It's not about flawed maths my brutha, it's the truth.
If someone rips someone else off by asking them R1000 for a product that costs R100, then drop the price by R500, a whopping 50% cheaper, wow. Not really "wow" now isn't it?
In any case, Harvey, I have to disagree with you there and agree with you. Yes, I am looking to go overseas, the red tape is what is holding me back.
That the perception is that Vodacom has done more than Sentech/iburst. It's just that, a perception.
Although I like to bitch about stuff, I do most of it just to poke fun at people and see what they respond to, much like a like-minded individual running the site www.jeeva.net
He provokes people then study their reactions. It's funny how worked up people can get about simple things like the internet.
Like I mentioned in other boards as well, I have connections within Vodacom, I know what their profit margin is on these things. I have connections within WBS, and I have all but sucked their cocks to get them to participate more in these forums just to raise the PERCEPTION that they're more pro-active and care about the little things (which in my opinion they do... but they also have the "idiot-factor" working there)
Not only WBS, but also Sentech, I was a part of the much hated concerned users group that actually went and spoke with them. Sentech's incompetence amazes me even to this day, 4 months after I cancelled.
My thing is just this, I vent to get out my frustration and concentrate on a job/activity, holding grudges or silently taking it up the ass (as most South Africans do) is not for me. If I moan, I moan in a BIG way, especially when MY money is concerned.
You would probably noticed me shatting on some dude who fried his WBS modem because he wanted to solder an antenna onto it... people like that just REALLY irratate me, throwing away 3k like that is useless, and if you f!ck with my money, you f!ck with your life.
Hence why I b1tch so much, this is a service I AM BUYING from them. They didn't just one day wake up and thought, "hmmmm, let's do noone a favour and provide him a service, we are a g0d in our own rightself, he'll suck our c0ck just to get an oppertunity to use our service"
That is the attitude of most businesses, it is very rare where you get good customer service with a good product. I've ran 2 successful businesses and I'm building up a small consultancy firm who already does didata/microsoft/siebel/eskom/sanlam/absa/standard bank contracts. THEY CALL US, not because we're cheap, but because we DELIVER GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. You can have the worst product on earth (like Sentech) and if you have brilliant customer service, you can get away with murder.
MyBroadband gives us the opperunity to raise issues. Vodacom and WBS is aware that this site is an integral part of the marketing strategies. That is part reason why Vodacom dropped their bandwidth prices.
R2/meg is still alot. It should be around R0.90 max. Ask anyone else about this. Go do your own research for once.
I've been on the internet since 1996, so you could assume I know quite a bit on what has been happening since and how this whole "thingamajik" works
I do not like "last words", I just feel compelled to write because of idiot statements made by some people. Most of the time it's in jest, but when it gets as long as this, you can be rest assured that I feel strongly about an issue and this is what my opinion is.
Take it like you want to, it doesn't have to change your life, but I emplore you not to shrug it off as utter nonsense and take it seriously for one moment and go over the statements I made.