I subscribe to Derana news alerts on my phone, which you would have guessed by now, is on Airtel. Something that annoys me no end is the fact that they charge me daily instead of just charging the total once a month, like practically all other services. Something that annoys me even more is the fact that their notification message is exactly 161 characters long.
This means that, thanks to them sticking to 160 characters a message, I get the whole “blah blah blah renewed blah thank yo” in one message, and another message with just “u” in it. What kind of madness is this? Why effectively double the load on your network from these notifications while tripling the annoyance of your customers who subscribe to it?
In other news, this is my 300th post. Doesn’t feel quite as glamorous as the 100th or 200th.