Thursday, January 27, 2011

Expiry of data bundles is theft

Ivo Vegter writes in his itWeb column today that it's time to get serious about the fraud that [South African] mobile operators commit in cancelling data bundles after a given expiry date.
You may have noticed, when you buy a data package, that it comes with an expiry date. Unlike fresh food, which actually goes off and can kill you, there's no valid reason for imposing such a limit. Would you accept it if a petrol station drained your tank and discarded what's left every time you fill up? So why do we accept this outright theft by mobile operators?
Can you taste the bile in your mouth and want to read further? Click here.  

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