Loads of people have been going tits-up about Econet’s latest change to our usual comforts. This time it has to do with them appending a message with an @ Econet Wireless tag.
With the way people have been acting up you would think that Econet had been found to be directly responsible for the death of Jesus Christ, the Prophet Mohammed, season 2 and 3 of Prison Break, Manchester United’s being consigned to the Europa League and Zimbabwe’s failure to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 all in one.
People need to calm down. It is only an appendage. You are not paying extra for the message and in reality it doesn’t do any harm to your phone. In fact it is in a different line so you know where your message ends and when they put their tag line.
Some say that if Econet is going put their signature to each text then they must charge less. Some site the example of free SMS services who do add a tag to their SMS. The difference is that Econet is not taking any of your 160 characters away from you. You can still text a full message and the @ Econet Wireless part costs you nothing.
To be fair I think that people are just looking for any reason to complain about Econet but trust me, we don’t think they put that tag because they hate you or that they don’t care about you, in particular.
There are loads of other things to worry and complain about people. This we do not think, is that important.