Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Omantel Spamming Customers

Having had enough of the muppets who man the phones at Nawras, Jet Driver decided to
switch over and give his highly lucrative mobile phone business to Oman Mobile.

What you lose on the swings, you gain on the roundabouts!

For the past few days I have been flooded with text messages offering me anything from Mont Blanc Pens to Lacoste T-shirts to Blackberrys - all with a great big spam-support thumbs up from Omantel.

Sure, I have the option of "2*(name of company) and send to 96xxx, but for crying out loud, at this stage I am having to do this up to five times a day.

Now, as far as I know, the world in general has been doing its level best to stamp out spammers - but I find that Oman's national telecommunications provider is dishing out spam of its own.

I didn't sign up for spam, I didn't request it, I don't want it, I don't need it - but when I phoned up the helpline, they said: just delete it - there's nothing we can do!

Well sod off Omantel! You delete it! - get a grip!