Saturday, October 22, 2005

Vodafone's Free Text Weekend - The Gift and The Curse

I love Vodafone's free text weekend for many reasons, mainly because I can send an unlimited amount of text messages to my friends who have vodafone mobiles for the whole weekend!! It's a great way of keeping in touch with people I don't really see often or who live in other cities.

However, the free text weekend also means that I receive useless forwards, texts from friends I don't contact for a reason, and although my phone has substantial memory, I still have to delete a lot of texts.
Because texting is free, texts arrive so frequently, that I end up having three conversations via text at once, and because I'm so busy, I don't even need to watch tv or listen to music because I won't be paying attention. Texting becomes an activity and entertainment for the whole weekend, since it's free.

Oh, and PXT is now just 20c vodafone to vodafone, and 50c vodafone to telecom. How do I know this? Because I am forced to listen to this pre-recorded message every time I call customer service to check my balance, top up my account etc. It can't be fast forwarded, so in effect Vodafone is making me listen to its current promotions.


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