yourself. Also, the share price hasn’t changed either.

Is anybody out there?

Update 1

At 1156hrs today, I mailed this post to sales@econet.co.zw, info@econet.co.zw and management@econet.co.zw to see if we’d get a reaction.

If you look in the comments section, you’ll see the only reaction I got was a petulant brush-off from someone purporting to be a layman (“i am happy forthese econet guys”).

So instead of addressing the issue and engaging with us directly, someone (not very technically sound) decided to astroturf this site. So since you guys have decided to deal with us in bad faith, I’m hoping the next visitor on the Econet internal network has something better to say.

Update II

Also, congratulations on fixing it. See what a little criticism can do? Although this will only work if the service providers operate in good faith, instead of providing knee-jerk reactions cloaked in false anonymity. Hint for next time: even if the internet doesn’t know who you are, it knows where you come from.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Rue says:

    Econet is taking it’s size for granted, they are forgetting the basics that they were built on. Very easy to forget where you came from when all seems to be going in your favour… In addition to the spelling errors, their website/s are offline quite a bit or give errors when trying to access them….

  2. Bongai says:

    typical, typical Econet. Reminds me of the adage – big companies advertise, no they are big because they advertise.

    Econet was a company with a large amount of goodwill that Strive Masiyiwa built the guys running it now erode it on a daily basis.

    There was a company once called IBM which was dominant is all that it did. It didn’t listen to the voices behind it’s back until those voices were now in front of it. give us real choice and we will walk in our numbers.

  3. Joe says:

    Can’t wait to see what further examples of sock-puppetry await us in future here.

  4. Maximus says:

    I’m sorry to say, but it is stupid to see it as an attack, when someone actually takes time to inform you of an error on your Website, a glaring error that’s out there for the WORLD to see. Its typical of what we have in this country, getting defensive instead of acknowledging the error and RECTIFYING it. Izvi zvinonyadzisa izvi.

  5. Joe says:

    That’s the word for it, arrogance.

    You guys can carry on operating this way, but rest assured that I’m not the only one who noticed this, and the rest of them were simply laughing at you behind your backs.

    To then see it as an attack, well, should we have left you in your ignorance? No, because I’m your customer, and I expect better from my provider, even if you don’t expect better from yourselves.

  6. Izzy says:

    @Me: how is an observation and repeatedly alerting Econet of their gross mistake an attack. Yes, everyone makes mistakes, but failing to rectify it especially for such a large service provider baffles me. and the more arrogant services providers become, the more popular this site is going to be.

  7. Joe says:

    Firstly, this site was only launched yesterday.

    Secondly, don’t astroturf comments here by pretending to be an observer when you come from an Econet directors’ network.

    Who’s popular now?

  8. me says:

    i wonder why there are still no comments, your attack is not constructive, everyone makes mistakes, i am happy for these econet guys because your site is not popular

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