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*111#This passed week my phone as automatically been opening up USSD type menus, even when locked. I'm worried I pocket dial "accept the R10 per day subscription" - does anyone know how to turn off or block these things (at least when the screen is locked)?
Vote with your wallet.Saw this coming when the whole new charging system was introduced.
Certain services are only accessible via airtime. Tried to use one of those services, loaded airtime and it was all gone before I even used the service. Now my airtime balance is constant, on ZERO.
All VC achieved with their new policy is to DENY me access to some services, which as a lifetime contract customer I used to have access to.
I actually do think thatWASP/content services should be disabled by default as I'm sure the majority are fraudulent.People who want to pay for things that way can then enable it (Opt in), not everyone opted in by default. The sellers of the product and/or Vodacom can then run advertising campaigns and make it super available on USSD to enable from first screen, not hide disabling it way deep 5 layers down.
Given the fact that not many others know about this ability, it either means the marketing department for it sucks at their job (and should be fired), OR that it is just a way to try to give legitimacy to this mostly scammy and theft ridden payment method.
I'm not gonna load R1200 airtime to buy Microsoft365, there is an added risk of the money not showing (there are complaint threads about airtime purchases not reflecting, so it's an added risk) and then you stuck between a rock (Bank customer care) and a hard place (Vodacom customer care).
And to permanently block such services seems to be *135# > 11 > 1 > 10 > 1 > 3
And Vodacom is discontinuing points from 31 July 2020, hope you also learnt something new
So go to a physical store to buy airtime to pay for Microsoft365 subscription online? Thank god for credit cards (and those virtual credit card things).I actually do think thatWASP/content services should be disabled by default as I'm sure the majority are fraudulent.
And your procedure of managing content services through USSD is partially correct, I say partially correct as it varies in 3 ways (prepaid, topup, & open contract) as the options in the USSD menu differ between the 3.
Don't ever, ever purchase airtime through your bank, buy from a shop like PEP that sells it at a discount or from a teller or if you really have to buy from home then you can purchase through vodacom's methods (USSD, my vodacom app, vodapay app etc...)
Don't get me started on banks allowing anyone with your bank details to run a debit order and deduct money from your account without permission - NAEDO fraudYou'd think there were laws against someone that has access to your account letting someone else deduct money fraudulently.
A classic example of the crap that VC allows and I am convinced, actually encourages. Did you by any chance work your way through the myVodacom App just before this happened?