Devil in the detail


Devil in the detail

The thief in your pocket (see nose118) is still there. Huge money is at stake, and cell content providers that piggyback on the networks are creaming it – not least by playing fast and loose with the official code of conduct regulating provision of such services.

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Submitted by : Jeffrey Cheek of FAERIE GLEN on 2009-11-02 07:55:15
A member of my family had an experience with Cell C that echoes elements of this one - though thankfully not as bad.
He's a very occasional cell user and took up a Cell C contract because of attractive terms and the chance to upgrade his phone.
Immediately after commissioning the SIM card, he began to receive a string of SMSs relating to the previous owner's financial woes ... unpaid TV licence reminders, overdrawn account notifications, final demands from lawyers etc etc - many of them delivered in the dead of night.
So it seems that this too, was a "recycled" SIM card ... and not very well recycled. With Cell C, it seems that you may inherit the fallout from the previous SIM owner's indiscretions. Caveat emptor.

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