Airtel’s Wastage

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.


10 Responses to “Airtel’s Wastage”

  1. 1 Sabby
    November 28, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Congrats on the 300th πŸ™‚

  2. 2 Delilah
    November 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Errr you want to be glamorous? πŸ˜€ congrats anyway.

  3. 3 Chavie
    November 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Ooooh, Congrats on the triple century! πŸ˜€ Heard you’re a bit under the weather these days. Get well soon! πŸ™‚

  4. November 29, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I’ve got only 139 posts… 😦

  5. November 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Are you using Airtel by choice? If so. You’re an idiot.

    • December 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      Shush, don’t let anyone see that, lest Airtel is forced to close shop and go back to India thanks to your ingenious deductions putting everyone off using them.

  6. November 29, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Congrats on the 300th mate. Goes without saying that I am significantly behind. Cheers.

  7. December 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Really? That’s pretty bizarre..! I suggest you storm to their secret headquarters and demand an explanation of this folly! πŸ˜€

  8. December 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Are you using Airtel by choice? If so. You’re an idiot.


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