“Dear Customer, you have successfully subscribed to Family and Lifestyle and 50.00 deducted from your account. Your service will be renewed on 2016-06-28. To cancel, text STOP FAL to 33388. Enjoy!”
It takes one event to make someone angry enough to fight back and this was it. Today I got the above message from MTN and I felt a sense of real outrage. It was the cheeky Enjoy at the end of the message that made me snap so I decided to fight back.
It is pathetic that I never even signed up for that service. If I did, I assure you that I was tricked into doing so. MTN sends out this messages that eclipse the whole of your phone and once you try to exit it you could be signed up for the service.
Since the NCC decided to slam MTN with a fine, MTN has decided that the best way to raise the money is to live off the land.
As a company they have always repatriated their profits back to South Africa so they have decided to keep the money in South Africa and raise the amount for the fine from Nigerians.
I was never in those rooms when MTN “settled” people to enter Nigeria. I am a simple teacher who would love to live in peace but like MKO Abiola said, I don’t want the peace of the graveyard.
Today its N50 and we say nothing. I could revoke the message because I knew how to use my phone. The way the law of averages goes, MTN knows that some Nigerians will be unable to cancel the service.
It is this set of Nigerians that will be robbed. MTN has a company has roots in South Africa. The blacks in South Africa were robbed for MTN. Now they have come to Nigeria to do the same. The other networks are no better so I don’t endorse any of them.
It isn’t a fight I think I can win but for too long in my life, I have held my peace and watched while the world went to shit and this is how it always starts.
Let the little sin go and the sinner gets bolder.
I say enough is enough.