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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Beep Beep ! Its Mobile spam !

You wake up in the morning. Brush your teeth, have breakfast and turn on your computer. Log into your mail account and the first thing that you see is - "Enlarge your p****" , "Free mobile phones" , " Online Casino ! Play Now ! " ....... and you feel like tearing your hairs out. Spamming is one of the most irritating things ever invented by mankind. Still, stopping spam in email is somewhat easier because of the numerous anti-spam tools that are available. But, a new type of spamming has emerged ( Ah! the eternal innovative spirit of humans ! ). Its Mobile Spam !

There is hardly anyone who hasn't been a victim of this. Everyday i recieve a message from orange - " Play this game and win exciting prizes" , " Watch trailors on GPRS" , " Download exciting new ringtones " and so on.... And the funniest thing is that to avail of any of the exciting offer, you simply have to make a call which is charged at a measly 6rs/ min. Now who wouldn'nt be happy to pay 6 rs/ min to know more about this amazing offer. And they never give you full info in one msg, you have to msg 2-3 times before you get the full picture and by that time your talktime has taken a healthy beating.

The timing of these mobile spams is absolutely spot on. Just when you are in deepest of deep sleeps, or sharing a tender moment with your girlfriend, or trying to study for an important exam, your ubiquitous mobile will ring happily heralding the arrival of another "amazing offer" . There is no cell service provider who is not guilty - be it orange, airtel , BPL, Idea, Dolphin, Reliance or Tata. They will even call you up regularly to offer you the same scheme which you have rejected n number of times !
The worst thing is that there is very little that we can do to stop this. It is upto the service providers to act reponsibly and send out only important and relevant msg. The day is not far when we will recieve a msg on our mobile to "enlarge our p****" . I hope the world will move to something else by that time ( such as piegons or smoke signals ) .


  • Agrees with what u said.And worst even is that F***ing Telemarketing.Today i got a call from someone workin at ICICI asking me to buy a Credit card.The worst part is that my phone was on roaming so i had to pay for their advertising :(

    By Blogger coolvir, at December 09, 2005 9:43 PM  

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